Thursday, January 2, 2014

Starting 2014 on the Right Track

Just in case you missed it, I posted my resolutions for 2014 here.

As part of my New Years Resolutions, I am going to do monthly challenges this year. Each month I will give myself certain goals to accomplish. January's goals are as follows:
  1. Take vitamins daily
  2. Log into Healthy Habits e-course daily (
  3. Make meal and exercise plans weekly
  4. Weigh-in weekly with photos for accountability
The first day of the new year was wonderful for my husband and I. We both had that "spark of hope" that seems to come with each new year. We weighed in, first thing; high-fived and said, "we can do this"! Lots of positive energy yesterday. It was great!

It definitely helped that we were prepared and had plenty of healthy food to choose from as we spent our day off from work together. I'm a firm believe that when you start your day on the right track, you'll be more apt to continue and finish your day the same.

I started my day off with one of my favorite green smoothies

If you have a magic bullet, it's easy to make! I start off with 1/2 cup crushed ice, 1/2 cup water. I pulse the ice and water a few times to blend it. Then I add 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (super advanced), and as much spinach as I can fit in the cup. I top it off with a little more water, to help promote a smooth blend, then let it rip!

It tastes amazing and is great for you! Let me know if you give it a try.

As for lunch, my husband and I had salads. Not just any salads, though. We hosted a New Years Eve party and ordered a large catered salad (for only $25... talk about a steal). 

We had a ton of leftovers and will be happily working on finishing it off.

I'm not sure about you, but it has always been tradition to have pork and sauerkraut for dinner on the first day of the year. I'm not sure if it's because it brings you luck, or because sauerkraut is wonderful for cleansing the digestive track. Either way, in Pennsylvania, it seems like the thing to do.

We changed things up a bit and had our traditional sauerkraut with (gasp) kielbasa. I attempted to make mashed potatoes for a side, but it wasn't pretty. It was a paste textured glob of goodness. Not very photogenic, but tasty nonetheless.

How was your first day of 2014?
What are your plans for today?

1 comment:

  1. yay! you are so awesome, Kay- you inspire me : )