Being the closet non-conformist that I am I purposely waited a day to wish you a Happy New Year. I also didn’t write a Year in Review or list my resolutions.
One of my blogger friends tweeted #IResolveNothing and that resonated with me. I resolve nothing too. That’s because a few days before Halloween I gave up lots of fun stuff (processed flours and sugars and alcohol in particular). A few years ago after having a Naturopath review my blood work I discovered that I’m hypo-glycemic. She suggested I avoid these foods. The result? When I avoid these foods I feel great!
I’ll be completely honest when I say that I have definitely fallen off the wagon several times since then. For example, last week when my mother-in-law came for Christmas and made shortbread cookies and butter tarts. The butter tarts took special delight in mocking me… until I started eating them. It was the only way I could shut them up!
I occasionally have a glass of wine (maybe once or twice a week) but on Thanksgiving I decided that my body doesn’t like it when I have alcohol. I’m probably sensitive to sulfites. Ugh. That lasted about a month. Last night we went to dinner (supper in Canadian). I had a glass of Chianti (no fava beans). In addition to the headache I developed my sweet nine-year-old said to me, “I thought you quit drinking alcohol?”
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that I’m not going to change my lifestyle just because it’s the New Year. I should be working on living a healthy lifestyle everyday. Besides, isn’t there a saying that New Year’s resolutions were meant to be broken? Why set myself up to fail when I have enough chance of failing as it is?
I can guarantee you dear reader that NO ONE is as critical or judgmental of myself than I am. I need to learn to forgive myself when I fail and move on. Am I alone in this?
Thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!