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January 1, 2010

I'm In

First and foremost -- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope everyone has started off 2010 in whatever way you most enjoy. My day has been quiet -- which is just what I needed after a very busy couple of weeks. I've been trying to get caught up with visiting everyone who stopped by on Monday -- and slowly but surely, I'm making my way through the comments. The problem is, it's New Year's Day -- and everyone has posted such great stories, so no visit is a short one. I'm pouring over dozens of "Reflections on 2009" and "Resolutions for 2010." It's been very inspirational.

I'm not typically one to write new year's resolutions -- at least not on new year's day. I usually spend the first few weeks of the year in reflection, and then by the middle of the month I come up with goals and a game plan for the year. But with all of the inspiration that has been coming at me today, I am ready to make at least one commitment for the new year.

Thanks to Dorothy at
Fuzzykoala's Caketastic Adventures, I am jumping on board the Ten in 2010 Challenge (and don't tell her, but I'm even stealing borrowing most of her goals and making them my own!!).

According to the Challenge creator, Lori, (AKA: RecipeGirl), the
Ten in 10: Ten Weeks to Healthy in 2010 Challenge is not so much about making resolutions as it is about challenging yourself to adopt a healthier lifestyle. That's not something I need to reflect on -- I just need to do it.

So here are my commitments for this challenge:
+ Drink more water

+ Eat more fruits and veggies
+ Eat fewer sweets (so long Christmas Cookies)

+ Get more sleep

+ Walk or hit the gym 3-4 times each week

Ten Weeks -- I can totally do this! And come spring I will feel so much better about myself!
If you're interested in getting involved, just visit Recipe Girl's site (link is above) to sign up.

Thanks Lori & Dorothy for the inspiration! Here's to a healthy us in 2010!!

Happy New Year!


Dorothy said...

No problem, steal and/or borrow away! :D Glad you joined up for the challenge...we can DO THIS!

Have a Happy New Year!

sweetjeanette said...

Hey there! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm thrilled to have you. Now I like that idea...I'm going to have to rush on over to Recipe Girl and check it out. Thanks!

Mad Woman said...

You can totally do this!! There's a lot of different challenges floating around the blogosphere right now and this sounds like a good one!! Good luck!! Happy New Year!

Chow and Chatter said...

Happy New Year sounds like a great idea

Love Rebecca

Tammy said...

Hi Lauren. Thanks for stopping by Tammy's Two Cents. I appreciate your comments! I am going to check out the 10 weeks Health challenge...sounds great to me! Thanks for the heads up! Happy New Year!

Nicolasa said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I appreciate your comments! :-) Good luck with your Health Challenge! I wish you the best! Happy New year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your goals!!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

This sounds like a good idea--I decided to join up too!

Tammy said...

I just joined and I am 100 percent in! Thanks for letting me know about this awesome challenge!

Young Wife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sounds like you're making great New Year's resolutions. The only one I made this year was to update my profile picture on Facebook. I still have the original one I uploaded when I created my account.

singedwingangel said...

I left you some blog love on my page you should go pick up hun...

Spot On Your Pants said...

our lists look so similar! we should hold each other accountable. my top one is drink water (and stretch). Hang in there!

Bossy Betty said...

Love your list! It's a lot like mine though I have no problem with the sleeping part!

Happy 2010!


Jenny said...

Hi Lauren, I'm going to check that site out. I need to get motivated.

Crystal said...

I started following your blog awhile ago, but haven't dropped by in a bit. Happy New Year! And those sound like great resolutions for 2010 - once I have this baby I'll be right on board!

Ruby said...

Happy New year! Glad the new year has got you motivated!

shashibhushantamare-kpsystem said...

accordingly changing of time these commitments are necessary to keep your self in balance.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

isn't it funny how easy it is to forget to get enough sleep and drink enough water? i'm constantly behind on both!


Natasha said...

good luck with being healthier they are really great goals to set for yourself :)

all the best!

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