Whole Parenting Family

I suck at New Year’s Resolutions: raise your glass to that!

get outside

the kiddos, my mom, and my awesomest Tia Ali living it up on the lake

It’s true. I’ve written about them before {Five Simple Steps to a Healthier You}. I’ve sworn I’ll drink that gallon of water that the internet is ablaze about that we’re supposed to be drinking per day (per DAY, not bathing in, drinking up). I’ve sworn I’ll not eat after 7pm. Not even Grand Ole Creamery Mac Daddy ice cream. And I’ve promised not to blog in my pajamas when my kids are busy destroying each other’s lego castles. But even so, even though I suck at New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve done them again.

Come over to my monthly contribution to Rachel’s Day-2-Day Joys and read all about post holiday health recovery. I’ll tempt you with this great line:

“When you’ve sugared out, and your kiddos have too, it’s time to detox before New Years so you can get a smooth start on your resolutions to eat less sugar, and work out more. Wait, that’s your plan too?? Who doesn’t have that resolve (at least til February)? Maybe you can put this off til after New Years, if you’re going to be at home on vacation, eating those leftover cookies.”

I do link to some of my go-to-recipes, and other links that have saved the food day, workout day, and spiritual day. C’mon over.


  1. sarah marie on January 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I really like your idea of thinking in terms of a chicken night, a beef night, a pizza night, etc. That’s basically what I’ve done to make weekly meal planning go from something unattainable to something totally achievable for me: I give myself categories to work within so I don’t feel like I’m starting totally from scratch trying to come up with meal ideas. I do a ‘breakfast for dinner night,’ an ethnic night (fried rice, or tacos, etc.), a soup night, a pizza night, and then I just have a couple more to come up with after that. Before I had this system, planning a week’s worth of meals seemed truly impossible! (It doesn’t help that my husband is a super picky eater, of course!)

    • Natural Mama Nell on January 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Categories totally help me too!! How can planning food be this hard?!?