I don't know about you, but I am utterly SICK of all the TV shows and magazines talking about the "new year, new you."
I feel like they are just pointing out that we all were not focused or determined enough for our goals in 2009--- weight loss goals, career goals, eating habits, lack of closet shoe organization, undying love of wine, whatever.
And after all this time since practically Halloween, they have been force-feeding us about my "new year, new me" and holiday self-restraint. Do you know what that makes me want to do?
Eat and drink. Alot.
And believe me, I have.
Instead of these silly articles focusing on how we were lazy and fat in 2009, I'd rather focus on the following positive 2 points:
1. You got through another year.
No matter what crap you endured, what job layoffs happened, what diet rules you broke, what credit cards you may or may not have maxed out, you are still healthy and alive and are reading this entry. Mazel tov!
2. Curvy doesn't have to be a bad word. You still look pretty hot.
So, you have 5 pounds you want to lose. Join the club. Practically every woman I know has things they want to change about themselves, especially when it comes to the thigh region. Get over it. You need to take a minute and look at yourself in the mirror. Take a good look. Is what you see all that bad? I mean, I look into the mirror, and while I do not see supermodel long legs, I look deeper. Do I look that bad in a LBD? I think not!
Guilt is a dirty word. Don't let it affect you. Advertisements flash on the screen promising us rock hard bodies in the new year. Diet programs promise us that we can look thin and fabulous by March. There is no miracle pill. No gym is going to give you that body if you don't go in there and use the equipment. And January 1st is no deadline.
Besides the guilt-ridden marketing scheme of all these diet programs and gym memberships, you have every day to make that change in your life if you truly want it. It doesn't have to be tomorrow. It doesn't have to be "starting Monday." It can be a week from now, a month from now... or today. If you are true to yourself and follow your heart, only YOU know when the right time is to make a change in your life.
And if you feel like making a small step towards change today, tomorrow, in the new year, or never-- you are pretty great just as you are, here is a guilt free french toast recipe of mine that will sure to get you off on the right foot!
HAPPY AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR! Wishing you that 2010 will be satisfying in every way!
- Wheat bread (I prefer 7 grain)
- Egg whites
- Powdered sugar OR Truvia
- Dash of non fat milk
In a pan on medium heat, spray with Olive oil (yes, olive oil!) and get the pan pretty hot.
Cook the soaked bread on each side, getting a nice soft brown to the french toast, about 3 minutes per side.
Plate with some fresh fruit or alone, sprinkle with posdered sugar or sugar substitute, and enjoy!