OK, I'll admit: I didn't just splurge occasionally over the holidays. Pretty much every day had its eggnog or brie or dark chocolate. And, let's face it, the holidays just wouldn't be the same without a little decadence. (My favorite meal this year featured Goat Cheese, Corn, and Pinenut Enchiladas from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.) And January wouldn't be the same, either, if I didn't feel a little out of shape and have a good reason to renew my health vows. They are:
#1 Get good, regular exercise. I mean the fun kind, like skiing or dance.
#2 Eat healthy, balanced meals with lots of veggies. Lucky for me, I've got a ton of great ideas from Delicious Living's recipe testing sessions (yes, we get to try them all!). All I have to do is do is browse our recipe page, a treasure trove of yummy, healthy, even quick meal ideas.
#3 Push the "reset" button more often. That might mean taking a 15-minute walk to drink in the mountain views, or sneaking in a little Poetry Magazine reading for inspiration. See vow #1.
#4 As Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us in "A Powerful Resolution" in the January issue: Be present. Do one thing at a time. Don't get so rushed to accomplish it all that opportunities to connect with family and community slip by.
What are your resolutions this year? Tell us. We'd love to hear from you.