It’s that time again! Resolutions…the period of optimism that is lucky to survive a couple of weeks. Although I think they’re healthy enough (I mean what is negative really about trying to achieve things to improve your life?), they’re also often loosely fitted and poorly in line with our actual actions. It is a paradox…we want things but our actions do everything possible to counteract those things that we want. So do we really want them then? Or are our egos getting in the way? Meh. Big questions that I don’t really have the motivation or know how to tackle, but this does lead me towards my personal resolve.
My Resolution (which was actually put into action months ago but seems to be hitting its precipice right around New Years so I figured ‘just roll with it’) is to be healthier. I realize this is vague and vague resolutions have an even lower chance of accomplishment but I’m o.k. with vague. Actually I think I personally do better with vague. Specifics feels stifling (now what do we think this means! Hmm..psycho analysis anyone?). I haven’t been an overall healthy individual during my 24 year (almost 25!) life span, in fact my closest friend since the age of 6 recently referred to me as ‘slightly sickly’. Great, thanks. But I couldn’t dispute it so I do think she must have a point. The supporting evidence lies in the following information… 1. I had a lot of fevers and bladder infections as a baby and young child 2. I disliked most food and was scrawny to the point of concern 3. Lowish energy and cramped upper back muscles for most of my adult life 4. Colds, flues seem to pass from the end of one into the start of another (especially during cold and or stressful periods)5. Recently, intolerance’s to certain foods, picking up parasites from foreign tropics and a newly developed allergy to honey sugar, wine sugar and cane sugar. Geeze I’m painting a lovely picture of myself now aren’t I?
I’ve become slightly obsessed with food and Chinese medicine as of late, mostly the direct correlation between the foods we eat and the way we feel. I’m also absolutely madly in love with some cooking blogs that I read as if they were scriptures for my life. I won’t bore you with the details of working about accomplishing my ‘resolution’ but I will say that I’m determined to set up a positive and healthy relationship between my body and food, one that seems to have been missing for most of my life.
So I guess the point of this post was to say…Happy New Year? May good fortunes ever be on your side as your resolutions undoubtedly succeed!