Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 is Going to be Awesome!

Happy New Year!'s that time of year again.  Resolutions.  We make 'em to break 'em, which is why I normally don't make New Year's resolutions.  This year I'm joining up with Lori (aka RecipeGirl) and many MANY others worldwide for the Ten in 10: Ten Weeks to Healthy in 2010 Challenge.  It's not so much about making resolutions as it is about challenging yourself to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  In RecipeGirl's own words, it's: "a ten week commitment to making a healthy change in your life."  

Feeling up to the challenge?  Join us by visiting the RecipeGirl site to sign up, and be on the lookout for Lori's updates every Saturday beginning January 2nd.  It's going to be great fun!

Here are my goals for this challenge:
+ Cut back on Diet Coke
+ Drink more water
+ Eat more: fruits, veggies, and whole grains
+ Get more sleep
+ Hit the gym 3-4 x a week

Those are all very reasonable goals, don't you think?  Really, the hardest one for me will probably be the first one, 'cause I'm crazy-addicted to Diet Coke.  Notice I didn't put "Lose 10 lbs." on that list (though goodness knows I could stand to lose 'em.  And then some!).  If all goes as planned and I hit all those goals, weight loss should be a natural side effect!  I'm looking forward to an exciting and HEALTHY 2010!  Life is good, and it's only going to get better! 

* This does NOT mean I'm quitting baking, not by a long shot! 


  1. I'm glad you're not quitting baking! ;)

    Your resolutions sound great, and definitely reasonable! I'm wishing you and yours a Happy New Year, Dorothy!

  2. Good luck to you! You can do it!

  3. Congratulations on your commitment! And, Happy New Year too!

    Beautiful Blog - I look forward to visiting you often!

    Best wishes,


  4. Happy New Year Dorothy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment! I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG! It is sooo beautiful! I am very thankful for SITS and for the opportunity it gives me to find such great blogs like yours! I think the 10 week challenge is GREAT! I hope you succeed and achieve every single goal you have! I'll start to follow you hopefully I can be of some encouragement for you! :) ... I can't wait to read more of your posts!

  5. Mind if I cut and paste those resolutions of yours? That is EXACTLY what I need to do to get in better shape (minus the diet coke...thankfully I don't really like soda!)

    Anyhow, sorry for the delay in coming to say hello, but I wanted to thank you for swinging by my blog on Monday for my SITS day. Hope you have a very happy new year!


  6. Great idea to join up with other in a 10 week challenge. I'll be tuned in to see your results! I agree with you about the diet coke addiction (it's mine too)!! It's probably going to be the hardest one to break. Happy New Year and good luck to you!!

  7. I'm glad you're not going to quit baking, hehe. Best of luck with all your goals!!

  8. I followed a link from Conversations with a Cupcake and wow! your baking is making me hungry. And even though I just made cookies yesterday I think I'm going to have to bake a cake soon...:)

  9. Your goals are exactly the same ones I would make, except I don't drink coke and for me the hard one will be getting more sleep. I stay up late playing freecell on the computer. It is sooooo addicting.

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  10. Dorothy- so sorry I'm just now getting around to it, but thank you so, so much for my award!!! Just posted it on my site. Best of luck with 10 in 10!!

  11. Great goals! So inspiring that you posted them too! I am too chicken ;)