Foodie Friday: January 2018 Menu

It’s time for the January menu. Whaaaat? It’s already the last Friday of 2017. In a few days we’ll all be writing the wrong year on our documents and chuckling about it. When they time comes, we are going to be eating some really good food. If it is your New Year’s Resolution to eat better and/or lose weight, you may need to adjust this menu. But you may not. Eating smaller portions can help you achieve your goal without you having to resign yourself to dry salads for every meal.

As always, you can find the recipes on my January 2018 Menu Pinterest board.

January 2018 Menu

January 2018 Menu

New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are, two days past Christmas and what are people thinking about? Probably the amount of money they spent, the amount of junk food they ate and what they plan to do differently in the coming year. Two of the most common, time-tested New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and to do better with money. Unfortunately, most of these resolutions go out the window before we ever see February.

To help you stick to your resolutions, try these three tips:

  1. Start small. If your goal is to lose weight, don’t tell yourself you’re going to lose 50 pounds in just two or three months. You’ll likely get frustrated if your results don’t happen fast enough.Instead, try setting a goal to stick to a calorie count and work out 1-3 times per week in January, then set a new goal for February.
  2. Don’t give up if you mess up. If you take a week or two off from your workout routine and maybe have a stressful week that resulted in a fast-food binge, don’t give up on the whole thing. Simply restart right where you are.
  3. Have a reason. If it is your goal to get out of debt, know why it is that you want to do that. Just having more money won’t be enough of a reason to keep you motivated. But, having more money to save for a new house might be enough to help you accomplish your goal.