After a holiday hiatus I am back! These past couple months I had decided to spend all of my time with my family. Other than catching a few sick bugs we had a great holiday and are ready for a new year!
So we all know the New Year is for resolutions. Throughout the last year I made many resolutions that did happen, and ones that did not. That is just how the story goes I suppose. But there is something I was told once that I always think about and try to follow.
“Don’t wait for the beginning of a new year to make resolutions, but make your resolves continuously by planning ahead, by setting goals, and planning each day throughout your future.”
Why do we wait? Every single day is a new day. Why not “new day” resolutions instead? A year is a very long time to plan for. Sometimes that much time gets away from us if we don’t break it down into smaller goals. So this year I plan on making goals every single day. Small achievable goals will add up to an even bigger accomplishment than if we obsess over one large goal that seems so far away! Who needs all that stress?! So make a goal today and at the end of the day you either get a giant high five from yourself, or you will get the chance to try again the next day. I will still have those big goals I want to reach in the back of my mind…. My end game you could say. But all end games can be broken down into baby steps. Those baby steps should be your goals. Less stress and more achievement. No need to wait until you hit that end game to feel successful. Every day can be successful.
Now, speaking of resolutions….. I have to say, I did not reach my end game last year for health. It happens! But it is ok. This last year I studied, tried out new things, and also had a lot of fun along the way. I met some smaller goals, but I did not find that one game plan that works for me. Do you know why? Because I am not like everyone else. All these plans and programs were made by people who found out what worked for them. But I am not them. But what I did learn from them is that I can take bits and pieces from all of their successes and make my own. That is the real key. Try out new things! So now that I have tried so many things I have learned to listen to my body closer. It really does tell you what it needs if you let it. So this year that is one my resolves. I want to have less stress, more success, and more fun! I am paving my own path!
But my biggest resolve this year….
To Be Happy Every Single Day! No matter what we go through we can be optimistic and happy. That is my biggest goal. Find something that makes you smile and dwell on it. Make it your center for the day.
On that note, todays Recipe is Fish!!! Because they make you happy! Yes, you heard it. The omega-3 acids can actually relieve depression and level out your mood swings. So here is a yummy protein rich fish recipe I found for you! HAPPY New Year!
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons butter, melted
5 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
salt and pepper to taste
6 lemon wedges
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, and honey. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley.
- Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon just flakes when tested with a fork. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.