I don’t like making new years resolutions. Most resolutions don’t last longer than a few weeks in January, because people fall into an “all or nothing” mindset. Resolutions are too easy to break and thus set people up for failure.
Each year, I make a few goals, some things for me to work towards in the upcoming 12 months. That way, if I keep them, awesome. If I don’t, well they were always going to be a work in progress. My goals are split into the following categories this year: health, work, finances, faith and relationships. Today, I’m going to think about health.
My health since coming to Tonga has been up and down. I’ve lost somewhere between 4-5 kilos, which I didn’t really need to lose, so currently I’m around 52-53 kilos and I’m 5’7 in height. Vain Hannah thinks this extra weight loss is nice. Wise Hannah thinks this extra weight loss is not really needed. I’ve also been sick, a lot. In just the past five weeks, I’ve been sick four times, with various symptoms that present as food poisoning.
My health goals:
- Continue to find ways to be more active. Riding my bike everywhere, walking the dog, lots of swims at the wharf. I already do this but its nice to have a goals that’s easy to reach.
- More planned exercise. Currently it is too hot and humid for the gym in town (no air conditioning) so I need to be diligent with using my yoga and zumba dvds, plus strength bearing exercises.
- Find a good doctor in town (potentially difficult) and get a check up, to figure to what these mysterious stomach problems are.
- Continue to eat the most balanced diet possible in Tonga. This is difficult due to the seasonal nature of produce and the expense of grocery items. We already eat well, so I just need to figure out how to get a better range of nutrients, especially Iron. Lean red meat is barely available so we are both iron deficient.
- Drink more water. I don’t think I take in enough water for this hot climate.