So that we weren’t late getting the last of our holiday guests to the airport, the alarm went off at 3:15 this morning, a jolting reminder the New Year was clearly here.
Reading through your 2010 resolutions, we hope it’s been a good beginning for you all. As promised, it’s time to announce our New Year’s giveaway winners.
Courtesy of Random.org, the winning numbers are 25, 74, 110, 120, and 149.
#25 Megan says, “I hope to just spend time with the amazing family that I love and cherish. Oh, and really have fun planning my wedding.
Threemanycooks knows exactly what you mean. With Maggy back from Malawi, we appreciated our holiday time together and look forward to what this year holds for us as cooks, mother, daughters, and sisters. And BTW if your wedding goal is to have a good time, you will absolutely have fun planning it.
#74 Sidney wants to cook more and eat out less.
A great goal since you will likely save money, eat better, and be less tempted to overeat.
#110 Annalise’s resolution is “to lose 15 lbs by summer, and apply to 5 MBA schools in the fall. 2010,” she says, “is gonna be a good year!“
Continue to put yourself first in that I’m-worth-it-sort-of way and you will absolutely achieve your goals.
#120 Lisa P hopes to “focus less on my body and more on my health. Set healthy examples for my children and stop stressing about little things. Oh yeah, and getting a good night’s rest every night.”
You’ve got your priorities straight, Lisa—to place more emphasis on health than body, to stop stressing about things that don’t matter and to care about setting a healthy example for your kids. The key to it all is your final hope—lots of refreshing, rejuvenating sleep.
We end with #149 Eva. She says, “spiritually, I want to be the change I want to see in the world: Gossip less. Be more compassionate. Less competitive. More generous. More open. But that was also my resolution for 2009. It’s an ongoing journey. Physically, I’d love to conquer my nemesis yoga poses: handstand and crow. And I’d like to channel (and challenge) my inner runner to leave the treadmill and hit the real road so I started the first day of 2010 with an 8 mile outdoor run in chilly 20 F weather.”
As I ran in windy, icy 17-degree weather yesterday, Eva, I couldn’t decide if I was persistent or plain crazy. Thanks to your post, I’ve decided I didn’t cross the line, and as I head to yoga tomorrow morning, I hope for more courage.
And finally as Eva puts it, let’s keep on this “ongoing journey,” and check in with one another next year.
Best Wishes for the New Year,
Pam, Maggy and Sharon