Juicy Resolutions

Since September kicks off the start of Fall, and is my birthday month, and is also my favorite month, I want to make it a good one. I was inspired by Lara’s new month resolutions and I made some of my own. Heather’s new plan post was also inspiring.

  1. Get creative. I want to bring style and flair back into my kitchen by making new recipes each week.
  2. I want to call my family and friends more often. Like Lara, the longer I go without calling someone, the more likely I am to put it off. Every time I chat with my long-distance friends I feel so happy – so I want to do it more often. The same goes for family, especially family besides my parents (who I do actually chat with often).
  3. Enjoy California. I don’t know how long I’ll be here, and I want to take advantage of every moment.
  4. Read more. There are days when I get through multiple books and other days when I don’t read at all. I have a big pile of library books that are just begging to be read, and I want to finish them before they’re due.
  5. Practice moderation in all things.
  6. Yoga with Bobby. We did yoga together yesterday and the day before (20 minutes each day; I hope to do it today too). It makes his back feel great and I need to do it with him to motivate him.

Here is a lovely juice I made for us the other day…

02 sweet juice veggies

  • goodies: Asian pear, 1/2 fuji apple, mint, 1/2 lemon
  • green: cucumber, celery

This was rather sweet, so I poured most of this into a glass for Bobby and juiced some more stuff into what was left… (Bobby doesn’t like ginger so I always pour out his glass before I finish anyway so that I can add it at the end.)

03 more juice veggies

  • goodies: small piece of granny smith apple, 1/2 lime, ginger, more mint
  • green: more celery, more cucumber

I have an absolutely crazy confession about something that I put on a salad. But that will have to wait for my next post 🙂 What do you think I did? It’s a great ingredient, just… not your typical way of preparing it.

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What are you doing this weekend? We don’t have any set plans… maybe going up to San Francisco, or a day trip to Berkeley, or going alll the way down to Earthbound Farm‘s farm stand in Carmel Valley. They’re having a “Bug Walk” on Saturday.

P.S. I updated my About Me page. Eventually I’ll put up a new picture but I kinda like the one I have up there now 🙂

13 Replies to “Juicy Resolutions”

  1. Great goals Maggie. I loved reading them. I’ll help you out with #2 once I get my new phone. 1 month without a cell phone now. I won’t lie…it’s been kind of awesome. 🙂

    CD and I are going out of town to visit family and friends. I still don’t feel caught up from Colorado, but it should be a fun weekend anyhow. We have tickets to a White Sox/Red Sox game. Can’t wait! Enjoy your bug walk. Sounds like something I would love.

  2. Love your resolutions! I’m still stuck in my salad rut and loving it, but I’m getting a little juiced out. I think its the cleaning the darn thing that is deterring me, because every time I make juice, I love it. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  3. great resolutions. We both are trying to cook for this month, I can’t wait to see your raw creations! 🙂
    I just got another book today, not a novel, not health related…. I need variety in reading too. When I finish this one, 6 more waiting for me in US and after that, I’ll ask you for recommendations. I’m so hooked up with reading now! 😀
    yeah~~~ keep juicing please so I can steal ideas! 😀

  4. Nice goals! I have to make my own list of goals…
    This weekend I’ll hang out with my mom, since it’s our last day before I go back to school, and I’ll do some pampering, masks for my face and hair and stuff like that.

  5. The goals sound great Maggie. I def need to do something similar to that! and I can’t wait to see how you enjoy CA more!!! But I’m def with you on the moderation…Chocolate go away! why are you so tasty!? hhahaha

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