Thursday, April 4, 2013

Accountability

Today, we're talking about accountability. As I may have hinted on Monday, I'm in need of some accountability. Accountability to work out, to eat healthy, to get up in the mornings on time, to go to bed at a decent time, to drink more green tea and less coffee, to get dressed nicely in the morning, to cook myself dinner, to cook myself something healthy, you get the point.

And, I've learned, living outside the realms of dear old mom and dad, this can be kind of difficult. By the way, I was the queen of 5 more minutes all through my living at home years. I'm still a fan, but now I say it to my alarm clock rather than my mom. It was so bad that my father used to not leave the room until he saw my feet touch the floor. It's funny, I would kill for that these days, back then I wanted to kill him for it.

Over the past 6 years, since living on my own, I've been finding my own ways to hold my self accountable: running training programs, blogging, my 101 in 1001 list, setting 10 alarms, planning ahead and yes, even having my mother call me at certain times in the morning to ensure I'm up and at it.

So I'm trying a new way to keep myself accountable. And this week, finally, I can see a distance future with me at home in Chicago, with time to work out, time to cook, time to plan ahead. And I'm planning, and going to be sharing. In my this week posts, and yes, in blogging recipes. There. I've said it. Now I have to do it. Take that for accountability. And take that 101 list. It's going to be a double, eerrr triple, whammy. I'm going to be a. cooking myself dinners b. blogging recipes again and c. cooking recipes from the MANY magazines I subscribe to.

I'm going to make:
1. Food Network Magazine, May 2013: Chicken Tikka Masala (which uses Yogurt instead of Cream!)
2. My Trainer's: Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip (yes, you heard me: CHICKPEA cookie dough dip)
3. My Nana's Rhubarb, it's back in season
4. Bon Appetit Magazine, April 2013: Spring Vegetable Risotto with Poached Eggs

Get excited. So now, what do you do to stay accountable?

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