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New Year’s Resolutions

January Resolutions

According to Wikipedia a New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.

The Religion origins are: the ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. In the medieval era, the knights to the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry. At watch-night services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making these resolutions. During the Judaism’s New Year holidays feast one is to reflect upon one’s wrongdoings over the year and both seek and offer forgiveness. During the Catholic time of lent one is to reflect upon their sins and offer sacrifices for them.

So at this time of year people usually reflect upon self-improvement hence the New Year’s Resolution.

In the early 1900 about 25% of the American population made these resolutions but now in the 21st century more than 40% of the population in Canada and the Unites States will make an attempt at keeping a New Year’s Resolution. In 2007 88% of the people who made a New Year’s Resolution did not keep it.

A New Year’s Resolution should be positive. It is not too late to make some good goals for your life so here are some ideas for a 2014 resolution:

  • Improve Physical well-being by eating healthy, losing weight, exercise more
  • Improve Mental well-being, think more positive, laugh more, enjoy the simple things in live
  • Improve self, become more organized, reduce stress, manage your time more wisely
  • Improve your spiritual health, take time to pray, go to church
  • Improve your social health, make new friends, spend time with family
  • Improve finances, get out of debt, save money, put money to your future
  • Improve career or education, perform better at work, take some courses to upgrade education
  • Get rid of bad habits, quit drinking and/or smoking

More people were able to keep their resolution if they shared what they wanted to do with their family, friends or spouse. So I would suggest that it might be best if you made your resolution public by not just putting it in your journal but also put it on the fridge so you will see it every day and keep it foremost in your mind. Also make a resolution that is possible to keep; you know what you are capable of doing so make it a realistic goal.

What is my resolution for 2014? I have decided to just be more positive and friendly. Good Luck in 2014!

Veggie Juice

Healthy Routines

Juicing should be an everyday routine.

Juicing made easy: mix the powder with ½ to1 cup of cold water.

Have 1 level teaspoon of any of the HDiet JuiceMax products

Have a Max Trio juice: ¼ tsp of BarleyMax® + ¼ tsp BeetMax® + 1 tsp CarrotMax®

Have a Max Duo: 2 tsps CarrotJuiceMax® + ½ tsp BeetMax®

My Basic Carrot Veggie Juice Recipes: is made up of Carrots, Celery, Cucumber & Spinach (but you can put in whatever leftover vegetables you have from the week).

Vegetable juices are the Healers as you will see below. Juices help the body to cleanse and to heal so they are excellent for helping to prevent almost any disease! Juicing can help to boost your pH level!

Carrot: juice contains vitamins B,C,D,E,K and beta carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, as well as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, to name a few of the vitamins.

Celery: is rich in Sodium giving a salty taste to the juice as well as giving us the necessary sodium we need for the digestive and nervous systems and it helps to keep the body cooler in hot weather.

Cucumber: is a natural diuretic, beneficial for those with rheumatic aliments, it is high in potassium, promotes hair & nail growth and helps to eliminate skin eruptions – it also gives you lots of liquid and give your juice a milder taste.

Spinach: is one of the finest organic materials for cleansing, reconstruction and regeneration of the intestinal tract – it is a great source of iron and rich in sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.