Monday, December 31, 2012

Odd Meals

Over the past few years, the times that we eat have changed. No longer are there defined breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. Instead, we have breakfast, brunch, lunch, "late lunch", dinner, and fourth meal. 

I believe this is due to a number of factors including changing work habits, increased flexibility in scheduling, increased availability in prepackaged foods and ready made meals, and the fact that fewer people consider eating as a family around a dinner table to be important. 

I first started noticing this trend in collage when, due to varied class times, I found myself eating at odd hours between classes. Even now, I have breakfast around 10, lunch at 3, and dinner sometime between 5 and 9.

Not saying that this is wrong or anything, just that it is changing.  

Perhaps we should start calling them 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th meal instead. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Here Comes 2013 - Happy New Year!

Hard to believe Christmas is already over this year and New Year's Eve is almost upon us.

Here are a few of my New Year's Resolutions:

1. Be happy more often. 2012 was a trying year, but I am really looking forward to 2013.
2. Work on time management. January is already booking up quickly, so staying on top of my schedule will be key.
3. Make fitness a habit, not a chore. Walk more, make healthier food choices, learn more about nutrition, and choose fun activities that include being active.
4. Stay organized. I have set up some good systems this year. Now the trick will be to keep them up.
5. Get more involved. I am already on the board of a young pros group, but in 2013, I have also agreed to help out a non profit called My City Kitchen. Hopefully, I will be able to learn a lot from the experience while using my skills to help them get their word out.

Here's to 2013. May the new year bring you health, wealth, and happiness!

Kayleigh Apicerno