Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

With the New Year...comes New Year's Resolutions.

I've decided to actually stick to mine this year...that should be a resolution in itself...sticking to resolutions.

My main resolution is the standard for most people...getting in shape, being healthy. I have said it time and time again and I stick with it for the most part, but never really get to where I want to be weight wise or toned wise. But this year....

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that's right. I will own you, 2012. Get ready...because it's on.

Like Donkey Kong.

Yes, I just said that.

* Get to my healthy weight. I don't want to say on here that I need to lose x amount of lbs. Because really when you get down to it, it's not about how much you's about how healthy you are. Also, remember that muscle weighs more than when you are working out and wanting that toned body, think Jillian Michael's are gonna be a little heavier on the scale...but that's ok, because you will be toned and tighter.

And toned and tighter is good...very good.

Plus, I have been at an unhealthy to low of a weight before, it's one of the reasons I chose my degree, Nutritional Sciences, I don't want to be anorexic skinny...I want to look and feel healthy and go about it the right way.

* Run my first half-marathon.
Yes, I have being saying it for a couple of months now, but I mean it this time. In fact, I found out why my back bothers me so much while running. Apparently, I have one leg longer than the other??

Of course, I would.

It's no biggie really, lots of people have one leg longer or shorter than the other. It does however, make it difficult to run and you may never realize why you are hurting after a run, had no one ever told you otherwise. I may have to get a heel insert for my right shoe...we shall see how it goes, I am going to do more research on how this effects running.

Start and stick to a budget. This one is very hard for me. I have been trying to put myself on a budget for years. It just doesn't work. My mom has tried, friends, etc. I may be hopeless when it comes to budgeting...but I am going to try me best...we shall see.

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Now, how does make-up, shopping, and dinner/drinks fit into this little piggy??

* Fall in love. Yes, call me a hopeless romantic or crazy or whatever. I realize this may be a difficult resolution, because clearly it involves another person, a person I clearly haven't even met yet...but here's to hoping for it to happen in a new year,right? Why not? I figure if I put it on there in the will, I have a wedding board on pinterest and I would really really like to use it.
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* Try new adventures. Sky diving, going to Costa Rica, snorkeling, riding in a hot air know things of that nature. It doesn't have to be big adventures...can be small ones like trying oysters..actually I don't want to do that one, because the thought of it just grosses me out. But you get the picture.

* Be more philanthropic. Yes, I volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Relay for life and it's my favorite charity and I love every single second of it, but there are other great charities to get involved in like the Make a Wish foundation. Miss Football is a wish cool does that sound?

Be a better daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, blogger, volunteer, person in general. I want to be the best of me, I can be.

* and last but not be take not settle for anything less than what I be be chase dreams I didn't even know I had....

Look out 2012...because this blonde Oklahoma girl has big plans...




K said...

I wouldn't want to try oysters either :) Good luck with your resolutions - I know that resolutions are hard to stick with, but the rewards are worth it! I especially liked the part where you wrote about adventures. I think that sometimes people think they need to go all out, on a grand scale or something. But it's all about doing things that you enjoy - or thinking that you'll enjoy. I visited my sister a couple of years ago in San Francisco over Valentine's Day - and we went for the search for the perfect cupcake. Which means we went to different places to try various cupcakes and rated them. And picked a winner at the end of the day. We were cupcaked out by the end of the day - but boy, was it fun. And no men were involved!

Tiffany said...

Love this! 2012 is going to be our year!! The more adventure is my favorite one for sure---can't wait to see what you comeo up with! :)

~Miss Football

mandell said...

first of all...that piggy bank cracks me up - at first glance the "blow" section i thought was referring to blow like the drug! haha probs safer to assume it's referring to money you can blow on unnecessary crap...

secondly, i'd say 85% sure, the person you are meant to be with is someone you already know - just open your mind to the people you already know and love and they may be sitting right beside you. mine was a little further than that but he was right there all along and it never dawned on me until years later!

i hope 2012 brings you lots of luck and LOVE! :)

Crystal Cattle said...

I was awful with budgeting until I started using It keeps track of everything for you. No having to write everything down. Love it!