2013 Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  Like many of you, I like to put together a little list of things I would like to accomplish in the New Year.  My New Year’s resolutions if you will.  In the interest of accountability, I thought I might share my list with the blogosphere.  I am hopeful that if nothing else, sharing this list will shame me into accomplishing at least half of my goals, which would be a record high for me.  So here goes….

  1. Get away from the fat ass mentality I have adopted.  Okay, so it’s not like people look at me and think, “This girl needs to lay off the Cheetos”.  But to be honest, I have come to the realization that if I don’t make some changes (stat!), I will be purchasing a ticket to maximum density in the foreseeable future.  I have always said that I like to eat more than I like to be thin.  It was never really a choice, as I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight.  This, my friends, is no longer the case, and its time to drop the 10lbs I have picked up.  I really need to make a concerted effort to eat healthier.
  2. Stop treating the gym like a monthly charitable contribution.  Up until this time last year, I played tennis a few times a week and did Pilates and yoga.  Unfortunately earlier this year – like a complete spaz – I fell down a flight of stairs and completely jacked myself up.  I took that as an invitation to take a yearlong break from working out.  I am spending far too much quality time on my couch in front of the TV.  Probably time to end the break.
  3. Stay strong in my breakup with my credit cards.  A few months ago, I took the drastic measure of breaking up with my credit cards in the hopes of paying down the egregious amount of debt I have amassed.  Somehow, I made it through the holidays without rebounding.  My goal is to keep this up through 2013, until the debt is gone.  Here’s hoping!
  4. Find a hobby I enjoy as much as shopping.  I shop.  A lot.  If I haven’t mentioned this anywhere before, Nordstrom paid for my birthday party this year – a 6-hour spa day for me and 3 of my friends.  That should give you some indication of how seriously I take this hobby.  In line with breaking up with my credit cards, I have worked hard to cut back on shopping.  This has left me with a lot of free time I need to work on filling outside of the mall.
  5. Write more.  So now that I have all this free time on my hands, you would think I would write more.  You would think I would be working on my freaking book.  You would think wrong.  It seems I now have significantly more time to procrastinate, which I have been doing like it’s my job.  I am one of those people who is super efficient when I am busy and super slacky when I am not.  It seems like the more time I have, the less I actually get done.  I am not one for imaginary deadlines, but I’m thinking I may need to put some in place to fool myself into getting shit done.
  6. Evolve my blog.  I had some goals in mind of what I wanted this blog to be when I got started.  To be in line with my original vision, I need to make some changes.  More to come in the next few weeks……….

So there they are, my resolutions for 2013.  I think they are all theoretically attainable… assuming I get off the couch.  And therein lies the challenge!

I am guessing I am not the only one with resolutions for the New Year.  I would love to hear what you’ve got, especially if you’ve got something good that I need to add to my list!            

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Especially that awesome graphic!

  2. Greg Martin says:

    OMG, this post is soooo self effacing I turned red reading it!

  3. very nice article. These are as much relevant in 2016 as they were in 2013. You should post your 2016 resolutions.Nice graphic btw

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