Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welcome to 2011

My previous post was all sunshine and rainbows, most likely due to my post new years throw down and I loved it. But now I just need to write reality into my resolutions. Here is my new and very improved list of things I would like to accomplish, and most likely will accomplish in 2011. 

1. Take more naps. There is NOTHING wrong with sleeping more than the average bear. If, during your waking hours you consume more caffeine than you ever thought would be humanly possible. I have experimented with this method and found that I can be more productive with the sleep/caffeine method than on days when I tried the lack of sleep/no liquid life method. So sleep. Moving on.

2. Eat more chocolate. Really, why deny yourself whats good in life. I need motivation to do even the simplest of tasks, and chocolate is that motivation. Motivate yourself!

3. Feel better. You know how you have been living with that one little nagging problem, moving day to day, not feeling anything. Go get it fixed. Life is better living with pharmaceuticals. If you have an issue, just admit it. I know it becomes that scary reality when you actually let yourself realize that you aren't perfect, but don't worry. Nobody is perfect. So check with yourself. If you don't feel good, investigate the problem. And you will feel BETTER. 

4. Don't WORRY. If you know me, you know I'm preaching to the choir here. This is something I have always always let control my life, and this year I am going to try to change that, and so should you. Here is my philosophy: It is what it is. The end. Yes, I can do my best. But your best is all you can do. It might not change the immediate outcome of the situation and you might just have to live with that. So just do your best and let the cards fall where they may. I have to tell myself this every morning. There is a sticky note by my bed. Remind yourself in every situation to chill out. Stressing is unattractive. It makes you fat. So don't do it. 

5. Just live. I am making it my goal this year to just live. I am always thinking so far forward that I miss the day that I am in. Yes, I know my first goal is to sleep half the day away, but when I am awake I promise you that I will try to just live. I want to be happy this year, I don't want to have regrets. I want to live and learn, to finally act my age. Don't worry, I'm not going to do anything rash here. I just want to let loose, to relax and enjoy myself. I am tired of being uptight. It's not making me any friends. I want to make friends.

So this is my real 2011 challenge list. I'm challenging you to make your own list too. Put some easy and some hard goals, indulge yourself but take something away. Push yourself, get out of your comfort zone. That's my goal. And I promise you it won't be easy, I kind of panic every day but I remind myself to just live, let the cards fall like they are supposed to and that in an hour and a half, I can go take a nap.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Do Da Stanky Leegggg...

Guess what? It's the new year! Which happens to be my second favorite holiday time after July 4th. I kind of like to go all out for New Years. And by "going all out" I mean basically that, I danced shamelessly around my aunts house while everyone stood around awkwardly and watched. Along with that embarrassing display of pure joy, I continued to make a fool of myself during and after The Winter Classic (the Capitals won!) by pulling my elastic waistband sweats up to my belly button and doing many unmentionable dance moves...*cough*stankyleg*cough* Needless to say, my New Years rocked.

Now to the serious stuff. Resolutions? No thanks. I mean what is that anyways? When someone says "resolution" to me, I think of pulling out the dusty treadmill and putting it smack dab in the middle of the living room like a giant reminder of your inadequacy. I think of eating 10 stalks of celery whilst repeating over and over in a chanting fashion "this tastes like chocolate, I'm at the beach, this tastes like chocolate, I'm at the beach." I personally don't think that is any way to live your life. Why go in to a fresh new year feeling like a failure? Because let's be honest here, after you polish off that 10th stalk you're going to eat a snickers. And you're probably going to cry.

SOOOO, let's do this the right way this year. Let's make a resolution to make the most of life. To enjoy every minute that we have been given, to volunteer more, to eat fantastic food, to try new things, to better yourself emotionally and mentally. Not just physically! Because looks fade. FAST. So you might as well just look the way you were made to look instead of wasting hours and hours obsessing over your "ideal" view your whole life, so in 15 years were not all shocked and disappointed by your terrible appearance. This way we will be used to it. (And I am NOT saying you shouldn't be healthy. Please don't let yourself go either, I'm just saying don't worry about it so much)

With that said, here are my new and improved life changes: I have decided to not eat red meat this entire year. If I like it and how I'm feeling after a year, I'm going to cut out meat entirely. It's going to be a challenge but I'm so excited. Along with that, I've decided to go out of my comfort zone to try to be more confident and happy with myself as a whole. I want to be the best version of myself possible. I am ready for change! This is why I love the new year!

Woo! I feel invigorated after writing that. I hope you feel invigorated after reading it!