Every year I seem to make the same New Year’s resolutions. I want to get fitter, healthier, happier, and wealthier (not just in a monetary sense, but also in a wisdom sort of way? That and it rhymes with “healthier” so we’ll go with it 😉
Back in 2014, I started a pretty great fitness routine. It was only 15-30 minutes a day everyday (mostly) and I was watching what I ate (but still indulged!) I was happy and I was really proud of myself! My goal was to get fit because my LDR boyfriend was coming over for a visit and we were doing this workout challenge together. I was also working part-time at this point, and my schedule was pretty consistent so I was able to work everything in.
Fast forward a year and a half and I’ve gained back all the losses (plus a little extra, because Nana’s Christmas cookies are amazing!) and I’m back to working full-time with a schedule that changes every week. Needless to say, the exercise has taken a back burner! A um…back back burner. I want to exercise at least 15 minutes a day (to start) as well as use my pedometer to track my steps of at least 10,000 steps a day. My goal this coming year will be to get back on track, and with you guys as my witness I WILL reach that goal and keep it this time!
On a similar note, I’d like to make my body healthier. Not quite in the fitness sense, but I want my hair and skin to glow! Along with eating a better diet, I want to take vitamins (which may or may not work actually work.) A challenge I’d like to set for myself is to not dye my hair this year. In January of 2015 I tried a split dye job (blonde and purple, no I don’t have pics D:), and retouched my roots twice. The last time I dyed my hair was in June. My roots have now grown out and while I’m itching to get rid of these dark roots, I feel like it would be best just to keep going! As for my skin, I’ve been buying some more expensive products to nourish it now that fine lines have started gracing my face (poo.)
As for happier, I’ve had an idea to try something. I want to put inspirational quotes on my mirror so that every morning, I have a little something that can push me through my day. I’ll write them on Post-Its and at the end of the day when I switch them out, I’ll put the old one on the back of my mirror so that at the end of 2016, I’ll have a back mirror full of all the quotes that got me through tough days! On a side note, I want to try writing in my journal again, at least a few times a week.
And lastly, wealthy. While it’s nearly impossible to acquire tons and tons of money in my current career, I’d like to become wealthier in a different way: Through travel and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, not only with friends, but on my own as well. And I’ll be doing so by going to AniMoreCon all on my lonesome! Not only does this chicka need a vacay, I feel like the time alone will do me good.
And that pretty much covers it! What sorts of things do you have planned for the new year? I find even numbered years to be the luckiest 😉
Until Next Time,