Happy New Year!
I took a pretty serious blog-cation for the last 3ish months and it was mostly to work on ‘me’. I needed to eat about a billion cheeseburgers (with bacon), drink 5 million caramel fraps from Starbucks, cry about 8 thousand times, drink 6 hundred adult sodas, skip 46 trips to the gym, and get 1 puppy.
Ohh… by the way…
Donner is my wonderful 12 week old yellow lab that you’ve seen an obscene about of photos of on Instagram. What can I say I really really really love my dog?!?!
He’s awesome and I’m his most favorite person. He literally follows me from room to room, including the bathroom. :oops:
Anyways… You’ll continue to get moment by moment up dates on all things puppy so… On to the New Year.
My goal for 2012 was to GET FIT!
And I pretty much did. I dropped between 15-20 pounds, depending on the most recent holiday. I ran a half marathon. I joined a gym. I cleaned up my diet.
I pretty much kicked my 2012 Goal’s BUTT!
But, in the last 3 months I’ve done some pretty serious life looking and soul searching. Because I’ve been dealing with some really big stuff I decided to live intuitively. Which means if I wanted Chipotle Mac & Cheese, I ate Mac & Cheese. If I didn’t want to go to the gym, I didn’t go to the gym.
Sometimes I think it’s best to just cut everything out of life and do exactly what you want… for me (this time) it meant no more working out and no more forced healthy eats.
Which brings us to…
This year is going to be a really great one. For one, I just know it has to be better than the last 3 months. For two, it’s going to get blog-crazy!!!
My goal for 2013 is to Pick Up the Pieces!
My mom inspired me with my christmas gift this year. She got me a year subscription to The Top Chef University. It’s really cool. It’s about 8 months worth of cooking tutorials, how-to’s, and recipes. All taught by the contestants from Top Chef. I’ve already set up a lesson plan and I’m planning on blogging everything. It’s going to get crazy and I guarantee it’ll be full of cheesy photos of me and silly-ness. Get ready!
I also want to start working out again, I’m not quite sure exactly what that means yet… but I know I’m going to get back to using my gym dollars no matter how mild or extreme.
I’m going to start cleaning up my eating habits. I don’t think that means eating as hard core as I was before. My intestinal health is finally really great and I can eat almost anything without flaring up my old symptoms. But I do know that it’s not good for me to be eating double cheeseburgers and fries 3 times a week for longer than a brief period of emotional distress. :mrgreen:
Hopefully with my new cooking plan and some sort of fitness everything will fall into place how it should. Puppies make everything awesome!
As a quick little addition, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your continued friendship on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Emails despite my blog presence. Every little message was so helpful for me and made my blog-cation so much more productive. I never intended to quit blogging forever, but I did need to completely step away from a few different hobbies in my life in order to start down the new path I’m on. Anyways, you all rock! I’m crazy excited to start the new year and I hope you all plan to come along for the ride. It wouldn’t be the same without you!!!