Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Resolutions?

Well, it's time for a fresh start.  It's the time of resolutions and new beginnings.  I'm actually not big on New Year's Resolutions.  Why?  Well, because I'm a very good starter, but I'm a horrible finisher.  I've have lots of grand ideas, but I'm not so hot at the follow through.  Therefore, if I do make resolutions, I tend to forget them or quit within a few months of making the resolution.  Last year I was going to follow FlyLady.  She's the chick who has tips and projects everyday for organizing your home and keeping it clean.  Um, that lasted about four weeks, if that long.  My sink was shiny for awhile, but frankly I got bombarded with emails from her and got sick of hitting the delete button.  We're talking 14 emails a day all conveying how FlyLady had changed all these women's lives.  I was already signed up, they didn't have to "sell" me on FlyLady.  I got mad about it and said, "Forget you!  You're getting on my nerves."  I deleted the account and that was it for FlyLady...and my clean shiny sink.

So, this year I'm not making a resolution.  I know myself to well.  If I call it a resolution, it'll never make it past the six week mark.  What I am going to do is try to be a healthier version of myself.  Not that I won't eat anything fattening and yummy. 

MMMM.  Nope.  That wouldn't last more than a week.  The no carb thing?  No way!  I love my carbs and by day two, I would be mad as a hornet and Hubby would be begging me to eat a biscuit.

 I will try to be more aware of what I eat.  I will try and eat more veggies, although I will probably not enjoy it.  I will work out more, including more cardo - ICK!  I will continue to accept that I will not ever be a size 2,4,6 or probably even an 8.  We are not all meant to be a size 4.  I HATE it when diet commercials say, "I was a size 20 and now I'm a size 4, and you can be too!"  Um, no thanks.  I don't want to be a 4!  Since when is size 4 supposed to be everyone's goal size?  I mean, if your body is a size 4, then that's great, but I would look a little odd as a size 4.  If I get smaller than a 10, I start to look unbalanced.  Not even to mention that I have to starve myself and work out like a crazy peson to get down to an 8.  Okay, enough ranting.  Sorry. 

So, my ultimate goal would be to look like

Fergie.  She has the best legs!  Granted, if I wanted all of her curves, I would need more than the gym...say a scalpel, some silicone and an extra $10,000 to give a well qualified plastic surgeon.  But, she is great inspiration, at least for the bottom half. 
Knowing myself as I do, I know I need a goal in my head - usually an event to look forward to, which will help me stick to my plan.  There are two major events coming up this year that I will use to try to keep myself on track. 

Yes, people, I am turning 40 in less than a month.  I just cannot be that chick that turns 40 and is a big fat, out of shape slug.  I may not be thin, but I can be strong.  Isn't that cake awesome, by the way?  I don't know who "CBC" is, but she got a great cake!  It's from SheBakesCakes, which oddly enough was posted on January 29th of last year, which is my birthday.   Weird! 

The other thing that should keep me on track is my Hubby's 20th high school reunion.  We didn't go to his 10th because I was huge pregnant, but I am determined to go to this one, and I can't go fat.  After all, he is younger than me, which means everyone there would be younger than me.  I refuse to look like the old lady of the group! 

Okay, so there you have it.  My non-resolution commitment.  I'll give it my best to be a healthier me. 

Do you make resolutions?

P.S.  My beloved Hogs are playing in the Sugar Bowl tonight.  WOOOOOOOOOOOO PIG SOOIE!  GO HOGS! 

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  1. We did make a resolution to spend less on groceries this year. We've got charts, idea lists, schedules, the works. I hope we can stick to it!

  2. I stopped "technically" making resolutions last year for the exact reasons that you stateed.

    Instead, I picked a "motto" for the year and a color of the year. It was way more fun than the perpetual diet resolution that I had had the previous 30 years.

    I'm writing the big DAY on my calendar so that I don't forget your 40th. We're BOTH jumping over a hill this year. Yours is just a whole lot better than mine. Forty is good.

    Fifty... well, I'm trying to warm up to it and give it an adventure name.

    And you made me laugh about flylady. I've done her 30 days to a clean house but never signed up. I'm sort of a mooch like that.

  3. You make me smile. :) I'm reading all these posts about resolutions, and I keep thinking I need to sit down and do some thinking!!

  4. Goals work much better for me than a resolution. You can totally achieve being a healthy version of yourself. It sounds like you know exactly what you need to do, you just need to do it!

    Wouldn't you love to have a cake like the one posted? I sure would!

    You certainly don't look like you will turn 40.

  5. Ya just HAD to post a picture of chocolate cake, didn't you?

    I think you are beautiful...and I KNOW you can do it! Fergie does look great. One time, I photoshopped my face onto Jessica Alba's body, and taped the picture on my treadmill for motivation. Seriously.

    I am going to lose weight. This is so dumb, but I LOVE going to the ReAL Salt Lake soccer games. And I want a cute tailored jersey to wear to the games, and they don't look good on this fat chick! So I am focusing on soccer season!

  6. As you know, I turn 40 the day after you. How is it possible that I'm (we're) 40? I don't feel 40, do you? My mom was old when she was 40.
    I did the Flylady thing several years ago, but I got sucked into reading all those emails. I was reading emails more than I was cleaning. Needless to say, I didn't succeed at "flying".

  7. Well you certaintly don't look 40 from your picture!! And, I think I'm on the opposite of a no carb diet. I mostly eat bread, pasta, crackers, and more bread (: Ha! And I agree- Fergie has great legs!
    Visiting from Amanda's party (: xo

  8. I signed up for FlyLady emails for a while, too. Then I made up my own list/schedule, based on her concepts, which lasted for a while. Now I just wing it with the housecleaning.

    I haven't made any formal, specific resolutions. Just trying to be healthier--although I'm sure it would help if I could eat real food and quit eating cookies!

  9. If you don't want the cake you can send it to me. ;) Thanks for linking up with me, chickie. :)

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