Yep! I'm doing it! I'm making New Year's resolutions! (I have to use exclamation points to get myself excited and to not feel immediately defeated. Because, you know, New Year's resolutions.) I'm doing this live, people! I'm making them AS I TYPE. I'm putting the ON THE INTERWEBS for the world to see and I shall be held accountable! Here I go... Am I stalling? I might be.
How cliché can we get? Very, apparently. Look. IDGAF about trying to get so and so's abs or Kimmy K's butt (no way, José). Admittedly, I'd maybe like to get ripped, Ronda Rousey-style so I could kick some major ass. But looks are not the goal. Pant sizes are not the goal. I'm just tired of being so damn tired and feeling like a blob. So the goal is to tone and tighten and above all, energize!
Ideas to stay working out: Join a gym. Youtube Zumba videos. Other dance fitness. Get my friend Heff (Ian) to teach me to lift.
2. Make one new recipe a month!
I would not consider myself a good cook, but I do have a handful of trusty, tasty dishes that I can make to please both my husband and myself. I need to add more to this repertoire, which mostly consists of variants of chicken, tortilla and cheese.
I received an awesome Mexican cookbook last Christmas and so far have made ONE recipe from it. One. But, it was awesome, and I need to make more. This Christmas I received Thug Kitchen's cookbook. subtitle: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. I do GAF! So Imma cook like it!
3. Read, Read, Read!
Did you know that I am so indecisive and afraid of commitment, that I can't choose even a book for fear that I'll be disappointed or waste my time reading a book that I don't like. It's pathetic. My solution thus far has been to, instead, waste countless hours looking at my phone screen and refreshing Facebook or Instagram. BUT NO MORE! I SHALL READ A BOOK! I SHALL READ MANY BOOKS! I AM GOING TO TYPE THE BOOKS I SHALL READ!
Again, as Christmas presents (at my request) I received two books: Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph and Hands Free Mama by Rachel Mary Stafford. Those are the non-fictioners I hope to read in hopes to help myself become the best mom I can be to my little guy. I also plan on reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and I think I might just get my hands on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I'm not a super fantastical person, but Kathy Keller, wife of Timothy Keller states: "If you just don’t think The Lord of the Rings is for you, think again. Force it down, it will change your world." How can I argue with that? That pretty much sold me.
So there you have it. Three of the some of the most typical New Year's resolutions that someone could have. But, I still think they are pretty good. And at least I made them. How about you? Any resos you'd like to make?