So it is a new year tomorrow, and it is about the time that everyone starts raving on about New Years’ resolutions and all the things they plan to change about their life in the upcoming year.
After reflecting on my own life over the past year, I have decided not to officially make any resolutions.
Here is why.
Also, remember in the beginning of September when I posted about my goals for the month, and I vowed to do a follow-up and then start posting monthly goals? Well, that never happened.
And remember a couple weeks ago I posted about my building’s door decorating contest and how I planned to go all out this year with the decorating of our door? Welp, I ended up getting busy at work the day before and didn’t have time to go all out with the decorating. I didn’t want to half-ass it, so our door ended up staying undecorated. No biggie, but I did feel a little bit like a failure because I didn’t end up doing something I said I was going to.
So it would seem when I resolve to do something, it feels kind of like an obligation, and then I may not follow through with it. I don’t particularly like to plan every little thing. I do not have a Type A personality (just took the online test actually to make sure, and it’s true, I am more Type B). I like to be spontaneous and fly by the seat of my pants.
I’ve never been a big resolution maker, and so far my life has been going quite well, so I am just going to carry on being happy and not hungry and hope for the best.
Now, there are a few other random things I want to talk about that don’t really connect in any way, so here they are in list form.
1. We were staying at Andrew’s parents for the last couple of days having a Harry Potter marathon, so I have been MIA and disconnected from everything. They live in a secluded (and beautiful) area, and they still have dial-up internet. I barely get half a bar cell phone signal up there.
It was glorious to lay around for a day and a half with nothing to worry about except if Ron and Hermione would finally realize they were in love with each other, and what kind of makeup they used for Voldemort’s lack of nose.
We didn’t get through all the movies (I’ve seen them all a bunch of times anyway), but we did watch a good 12 hours or so of Harry Potter.
I’ll never get sick of it.
We had a little pizza party as well.
Followed by a cookie party for just me.
2. As a follow-up to that, I have been eating like absolute crap all week. I don’t think I’ve seen a vegetable since Christmas (oh wait, pizza is now a vegetable. Nevermind). But tomorrow is a new year! Back to the healthy-eating grind for me.
Not a resolution, just saying. I’ve had enough of eating processed garbo. I miss my veggies.
3. Eating like crap does not equal a good run. This morning I hit up the treadmill at the gym and it was slow going. I also haven’t ran in a couple of weeks and it showed. I honestly felt like a sloth, so I did intervals and mixed walking in with my running. It was a good way to ease myself into it, and I got nice and sweaty, so all is well.
4. I had a gift card for the mall, so I went to the mall gym this morning and afterwards hit up Lululemon (the only time I can buy stuff from there is when I have a gift card, because I am not rich enough to be able to spend $100 on pants).
The hoody I wanted was slightly discounted and final sale, so I had to try it on before I bought it to make sure it was good. As the girl was letting me in the change room, she asked me my name, and what kinds of activities I planned on doing in my new gear so she could write them down on my changeroom door.
I just want to try on a hoody, Ms. Noseypants. I don’t want it to say “laying on the couch eating pizza” on my door, which is what I plan on doing in my hoody tomorrow.
I said running, and she said “Actually, this hoody isn’t the best for running…” I know. I said that so you would have something to write down and so you would stop asking questions
I’m sure she was just trying to be helpful, but next time I am saying I will be using my new Lulu garb for my marathon and also Ironman training. Write that on my door.
5. I didn’t shower after the gym (hey, if you can’t be accepted all sweaty and gross in Lululemon, where can you be?) and as I was walking through the mall, a lady at one of those hair kiosks stopped me and was like “OMG! Your hair is so amazing! You have to tell me your secret!”
Friend, I haven’t washed my hair since Thursday. It’s in a greasy ponytail that is half falling out, and sweat has matted it to the side of my head. In the correct lighting, I look like I have bald spots above my ears. I’m not believing your sorry attempt at buttering me up. Save your hair ramblings for the next idiot who walks by because I’m not buying any of what you’re selling.
Good try though!
6. We finally bought a Keurig!
Andy’s parents have one so I have been enjoying delicious coffee there for the last couple of days, and I couldn’t go back home without one. It was on mega sale, and since Ando and I each buy a coffee a day, we are going to save some serious moolah with this beast. I’m excited for it. Gourmet coffee right in my very own kitchen. Yes yes.
7. I hope you all have a great New Year’s Eve!
Anderoni and I are hitting up our friend’s house party tonight, so tomorrow I will be laying around on the couch in my new Lulu hoody, recovering and eating pizza. And reading Sarah’s Key.
I just bought it…has anyone read it?
I will catch you all on Monday!
Or maybe not, since now that I’ve said that I may feel obligated to post :).
On a serious note, thank you for reading about my shenanigans this past year. All of your comments give me love bursts for you.
I mean it!