Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Resolutions

Random thought:

You will probably never hear me say, "Good Morning!" Why is this? Well, it is because I feel incredibly cheesy saying it, to me it is almost cliche. I don't know why I have an issue with this, but I do. People say it all the time and when I get that cheerful greeting I freeze and instead say, "Hi! How are ya!?" Can't do it.... If you do somehow get it out of me, it comes out as a half hearted, under the breath mumble, "Mornin.." Like an under the weather hillbilly redneck.

Same goes for "Happy New Year!" So with that being said, just know that I recognize that it is a new year. Hope it goes well for you...
Do you remember last year?

I would like to report on how I did. I had 4 goals.

#1 Cafe Rio-Go Cold Turkey

 This was not easy. But I would like to declare a victory for me. Out of 365 in 2012 I only went 3 times. Actually it was more like 2.5 times. How is that possible? Let me explain:

1 Failure: Had a migraine and totally spewed breakfast everywhere. Feeling quite pathetic and hungry hours later I craved some tortilla soup. The best tortilla soup is from I gave i. This was around May. I do not feel as if I could really say I failed when all I got was brothy soup. But whatever.
2nd Failure: Stupid person from work had his last day at the office. For his last meal he wanted all of us to go to Cafe Rio. I had to go. It was for work. This was around August? Not my fault. The burrito was amazing! But whatever.
3rd Failure: Totally my fault. Gave in and went with Shanna. I failed why not just give up. This was around September? It was delightful and I had no guilt

So out of 365 days I suceeded 362 days. Which is a percentage of .991 percent! 99% is good enough for me!

Will I have this as my 2013 resolution? Nope. Because I don't need to. It isn't an addiction anymore. It is not my crack or meth and I have weeded it out of my life. woohooo for me!

#2 Read More Books- Including the Book of Mormon

I did a fair amount of reading. I could have done better though. Anth and I did start reading the Book of Mormon again though. I am happy to announce that we are in the book of Mosiah. Anth wakes me up every morning around 7:30 and we read a chapter or two before he leaves for work. It is a nice way to start the day and I enjoy the time with Anth. We will continue reading together and I have a hefty goal of reading 50 books this year. See my 2013 reading lists for the books I am reading. Currently I am reading, "The Hobbit" and "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet". Both excellent books.

#3 Run
I suck. Truly. I did really well in the late winter/early spring. But then the summer came and it got really hot and I lost motivation. Then the fall came and we were consumed with house stuff and then the holidays came. I suck. I say it again. I failed. But I just bought me a new work out getup and I look forward to rockin it soon. Resolution this year? Yes.... I would love to be able to run a 5k. that sounds pathetic but I have gained a lot of weight and run 3.5 miles will take a lot of work to get me there.

#4 Eat Healthy
 Umm....FAIL! I have been a fatty magee for the last couple of months. As soon as we move in and get settled things are going to change. Again...

Basically I am using last years (besides Cafe Rio) resolutions. I know there are some people that think making goals at the beginning of the year is stupid but I believe it is beneficially to look within yourself and see what you could improve upon. I wish us all the best of luck. 

What are your resolutions? How did you do last year? Do you have any suggestions for me? Any book recommendations?


The DeGiulio's said...

Good for you! I honestly can't remember when my last resolution was...probably because I'm bad at keeping them. I guess you should say.mine are to eat healthier and run. So far I'm doing real good I decided to bake cookies and eat them instead of going to the gym that's less than a minute away from us.

Heather Leigh said...

I can't believe you gave up Cafe Rio. That is a task my friend, bravo. And 50 books is a lot of reading, go you! I may have to put Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet on my list too. :) Rock on lady