Like most of you, I mentally compiled my list of life-enhancing New Year's resolutions this morning AND like most of you, they are all on hold until tomorrow. After pretending to be Tupac and drinking too much Thug Passion, I spent the beginning of 2012 so hungover that I couldn't do more than lie in the fetal position whimpering and watching episodes of Mob Wives.
Resolutions are tricky things as they seem to start with such intensity and then kind of fade away. My first resolution of 2012 is to not forget about my resolutions. This is easier said than done, but I think if I make completely attainable goals (with outlined steps to get there), it's almost impossible to fail. I don't know how your brain works, but if I say that I want to "work out at least 4x a week to go down two dresses by my birthday" it's much harder for me to ignore than just "lose weight in 2012."
So what do I want from 2012? I want to create some awesome things. I want to make my blog better and I want to make myself better. In the words of Steve Jobs, the plan is to stay hungry and stay foolish. So on that note, here are my New Year's resolutions:
Save $$ each month so I have enough cashews for a long weekend in the Bahamas.
The big focus on 2011 was this LA experiment, so obviously, a vacation just wasn't in the cards. As 2012 is getting me back to NYC (and back to normalcy), I feel like I'm almost back to a place where I can start chatting about a tropical vacation. A few hundred dollars tossed into my savings account every few weeks won't be a huge burden and will ensure that I'll be lying on a beach somewhere later this year.
Buy less inexpensive pieces and instead buy quality items I'll have forever.
I'm the queen of impulse buys and online shopping. I'm going to stop wasting my money on H&M and Asos pieces that I wear a handful of times and start buying fewer items, but high-end, fabulous things that I'll have for years to come. For the same price as five random bags from Zara or Aldo, I can have the Chloe beauty above. It's not even a question...
Work out at least 4x a week and severely cut the carbs out of my diet so I can drop two dress sizes by my 29th birthday.
I have been training and trying to pull myself out of the cardio cave that I've been stagnating in for the last few years, but it's time to really get serious. No more excuses about being too tired after work, not having enough time, blah, blah, blah. I should start selling all of the excuses I have for not working out (or for eating carb after delicious carb) because I crank out a new one constantly. I've gotten a bit fluffy over the holidays and have decided that I'm dropping two sizes by my 29th birthday. I will have the same abs as the rude girl above and maybe if I'm a really good girl this year, I'll have those ta-tas as well...
Work hard and kick some serious ass at work.
I feel like I'm a pretty hard worker by nature, but it's on this year it's on. I have some very lofty goals for work this year and can't wait to get started.