Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013
|January 16, 2013|
2012 was a BIG year for me! I tried so many new things and really got out of my comfort zone in all categories. First things first, I owe you the links to the recipes that I got in the mail from The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Sorry, I have been neglecting my blog for a bit. What can I say? I don’t think I am the only one that slacks a bit during the holidays.
***Quick note: Absolutely LOVED that the bloggers sent me these cookies in single serving packs. The cookie pops were individually wrapped keeping me from over eating them. The molasses cookies were wrapped in about 3 cookies per bag so they were easy to grab for my lunch. The turtle cookies were so decadent, one was plenty to satisfy a craving. Great tip for resisting cookies during the holidays. If you are tempted to eat a ton (let’s be honest, who isn’t tempted?) then bag them up for lunches in single serving zip-lock bags.
Next up, 2012 year in review. Broke so many PRs and really embraced my goals and what I wanted to do. Here’s a few highlights of my year…
Let’s talk 2013. This year will be bigger and better! I have already started studying to earn my Certified Personal Trainer cert with plans to earn a cert for nutritional counseling as well. (I am addicted to learning. Before I die I bet I’ll have a million certs and degrees for anything and everything.) I also have my Tinkerbell Half Marathon on Sunday (YIKES!) and I have signed up for the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare in September and plan to sign up for the Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon to earn my Coast to Coast medal. I might even add a little Tough Mudder to the mix but I am still not sure. The thought of getting shocked from live wires doesn’t sound too fun to me.
In addition to all my planned runs (and my unplanned runs), I am going to focus a lot more on my diet. Less healthier and more healthy, so I hope your ready for all my recipes. I have also decided to drink less (alcohol). I have decided I will save all my drinking for special occasions like birthdays, vacation, the 4th of July… no more drinking-because-its-fun type of nights. With alcohol, you are drinking pure calories, encouraging blood sugars to spike, and when you drink enough (enough for the fun to begin) you weaken your immune system. It’s just not a good thing to be drinking in excess.
I have also been inspired by all those before and afters on Pinterest. If they can do it, so can I. This past year I have being going at a slower pace in reaching my goals. Yes, I am getting there but why not light the match and get there a little faster?
Here are a few things I plan to do for 2013:
- Alcohol should be enjoyed at a minimum
- Exercise 6 days a week
- Eat better
- 8 hours a sleep a night
- 1,000 miles run total
- Get my CPT cert
- Get my Nutrition Counseling cert
- Pledge not to use the elevator at my work (stairs only!)
…and I am sure there will be many other things I will add to this list as the year goes by. But that’s what updating my blog is for 🙂