New Year’s Resolutions 2k14

Okay, here’s what I’ve got

  • Dance Everyday. Even if it’s just a little. Even if I’m tired. Even if it’s just without pants in my room or in the shower. It’ll make me happier.
  • No matter what weight or shape my body is, to live like it is my ideal. I spent a lot of time in the past 24 years thinking about how much happier I’d be if it changed, or how much different I’d be, the things I’d do, etc., FUCK ALL OF THAT. I’m living like I’m in my skinny pants everyday without remorse.
  • Doing entertainment full time. I wanna take the plunge. I really do. The day job madness is not bad, it offers stability. I just want what I came to New York for. Seizin all the damn days, ya hear?
  • Sleeping more. 
  • Becoming organized. Actually using the calendar on my phone and remembering to check daily.
  • To have an actual savings by the end of the year

I’ll come back and check on these right before 2015 :)

The Pros and Cons of Working Out

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Like everyone who ate last year, one of my numerous resolutions was to work out even more. Like 5 days a week more. Like actually stretching sometimes too, more. Like I found this great YouTube channel called “Blogilates” and now we’re in a relationship, more. But if we’re all being honest with ourselves (read: it’s not just me, right?) there are just as many cons as there are pros to working out. I will always suggest working out over not working out, but let’s be real:

CONS:

  • So much for your good hair day. I have a giant curly mane and working out gets the best of it every time. After restraining my hair in a too-tight head band and scrunchy, I’m not sure why I expect my hair too look like anything presentable. Let’s not even get into the whole sweating in my hair thing. And oh yeah! Working out at the gym means a commute that zaps all the re-primping time you could allot yourself. Angst.
  • You have to create better playlists more often because you can only sweat to new songs for so long before you revert back to Britney Spears and Cher jams. 
  • People can see you
  • Maybe your body is secretly old and you hurt your knee during squats and have to use old people aspercreme on your old people knees.
  • Apparently there are more acceptable other workout clothes besides oversized ratty Wal-Mart tshirts from the 90s.
  • You will lose something on the elliptical. I’m not sure how, but I lost a chapstick there yesterday. You have to carry a bottle of water, an iPod, a towel, the complimentary token for the massage chair, your chapstick, and your dignity from machine to machine. There will be losses.

But as expected, the Pros outweigh the cons.

PROS:

  • You get really unfairly hot and you live in NYC so that means your life will be markedly better. Hotness equals money. I’m willing to bet my pants that most of the “successful” people here work out on the reg.
  • You’re in a better mood because you accomplished something important. Sure, getting out of bed is an accomplishment, and washing behind your ears is important, but come on. This takes dedication.
  • You stick to your diet more because you don’t want to blow all your hard gym-work. That extra-large piece of pizza really never seems worth the full hour you’d have to put in to burn it off.
  • You sleep better because you’re exhausted. 
  • Your bathroom duties are more regulated. I’m not exactly Jamie Lee Curtis, but I care about your regularity.
  • You live longer or some crap.

I highly recommend working out. I’m not a doctor, and it’s not like some fun thing to do, but it is effective. It’s like the only thing that makes you smarter, happier, and hotter. 
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Spending the rest of my evening:
learning some songs on ukulele
considering making a youtube video filled with goodies and “newtube resolutions”
planning my new year
reveling in the joy that is my roommates brother who has turned our living room into the coolest effing place ever (complete with projector screen and surround sound)
wishing i had a  mac so my webcam photos  looked awesome
I want at least one person to photo-reply to this, just because I’ve never seen a photo reply.

Spending the rest of my evening:

  • learning some songs on ukulele
  • considering making a youtube video filled with goodies and “newtube resolutions”
  • planning my new year
  • reveling in the joy that is my roommates brother who has turned our living room into the coolest effing place ever (complete with projector screen and surround sound)
  • wishing i had a  mac so my webcam photos  looked awesome

I want at least one person to photo-reply to this, just because I’ve never seen a photo reply.

New Year’s Resolutions. In no particular order…

  1. Get to wear the green dress FULL TIME
  2. Get to hang out with Tinkerbell from time to time.
  3. Save for a surplus of at least $3,000 by the end of the year
  4. Lose weight and get in the sickest shape of my life
  5. Become a youtube partner
  6. Learn the ukulele really really really really well
  7. Learn French fluently
  8. Read a new book every month
  9. Vlog interesting things at least bi-weekly
  10. Save up to make everyone’s birthdays magical
  11. Get a macbook and upgrade my nikon to AT LEAST a d90
  12. Move into a house
  13. Make and save enough to furnish house
  14. Take a vacation
  15. Visit home more often

Here’s to the best 2011 EVER!