Wednesday, January 6, 2010

i'm all about 2010

yes, resolutions ARE stupid. i'm not sure if i ever really made an "official" New Year's Resolution in my life, or kept one...for longer than a day.

last year, i posted about the things i was looking forward to in 2009. all of those awesome things happened and were even better than i could have imagined. and 2010 is gonna be EVEN BETTER!

things i'm looking forward to in 2010:
* rachel's baby shower (2 weeks away!)
* becoming an auntie and welcoming baby girl lusky into this world!
* registering for awesome STUFF. yes, i will be registering for Rachael Ray awesomeness and sweet bathroom crap
* my bridal shower!
* summer
* josh's brother's wedding
* wedding planning, josh & i's wedding, and most awesomely: week-long honeymoon in MEXICO
* moving in with josh!

ok, ok, that was a lot of gushy josh & me looking-forward-to stuff, but um, can't help it.

things i'm gonna do differently in 2010, aka goals:
* read more
my goal is to read 6 books that i've never read before. i feel like this is a decent amount, considering the crazy busyness i'm going to face this year!

* eat better
of course, gotta throw something like this in. i need to get over my sweet tooth. stop making brownies for no reason. don't get dessert at restaurants. stop grabbing handfuls of peanut M&M's every time i walk down the stairs at work. must limit myself to special occasions or only a few times a week!
are you supposed to shove it all down before new year's day? give it away? don't start eating better/dieting until you finish your candy??

* attempt to exercise
yeah, i suck at this. i need to do something with myself! really, i need to find something i enjoy and find some sort of consistency.

* be more focused and organized
at work, at home, at life. also should throw out crap i don't need anymore. yes. must throw out lots of crap.

* spend less, save more and give even when i think i can't afford it
i need to stop buying things. i need to put away money for the future. i need to be willing to give to others that need it more than me.

i think those are some good goals. we'll see how they work out. as of day 7 of 2010, i've been doing ok on the "eating better," haven't started reading anything new yet and have no desire to exercise. so...that's...good.

yeah, so, in closing, give me some awesome book recommendations!!!


Kristin Lynch said... Best Blogger Tips

Book recommendation: 'Angela's Ashes' by Frank McCourt. One of my all-time favorite books. You know the kind of book where you start to feel sad when you realize you're getting to the end? That's how good this book is. There's some Irish brogue at the beginning that can be a little tough to get through, but it's well worth it.

Exercise recommendation: get a Wii. I use EA Active (doing their 30 day challenge now) and Wii Fit Plus. EA Active is more traditional exercise. Wii Fit Plus has lots of games that are exercise but are so much fun they don't feel like exercise. I have both if you want to try them over @ my place.

Sounds like you're geared up for a great 2010! I'm excited for you!

Amanda Kifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Book Recommendations:
Sophie Kinsella's -Can you keep a Secret?, 20's Girl, Remember Me? (all three of these are great short reads)

Exercising I can't help... I'm weird and find running to be amazing. I like the time to think and love the runner's high! :o)

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

volleyball is exercise!! 2 games next week! woot!

crazy busy awesome 2010!

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

"The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. She has a 180 approach to relationships as compared to what we're being taught about happiness. It's old school Treat Each Other Well information, but it's nice to hear it. I recommend it to ANYONE in a serious relationship that wants to make their honey happy. I know Craig is a BIG FAN!

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

thank's guys! i'll keep these all in mind!

megan said... Best Blogger Tips

my suggestion for exercise is the same one i give most people -- bikram yoga. i tried it starting in march 2009, and have done it for a month or two at a time off and on since then. whenever i'm not going, i miss it. it's 90 minutes of guided yoga poses in a room that is heated to 105 degrees and 40-50% humidity. I KNOW it sounds miserable, but trust me when i tell you that a) your body really does adjust to it, and b) you will not believe how much more flexible you are in that kind of environment. this yoga helps every system of your body, as well as your mind. it completely changes how i feel, how i walk, how i eat, EVERYTHING. seriously, you should try it.

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome idea! i'll have to do some research to find something in my area. i've always wanted to do stuff like that!