Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year, New Me!

photo credit: Burcu Avsar

So In know I haven't posted since November but honestly it's just that life really got in the way. A lot has happened (lost my job--REALLY long story, found a new job--YAY!, holidays, and just trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to do with my life) so needless to say all of my goals have kind of been pushed to the side. But one thing I've decided is that I really want to dedicate 2011 to me ~ in a totally healthy and good way NOT a shallow "the world revolves around me" way just so you know :).
I've come up with a list of a few "resolutions" and really tried to make them resonable attainable goals for the next few months. One the problems I have always had is that I try to set myself really BIG goals that end up stressing me out and then I give up and never reach them. SO with out further ado (drum roll please) I present to you LeAnn's 2011 New Year Resolutions (cue applause)!!!
  1. Update my blog at least once a week. I really want to dedicate myself to this I started it out in July around my birthday and was all set to make it amazing and then all of a sudden I just kind of avoided it like the plague, but now I'm ready to refocus and get started again.
  2. Work out 2x a week and slowly start to add more days. I'm trying to figure out a program I can stick to -- I recently canceled the gym membership because I just hadn't been going but I would like to start up again in the spring. So right now I'm just trying to figure out stuff I can do at home.
  3. Try new healthy foods and recipes. One of the best things about getting a new job (besides getting out of a pretty drama filled existence) is that I get home much earlier and can actually pitch in and try out new recipes.
  4. Lose 15 pounds. Clearly this is not my ultimate goal but this is just a nice fairly small achievable number that I know I can reach because I've done it before. Too often I try to set the goal in the 20s but it just seems so daunting and stressful so I finally got smart about and gave myself a less stressful goal.
  5. Find a support group. I've realized that I am one of those people who just can't do it on my own. BUT, at the same time I don't really like relying on family and friends because it just feels like too much pressure and that if I don't succeed I'm letting them down (yes I realize that I'm really just disappointing myself but still). I don't know what support group I'm going to join I've been thinking about OA or Weight Watchers (I've tried Weight Watchers in the past and found it a little stressful) but I just know that I have to find something.
I feel really good about the goals and have really put a lot of thought into them and am excited to get going. I obviously will keep you all posted (it is one of the goals) and am also planning a review on an AMAZING book that I finally finished. I hope you all have a very happy and blessed new year and feel free to leave comments telling your new years resolutions and goals :)


  1. I like your 5th resolution. I'm here for you, I'll support you and follow along on your journey to health.
    Take the bull by the horns this year and fill your home with all things that make you less stressed (good recipes included).

    My brand new blog!

  2. Thanks Roxie-Girl! I'm excited for this new year too last year was a LOOONG one!

    I'll definetly check out your blog and we can support eachother!