1. No ‘Fat Talk’ in 2012 Yes, you heard me right. I’m instituting a no ‘fat talk’ policy for the entire year. When the idea first came to my mind, I thought there was no way I could go a whole year without verbally saying things like “I look fat” or “my thighs look huge”. But as hard as it may be, I think it’s worth pursuing. That’s not to say that I’m planning on becoming complacent with my fitness goals. But I do think it’s important to be thankful for where I am at in the here and now and to spend less time thinking about myself and turn that attention to those around me.
If you wan to join me and take the ‘No Fat Talk Pledge’ feel free to leave a comment below. I think we could all stand to be a little nicer to our bodies. Perhaps we could Tweet positive motivations under the hash tag #nofattalk2012 as well?
2. Spend More Mindfully, Save More Money Can’t we all relate? I want to be more thoughtful about how I spend money this year. That means fewer trips to Starbucks, being more diligent about packing lunches at home, purchasing investment pieces for my wardrobe rather than a bunch of stuff I’ll be sick of wearing a year later. You get the idea. Joey and I would like to pay off his school loans as soon as possible this year, and I want to do my part!
3. Read My Bible More I think this one is pretty self explanatory, but I want to spend more time in God’s word, growing closer to Him and learning more about what His will is for my life.
4. Grow Espresso and Cream The actual plan for how to achieve this have yet to be laid in stone. My hope is that I can put together a plan for actively growing this little blog, since in the past I have been rather passive about how it grows.
4. Wash My Hair Less This is a slightly less serious goal, but I think it still counts. I really want to ring in 2013 with long, healthy locks. But my hair stylist says I need to do a better job of not washing it so darn often or using as many styling tools if I want it to grow. I’m going on three days without washing right now – off to a great start!
5. Maintain My Current Weight, Get Comfortable With My Body No silly diets or juice cleanses here. I’m just shy of 5’10 and weigh somewhere between 145-148 pounds. I wear size 28 jeans. But more importantly, I have a body capable of running hundreds of miles a year, walking our dog, throwing the football with my hubby, lifting weights and doing hundreds of squats. Pretty cool stuff.