Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello There, 2015!

I feel a bit hypocritical writing this post as I usually NEVER write New Year's Resolutions. I still won't really for this year but wanted to share what I wore on New Year's Day and figured the best thing to include with it were resolutions. I'd say the resolutions listed below are more goals for my year than resolutions. But aren't those sort of the same thing in the end? Hmm...

Cody and I kept the whole New Year's Eve spread low key. We ordered Chinese food, I grabbed some champagne at the store, and we just watched the Myth Busters marathon all night. Then I decided once and for all that I just do not like champagne (I bought a bottle in hopes my opinion would change - nope!) and then we both fell asleep like a pair of old people on the couch by 10:30pm. Sad, I know.

I woke up around 11:45pm and when the ball dropped, I woke Cody up for our midnight kiss. He was so out of it and sleepy, though, that he was not into my demands for a kiss and kept waving me off! I got annoyed (naturally) and gave up, demanding we just go to bed. Once in bed, though, he was wide awake and kept tossing and turning and keeping me awake! It was all rather comical. Oh well!

On New Year's Day, we just hung around and had a lazy morning. Then we headed over to my parents' house, where my dad was making prime rib and had a stack of scratch cards/lottery tickets for us to take our chances on. Cody wound up winning $15 and I walked away with $8. Not bad!

What did you do for New Year's? A lot of my friends reported keeping it low key as well. I find that so much more relaxing and enjoyable. Although, around where I live, even if you want the "nightlife" kind of NYE, you have to drive at least 45min to an hour to get into Boston or Providence.

No thanks! I'd rather be all dressed up with nowhere to go!

OK, so that's a lie. Cody and I were both in pajamas eating our crab rangoons and pepper steak by 7pm.

Anyway, without further ado, here is what I wish to accomplish this year!

1. Keep it up with my new fitness routine. I have, what I think, found a good balance of workout routines to get myself back in shape. I try to get 3 workouts a week - 1 yoga class, 1 jazzercise class (I am completely serious - it's so fun!), and 1 night at my office's gym. I am hoping to add 1 more form of exercise into that rotation where I can, whether it's a Barre class or Pilates class or even just a quick workout on our new Maxi Climber (thanks, Santa!). Nothing I do is extreme but I don't want to be extreme. I just want to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

2. In that same aspect, eat healthier. It's not that I eat like crap as it is. I am pretty good at keeping things balanced and in moderation - but I have a hard time resisting a soda or something sweet. These days, though, I'm noticing my metabolism slowing down (oh hey mid-twenties!) so I know I need to think healthier and perhaps change a few things in my diet. So far, I've been doing pretty well cutting back my soda intake (I only have a Diet Coke on special occasions or at parties really) and I try not to stock our cabinets with too many snack foods or sweets. Let's see if it continues!

3. Be patient with my new job role. I am not good with change, as everyone knows. This is why I am nervous about starting my new role at EMC in the New Year as an events coordinator. Though I've worked on some events and tradeshows with my co-workers this past year (I am an awesome co-captain!), it's a different ball game to be the one in charge of an entire event! I am super nervous - I know it will be overwhelming at first - so my goal is to have patience, breathe, and just learn as much as I can and ask a lot of questions.

4. At the same time, I want to totally ROCK at my new job role. Nervousness aside, I want to ROCK at my new job. It's my first job with a focused role (I've always been an admin, assistant, or a role that wears a lot of hats) so it's going to be nice to have one purpose everyday. It's scary, advancing in my career, but it's also empowering. LET'S DO THIS!

5. Have more patience over all. I'll admit it, I'm a perfectionist and a control freak. When things change last minute, don't go as planned, or is out of my control, I tend to lose it a little. I am getting better at keeping my cool (you have to in marketing!) but it's always something I am working on. Hopefully, 2015 will be my year of cooling it and going with the flow!