Hey y’all… I know I know… I have a tendency to fall off the face of the Earth sometimes. This year I’m not making resolutions I know I won’t keep. Such as, going to the gym five times a week, posting every single day, or not cursing at the bad drivers all over this dang city.
Instead I’m going to talk about realistic goals I’m setting for myself and ones that maybe you might be compelled to work on as well. Maybe these posts will speak to you, maybe you’ll just skim over and click on the doorknob one because evidently that’s the only real reason people are coming here. LOL.
So, my goals for this year are to live as happily and healthily as possible. I’m generally a happy person. I have always been a good eater. I watch my food choices and generally stay within the appropriate weight range for my size (if not a little below), but as for the exercise… well, I’m just dang lazy.
I’m setting up some Pilates classes I purchased on Groupon and though I cannot afford to keep them up each week (at $35 a session) I’m hoping they will jump-start me on the road to better health and I hope to share with you anything I find along the way that I think y’all could benefit from.
As for an update… well, I’m very active in my church. BEACH has been such a blessing. It’s nice to be back. 🙂
In other news I went skiing in Colorado. It was absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. The immense expanse of the Rockies are something that you never really can grasp until you see them in person.
My friend, Kelly, arranged for a group of girls to go with her and stay in a timeshare. It was so much fun. Also, my cousin, Catie, was able to drive over for one night from Colorado Springs so I got to hug on her for a bit. I can’t believe it’d been over 4 years since I’d last seen her.
The above pic was taken when some of us went tubing the first day there. I think that I had more fun tubing than anything else we did while in CO… We had so much fun!
Of course, I was totally unprepared. I really thought “eh, it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been skiing but I used to be pretty good so I’m sure I’ll pick it right back up.” Yeah. Right.
I’m happy to say that I made it to the top of Vail mountain, all 11,250 feet of it… and then made it to the bottom (by myself) without breaking any bones. My poor friend, Trish (in this pic above), had a massive panic attack about 1/4 of the way down and ski patrol had to take her off in a snow mobile. CRAZY. Poor thing. I will confess that my shins hurt so bad when I got to the bottom I cried.
In conclusion, it’s a wonderful place but definitely not for beginners or those who think they know what they’re doing but really don’t. I would encourage everyone to visit Colorado… it’s amazing. We spent a week in Vail and I drove in snow (with some awesome skills I may add) and it was a great escape for me this January. I needed to get away. Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and a fantastic start to 2011!
Here’s to hoping that I’m able to lower my stress level and increase my fitness level over the next year while continuing to focus on healthy eating habits and an overall positive attitude. 🙂