Sunday, January 13, 2013

5 New Year's Resolutions


This is my first blog post in 2013 and I thought there is no better way than to start with my New Year's Resolutions. I am usually always one to say that I don't have any resolutions because they usually always fail.
Maybe the word "resolution" is just a little bit drastic. I just want to make a few little changes that will make 2013 better than 2012!

Happy New Year - thelipstickdiaries


Looking back ...

2012 was a good year for me, but I was totally consumbed by work. There were many weeks where it was just wake up, go to work, come back, eat, sleep and the same thing for the rest of the week.
Often I wanted to go out but just was to tired. I am not quite sure how to change this yet, but I really need to stop and think that work is really not everything.

The last year was a year where I managed (startin from Easter) to loose a few pounds. I got a bit chubby 2011 and my parents told me that it is time to be careful because i will be fat sooner than I know it. As harsh as it was they were right. SO, I started to eat moore healthy, very Dukan Diet orientated. On me eating a lot of protein and vegetables and limited carbs and fat worked like magic.

In terms of being active, I did quite well over the summer taking the Boris bike to work really often but as soon as winter came I got lazy. :(

Summer 2012 was our big holiday in Greece, check out my posts on that here and here. This holiday ws so well deserved and so amazing and beautiful that I still think about it quite often. The rest of the year I just went back home to Austria once in a while but did not really go to any other places.

Looking forward ...

For 2013 my 5 New Year's Resolutions are:
  1. Do more fun stuff
  2. Eat healthy
  3. Take the stairs everywhere possible
  4. Travel more
  5. Save some money
Sounds easy doesn't it?
I really want do do more things I love such as youtube, blogging, going out and meeting friends, work really is not everything and I really need to remember that regardless how tired I am. I will convice Theo to make a regular Wednesday date night or something to force us to go out. :)

I want to continue to eat healthy now that I know what works for me and loose a little bit more weight to finally be a size 10 again.

Taking the stairs where possilbe seems to the the hardest of my 5 goals. Especially in the morning this is quite a challenge. The good thing is that taking the stairs is still faster and easier that going for an hour to the gym (I hate the gym) and over time adds up.

Exept going to Greece I did not go anywhere new last year. This has to change. We are already considering to take a May weekend trip to Paris. Yay! Any tips anyone?

Additionally in 2013 I really want to save some money! This does not necessarily mean that I have to cut back on things, it might. It means primarily to find a new job where I get paid more, so wish me luck!

What are your resolutions for 2013?

So long...