It’s weird to think that today is my birthday and therefore I am 28 (too bad I am not 24 since you know, that would rhyme :P). I don’t feel 28, but I don’t really know how I should feel either. People still assume I am in the late teens and get shocked to find out I am not around 19-21. Which is totally fine with me, for the most part. I mean a good chunk of my family looks younger than they are, so I’ll totally roll with it! But when I am trying to be taken seriously in a big company or for once don’t want to get my ID checked for something as simple as a video game, it’d be nice. Even when I dress “older” it’s still assumed I am younger I just CAN NOT win!
Anyways. So yeah, happy birthday to me :D! My birthday plans will involve spending money and doing some shopping for myself and just enjoying my day off. Later tonight I’ll be going out to dinner to celebrate my dinner, which I am very excited for. I plan to eat amazing food that is bad for me without any regrets, haha. And of course cake, as there should always be cake. This year is going to be a great year And I like starting the year out by feeling like I am old. Doing some traveling later in the year with the super-wonderful Keeshia and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THAT! Of course I”m sure both of us will vlog :P Plus traveling with my amazing boyfriend at some point. Hopefully moving at some point as well. And just other amazing things. Anyways.
I babble too much sometimes <3
So, happy birthday to me
Trying to stay healthy can be very difficult. It’s not something I do 24/7, nor something I want to do 24/7, but it is something I try to be aware of. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t splurge on a cheeseburger or have some chocolate or something, but I try to keep things in moderation. I try to motivate myself to actually get ready to head to the gym and I try to motivate myself to eat mostly healthy. But it’s more than just running on a treadmill and eating healthy. It’s a state of mind.
When I first decided I wanted to lose weight and tone up it was because I wanted to. It wasn’t because I thought I had to for a guy or because of the images in the media, it was because I wanted to. I didn’t want to be skinny, I wanted to be healthy. And with that goal in mind I lost 25lbs just by running outside everyday. And I am SO proud of that. It was the first step to (hopefully) losing another 15lbs. But in the end it’s more than just what I see on the scale, it’s how I feel.
I have more energy, I feel motivated to try other things, and just in general I feel happier. Granted that is because of other things in my life right now, but going to the gym and sweating my butt off certainly doesn’t help I don’t know the point of this post, other than if you want to get healthy. Then do it. No excuses. No I’ll do it next year or I’ll start next week. Start today. Start now. You don’t need a gym membership, you can do it at home! There’s SO many awesome youtube videos that have workouts and so many helpful websites to go to (personally love Blogilates on youtube, has workouts and yummy recipes) I am also thankful that I have people in my life that motivate me and enjoy working out and being active too (yay for awesome boyfriends). And if you don’t have that, I will happily be that for you
Side note, I’ve considered posting healthy recipes that I have been cooking on this blog Because it is honestly not as expensive as people think it is.
It’s weird to think it’s 2014. It seems like 2013 just flew by! 2013 was a good year overall I got to travel, spend lots of time with family, my amazing boyfriend, doing the work I love doing (designing and gaming). Every new year people make resolutions, I’ve never been into making them. When I was in school still it was always “do better in school” etc etc. I started working out at the end of 2012 and continued to do it through 2013, although not as much as I should. I don’t consider working out and eating healthy to be a resolution though, I consider it a life style change. I’d be lying if I said I ate healthy everyday because I don’t. Today I ordered Chinese food and it was delicious. And I don’t feel guilty for that, nor should I. Splurging is nice! Just try to not do it all the time :p
Random babbling aside I am excited for this year. My boyfriend and I have lots of plans for this year and I hope to actually not be a slacker and blog and document them. I will also be turning 28 on January 17th which is just strange to me. I’ve been on this earth for almost 28 years, although most people think I’m 18/19 anyways :p
This year I really want to blog more, not just randomly throughout the year I did last year but as often as possible. I want to post DIY stuff when I move later in the year, I want to post photos, and other things. I bought a DSLR camera last year and I’ve barely used it besides recording videos for my youtube channel. I want to start making more art like I used to do (painting, drawings, etc). And I want to continue to further my career, to keep learning and growing as a designer and to do it within a company but also personally too. I am looking forward to 2014 and what it has in store for me I guess is what I am trying to say haha :) Do you have any resolutions for this year? Do you generally stick to them?