Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014

I feel semi-obligated to share my New Year's Resolution(s) here, just to stay accountable. THESE were my resolutions for 2013, and aside from learning French, I stuck with them pretty well. I'm still working on learning French. I don't have a reason for wanting to learn other than it's pretty and I like it. Back off.

First, let's talk about the whirlwind that was 2013. In January I broke my toe playing indoor soccer and let it heal for a measly 3ish weeks before I ran 4 miles on it. (It still hurts to this day when I run.) I also learned that I'm terrible at interviews, however I would be better now because part of my job is screening interviewees and candidates for my company. 

In February I ran my first half marathon. It was the Disney Princess Half and I "ran" it with my BFF in Disney World. It was a fun experience because we got to see each other, but it is not a race I would recommend. Too crowded. Too expensive. Too humid.


In March I started the ever-so-popular Frisky Friday trend and I met some of my favorite bloggers at the time. I'm proud to now call them my friends and we hang out with and without our kids on a regular basis.


April was busy as fuck. I lost a fight with my shoes and busted it in the parking lot at the grocery store. I still have the scar to prove it. I ran my second half with my new blogger friends after training for only 2 weeks. I bought my condo and moved out of my dad's place, where I had been living since my divorce the prior September. I also got my job that I have now.


In May I discovered it's cute as fuck when my kid tries to say "frog" and I ran my first mud run


In June I wrote one of my most clever (in my opinion) Frisky Friday posts.

In July I created my bucket list and crossed a few things off it in honor of my birthday, for which my friend threw me a Harry Potter costume party. I also ruled out cleanses as a legit means to detox and/or lose weight.

Aw, this was back when I had grass in my (tiny) yard.
Memories.

In August I made a how-to video for my Nerky Bun and was blown away by the positive reaction from it. I vowed to make more videos, so I did a vlog with Mama Laughlin a couple of weeks later, in which we drank in her driveway and answered questions. We got a lot of positive feedback, but also a lot of negativity around it which I wasn't prepared for and it hurt my feelings, so I haven't made a video since. I also tore my ACL but didn't know it just yet. 


In September I found out that I had torn my ACL and my meniscus (playing soccer) instead of just the meniscus like they had originally thought. I was devastated about it. I had surgery on Sept. 4. Eight days later I was back in the gym because I'm stubborn like that.


In October I had my first Brazilian wax, which we'll talk more about later. I also went to my first strip club with a new blog friend. Those two events were mutually exclusive, just FYI.

In November I met yet another couple of bloggers and finished my third half of the year less than 12 weeks post-op from ACL surgery. I ran 7.5 miles with zero training and walked the rest. I'm proud to say I did it.


I finished out the year in December by playing Santa for my 2 year old who is starting to understand Christmas. Along the way my son has grown into such a fun toddler. My blog has grown and you people are who I have to thank for that. I've continued to lose weight and improve my body and mind. Here's to an ab-fab 2014!

Fitness Goals:

I hesitate to say I want to run a full marathon this Fall. I do want to, I'm just not sure I can put my body under that kind of stress less than a year after having ACL reconstruction surgery. It is a goal and I will do it one day, but I'm going to listen to my body.

I feel the same way about doing a triathlon. I just need to take it slow for a bit and test the waters. I really don't want to do any long term damage to my knee, so I'll resolve to listen to my body and sign up for races as I feel like I can do them.

I'd also like to slim down a bit more. This is not a resolution to "get healthy" or some bullshit. I am healthy for the most part. I just gained a little bit of the weight I had lost over the holidays. I felt really great at 130 and I want to get back there. And STAY. 

I will not be a whiny little shit when it's cold outside. I will bundle up and go for that run or gym it or whatever. (Unless it's icy. Ew.) 

Travel:

I will go visit my BFF in DC before she moves away from there. And then I will go visit her wherever the Army takes her (husband) after that, although depending on the location, maybe not this year.

I will go to a muthafuckin BEACH this summer. And not that sorry excuse for waterfront we call Galveston here in Texas. A pretty beach.

Mom-ish:

I am so #blessed to be my kid's mom. He's legit the silliest, goofiest, funniest 2 year old I know. I just want to help him grow into a good man. This is just a standing fear I have, not so much a call for a resolution. I will constantly be working to make sure he is polite and kind and silly and happy.

Personal:

I will have fun. I will look on the bright side. I will wake up when my alarm goes off and greet the day because I'M NERKY MEG, BITCH. I will not snooze 6,000 times and be late for work because I'm too lazy to be a goddamn grown up and get my ass out of bed. I will make the best out of every situation and I will be fucking happy, regardless where life takes me. I'll live in the moment.

I will continue to grow this blog. 

And for fuck's sake, (with the help of my awesome friends) I will not let the haters get me down, whatever form they take.

GLASS HALF FULL IN 2014.

7 comments:

  1. Love this :)

    And love your blog. Happy New Year!

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  2. I LOVE your resolutions. Like puffy heart sticker your resolutions. You are totally going to rock each and every one of them. Especially the one about haters, and being an awesome mom. You are all of the things.

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  3. Boom! Atta girl!
    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  4. And that's how its done folks! Happy New year! Can't wait to see where 2014 takes us!

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  5. Galveston is just nasty. Unfortunately it's the only experience with a beach I've had too :( I need to see a pretty one toooo!

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  6. I love that last one, it is so me. Not a morning person and I will whine and come up excuses not to get out of bed in the morning. Time to suck it up and stop being such a baby. Oh and I am planning to be down in Dallas this year to visit family so I will be looking your ass up!

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