Realistic Resolutions


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There's a good reason why I don't usually make resolutions right at New Year. Most of the time, I never follow through because those resolutions are impulsively conjured up just for the reason of having resolutions. But with the blog being such a great motivator and note-saver (which is why I'm striving to blog more often!), I've decided to write up some well-thought, realistic resolutions that I really want to build into habits this coming year, and of course, I'm sharing them with you because, you know, you're fantastic

I've always had problems with my weight/self-image ever since I can remember, but I don't obsess about it as much anymore, especially because I know everything is in my hands, and I realize that if I want to change, I have to take control. That said, I resolve to eat better (which isn't really a problem with me, I just have to make more time to cook more often) and go to the gym more times a week than I already do. 

To keep my mind spry and also to make sure I can keep throwing smart-alecky quotes at people I want to impress, I resolve to read more. Not just comics, but actually bust through the books I've been hoarding forever. I'm a bibliophile, yes that's true, but ever since I graduated last May, I really haven't been motivated to get back to reading and writing about what I read anymore. That's gonna change, my friends, and so, the "happy photo" part of the sidebar is now replaced  by a "currently reading" portion. 

I also want to start building the habit of cleaning up after myself. I tend to be really messy, like I have piles of stuff lying around the house all the time. I also have 3 cats, which makes cleaning absolutely necessary. I must not slack. Along with cleaning up house, I also want to start investing in a really good skin care regimen. Until I find something I want to splurge on, I shall be going barefaced. It's been doing wonders to my skin. 

Lastly, I want to start keeping up with friends and making new, lasting ones, too, which is why I am striving to write more letters. I used to have penpals when I was a kid, and I kinda miss that now that I'm older. My first letter is going to be mailed out tomorrow morning, and I have plans on integrating that into the blog. 

What are some of your realistic resolutions?

32 comments:

  1. Good resolutions but some of them sound hard to keep. I would never keep up to them gym 4 times every week or a chapter of a book every day!


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING!

    xxx

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  2. I am a total mess so the cleaning up after myself is a must on my list too, I read everyday so thats sorted, and never really wear any makeup. but my skin is getting older soi need to start looking after it more too. xxx

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  3. Great list for sure! Good luck on it all. My list is pretty long, but I want to make the changes happen. One was to read books too, not just blogs. Already finished my first book! :)

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  4. Best of luck with your resolutions Laura! :) I haven't made any definite ones but I'm planning on getting back on the wii fit from next week.. been ages since I last used it and I got wii zumba for Christmas so that should motivate me! Also to be more organised should definitely be a resolution of mine.. I hate being on the last minute with things! x

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  5. What a good set of resolutions - I think one of my main ones is to experiment and try new recipes when it comes to cooking. It was okki to get by on pasta and pizza when it was just me but now I have the husband we need to east healthy and fun stuff.

    That and I really need to get back into reading - I really don't seem to be doing that anymore weirdly.

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  6. I love your resolution to go to the gym 4 times a week! #BEASTMODE

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  7. Good luck luvvy! I need to do the same, healthy eating and basic exercise. Plus I'm lazy, which I totally need to sort out haha!

    Talitha xx

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  8. These are great resolutions Laura. I would never be able to go to the gym four times a week so I am crossing my fingers for you! -Dreama

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  9. Great resolutions!! I usually don't make resolutions to be honest. This year Scott & I promised to each other to eat healthier and take better care of our bodies, starting with the inside.

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  10. I'm really bad when it comes to sticking to resolutions. I make them and quickly forget about them.. Not this year tho! I'm starting to do Yoga because its a lot different from the Tai Bo I'm used to and it seems easy... haha Which probably isn't the best reason to pick it but well I've always wanted to try something that wasn't as high maintenance as the Tai Bo. Good luck with yours I think they are great especially the writing letters part!

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  11. wear less makeup? i guess i don't see you as a makeup abuser.

    i love your list. i've not made one because it would taunt me.

    love you, girl!!
    Tracy

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  12. I didn't make any resolutions this year, but I am doing Project 365 where I blog about fashion at least once a day. It hasn't been too hard so far. :)

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  13. That's a good list - I really need to invest more time in reading things that I actually want to read, not just things I feel I have to read.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. i used to make resolutions on my birthday (which is in march) because really, my birthday is MY new year, so why not? but the last few years i've been thinking of things to do on january 1.. i guess it's easier to track, but i'm not really a resolution person. HOWEVER, i need to get my finances in order and stop buying so many things i don't need, therefore i'm on a spending freeze.

    but, i have to say your resolutions are good.. realistic, and good. i have to tell you that after i graduated grad school, i didn't read anything productive for almost a year! i just couldn't do it.. and then finally i gradually got back into reading, and now when i read it's stuff i want to learn about or guiltily read about :)

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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  15. These are some pretty good resolutions. I'm still working on mine!

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  16. I think I need to join you on that be cleaner and healthier resolution :) I tend to be extra messy - which is why today, I rearranged our frindge and kitchen cabins. Great start, huh? :D I'll be fully supporting you with all those resolutions, they're great ♥ xoxo

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  17. Well chosen resolutions! I can't wait to see all the progress and share all the love!

    Also: Kurt Vonnegut? You HIPSTER!

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  18. I think you've made some great resolutions! My product line of choice for skincare is Clarins and Clinique. And I've not yet sat down to do my resolutions yet....but will soon!

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  19. I think if I were to make some resolutions this year my list would be identical to yours! This year I opt not to make any since I only have one goal which is to pass the bar. So how about you complete them for the both of us ;)

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  20. Laura, these are excellent. You will do great. I create small goals throughout the year that I would like to achieve. Places I would like to see, things I would like to do etc. I truly believe achieving in small increments is key. Good luck! :)

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  21. 3 kitties? Wow- I thought my 2 made a lot of fur! :) Very ambitious resolutions-I also would like to read more and eat healthier. I've been a good gym gal- I get in about 4-6 hrs/wk (it becomes so addictive!)

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  22. I didn't really bother with any serious resolutions this year. I am just too tired lol.

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  24. Oh my goodness, i can't even remember the last time i wrote a letter, you have got good new year resolutions. i need to exercise too, i am so unfit. I think you look fabulous, you have got a cute and adorable style. Keep blogging!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  25. These are great resolutions! Keeping them realistic and attainable is so important. Is there any chance you'll post your new, monthly recipe on the blog? I'm always interested in new recipes.

    And letter writing - so cool! My grandma and I are pen pals, and I love getting a letter from her in the mail. It's a nice break from bills and spam.

    I didn't really make any resolutions this year, but I'm on board with going to the gym at least 4 times a week too.

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  26. I think my more realistic resolution is to stop saying that I won't do this or that cause I end up doing it anyway. Wait, that had me confused. Haha!

    Cheers to letter writing. I like writing letter to my boyfriend. He's the only one I write to.

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  27. my realistic resolution this year is not to have one since i always break them. I'm keeping them in my heart ^^

    good luck i am very sure you can do it!!

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  28. What a fine and, most importantly, attainable list of resolutions. I still haven't given much thought to creating my own this year... we'll see. The year's still young, hehe :)

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  29. Those a great resolutions! and seem very realistic :) ..Mine's also to hit the gym more often! So far, not bad. Great blog! I'm following your blog now

    ~Sujana
    dreamingindecember.blogspot.com

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  30. Laura, this looks like a totally "doable" list of resolutions. I'm also looking to eat healthier this year. I haven't started yet, but I'm going to. More fruits and raw vegetables is what my doctor says! :)

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