Friday, January 7, 2011

2011: Making It My Year.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Everyone says that, every year. Well, actually I've never said that before. So, maybe it will actually be true for me! The point is, I know it can be if I actually try. And try I will.
I make resolutions every year. The most common one being "lose weight, get in shape, get fit, get healthy." I've never actually completed this one, and yes, it is on my list again this year. :)
So, here it is, a week resolutions, goals, and plans for 2011-AKA-my biatch. (It had to be said, okay?)

1.) Lose 50 lbs. Get in shape, get fit, get healthy. 
     On New Years Eve Josh and I went to Walmart to buy groceries. (My plan has been to eat a vegan, or at least vegetarian, diet for at least one whole month. I am hoping that in doing so, that will change my eating habits.) I also ended up buying a couple of Jillian Michaels' workout DVDs. So, yes. I was a walking New Years cliche. AWESOME. But so far, I've already lost 4 lbs. And that has inspired me, and I know I will continue with this one. I have to. For more reasons than just wanting to look good, but maybe we'll talk about that another time. :)

2.) Be nice, or else.
    If there is one lesson I have taken away from my time at Paul Mitchell it is this. BE NICE. They even gave us a book with this title, "Be Nice or Else." (It was written by Winn Claybaugh, and I strongly recommend everyone read it.) And that's what I really want to be...a super genuinely nice person. I think I'm already pretty darn nice, but I know I have my moments where I can be rather grumpy or rude. Maybe it's because I'm having a bad day, or maybe it's because I'm around the wrong kind of people. Regardless, there's never a reason for it, in my opinion. And being nice doesn't mean being a doormat, or not standing up for yourself or someone else. But you also don't have to be mean to do those things. Being mean gets you nowhere in life.

3.) Go back to college.
     If you read my last post, you know that I withdrew from the Paul Mitchell program. If you didn't read that post...Hey, I withdrew from the PM program. I did this because I knew that my true passion was elsewhere, and I've decided to pursue that. I know that what I really want is to work with kids. So that's what I am going to do.

4.) Do what I (we) want.
     Since I am married, that one can't apply to just me at all times. I really want to follow this one 100%. It basically encompasses all of the others, and I feel that it's the most important one of them all. I have so many goals and dreams, and I want to achieve/attempt ALL of them. I never want to let anything stand in our way. Not money, not friends, not family, not distance. Nothing. And I don't mean that in a mean way towards the people in our lives. I just know that sometimes people decide not to do things, because they know that it's not what other people would ideally choose for them. But I can't let things like that stop me, even if it's hard. I want to do what I want, and what is best for me and us.

Do you make resolutions? If you posted about them, let me see!
Or just tell me you're favorite one. :)



  1. Ohhh, I love these! And who cares if the first one is cliche, as long as you feel good about it? I say go for it! And clearly you're successful so far. :)

  2. Hey Lyd, this is Trev. Those are fancy resolutions! I hope that my clothing line starts up and I can both be happy with it and make a difference in the world this year. That's one of my resolutions and the other is to be happy about myself. I am happy, yeah, but I haven't made myself happy from who I have become, and I just really wanna be proud of myself.

  3. thanks, sonya! that's really sweet. :)

    aww, trev. i love your resolution.
    you're a great guy.
    you already make others proud, with your genuine, kind spirit. so i'm sure it won't be too hard to make yourself proud! :)
    love you!

  4. yes, i posted some. i like yours too! :) good luck with them all, when are we getting coffee? i think a springfield blogger meetup should happen soon... let's plan it?

  5. i agree with danielle! we all need to get together! :)

  6. Happy New Year Girl! Hope 2011's full of love and adventures for you xo


    That's my list of resolutions. My birthday is the 2nd of January so although it's a "23 things to do before I'm 23" list, it's kind of the same thing!

    The resolution about your marriage is a great one. I've been with my man for 2 years and I sometimes take it hard not getting my own way all the time. But what's best for US is the most important thing.

  8. I wish you the best as you pursue your goals! You are totally going to nail them, I just know it!

  9. Hi Lydia,

    Thank you so much for your very kind words about my book. You made my day and warmed my heart. But the most important thing for me was the fact that you are spreading the word and teaching others about this BE NICE easier way of life. I am very honored, to say the least!

    Good luck with your resolutions, and best wishes for a wonderful year!

    XOXO, Winn Claybaugh
    Dean, Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell Schools
    Author of BE NICE (OR ELSE!)
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