My last post was introspective, reflecting on who I am and the deep fulfillment and meaning I desire in life. But with the new year, I also have some exciting goals and activities I want to plan for 🙂
First and foremost, I want to get more muscular and toned. This has been a longtime goal, but never have I been so close to making it a reality. I lost 20lbs last year, and I’ve been maintaining my weight throughout the holiday season with regular exercise and watching my calorie intake. I’m currently sitting at about 210 lbs, which is great considering I’m 6’4″ and fairly big-boned and muscular as it is. But I’d like to drop to 190-200 lbs, loose some more fat and bulk up my muscle even more. The good news is that I’ve got five months left of school in Texas before I move back to Utah, during which I intend to follow a strict workout schedule. I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again. By summer I’ll graduate, have a job, and be a sexy hunk at the pool 😉
My next goal, and perhaps the most important, is giving up television. I know it seems pretty extreme, but hear me out. When I was younger, I played a TON of video games. I recall one semester in high school where I literally spent every evening playing Morrowind on my Xbox for hours on end. Luckily by the time I went to college, I outgrew my addiction and stopped playing. But by then, I can safely estimate I had spent a cumulative year of my life playing video games. A great waste of time if you ask me. But similarly, I have spent a lot of my life sitting in front of the television watching movies and TV shows. In particular, I spent a disgusting amount of time watching Netflix these last 4 months. It’s made me sick of watching TV. So I’ve decided to give it up, only watching when I have a friend over who wants to share her favorite show or movie with me. And besides, how could I pass up an opportunity to cuddle? Lol, but as for watching TV on my own, I’m done with it.
So what will I do in my free time? That’s the exciting part! There’s so much I have planned: dating, hiking, skiing, reading, blogging, practicing guitar, singing, ballroom & hip hop dance, theater performance, martial arts, competitive rowing, and more! I’m probably not going to do it all this year, but I’m making plans for when I will! I’ll give updates on these things as they come to fruition. Can’t wait to get started! 😀