Monday, December 31, 2012


Get skinny
Get rich
Become famous
Just kidding.  I've never made resolutions.  Why wait until January 1st to make a change?  Also, I feel like most resolutions I see floating around facebook are doomed for failure from the beginning.

"Run at least 1 mile every day"
"Tell someone I appreciate them every day"
"Create a budget and stick to it"

I don't know about you, but I can barely cook myself a meal every day.  If you feel like you can run 1 mile every day for an entire year, it's time for you to get a full time job.

I'm not going to wait until January 1st to tell people I appreciate them.  I appreciate you.

I think creating a budget and "sticking to it" is something I do on a weekly basis.  Then I see something like new AT boots that I absolutely need.  And buy them.  Then break my budget.

So long story short, I've never been a new-years-resolution creater.  I know I'll break it.  What's the point of setting myself up for failure?

This year boyfriend and I have created a "goal" to begin at the new year.  We mostly picked this time because I refused to start this goal during the holidays.  With scrumptious fatty foods and all.

This year, we are going Paleo.  Or rather, he's going Paleo and I'm being an awesome girlfriend and supporting him.  Let's be honest, boyfriend doesn't do much of the cooking. 
Or grocery shopping. 
So in order for him to be on a new diet I also need to be on board.

Goodbye pasta/toast/bread/grains
Goodbye cheese/milk/ice cream/dairy
Goodbye cookies/chocolate/that-time-of-the-month-soothers
Goodbye everything except meat, veggies, fruit, and nuts

The paleo diet is also known as the "Caveman" diet.  The main idea is to eat the way hunters and gatherers ate: Meat, Veggies, Fruits, and Nuts.

If you can't hunt it, and if you can't gather it, don't eat it.

This eliminates all grains.
This eliminates all dairy.
This eliminates Annie's Mac and Cheese and Dairy Queen cherry dilly bars.

It's a huge crossfit fad.  And because my boyfriend is loyal to his crotchfit crossfit, he felt it was time to step it up a notch and jump on board the Paleo wagon.  A lot of people speak praises about Paleo and how it has changed their life, so we will see if we like it!

Is anyone else Paleo?  Or does anyone else have a new diet resolution?

Christma-giving Update!

My goodness I've been absent from my little bloggy for quite some time now.  I have no idea how those mega-blogger manage to continue blogging during the holidays!  Studs. 

You all are studs.
I have a million updates, and I don't even know where to start.

One massive blog post?  A million outdated mini posts?  Quick anti-climatic synopsis? 

Here's the skinny:
  • Hosted my first Thanksgiving!  My family came to Portland and helped me break in our brand new kitchen and brand new mattress.  
  • Gym Gym Gym - at some point I decided getting a personal trainer was necessary.  Actually, I didn't think it was necessary.  Boyfriend on the otherhand insisted.  Talk about developing a "does my butt look fat" complex!  But really, I've really enjoyed having my personal trainer and I'm certain he's the only reason I can still squeeze into my skinny jeans after Thanksgiving and Potlucks and Christmas.
  • I went home!  I took 4 days off work and traveled back to Reno to celebrate "Christmas" with my family!  I spent a few days with my mom and my mom's family, then spent a few days with my dad's family up in Truckee.  Then just in time for Christmas eve and Christmas I flew back to Portland to spend some time with my honey.
  • One of my amazing friends from college got engaged.  Finally.
  • I "met" my niece and nephew.

What a life.
I feel like I could write for days about my amazing past month, but I'll leave it short and sweet.