By the end of 2013, this is what I felt like:
The whole year was seriously a whirlwind. Professionally, I was working with amazing people in Boston doing some awesome work but of course, things change and opportunities come up. Fast forward to October of last year and I found myself back in Rhode Island doing even more AMAZING work. If you’re curious, THIS is the brand I am the digital marketer for and it is a dream job. Three months in and I’m still pinching myself.
With that part of my life set and awesome, I really had no excuse to not get the rest of my life in order.
So here are the Top 2 things I slacked on in 2013:
NRwithKisha has been around since 2009, that’s a hella long time. I mean, my relationship with this blog is the longest I’ve had with anyone (sorry Ryan)! Between graduating from college, getting job, getting laid off and then changing careers 4 times, it’s been a crazy few years. Needless to say, blogging was not always top of mind.
NO SLACK PLAN: Write a piece at least 1X a week. This is a much more managable plan than what I attempted in 2013, which was to blog 5 days a week. Ooomph, talk about overly ambitious.
#1 TAKING CARE OF MY BODY
Here is my problem:
I love food and I hate the gym.
When I was in high school, the only reason I stayed in shape was due to my competitive nature. I played soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis and ran track. While I wasn’t that stellar of an athlete, I was still in very good shape (c’mon, even the benchwarmers have to do the drills). In between classes in college, I napped and went to the gym BECAUSE I WAS BORED. My mind can’t even compute that I used to lift weights because I couldn’t think of anything to do. Sigh.
After being an adult for a few years now, finding time and the desire to go to the gym is a daily struggle. Without evening noticing, I’ve gained at least 10 lbs since I graduated college in 2009. It didn’t happen over nigh but I also didn’t do much to stop it. Before I knew it, I found myself buying more clothes not because I wanted to, but because I had to. It’s a crappy feeling and I spent most of 2013 feeling it.
NO SLACK PLAN: Smaller goals. In earlier attempts of trying to be healthier, I had plans to lose all 15 lbs in a month. Bad idea. That is definitely not right way to do. For this attempt, I’m keeping it simple: Protein shakes/green smoothies for breakfast, lean salads for lunch and light dinner. With my work schedule pretty much set, breakfast and lunch are easier to stick to. Dinner is still tough but I do my best.
Exercising is my biggest challenge but my recent love affair with kickboxing has made it easier. Plus they have a Fit Challenge going on this month which is AWESOME for starting good habits. I’m currently going to three classes a week and it’s already making a difference when it comes to my energy level.
At the end of the day, my goal is still drop some weight and get back to writing things that are longer than 140 characters.
Wish me luck and stay tuned for my take on the spectacle that is the Patriots and Broncos!