Resolution to keep my resolution


I am not usually one to make New Year’s resolutions. This is mainly because, like most people, I don’t stick to them. I always have good intentions but then…life gets in the way.

This year, however, I am making the most cliche resolution there is: exercise more and eat healthy.

2015 was an incredibly busy year for me. With traveling, writing, selling a house, buying a house, and a whole bunch of other things, worrying about working out and eating right was the last thing on my mind.

But when you have to jump up and down to get your jeans on, maybe it’s time to change priorities.

My mom got my husband and I FitBits (thanks, mom!) and that has been really eye-opening so far. I walk WAY less than I thought I did and get less sleep as well.

I’m not necessarily trying to lose weight but if I can feel healthy and good about myself, then I’ll be happy. (And if I can put my jeans on without it looking like a Cirque du Soleil act, then that’s even better.)

Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions? Do you find them hard to stick to?

New Year’s Eve…on my couch.


The fact that we are 1 day away from 2016 is kind of blowing my mind right now.

Most of the people I know fall into one of two categories when it comes to New Year’s Eve. Group one goes out and parties all night, stumbling home after a night of drinking; and group two stays home watching Ryan Seacrest tell bad jokes before the ball drops. Typically I have high hopes to be part of group one but end up in group two.

This year we’ll be making lots of junk food and watching the various countdowns on TV. Boring? Maybe to some. But for me it’s fun to chill in my PJ’s and reflect on the past year while binging on TV.

I live in the Mountain Time Zone so I’m two hours behind the Eastern Time I grew up with. So the ball dropping at 10 p.m. here is pretty lame but it’s fun for my niece and nephew to actually watch the ball drop in New York; there is no way they could stay up until midnight.

Maybe one of these years I’ll actually go out for NYE but this year I’m looking forward to an evening on my couch.

Do you have any fun NYE plans?