A year of unhealthy living

It dawned on me this weekend that a year ago, I was a dramatically different person. I’ve done the Hot Chocolate 5k for the last 2 or 3 years and this year I will miss it and that bums me out, a lot. A year ago I was in a decent enough shape to run the timed 5k, but right now, no way. I was active, I was eating home cooked meals and I was feeling great about my health. It amazes me how far you can let yourself go and not even realize it or care. I know this is still early in the year and I want to make this upcoming statement a lie but I think this will be the first year in the last 5 that I do NOT compete in a 5k. I’m going to aim for doing the 5k Christmas Rush in December but at this point, I may not make that. Now it’s not because I don’t have faith in myself that I could get there, it’s just my body is hurting pretty bad and it’s going to take time. I know my body and the pain I have and it’s going to take time to get back into half of what I was a year ago.

I’m not here to only complain. I have a plan, well I have a rough list of steps to get me to where I need to be. This is part of my goal for 2015. Well not the getting healthier part but increasing my productivity and putting my needs before my emotional wants, which will help lead to living healthier. Tonight I’m going to go grocery shopping and I’m going to pre-make some lunches so I’m not always eating fast food. I feel like this is a great place to start, for now. Less words more action!

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus


Tangled and Stumbling

I have been in a good head space for the last few years but I’m not sure what happened in 2014 but something changed. 2014 was not a pleasant year for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was not horrible and I’m not complaining. I just don’t want last year to continue into this year. Last year I gave up on myself and just stumbled along all year. My interests were non-existent and my ability to care about anything had obviously taken a vacation. That’s why I started this blog. I know that people who set new years resolutions get a bad rap because they tend to fall off the wagon around February and that is why I don’t like setting one. I do however like setting goals during the first of the year because the semi OCD part of me likes starting on the first month. Regardless of when I start, I have plans for this year. I don’t have the details ironed out yet but I do have a few goals I want to work on.

Goals for 2015

Work on Productivity – Last year I was LAZY, still am really. My house is looking like a episode of hoarders and I let lights stay unchanged for far too long. I’ll choose to stay home and watch Netflix all day instead of going to get groceries. I let my immediate emotional want overshadow my needs and that has to stop. This year I’m putting my needs before my emotional wants and I’m going to not let them influence what I need to do. This means doing projects around the house, fixing things, making sure I’m not scrambling for gifts or sending out cards late. 

Read More – I read a lot as it is but I have a goal of 55 books to read this year. Like I said, last year was a lazy year and there were times when all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the TV. This year I’ll need to read a little more than 4 books a month. I hope book reviews is a good enough reason to keep me on track. 4 or more books a month, here I go! 

All in all I’m planning on making 2015 a much better year!

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus