1/3 is the new 1/1

Vacation is over and now is the time to get back on track and into my routine. I know resolutions are made and goals are renewed on the first of the year, but I’m really feelin’ the third this year. Mostly because of my need to eat peeps and white fudge covered oreos for dinner last night.

I have a few goals for 2011 and I’ve been deciding on whether to post them or not. If I don’t post them, only I will know if I’m a loser and didn’t stick to them. I guess that’s the point of sharing your goals. To stick to them or else let everyone know you failed if you didn’t.

So, in no particular order, here are my goals for the year. I hope to have most of them accomplished by the end of March so I can set new goals.


1.  Drink more water: I drink Diet Coke and Coke Zero like it’s going out of production tomorrow. Also, I was voted most likely to die a Splenda-related death. 

2.  Run a sub-2-hour half marathon: I’m about 5 1/2 minutes away from this goal. So it’s attainable. Even if my time is 1:59:59, I will take it.

3.  Lose 10 lbs: I took three vacations this year. I gained three pounds on each one. I’ve been holding on to them. You know, in case I get lonely. 

4.  Run my first full marathon: I got my eye on you Savannah Rock n Roll!

5.  Spend more time with my hubby and bunny: I spend too much time working out. This will directly conflict with #3, so I will have to find a balance in there somewhere.

6.  Sleep more: I average about 6 hours a night. This will directly conflict with #5. But I figure, it will also save me money in anti-aging cream, Red Bull, and toothpicks to keep my eyes open.

7. Be a better blogger: I want to buy my own domain so I’ll keep you updated on that. I’d also like to improve my photographs. Is there anything you’d like me to blog about (like my bunny) or anything you don’t particularly like (don’t say my bunny)? Just let me know in comments.


With Goal #3 in mind, but apparently not Goal #7 (*cough*photos*cough*), I bring to you…

How to Make the Most Expensive Salad Ever 101

1. Don’t grocery shop for 2 weeks.

2. Come back from vacation fat and lazy.

3. Go to the grocery store and buy all the pre-made, pre-washed things you can get your hands on during your lunch break.

Spring Mix, Peppers and Onions, a cucumber, canned beets and asparagus.
And 80 salad dressings just in case.
Like the strategically placed picture of me and the Hubs?

4.  Cut up cucumber, onions, and peppers.  (I actually brought a peeler and knife with me to work today.)

5.  Open classy can of asparagus with a can opener because it’s not as cool as the beets with a pull-top.

6. Discard the asparagus because you had no idea it tasted like pure evil out of a can.

7. Slice up the beets. (Note: If you’ve never bought beets before like me…there is a lot of red water in there. Don’t wear white or you’ll look like a bleeder.)

8.  Place all that goodness on top of your spring mix and enjoy your salad that cost $20 but should have cost $5. 

Optional:  Realize you forgot to buy a protein and curse every bite because it doesn’t contain chicken.

What goals do you have for the new year? Besides copying this recipe right away, of course.


Filed under Goals, Most Expensive Salad Ever, New Year

5 responses to “1/3 is the new 1/1

  1. I'm so impressed you BOUGHT beets. You can and will meet your goals! I wish your hubby wanted to run – running with him would be fun.

  2. "You know, in case I get lonely." haha! Too funny!

  3. i think i will shy away from the most expensive salad ever, but i like the idea for my healthy goals 🙂

  4. I almost gagged at the canned asparagus- glad you thought it was gross too. I *heart* beets! (heart beets…giggle)

  5. Pingback: It’s Chili Out There! « Eat: Watch: Run

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