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Sunday, January 1, 2012

What's on the Agenda for 2012?

It's been years since I've made any New Year's Resolutions beyond weight loss.  Every year when the year turned over, I would again think about the extra weight I was carrying and come up with a weak plan for losing it.  The plan usually lasted about a week, and then I ended up in a basket of chips and salsa.  

I failed OVER and OVER again until 2011.  Now down nearly 75 lbs, I am proud to say that I don't have to choose a weight loss resolution this year!!!  

If I'm not going to resolve to lose weight, what the heck do I want to resolve this year???

1.  Continue my Quest for Healthy Living
While losing weight is not on my list, healthy living is!  Continuing to eat right, exercise, and take good care of myself is #1 on my list for this year.  As a result of the work that I did last year, I feel AMAZING and I plan to hold onto it!

2.  Run a 5K
I've been doing a LOT of thinking about running over the past year, but honestly, I haven't run a single step.  I'm determined that this year, I'm going to run my first 5K.  I'd like it to be at one of my favorite races:  Jodi's Race for Awareness.

Last year, we put together Team Bev in honor of one of my dear, dear friends who was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.  She's officially kicked its butt, and we're starting the initial planning to walk/run the race next year.

I remember seeing some friends run the race last year, and I knew I wanted to do it.  Couch to 5K will be my training program.  I just need to push those "faster speed" buttons on the treadmill....

3.  Expand my Personal Network
Even though I have lived in Denver for almost 5 years, my network of fabulous friends is still fairly small.  This year, I plan to get more involved in the community and get myself out there to meet people!  I'm also single, so expanding the network could help me get some introductions as well.  I mean, they often call Denver "Menver"... so I know there are guys out there just waiting to meet me, right??

4.  Take NTTC to the Next Level
I love my little blog.... but I think it could be EVEN BETTER in the new year!  When I look back at how it was in 2010 compared to now, we've grown a TON!  I want to do some re-design work this year and learn more about blogging.  This is my first blog, so it's been an exercise of clicking here or there to try something new.  In the new year, I'd love to connect with other bloggers and maybe even attend a blogger conference (wow... did I just say that out loud?)

5.  Take those Trips I've Been Talking About  
I DEFINITELY plan to hit GREECE this year with my friend Laurel.
I'm also planning a fun-filled getaway to NYC with my friend Natalie when I hit my weight loss goal. 
And, Alicia... if you're reading this, we've GOT to get our trip together too!

Ok... these are official as soon as I click "Publish."  2012, are you ready for this???  I most certainly am!

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At January 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I never knew that about Denver!!! Makes me want to take a trip out there and find a man!

At January 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM , Blogger No Thanks to Cake said...

@Erin - Yes, 'tis true. It's due to the high ratio of Men to Women.... Well over 50% Male population. It's likely all the mountainous/outdoorsy/sporty options you have here... tends to attract the active manly men type. :)

At January 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM , Blogger Carbie Girl said...

Greeeeece! Have always wanted to go.. forget "menver" I bet your guy is in Greece ;)

At January 1, 2012 at 11:36 PM , Blogger No Thanks to Cake said...

@Carbie - Greece has been on my list FOREVER... hoping we can go this summer!!! :)

At January 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM , Anonymous Kenlie said...

You said a lot of awesome stuff, but OMG..I have to skip to this: COME TO FITBLOGGIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's in Baltimore in September..I'll be there again this year along with some of the coolest people I know. Make it happen...

I'm back in New York next week, and I cannot wait to feel at home again...

Oh, and I'd like to go to Greece when I reach my goal. Just saying.

GREAT list!

At January 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM , Blogger mama.on.the.move said...

yay for running!! so many people say they hate it, but those are people who havent pushed through the start of it (when it does suck!) and let the body get used to it. im trying to get BACK into running after a couple of years off. doing the couch to 10km. good luck!!

At January 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Bella said...

Happy New Year! Stopping by from FMM.

I think your goal of starting c25k and participating in that run is excellent. I also plan to start c25k this year.

I love your travel plans, too!

At January 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM , Blogger No Thanks to Cake said...

@Kenlie - I'm going to have to look at Fitbloggin! I have family in Baltimore... so this could fairly easily happen! Although, I wouldn't exactly call myself "fit" quite yet... hmmm

@Mama - I'll remember your tip here as I go through the sucky part! :)

@Bella - Let's run this year, lady!

At January 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM , Anonymous Tammy said...

Happy New Year! I'm visiting via FMM. Congratulations on your weight loss success in 2011. How very exciting to not need to resolve to lose weight this year. I however, need to lose over 250 pounds and would like to make a dent in that number this year. Your resolutions for this year sound great and FUN. Have a super 2012.

At January 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM , OpenID myinnerbovine said...

I can't even imagine a year without a weight LOSS goal. Congratulations!

I am visiting from FMM too!

At January 2, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Cat said...

Love the goals! I look forward to saying next year that weight loss is no longer a goal, but maintenance of our healthy lifestyle. Bring it on!

At January 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Chrystal Oates said...

I love your goals. I have always wanted to do a 5k but I am scared. I have also always wanted to travel I used to until the last time I flew I needed a seat belt extender and I was mortified. I am a new follower. If you want follow me back at:


At January 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM , Blogger PlumPetals said...

I can't wait to be able to say 'losing weight is not longer a goal'! Congratulations on hitting your target :) I think keeping up with your fitness by training for a race is a great idea!!

Stopping by from FMM :)

At January 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Miss April said...

I also want to do a 5k. Best wishes this year!

At January 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger No Thanks to Cake said...

@Tammy - Here's to making a dent! Go after it, girl!

@MyInnerBovine - Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

@Cat - It will be my resolution next year too... I can't wait to have you join me!

@Chrystal - I'm a little scared myself, but ONLY good things can come from running. I'm trying to remember that!!

@Plum - So glad you stopped by!

@Miss April - Good luck with your 5K training! Let's do this!

At January 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Hilary (The Big Weight) said...

This sounds super sweet. I also agree with you on the idea of attending a blogger conference.. seems like such a great opportunity to meet people and make some new buddies! Fitbloggin' is definitely high on my list for sure...

If only I weren't scared to death of flying, I would want to be traveling allll the time. Someday I will get over it. Someday!

At January 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM , Blogger No Thanks to Cake said...

@Hil - I want to research a few different ones and decide soon. I'll probably only be able to hit one... so I want to make it a good one. Healthy Living Summit is another one I'm thinking about or Blogher. We'll see!


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