2011: A Year in Reflection

2011 was good to me.  Here’s a short re-cap of a few things that made me smile big this year:

  • January:  We rang in the New Year with family and friends in Australia.
  • February:  Rich and I celebrated 5 years together.
  • March: We went skiing at Mount Snow in Vermont, and I re-committed to Weight Watchers.
  • April: We traveled to New York, and I accepted a job offer at John Hancock.
  • May: We traveled to Baltimore, and Rich and I celebrated our 26th birthdays.
  • June: We met Brett Kirk, footy legend, and the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.
  • July: We traveled to Bar Harbour, and my big brother got married.
  • August: We adopted our puppy, Tonto, and I accepted a job offer at Commonwealth.
  • September: Rich and I celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary.
  • October: Rich and I travel to Disney World in Orlando.
  • November: I lost 20+ pounds, met my weight loss goal, and ran my first 5K under goal.
  • December: Started this blog!

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe New Years!  

I hope you’re all celebrating in style, unlike me, who is eating pizza for dinner and going to bed at 12:01am because we have a flight to catch to Australia tomorrow.  Although, I won’t complain too much because I’m very lucky to be starting off the year with family and friends and, well, summer in the southern hemisphere.  Stay tuned for my next blog… from Oz!


And then there were 5

… new recipes!  I added two new appetizers and three new mains/sides last night.  Hope you like them!  Before I add any new ones, I’m going to start adding nutrition facts to that recipes I’ve already posted, so check back often!

What Will You Resolve?

In a few days, we’ll be ringing in the new year and believe it or not, it’ll be 2012.

TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE. Really?  Time has really flown since I graduated college, but I’m really excited for what the new year will bring.  I know some things may pass me by, so I’m going to try and enjoy every moment this year.

I try not to make new year resolutions mostly because I don’t want to disappoint myself.  I think many people create unrealistic goals for themselves, like going to the gym 5 days a week or losing 20 pounds in a month.  I’ve changed many things about myself and my lifestyle this year, so why not do something different and set a few resolutions for myself this year?

  • Eat less, enjoy more
  • Run at least 2X a week, a 30 minute or less 5K
  • Run a 5-miler by the end of the year
  • Complete my 365 photography project
  • Try two new recipes a month

What do you resolve to do more (or less) of in 2012?