Happy New Year!
How was your New Years Eve? Do anything fun?
Chatter at me. 😀
As I mentioned, It was my Mom’s birthday, so we spent a nice evening at The Keg for dinner…
…and then we came back and watched a movie (The Inside Man, good movie!) and then did our usual watching of the ball drop and calling my Nana and Papa at midnight.
I also happened to prep a lil something interesting for my parent’s January 1st breakfast.
Mini cinnamon rolls using that same bread (Cinnabon bread) I made the french toast out of previously. Not the healthiest choice but seriously how cool is it that they turned out lookin like a cute lil roll when it was a slice of bread?
Yes. I can be proud of my most simplest, random ideas. If you want some all I did was soak the bread slices in that same french toast ‘batter’ I mentioned in that previous post, roll them up and stuff them into sprayed muffin tins. Oh and top them with a lil bit of melted coconut oil to get those tops crispy and sprinkle with some more cinnamon if you would like.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until they have reached the golden-ness and crispy-ness you like. They may look a lil deformed and small pre-baked, but once they came out, the edges were golden and crisp and they had puffed up a bit and filled out into a nice cinnabon shape.
For the ‘icing,’ I just used some of my vanilla New Zealand whey and some water. Casein would be best as it’s thicker, or go all out and use a cream cheese frosting for a more authentic feel. Also, these would be great with nuts, like walnuts or pecans, stuffed inside!
They made my parents happy and so they made me happy.
Top Chef over here ya know. 😉
Did anyone else kick off their New Year with a workout?
I decided to go all crazy and begin my year with a grueling leg workout because, well, it was leg day anyways and the gym was all like…
The perks of not getting hamm’ed on New Years Eve. Gimme all the squat racks. 😀
Oh and I took them, held onto them and squatted my lil tushie off doing a total of 4 variations of squats throughout my workout.
1 5×5 of back squats
1 4×6-7 of front squats
1 4x failure of pistol squats (this was my secondary exercise to leg press)
3x failure of heavy goblet squats.
Yup, my legs were like cedar blocks
crawling walking out of there this morning.
Now onto the real reason for this post…
It’s that time of year again…
The time where people feel the need to make goals for changing themselves or modifying things in their lifestyles that they felt were lacking in the previous year.
Top New Years Resolutions you will hear people discussing…
- Eat healthier
- Go to the gym
- Loose weight
- Work less
- Spend less
Why is it that when you list them all out that they seem so grueling?
It also makes them seem like punishment, no? Or like this is something you have to force upon yourself to create misery.
The sad reality is that most of these will not be met and will be given up before the month of February. Perhaps that is because of what I just mentioned.
I have a lil bit of an issue with setting New Years Resolutions in general and so I wanted to discuss that in a video that is posted below (click the picture for the link as usual). I also mentioned some tips on how to stick to your goals if you want to make them rather than just giving ideas on what one could consider resolving in their life. It kind of bugs me when someone makes suggestions on what others should be working in their lives because, well, it’s none of the other person’s business really and how would they know what that person really truly needs?
I have to stop and then ask myself if that makes me a hypocrite for saying that because I offer suggestions to you guys all the time. Please note that I’m never trying to push idea on you, these are just things I share with you all to shed light onto things you may not have known previously.
Anywho, check out the video if ya want and let me know what you think.
Although I believe in making goals anytime of the week or year, not necessarily just on New Years (or September), I will give some of my things that I want to work on or continue to work towards throughout this year. They are the basic idea, so nothing too specific or defined, but they are relevant to my own goals and, provided I am able to make progress towards them, the changes they will bring will benefit my life.
- Separate some ‘me time’ to blog when I head back into the second semester. I have gotten past the transitional 1st semester, so I’m really hoping to not see another lag in my posts this semester.
- Continue to build my YouTube channel and making vlogs for this blog
- SLEEP. This one I have been trying to work at but am still failing at so its back to the drawing board for this one.
- Continue to balance school with social things and down time so that I don’t end up becoming a hermit. In other words, realize that it’s okay to have some down time to enjoy with friends and not feel bad for not studying 24/7. I did much better with that this year, so I’m happy to continue making progress at it.
- Deal with online classes better. I have determined that I need to set a ‘class time’ to do my readings for online because I really have a hard time motivating myself to read a textbook from the computer.
Well that’s all for tonight guys, but to end off I thought I would share something that is well suited for this post.
Hope you have had a great start to your 2015 year!
Do you believe in New Years Resolutions? If so, what are some of your goals?
What is the number one reason you think goals are not met or given up on?
What is something you want to do more for yourself that is not related to weight or food?