I’m not much of a NYE girl so I don’t plan on getting all dressed up and heading out (plus, a major snowstorm is coming our way starting tonight). Instead, the hubs and I will enjoy some movies and good food…and realistically, won’t be able to stay awake until midnight (honestly, it was tough staying away to watch SNL with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake recently.)
In any case, I think sequins are a great way to “snazz up” an outfit! I wore this outfit to work for a holiday party that was off-site. And I got tons of compliments…it’s something about the sequins, I’m convinced. (And FYI- Erin of Loop Looks has some fantastic pointers about when to wear sequins to the office.)
In looking back at my 2013 resolutions, I did pretty decent! I had five resolutions:
1) Blog more!
I definitely nailed this one. I went to a self-hosted platform, had some great partnerships/sponsorships, did lots of link ups and grew my social media platforms. I’d call it a win!
2) Stick to the budget.
I successfully tracked all my clothing spending for 2013! After reviewing my clothing spending from 2012, I drastically cut my spending and set a new limit for myself and stuck to it most of the months! I definitely plan to continue this trend, as this is an area where I tend to go a bit crazy…what can I say?! I love to shop! (Plus, my new closet really helps me see exactly what I have!)
3) Maintain weight (or lose some!)
I lost 30 pounds last year with Weight Watchers and although I don’t do WW anymore, I wanted to remain active and eat healthy. I definitely remained active with lots of races and workouts, but the eating part? Not so much. I blame it on the job I’m up nine pounds since then- wa waaaa! I plan to continue to workout and REALLY focus on healthy, clean eating. More fruits and veggies…less chocolate and sweets.
4) Drink less pop.
I think I did ok the first few months of 2013, then totally fell off the bandwagon. Then in October/November, I cut it out and felt great (plus, my skin was happy about it, too.) I occasionally have a clear pop now and then if I have an upset stomach, but otherwise nada!
See #3. I’d call this a success! I did a “big race” that I trained for, and was super happy with my time and how great I felt! I hope to do another race like this in 2014…maybe a half marathon?!
All in all, 2013 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!
I plan to keep the same resolutions this year, but also want to:
-read more books/find things that help me de-stress
-spend more quality time with friends and my husband and family
-follow my passions and spend time on things that make me happy!
What are your 2014 resolutions?