Saturday, January 1, 2011

I can't believe I'm doing this

New Years Resolutions:

1) I'm gonna get totally ripped this year. I lost right at 40 lbs last year, and I increased my functional strength quite a bit. I want to lose a bit more fat, just so I can actually see my muscles. I will never be a FW, and that's fine - I just want to look awesome.

1a) Try new recipes. I have a couple of primal-ish-friendly cookbooks I am going to try to cook through.

2) Complete a 50 - hopefully Rides of March. We'll see how Dixie and I feel after that. In my wildest dreams I'd love to get a couple hundred AERC miles, but if we complete just one 50 in 2011 I will be pretty happy. :)

3) Make my house look cool. Of course if I had an unlimited budget it would look cooler faster, but I can make vast improvements on a minor budget.

3a) Maybe start a DIY blog? Yes, there's a ton of DIY blogs, and there's even a lot of women DIY-ing, but none of them have 70s ranch houses - seems like most people are Renovating a Craftsman Masterpiece or just plain building from the ground up. Something I'm still considering.

4) Stay happy. All in all, 2010 was one of the happiest years of my life. I'd like to keep 2011 the same way.

Looking forward to hearing yall's resolutions!


  1. Sounds like a good list of goals. Best of luck :)

  2. Happy New Year to you a Dixie. A DIY blog would be awesome.

  3. Happy New Year! Good luck with your 2011 goals. I look forward to reading about them as they're accomplished. :)

  4. Excellent list of resolutions!

  5. Heh, I love your sense of humor. I'll be working on #1 and #3 (well, landscape more than house).

    I hope you do #3a - I'd read it!

    You have goats! Wow... time flies. :)


  6. Great accomplishment on the weight loss! I dropped about 40 as well this year ~ feels freaking AWESOME doesn't it !

    Endurance riding... hmm... anyone ever done that on a draft? Good luck on hitting that mark!

    a DIY blog would be great!

    Happy New Year !

  7. Thanks yall!

    Ron - goats and chickens! I'm on the fence about raising some broilers this year too...

    Jeni - You'd have a very hard time doing 50s, but LDs (25-35 miles) are entirely feasible on a draft. There's a lady on a gorgeous Friesian who rides LDs out here! The problem is that drafts and draft X's are so heavy bodied, it's really hard to cool them off and pulse down in time. LDs or CTR (competitive trail rides) are good choices though.


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