Realistic New Years Resolutions that ANYONE Can Accomplish!

I plan to be successful with all of my resolutions this year because I am cutting them in half, so to speak.

For example…

I’d like to lose 5 pounds (I really want to lose 10, but if I say 5 I can “trick” myself into maybe losing an extra 5 pounds).

I’m going to cut down on how much caffeine I have each day, instead of 10 Red Bulls, I will only have 5! (this means I will only have 7 Red Bulls, I can go halfway)

Yeah, maybe I’m contradicting myself here…but let’s face it who really accomplishes their resolutions?

I’m going to start wearing “real” clothes.  What do I mean by this?  I mentioned wearing leg warmers to dinner for New Years Eve to one of my closest friends.  He gave me a shocking reality check.  He told me that for the past three years he’s only seen me in workout attire.  I’m not even a personal trainer…so I can go halfway by wearing leg warmers AND high heels…

Did anyone see Jane Fonda on tv the other morning? She's still rockin' out the legwarmers...

 

If you want to quit smoking say you’ll only have ONE pack a day instead of two…(even if you already smoke a pack a day!) See!  Accomplishing resolutions CAN WORK!

Want to quit drinking?  Say you’ll only have one bottle of wine rather than two! (see where I’m going with this?)

If you meet your New Years resolutions halfway anything is possible!  Don’t set yourself up to fail…cut your goals in half and Jedi mind trick yourself into accomplishing anything!!

 

A Special Holiday Wish From Hugh Hefner…

Before I went to visit my parents for the holidays, in Nebraska where I consumed entirely way too much food, but caught up on some much needed sleep.  I sent Hugh Hefner a tweet asking if he’d say hi to me…and to my surprise he actually did.  Here’s a pic:

Thanks Hef, for taking the time out of your night with your girlfriends to send me a personal holiday wish!

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So it’s that time after the holidays between Christmas and New Years where it’s just like…blah.  I am happy to say that I barely consumed ANY Christmas candy this holiday season, but rather I ate massive amounts of meat and potatoes while I was home.  Literally, MASSIVE amounts..varying in the form of cheeseburgers, beef brisket, mashed potatoes, french fries, chips, etc…I have less than a week to “shape up” so I can look good in my work uniform again…

Until next time…follow me on twitter please.  If you’re nice I’ll follow back.

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Happy Holidays!

It’s the first night of Hanukkah and less than a week until Christmas!  Where did this year go?

Can’t wait for 2012…I’m officially on holiday break now until the new year which means I can eat more than I should, and not have to worry about looking amazing in spandex for about two weeks.  Or deal with any sort of crazy Los Angeles traffic!

What’s the latest on my plans for 2012…this is gonna be an awesome year with a lot of surprises in store.

Get ready Hong Kong!!!!

Other than that, I’m planning a botox excursion…anyone interested?  Let me know…I’m also living for Benetint by Benefit.  Did you know it was originally made for an exotic dancer back in the day…who knew…now you do.

 

Ho ho Holiday Fun! My top picks on good gifts….

I know I’ve been lacking with my posts…but as a special holiday gift to all of you totally awesome readers is a post about what kind of gifts that you can give to other people!

I’ve always been told I give totally awesome gifts…so I’ll share my ideas with you, and you can decide if you like what I suggest or not and take what you will with this information.

For The Ladies…

I loved this so much, I bought it for myself…and a few other people who will be getting this as well.

 

I love this collection because all of the colors in this look good on ANY skin tone.  Bravo on this one Sephora…and it’s only $25…

 

I originally got some of these for my parents…but ate them…ALL…

Good God…these are GOOD…and if you’ve ever flown Delta or United, you’ve probably had these, if you like cookies.  They are cinnamony sweet, but not too sweet.  You cannot buy them in stores, but you can buy them on their website if you click on the graphic above.  I bought approximately 320 cookies, wrapped in individual packs per two….and yes.  I ate them ALL.  They were THAT good. (I didn’t eat them all at once…but I very well could’ve, they go down like butter)  They are also somewhat low calorie…but if you eat 320 of them, like I did…that is NOT low calorie.

For Him, Her, Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Etc…

Blue Dolphin has magazine subscriptions for up to 70% off.  If you subscribe to websites like Groupon and Tippr-which I highly recommend for great deals…you can get even BETTER deals for magazine subscriptions (I got a year of Cosmopolitan for $10!)…EVERYBODY likes to have something to read while traveling, in transit, or on the toilet…so you can’t really go wrong with this…click on the pic below to check out Blue Dolphin.

 

Those are pretty decent gifts if you’re on a budget…not to mention gift cards to Starbucks for coffee lovers, or picking up bath products from retailers like TJMaxx or Marshalls at a bargain.

NOW…for my top gift picks this year….

The SodaStream!!!

 

You can order this online, or pick it up at just about any store.  This is a MUST have for people who LOVE seltzer, sparkling water, etc…I’ve saved tons of money and space on ordering seltzer by the case, not to mention I’ve cut down on recycling so many empty plastic bottles.  It’s a little pricier than most gifts I’ve listed, but definitely worth it.  It also requires no electricity!  So you can still use it in a blackout!

What to Give The Girl You’re Dating…

Typically women really take to heart on the kind of gift a guy gives them.  In some dating books they say, “Expect a romantic gift, that determines if the male perceives you as someone he’s romantically interested in.”  So boys, unless you’re in a committed relationship and you’re girl is begging you for a blender…OR a part for the washing machine in your kitchen that’s not working (HINT ERIC)…go with something romantic…what’s romantic?  Candles? Wine, Dinner, etc…avoid jewelry unless you know what type of bling your lady prefers, same with perfume and fragrances.  Just because something is expensive and popular, doesn’t mean your girl will like it.

What to Give A Guy You’re Dating….

If you’re dating a guy and the relationship is fairly new, be careful of what you get him…you don’t want to scare him away.  A magazine subscription could be perfect or a nice dinner out would work well.  But let the guy take the lead…see what he gets you first 😉

Any other questions?  Hit me up…and again…sorry Mom and Dad for eating all 320 cookies I was going to give you.