Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 New Year's Resolutions

Here are my top ten 2015 New Year's Resolutions:

1. Blog more consistently. The past two years I haven't been writing as much and I want to use my blog as accountability to achieve all my goals and inspire you at the same time! There will be much more of me this upcoming year...whether you like it or not haha

2. My most determined resolution is to get my body in shape. I just ordered a 12 lb. bag of mass gainer protein powder to bulk up. I've always been a 'hard gainer' and I've plateaued at around 150 pounds for the last year. I have an ectomorph body type, meaning I'm naturally thin with a high metabolism, so an achievable and healthy goal weight for me is 168 pounds. Here's a picture of what I'm going after:

 
cant. stop. staringggggg. you need help taking those boxer briefs off?

3. Create double the amount of artwork I did in 2014 (70 drawings --> 140 drawings) & make double the amount of money.

4. Experiment more in the kitchen! I'm going to be documenting all my vegan dishes and desserts for you guys! I switched to this lifestyle almost 14 months ago and I feel wonderful!

5. Get my Passport. Something long overdue.

6. Go WWOOFing in Hawaii with my best friend Michelle for a few months...something I would like to turn into a yearly tradition with her.

7. Master the one-handed handstand yoga pose. My goal is to master FIVE advanced yoga poses. That's totally doable.

8. Read the Bible from cover to cover.

9. Go on my first CRUISE!!!

10. Find a cool boyfriend and lose my virginity.

Now I want to hear your Resolutions so we can keep each other accountable and achieve our dreams together!

Much Love Guys. :)

28 comments:

  1. i wish to know you more.. i wish to be your new friend in this coming new year (:

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  2. I have a vegan chocolate cake recipe if you would like to have it. no milk/butter/eggs, but the most damn delicious cake you have ever eaten! and if ya don't tell anyone, no one knows it's vegan!

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    1. I would absolutely love the recipe to that delicious sounding chocolate cake! The last chocolate cake I made was with avocado and it was a complete bust & tasted like shit so I'm thrilled to try yours out! Thanks Anne Marie!! Btw, are you vegan as well?

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    2. nope, not vegan.

      http://frommybraintomymouth.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-rose-and-cake.html

      that link will take you to the recipe with a pix added for extra yum!

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    3. "You can pronounce all the ingredients and I made this cake for about $1." LOL I too feel an odd sense of accomplishment when I feed my body with real ingredients, not chemicals...and when I'm saving myself loads of money cooking it myself as opposed to eating out.

      Ugh that looks so good. I can't wait to make this, thanks again for aiding in my weight gain haha

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    4. bwhahahahaha; I love being an enabler (says the 60 year old fat str8 lady)! smooches!

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    5. I'd be more than happy to take 15 pounds off your hands! Too bad they haven't invented a gadget that sucks the fat off one person and gives it to another. lol I guess we'll just have to do it the hard way and make tons and tons of vegan desserts. Please. Keep. Enabling. =P

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  3. Just one: Finish writing "The Body on the Lawn," a mystery novel I've been working on for over a year.

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    1. Impressive! That sounds really creepy, in a cool kinda way. It kind of reminds me of a 10-part murder mystery show I just finished watching called Gracepoint...except the body was on the beach. Not to mention Kevin Zegers was looking so fine in that show!

      Now I'm dying to know how the body got on the lawn? haha Good luck finishing your book & let me know when it's complete, I'd love to read it. Btw, check out my friend Kelsie's blog http://pagetrotter.blogspot.com/ who's writing a trilogy series and just recently published her first book.

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  4. Boy, I'd like to help you with a bunch of these (mostly because I share them). Especially 2, 9, 10. Want to move in? I have #5, I do #4 - for #3 - TAKE MORE PICTURES! I will never (at my total available physical fitness levels) be able to do #7, and as for #6, I'd love to make it to Hawaii. #1, covered, twice a week...#8, meh. Unless you are willing to do the research on the original texts, I fear you will be annoyed, bothered, or shocked.

    I haven't made any new year resolutions. Not yet. Glad to see you back!

    Peace <3
    Jay

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. I know some of the chapters in the Bible are pretty boring (from what I hear), so I plan on listening to an audio Bible while I draw. I grew up going to church and Sunday school my whole life so I won't be too shocked. Right now I just read and re-read Proverbs and Psalms because they're uplifting haha

      Haha thanks for taking such an interest in wanting to help out. I'll definitely be taking more pictures, mostly gym progress pics, food, and art. Don't worry, I got it covered!

      Get back to me on the resolutions so we can motivate each other.

      Good luck Jay!

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    2. As to the Bible, it's just things like the mis-interpreted (from the original languages) verses that bother me. Like Paul's admonition against 'men with men'. The first word in the original Ancient Greek has a direct link to the word "man" today. The second has no direct translation, and in fact, isn't found anywhere else. Some scholars think that he may have made up a word, but the few times they find it, the context seems to imply "catamites" or male prostitutes. Thus, exploitative relationships, not loving ones. There wasn't any word for "homosexual" back then, that's a 19th century word. Relationships were relationships.

      Sorry, I get a bit preachy. I think it's the bombardment of "Christians" who hate us based on incorrect interpretation of verses that were written a couple of thousand years ago!

      Peace <3
      Jay

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    3. No need to apologize, you have every right to be bothered by the verses that are misinterpreted...but we both know the truth: that being gay isn't a sin and God loves us. For that reason, I don't over-think verses like Leviticus. They're just simply misinterpretations that were accidently written into the Bible hundreds of years ago.

      Going off topic here a bit but something I find fascinating is that Native Americans referred to homosexuals as the 'Twin Flame' people. They focused on the person's spirit rather than his/her sexuality. Homosexuals were regarded as gifted and of great value to their community, having both male and female qualities. Transgendered people were seen as doubly blessed, having the spirit of both a man and a woman, and were honored for it.

      I believe we're all equally blessed, but the fact that these Native Americans not only accepted their gay tribe members, but viewed them as special is remarkable and so admirable of them!

      Different is beautiful. That's why I consider myself Spiritual, not religious, and I believe we have a few things to learn from the Native American people...to simply love one another more. :)

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  5. Wow, I'm super excited for the New Year now!!!!!

    I love the resolutions!

    I'm vegan and super excited for the vegan dishes!!!!!!! I'm going to hold you to that one.

    <3 <3 <3

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    1. So am I! What are your resolutions for 2015? If you have any, let me know, so I can hold you accountable as well and make sure we succeed together :))

      I didn't know you're a vegan too!! Ahhh please do!

      You should enter FullyRawKristina's juicer giveaway! That would be quite a wonderful way to kick off the New Year with a free $430 juicer :) You deserve to win, you're a sweetheart

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caCnkIhOc6k

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  6. Wow, those are good resolutions! Here are some of mine:
    1. Become financially stable enough to move out.
    2. Take some risks and meet new people (online or in person) and actually invest the time and grant enough trust to become friends with them.
    3. Lift weights consistently - like you my metabolism is like a nuclear plant, but I wanna gain muscle and lose what little extra fat I may have.
    4. Find someone who I care for deeply, and who cares for me similarly - whether that be in a relationship or friendship (preferably a guy tho).
    5. Like you, read the Bible cover to cover (or at least listen to it...Daniel is a really interesting book so far).
    6. Encourage everyone I encounter in some way. So if there's any way I can encourage, pray for, our help you, please let me know.

    I think that's it for now. All very attainable, and I think realistic goals. :)

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    1. I LOVE your #6 resolution!! That one will go hand-in-hand with all of them, especially #2 and #4!

      I read in the new Men's Health magazine this afternoon that 17% of guys who made resolutions think their going to lose motivation by January 8th. How sad, right. Let's conquer all of our goals and inspire as many people in 2015 as we possibly can! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    2. Let's do it! I'll try to track my progress in some way on my blog too.

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    3. Yes! Blog your results every week so you HAVE to stay committed. You can't disappoint your bloggy followers ;)

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    4. Deal! Regardless of whether people read it or not, I'll try to stay consistent with a weekly recap, and maybe monthly progress picture...maybe on the picture but probably not. Haha. Good 'ol self-consciousness.

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    5. Just focus on you and becoming the best, inspiring person you can be & people will notice and start reading if they didn't already :) I'm pretty self-conscious about my body at the moment but it'll be cool to have pics to look back on

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  7. I think you look beautiful just the way you are. If you can't gain weight for body building then just work on what you have. Still think you are super cute though. Do you have a link to your art? I am back in college working on my BFA have about 2.5 semester to go and will be done, then 4 years until I will be eligible to retire from the military - weird it doesn't really seem that long. :-)

    don't rush into losing that virginity either. I don't have much activity in that range but still not something that should be rushed into. Find a guy you cherish and love first,

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    1. Are you referring to losing anal virginity or losing the virginity of yourhard penis''?

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  8. Oh and I have some of my artwork up on pintrest if you would like to see. http://www.pinterest.com/gregghierholzer/my-artwork/

    Gregg

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  9. I don’t make resolutions as I don’t want to set myself up for failure. I will try to be the best person I can be, live life to the fullest and cherish my friendships in the new year.

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  10. You're beautiful and you need an instagram account lol

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