Very Close to Done.

keep-calm-and-carry-onI’ve had on my to-do list to clean and organize my new cottage.  Yes, the cottage I moved into over a year ago.  I’m not super happy with the place, but when you go into financial trouble, you do what you have to make things work.  Well… I did. My sister sure wouldn’t…

Anyway, its been over a year since I moved into the cottage.  13 months to be exact.  And I have another year to go. So it is ridiculous to me that I just don’t settle in and make it “my space”.   So now my New Year’s Resolution is to go balls-out with it – I got rid of bags and bags of stuff.. got rid of a few pieces of furniture, and am now framing some special pictures..

Close to done means that I’m close to having the space I want – a peaceful space without clutter and work.  I want a place to relax in, like my own spa, for myself, all the time.  :-).  I’m about 2 weeks away from this.. I’m excited.  I’m looking forward  to spending my time learning to sew again, or walk more, NOT decluttering and cleaning up.

As I type this I realize that “Close to Done” means a lot of things..  Decluttering my life is really what it is about. And I’m working on it… and so much closer to the end now.  2015 is the year of “The Paula”.. to have this kind of year, I have to in a comfortable and happy state. It’s February now and I’ve come so far…  I cant wait for March, April, or May .. Oh My!!

 

 

Yacht Body Here I Come.

Yacht-bodyMy goal is to have a “Yacht Body” by May.  Why May? Its my birthday month sillies!  And I want to go on vacation, on a yacht, somewhere warm.

Why a Yacht Body? Somebody has to make the yacht look good! That somebody is going to be me.  This is one of my 2014 New Years Resolutions  (which I have yet to post) – to get fit, lose weight, and rid myself forever of my barrel body.  My goal is to get healthy, get active, and get yachting!   My unrealistic goal is to lose 20 pounds by my birthday.

I’m in Australia right now, my last night in this fabulous country.  I fly home tomorrow.  And on Saturday, March 1st, my Yacht Body regimen begins. So far I’ve got the following set up:

  • an appointment with an allergist to figure out what causes my stomach inflammations
  • a weekly Yoga class on Tuesday Nights
  • a full month of Fat Blast classes 2-3x a week – times TBD (I want evening to keep me from drinking, morning classes may be my only option)
  • Zero alcohol

I do plan on staying home most of the month as I get grumpy without my vodka or wine.  But this is really important to me. I feel like the source of my confidence issues from my short and round stature, my barrel body…  its stops me from going all out, it holds me back.  I don’t want to feel bad about myself anymore, so I’m going to do something about it.  Just like I did with my GM Diet, I will blog about my progress.  I’m expecting significant results, largely because of the zero alcohol and the changes I make based on the results of my allergy tests.   This has been a long time coming, I’m glad I’m doing something.

So now I’ve put it out there – so I have to do it right?  You will all keep me honest, right?

And if you have ideas or suggestions on how to stay motivated or want to share how you lost weight, please do so. I’m looking for your help!