Happy New Year readers!!! I can't express how happy I am that we didn't find ourselves victim to a mayan apocalypse....that would've been awkward. Nonetheless we meet again january 1st! New year, new beginnings and new resolutions! I've assembled a visual board of my personal intentions I will keep focus on in the year 2013. HERE WE GO
Wholesome foods! As the clock struck 12 am here in the west coast I promised myself that I would start taking better care of oneself. This includes healthier organic foods, juicing, better decision making when going out to eat, no more fast food, and no more sugar! I'm am completely intrigued with nutrition and firmly believe that if I didn't choose the path of fashion, then I would probably be studying human health etc. You can take this step with me! Go out and purchase a juicer, start shopping at your local farmers market and/or whole foods and give back to your body! It probably deserves it!
Weight Training! Maybe it's just my inner hulk trying to break free but I cannot wait for another year of slaving it in the gym. Some of you are probably saying "you? gym? you're tiny! skinny!" I've actually been attending the gym for around 3 years now and I'm about 25 pounds heavier (in lean muscle mass) then I was when I graduated high school! I'm sitting comfortably at a lean 140lb(63 kg), and my goal before next year is to be 160lb (72kg). I'm upping my protein and carb intake, lifting heavy in short-intense workouts, and resting well. You can also take this journey of gaining some muscle, or getting in better shape by purchasing a gym membership and contributing at least 4 hours a week of your time....you will see a huge difference.
BLOGGING! As I come into my third year blogging and my fourth year lookbook-ing I have some big plans ahead! With my move to New york City coming up I will be able to attend more shows, document events and work closely with the ever-booming menswear industry. I Published 254 posts in 2012 and this year I want to surpass that! Give you guys more inspiration! more content! more everything! you name it! Comment below with some ideas of what things you would like to see MORE of :)
Traveling! With my career taking me to New york for fashion week, let's cross our fingers that I'll hopefully be sponsored to attend other fashion weeks such as milan, or paris! My mother and I have a soft spot for traveling. We love exploring different cultures, lifestyle, architecture, historical places etc. I'm hoping that an airplane will be my second home this year. I really want to explore the world in my 20's, not when I'm retired!!!!! who's with me?!
Positive thinking! One thing a lot of you don't know about me is that I use to be self conscious and that led to a constant negativity. I feel a lot of people go through this in high school when pressured to conform to a certain stereo type or label. Since graduating and entering the "real world" I have found it easier to just be me, make my own decisions without influence and be independent. I'm learning to love myself more and accept who I am, flaws and all. I haven't been in a serious relationship yet but this year I feel like it could happen...I'm going to think positively and infect others around me with positivity. Just remember every situation in life can be looked at at an angle. If it's bad did you at least learn something? If it's unexpected, can you be prepared for next time? Just some food for thought.
There you have it, my new years resolutions. Healthier diet, weight training, more blogging, more traveling and positive thinking! Today is the 1st so you can still jump on board:) feel free to join me on any of these resolutions and comment below on how you are to execute your own plan, I'd love to hear it.
2013 will be OURS!