Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Will be THE Year!!

Holy crap! It's 2012! How did that happen so quickly??  I hope this is going to be a big year for me.  I made it through my first class last semester so I feel confident going forward.  (coming up next semester is biology) Anyway,  I actually really like math now! It's a lot of fun.  I got an A in the class and a perfect 150 out of 150 on my final exam haha. (Yes, I studied a LOT).  Functions, log function, ln functions, the quadratic formula, i, e, radical equations, and graph transformations were my BEST friends.  The funny thing about me is I couldn't do basic math with out a calculator (don't ask me to add with out one because I will use my fingers!), but when I look at an equation (and if you study them enough) you start to see patterns of how to "attack" and solve.  You learn the rules, where to move the numbers to make everything work...and it all just sort of clicks into place.  At least it did for me.  I miss math, I kinda want to have a puzzler book of math problems, like some people have sudoku books, I want a book of algebra problems.  Call me crazy but I really liked that class. 

The biggest lesson I've learned though is that attitude makes a BIG difference.  Ten years ago you couldn't pay me to take a college level math class.  Now I want a puzzler book of problems to do in my spare time!   And this relates to all aspects of life, a positive attitude will take you losing weight or crossing the finish line of a race...or getting an A in a subject you hadn't studied in over ten years.  Being negative never got me anywhere in the past.  So my motto for 2012 is keep my chin up, and keep a smile on my face and good things will come!

So with all that being said I will do one of my "Current Status" posts since I haven't done one of those in a while.

Current Mood: Optimistic

Current Weight:  Not really worried about it.  I'm on a mini vacation visiting my friend Ashley, the shoewhore.  When I get back THEN it will be time to buckle down.  In the mean time I'm still exercising and eating healthy most of the time.  Spent 2 hours at the gym yesterday, plan on going climbing today, and trying out boxing for the first time.

Currently Thinking about:The fact that I'm turning 30 this year, and the fact that this year will be THE year I finally get myself on a maintenance diet.  Once I get home it's really time to push myself, I am giving up sugar for two months (that includes all sweets, refined carbs, dairy and yes long delicious wine.)  I am also thinking of really challenging myself in the exercise department as well by trying two a days for a week off and on.  ALSO a little spark has entered my head...I was thinking about maybe trying to run my first full marathon.  I'm still trying to wrap my head around how to go about the whole training thing.  I've successfully completed two half-marathons, although not at fast as I would have liked maybe I should shoot for a full?  I'll have to ask my knees first and get back to you on that one haha.

Currently NOT Thinking about:The fact that I'm turning 30 this year.  I used to have such a negative attitude toward turning 30 because when I was in my mid-20s I had always hoped that by the time I turn 30 I'd have a real career not just a "job", I'd have my own house and I'd be in a good relationship.  And although I have neither of those... yet being the key word, I am still remaining positive because going into my 30th year I am healthier, happier and I am more motivated and determined to make things happen than I was when I was younger.  The rest will come with time and effort.

Currently looking online at:  Yup the soccer addiction is still alive and well.  This year is the euro cup!  My German boys will be on television again... winning I hope ;).  I wonder if Spain still has what it takes to stay the top team?!  Will the germans (2nd euro 2008, 3rd worldcup 2010, and 2006)  rise to the top again!?? Or will there be a new star on the euro stage??  I am eagerly waiting for this to start.  I need a fix of good international soccer!

 They beat the Dutch (who were #2 in the 2010 world cup) just recently...
really looking forward to this tournament.

Currently looking forward to: Besides above...Losing the last of the fat on my body and going on a maintenance diet.  It will happen this year.  I'm going to make it happen!

Currently listening to: M83's latest album.  Haven't listened to these guys in ages.  Midnight City is a pretty good track.

Currently Realized: Holy Crap it's 2012!!! And it's going to be my year!

So that's what's going on with me... please share any goals you want to reach in 2012 below!!