Friday, January 13, 2012

Bombshell Beach Vacation in 68 Days! Atlantis here we come!

Sometimes I just have to pinch myself! Last year was beyond words incredible....I traveled more last year than I ever have before...and this year is going to be the biggest travel year to date!

Oh course since I'm SUCH a procrastinator, I waited to get my passport renewed even though I KNEW it expired in December. I went and got the renewal application back in Feb 2011! Finally filled it out and wrote out a check in October (umm 8 months later!!) and then mailed it in two weeks ago lol
I'm ALREADY regretting my passport picture. I stopped in at at CVS just to ask when I could set up an appointment to have my pic taken. The cashier totally sucked me in with the allure of "just do it now and get it over it"
Word to the wise, NEVER have your picture taken for a Government document that you will have for TEN years when...
  1. You haven't showered yet
  2. You have NO makeup on
  3. You did not get nearly enough sleep
  4. You woke up out of your haze an hour ago 
Seriously...WHAT was I thinking. I'm too embarrassed for this photo to ever see the light of day. It could be a DUI mug shot. I'll consider it punishment for my procrastination.

But enough sulking....on to more exciting things

This is getting SERIOUS! It's one thing to say....ohhh next year I am going to the beach. BUT now it's only 68 days away!! Time to kick it into OVERDRIVE! I need my goals IN MY FACE sooo I hung this in my room as a reminder...
I've been thinking A LOT about self control...a lot of people who are close to you will try to tempt you and brush it off like it's not a big deal. BUT I HAVE GOALS and it seriously ANNOYS me when people say "ohhh it's just ONE day of cheating"
Umm no, it's not! You don't know what I've been up to lol And it's not worth it to me. I'd rather look and FEEL awesome on my vacation instead of feeling self conscious and hiding my body in shame. 
This has been on my mind sooo much that I actually dreamt about it last night. I was offered ice cream...my total weakness! There was some serious peer pressure going on and everyone was almost like taunting me. BUT I was strong and resisted. Even though it was dream ice cream, I woke up feeling super accomplished and strong. Imaginary or real...isn't it all a head game?
Self-control separates us from our ancient ancestors and the rest of the animal kingdom, thanks to our large prefrontal cortices. Rather than responding to immediate impulses, we can plan, we can evaluate alternative actions, and we can refrain from doing things we'll regret. We can also take advantage of these innately human abilities by developing wisdom and willpower. -Psychology Today
 It's nice to exercise my self control muscle especially considering that is what seperates us from the animal kingdom lol
It's been a LONG road getting here...but I feel confident that I have the strength to make a decision and stick to it. It's NOT about being perfect. It's NOT about living a life of deprivation or always saying no to those fun snacks...but it IS about standing up for myself and what I want out of life.

Bahamas here I come! Get ready because 2012 is going to be a wild ride!

1 comment :

  1. Sooo love the idea of hanging up the bikini. When I get home tonight, I am hanging my teeniest one up for me to be reminded every day! :)

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