Goals for the Glorious Year of 2015

I started off like most others stating to T what my New Years Resolutions would be for the year but after thinking about it I realized I didn’t know what the hell resolution actually meant. So I looked it up.

New Years Goals

A resolution is the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. I don’t really feel that I have any lingering problems that need resolving (other than mental ones) so we decided to call them our New Year goals instead. I feel like it sounds slightly more ambitious and this is going to be my year of personal awakening so I felt it was more appropriate.

Isn’t every year that year though. Really though guys. I can’t believe I’m already 27 and don’t feel like I’ve marked much off my accomplishments or bucket list. This is going to be the year. I’ve already started it off strong! Which leads me to the goals.

Goals I hope to am going to accomplish in 2015

Blogging
That’s right bitches, I’m back.
My main (task) here is to write more consistently and more like myself, more my personality. Kind of a reflection of all of the wild things I think and usually will say. Except more videos and photos because I like those better than words sometimes. And sometimes they’re necessary.
3x per week? We’ll get there but for now I’m not trying to be too ambitious because I have school starting soon.
Learn more about the blogging world, how to maneuver in it, make friends and be awesome. Like with widgets and stuff.

 

School
This may be a terrible mistake that I’m going to regret financially but I have decided I’d like to go back to school to get my degree in computer science. On the plus side I will be the only female in the program and there are a lot of scholarships available that no one else is applying for.  I’m also taking some composition classes because I’m hoping they will improve my thought process so when I speak I make a little more sense to other people.

adult student

Hooray Adult Students (no this isn’t me but I guess I kind of look like that but with much flatter, lighter hair. Oh and tattoos.)

 

Piano
I have been trying for YEARS to learn piano but it just doesn’t ever seem to stick. I want to pay for private lessons but I can’t seem to find anyone reasonably priced. So I’m turning to you, YouTube. Please don’t fail me. I’d like to average at LEAST learning a song a month and by the end of the year I’d like to be able to read sheet music fairly well.

 

Be Healthy
This is kind of a generic goal but I just want to be generally healthy so it’s fitting. The main (tasks) are to

  • Eat dinner at home 5x a week. If you are curious what I’m eating these days because that’s a normal thing to want to know you can see my weekly updated meal plan here. (Note: It’s mostly Paleo. If you haven’t tried it you should give it a chance. It will make you feel awesome.)
  • Bring lunch 4x a week (I’m rocking at these two so far, guys)
  • Workout 3x a week (Not so much this one)

 

Make More Money
Really though, who isn’t trying to do this? My attack plan is to start up a little side gig which is TBD and make more money at my full time gig. Other opportunities I’d like to take on are selling all of my extra junk. I’m kind of a recovering hoarder, but not in the old food and cats in the closet kind of way. Also on the money front is better budgeting. It’s not making more money per-say but making better use of the money I already have.

 

Roasted Red Pepper Gluten-Free Turkey Wrap

In order to stay on track with one of my goals I have prepped some foods including cutting up vegetables, bagging snacks in appropriate portions, and preparing my lunch for tomorrow. In the past I have found the most success on not going out to eat by preparing a meal plan and pre-making as much of my food as possible. You can find recipes for this weeks meal plan here.

I had a long night at the gym so I was a little short on time but I was able to whip together this quick and easy gluten-free turkey wrap for tomorrow’s lunch weighing in at less than 300 calories per serving! I have mine chilling in the fridge; ready for me to take to work tomorrow.

Note* – I recently found out this particular wrap is not gluten-free. Sorry for the misinformation! If you would like a gluten-free option. Rudi’s makes a gluten-free spinach tortilla.

Roasted Red Pepper Gluten-Free Turkey Wrap Recipe

 Ingredients
1 sheet California Lavash spinach wrap (Again,  if you would like a gluten-free option. Rudi’s makes a gluten-free spinach tortilla.)
1 slice Boar’s Head havarti w/jalapeno cream cheese
4 oz Boar’s Head low sodium turkey breast
3 tbs Sabra roasted red pepper hummus
1-2 cups baby spinach (preference)
1/2 cup orange bell pepper

Directions
Lay wrap lengthwise horizontally in front of you. Spread hummus evenly across wrap. Layer on spinach, turkey, cheese and bell pepper. Roll wrap firmly up being careful not to tear the wrap. Slice completed wrap in half. Enjoy!

Notes:
Makes 2 servings. Serving size: 1/2 wrap. 265 Calories. 21 grams of protein, 11 grams of fat, and 23 grams of carbs. (Calculations based on MFP)