It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Seriously, October rocks my world. I will honestly wake up in a good mood every day this month. I love everything about it and I’m looking forward to another fabulous 31 days of pure happiness. And the best part is, Eric and I are going to Michigan for Halloween! It’s hard for me not to be in Michigan this time of year, but knowing I get to spend the best weekend of the month at home, having a Halloween party with my family and relishing the fallen leaves and crisp air is just a great feeling.
I’ve already chosen my costume too. I actually decided back in, um, April. This year…I am going animal. Good thing Eric came along, because the costume is going to be a hell of a lot funnier with a partner! But we’ll discuss that later. In the meantime, let’s talk goals…
My September goals went really well, especially the part about shaping up my weekends. I don’t know why it’s so much easier for me to do things once I make them official goals, but it just makes all the difference for me. I was able to stop being ridiculous on the weekends, but still enjoy myself. Actually, I probably enjoyed myself more because I didn’t feel so lazy and full of sugar and junk food. My jeans that got a little snug (OK, a lot snug) around my birthday are now actually getting baggy, so that’s rather exciting!
Besides that, I did well with all my other goals and felt like I had a pretty good month!
Now, as Jay-Z says, it’s onto the next one…
1. Cook hard. For whatever reason, my cooking instinct just goes crazy this time of year, and I feel like I’ve become a much better cook and am excited to keep improving. So this month, I want to keep up that momentum, and really just make more delicious new meals that are less single-girl-living-alone and more woman-who-knows-her-way-around-the-kitchen. (And maybe I’m just feeling overconfident from the frosting success yesterday.)
On that note, I have some good news about my cooking skillz: I am a semi-finalist in a recipe contest! It’s the Aetna Healthy Food Fight Contest and in a week, I will cook my healthy chicken salad recipe before a panel of judges. If I wow them with my dried nectarines and my smile and beat out the 48 (not nine…oops) other contestans, I’ll go to California where I’ll compete with the other finalists from around the country in front of some guy, I don’t know if you’ve heard of him…Bobby Flay?
Like I said, I need to cook hard.
2. Stay on top of my professional goals. Same as last month, because there’s always more to be done. I’m hard at work with my agent trying to make the magic happen and I need to keep that up! That means putting time and effort into blogging, freelancing, hanging out on Twitter, and making sweet love to my laptop for hours on the weekends!
3. New Core Fusion Challenge. This month, I’m all about toning, and CF is the best way for me to do that. My goal is the same as it was the first time around: 40-60 minutes of CF, four times a week. I am currently obsessed with the new Core Fusion Cardio class on YogaVibes.com, so that will probably be my workout of choice twice a week, and we’ll just see what sounds best for the other days! I want to love how I look so much on Halloween, you’ll have to beg me to put my costume on because I’d rather just go as myself…naked.
That’s all I got!! Now, what are your goals for this, the most wonderful month of the year?
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