Amy's 2015 Manifesto

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I decided not to do a 2014 recap post but rather a post focusing on the now instead. I generally don't spend too much time thinking about the past at this point in my life. I find it's not useful. It's too easy to get mired down in it so I just don't. There were a lot of good and beautiful things in my life in the year 2014 that I will always remember and look back on fondly. Thats enough for me to focus on right now in terms of the past. But the future... it's a blank slate and how cool is that??? We all get another minute, hour, day... year if we are lucky to do it all again and do it better. So here goes nothing.

(n.) An announcement of intended future actions. Sounds like a homosexual orgy.
Elitist went along to the manifesto hearing, but was disappointed to discover that there was no gay orgy audio clips.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 08, 2004
I was going to include the Miriam Webster definition but the Urban Dictionary is just so much more "Me". I am not however, planing a homosexual orgy but the manifesto part yes. I just like the sound of this better than resolutions. I've been doing resolutions and breaking them for years so this year I am putting forth the manifesto of Amy 2015.

My intended future actions for 2015....

Healthy Eating - Kicking it off with the Whole 30 to reset things to right. I need to be good 80% of the time instead of 50% of the time. I am not getting any younger, I have 3 kids to live for and I just want to feel good consistently. Eating clean really works, I can't say enough about how much better I start feeling almost immediately. No shit.

Lifting & Strength Training - I will be exercising more this year but instead of focusing on the things that I think I should be doing that I hate... like running... I'm focusing only on the physical activities I like. I know I need balance but fuck balance right now. I want to get back to the stuff that changes my body the way I like it to change. That means lifting weight and strength training/HIIT type workouts. Luckily, even though I am old, my body type responds to this quite well and I see results relatively fast which is motivating. Cardio later.

Meds - I am on some and I really want to get off of them. Oddly I have not taken any anxiety meds since I lost my job. Hmmmm....

Pursue Passions - That brings me right here... My job was kind of making me miserable. I have some things in my mind that I really want to pursue. I don't know how yet but I want to do something that brings me joy or at least not misery, I don't think its ever too late to switch gears and re-invent yourself. Just look at Madonna, or something.

Financial House - I have to make honest attempts at setting this to rights also. If this means court, so be it. I will not be going to jail.

Brick and Mortar House - Stuff can be overwhelming and anxiety producing for me. I have never been so overwhelmingly open to purging. Things have so much less meaning for me than they once did. Time to let some of it go, for good.

The Blog - Want to work smarter on this and not harder. I waste a lot of time by not planning. When I plan my blogging efforts it quickly rewards me.

Tattoos - I want a few more... just because I do. I know some people don't get it but I really am in love with what I have gotten so far. I never thought this would become a thing for me but it has. I replaced cigarette money with tattoo money, always trying to scrounge it up and squirrel it away.  It's a very cool way for me to tell the story of me. So I am going to keep telling it.

Vacation - I am taking one this year. Period.

Health, Career, Money, Home, Hobbies, Travel... I think I covered all of the bases here.

I invite all of you to join me in making your very own homosexual orgy sounding thing... a manifesto.

Cheers to good shit happening in 2015!


  1. Even if its a gradual slide into clean eating you will feel so much better. Plus when you eat better it makes lifting SO MUCH easier. When i eat shitty food I feel like I'll die at the gym.

    I need to do more blog planning too and have no idea where to start. It's all kind of in my head but if I add more product reviews/sponsorships it gets all jumbled.

  2. I'm also approaching exercise with doing the thinks I like. Hey, it's better than doing absolutely freaking nothing which is what I'm doing right now. Am I right?

    Also with you on being good with healthy eating 80% of the time instead of 50% (or below, which is where I've been since Thanksgiving).

    Great looking ahead for next year!

  3. Love your 2015 manifesto!! I think these are all great things. Eating less gluten is on my list for next year as well as weight and strength training. I'm so bad about planning my blogs that i'd like to get better about that too. excited to hear about all the great things that come to you in 2015!

  4. yaaas for HIIT, weights and clean eating! We got this!!

  5. You can do them all! You will rock 2015!