Sunday, November 2, 2014

Goals for 30



 I'm currently receiving complimentary Invisalign® treatment in exchange for sharing my experience, once a month, but this month, I thought I would share some of my goals for my first year in my thirties…since I just entered a new age bracket, and all. 
 1. Get on a regular sleep schedule. Long since past are the days when all- nighters were no sweat. I used to be able to go to school and ace my classes on no sleep, take a quick nap, stay up all night, repeat. I don’t know how I survived past my teens, to be honest. Even still, I sometimes get three hours a night. Insomnia is the worst, and sleep is the best. My goal is to do everything in my power to change my sleeping habits. I don’t want to look like an old lady by the time I’m 35, and if I don’t start getting that beauty sleep, it’s inevitable. 
 2. Finish my Invisalign treatment. As of now, I’m about 1/3 through my entire treatment, and I’m already loving the results. Going from one set of Invisalign clear aligners to the next is a breeze, and I’ve gotten so used to wearing them - but I can’t wait for the final results. Getting Invisalign aligners was one of the best decisions I’ve made, for myself. (p.s. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, you can request more info, here.) 
 3. Find a type of exercise I enjoy. I work out because I have to, not because I enjoy it. But I’ve always envied those who look forward to working out - I have friends who live for it. I’m not sure if they’re under some magic spell that I need to look into, or if they just found something that works for them, but I want that. I’ve always been hesitant to try new classes, because I get really anxious when I don’t know anyone or what I’m doing. 
 4. Spend more time with my family. I know it seems like I’m with my family all the time, but it doesn’t feel that way, to me! Even though my extended family is scattered all over the place, my immediate family is completely in South Florida. I now have two nieces and two nephews, and if I’ve learned anything from little Chichi (that’s Tessa, my littlest sister), it’s that kids grow up way too quickly. We’ve also lost a lot of our loved ones, over the last few years - every moment with family is precious. This year, we had our first family vacation, ever. It’s our goal to make it an annual tradition.  
5. Take my mom on vacation. My mom was young and single when she raised my sisters and me; she made a lot of sacrifices and worked a lot of jobs to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Even still, she never gets a break. I would love to take her on a trip - preferably an international one, since she’s never been out of the country. She deserves a true vacation! Not surprisingly, the last two are the ones I’m most looking forward to.

36 comments:

  1. Nice list!

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  2. You recently inspired me to get Invisalign treatment - which I just started this week. Fortunately I'd had some treatment before (long story) so I knew what to expect - and also agree it's the best thing I've ever done. If your teeth are something that make you unhappy, I don't see why not, if you can! These are great, life-defining goals generally though - I should borrow a couple more from you really! CC x

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    1. So glad to hear! Do you know how long your treatment will be? I've gotten used to wearing them, but I can't wait to have straight teeth and a comfortable bite!

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  3. I need to find a type of exercise I enjoy, I have a high metabolism so look in shape but am not at all! Lovely post!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/winter-primark-haul-november-2014.html

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    1. I've never been a naturally thin person; I gain weight at the drop of a hat and have to work to maintain my weight, unfortunately. I hate working out, but do it out of necessity and obviously for health - and try to balance healthy eating with moderate indulgences. My family has always had your luck, but I was not given those genes!

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  4. The 30's are the best, and I'm with you on the sleep schedule. So hard to put into practice.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. That's what I keep hearing, so I'm looking forward to them!

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  5. happy 30th! you're gonna do amazing


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  6. Hi, try ballroom dancing as exercise. That was my exercise for a few years till the school closed and I had no place to practice. I bet you have nice schools in Brooklyn. It makes magic to your body.

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    1. I am the absolute worst dancer, but all I've ever wanted was to be a good dancer! I tried and failed, miserably (I was a musical theatre major, sadly). I've always been curious about ballroom dancing, though - thank you for the recommendation!

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  7. What a sweet list! You do not look like you are 30, you make it look so good!
    Insomnia does suck. Have you tried taking melatonin for a few nights to get on a sleep schedule? I wouldn't recommend it long term, but I think it's better than taking other sleeping meds. I used to go days without sleeping because of insomnia and yes, it is the absolute worst. Melatonin helped me when nothing else, even prescribed meds, would work.
    Good luck!
    Jenny
    mishmoshmakeup.com

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    1. If I know I can get a full night of sleep, I'll take melatonin, but most of the time I'm too worried that I won't wake up:/ And thank you (re:30)!

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  8. Thats such a sweet list Keiko, especially the last couple. As for the the work out, I can totally relate with you, because the amount of motivation I need is not funny! :) x

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    1. Bobby basically has to drag me to the gym!

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  9. Happy 30's! It only gets better and better!
    I feel the same way about exercise and have recently taken up an adult basic ballet class. And I love it! Like really really really love it and look forward to going. Most of the women in the class also hate exercise and I swear we are all giddy after each class!
    xo,cynthia

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  10. Making lists like this is always fun - I always do a birthday list - gives me something to aim for :-)
    I love the idea of taking your mom on vacation - I keep meaning to go on holiday with my mom too, but we just haven't gotten round to playing anything yet!

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  11. I suggest you look into lifting weights! I have always hated working out and have only enjoyed lifting weights. It's a lot of fun and not a lot of effort. I'm in the gym for about 30 minutes, 3 times a week. I think that is what makes it nice. I still eat like a child and I don't have to worry about it :)

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  12. Amazing goals! I think it's so important to find exercise you enjoy if you're going to make it a habit- I'm on a similar quest! And feel free to get in touch if you want any advice regarding sleep- I've worked as a therapist for people with insomnia for several years, so am always happy to share some tips! ox

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Oh, wow - that would be great, thank you. What's the best way to get in touch?

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  13. I love your idea of making this list! FYI, I'm 35 and having the best time ever ;) could use more sleep though...

    anyway, if you're looking for a perfect destination for your vacation with loved ones I have a suggestion for you - come to Croatia!!! It's a tiny european country, the most beautiful place in the world sa far as I'm concerned, not being objective, since I'm Croatian, but almost everybody who comes here once, returns... check it out!
    Vesna

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  14. I love this list, your goals are very relatable yet achievable! I'm yet to find an exercise I actually enjoy, I only tolerate certain activities more than others!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  15. I was also concerned about which type of workout to choose. Then I tried boxing and my life has changes.

    Also, I also would like to spend more time with my family but they live in another country...

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    1. Boxing is something I haven't tried, but have wanted to!

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  16. I've just turned 30, too (well, back in the summer.) I should make a list like this.

    I so feel you on the exercise thing. I really loathe exercise just for the sake of exercise. I've started taking a Zumba class and I'm really enjoying it--not just for the calories burned, but because I can see myself becoming more coordinated from week to week. I've always loved dance, but never formally learned, so I'm really loving that aspect of it. It doesn't feel like exercise.

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  17. Great goals! I absolutely love your honesty, it's very refreshing in a world where we all want to be something we're not.

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  18. Happy Birthday love! Your goals are so perfectly beautiful :)

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  19. Try yoga! You 're gonna be hooked! :)

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  20. This is a wonderful list! I am almost 29 but already thinking about turning 30 and it's stressing me out a bit!

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    1. I was stressed, too, but I'm dealing with the idea of being 30 way more than I dealt with 25!

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  21. 3. Find a type of exercise I enjoy. I work out because I have to, not because I enjoy it. But I’ve always envied those who look forward to working out - I have friends who live for it. I’m not sure if they’re under some magic spell that I need to look into, or if they just found something that works for them, but I want that. I’ve always been hesitant to try new classes, because I get really anxious when I don’t know anyone or what I’m doing. 3. Find a type of exercise I enjoy. I work out because I have to, not because I enjoy it. But I’ve always envied those who look forward to working out - I have friends who live for it. I’m not sure if they’re under some magic spell that I need to look into, or if they just found something that works for them, but I want that. I’ve always been hesitant to try new classes, because I get really anxious when I don’t know anyone or what I’m doing.

    I REALLY relate to this. After doing ClassPass for a few weeks, I became obsessed with barre classes and have been going at least 6x a week for the past month. I LOVE it. It doesn't feel like the obligatory workout anymore, it's actually something I look forward to and I always leave class feeling stronger. I really recommend ClassPass for this purpose - you can try all kinds of studios and classes (it's $99 a month, and your membership is on a month-by-month basis), and see which works best for you.

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  23. I was also blessed by an angel (who calls himself Dr. Lau) with complementary Invisalign, I struggled most of my life with self-esteem issues & trying to hide my smile. Being a hair stylist who's job is to make others feel beautiful was really hard when i didn't even find myself beautiful. Being that i had a pretty severe case i knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park, but I was determined! I stayed on top of it until eventually it got really easy to snap on and off! That year and a half was probably the most therapeutic of my life! Now I walk around smiling from ear to ear!

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  24. Nice goals love this
    Jamie
    http://www.shoplinkz.com

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