Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Eve fancies to New Year's Day commitments

I think I'm done celebrating Christmas with every possible family member, and I'll share my Christmas with my parents, sister, and Grandma later. For now, I put together a New Year's Eve outfit from Anthropologie's sale section. They're offering 30% off sale right now, so I had spent some time browsing and finding cute things. I thought I'd throw some together for a New Year's Eve look to play along with {av}'s Friday's Fancies

I doubt I'll be dressing up in anything so fancy for our New Year's Eve plans. We are going over to a friend's house with a group of us, and because our plans skip anything out and about, I imagine that I'll be a little more casual. I'll share outfit pictures if I remember. What are your New Year's plans? Have you thought about what to wear?

And speaking of New Year's Eve, I thought I'd share too one of the things I'm planning on doing in the new year. While I know many people are opposed to resolutions or don't see the new year as a reason to start something, I love that feeling of freshness and new. One of the things I've heard a lot about and spoken with a few blog friends about is Commitment Day.
Have you heard of it?

There are 5ks around the country that people are participating in, but as the closest 5k to me is an hour and a half away, I'll be participating in the other part. The other part relates to making a commitment to living a healthier life. Instead of making resolutions, commitment day encourages people to make a commitment to change something or several things about the way they're living. I'm going to put more thought into what my commitments are going to be before the new year begins, but I think this is the perfect opportunity to commit to a few lifestyle changes that I've been trying to start throughout the end of this year. Again, I know some will disagree that I should just start now, but having a solid date and a clear start are so clean and fresh for me.

I would encourage you to make a commitment too. It doesn't cost anything, and you don't have to do a 5k to participate. It's just about helping America become more healthy overall. There's a neat slideshow on the website that shows why they're doing this, and it helped convince me to join myself.

And as an added incentive to myself, I did end up keeping almost all of my 2012 resolutions throughout the year, so I think that bodes well to the fresh start I'm looking forward to in 2013.

Do you make resolutions?
Would you make a commitment/commitments? 
What area of your life do you want to make a change either now or in the new year?

13 comments:

Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life said...

I'm doing the Commitment Day Run too in NYC!

Beka said...

I was bummed that there isn't a Commitment Day run in Tampa! They even have one in Memphis of all places! haha!

Definitely making the resolution to continue my healthy lifestyle to better myself :) I don't generally set a year out goal or resolution. I am still trying to do good on the month to month basis.

Allison said...

I'll be running the Commitment Day race up here in Cincy! I can't think of a better way to start off 2013! My commitment is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I want to be a role model for the people in my life that want to do the same. I make goals instead of resolutions. A possible goal for 2013 is becoming a certified trainer, I'm just looking into for now :) another goal is to hit a sub 4 marathon, I was so close last time!

Kasey said...

I LOVE your New Year's Eve outfit, super cute :):) I haven't heard of this 5k but it sounds pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend :-D
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Kat @ S and F said...

Im committed to continuing my healthy lifestyle - more so - and having a 'injury prevention' approach to running and races...and hope to do my first full in the fall!

The Pink Growl said...

Love that little jeweled clutch- so cute! Happy new year!

Redheaded Daybook said...

how cute is that dress!
i love it

Happy Friday!

Redheaded Daybook

lpnedwards said...

I can't believe I've never heard of Commitment Day! Too bad there isn't a 5k in Tampa! I'm joining the commitment anyway!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

I'm setting some goals for the year - paying off my debt and committing to read the Bible through. Sounds like you have some good goals as well!

Have fun at your party! we are doing something casual and small with good friends. Happy New Year!

Blue Dog Belle said...

OMG. I'm dying over that clutch! Hope you have a fab NYE!

xo, Emily
bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

I got together with the folks at Commitment Day and got their approval to host a virtual officially unofficial 5K and some of us Tampa gals are getting together to run! You should join us!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/466795983366309/

TorontoRunner said...

The dress is so cute!

I'm still debating whetherto head out or stay in the comfort of home for nye. Hmm!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love that the outfit is from the sale section!

And great resolution :)