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Out with the old and in with the NEW YEAR!

Twenty-twelve was a landmark year for me, but that doesn’t mean it was easy. I’m looking forward to a slightly more relaxed 2013. I mean, I’m 30 now! My 20s (and well, my teens, childhood, and most of my babyhood—I was a very ambitious toddler) were spent being far too serious, working very hard, and plotting my world domination. I’m planning on letting loose a bit in 2013; dominating the world seems like an awful lot of responsibility these days. I think I’ll just focus on managing this one little life of mine.

  • Run a half-marathon (The Nike Women’s Half-Marathon on April 28, 2013 in Washington D.C., to be precise) and meet my Team-in-Training fundraising requirement. If you’re reading this and you know me in real life you may as well donate now because I’m going to be hounding your buttocks for the next four months. Link to my fundraising site: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/nikewhlf13/kimberlyraemiller
  • Donate blood every two months. When my mother was in the hospital a few years ago she received close to 30-pints of donated blood, over the course of multiple surgeries (the human body averages about ten pints, which means she received three bodies full of new blood). There is always a blood shortage in New York (and just about every other place on the planet), and I am oh-so-grateful to the O+s out there for taking a few minutes out of their lives to donate their blood. Since then I’ve made a practice of carrying my blood donor card with me wherever I go and when I see those blood donation busses around town, hopping in for a little drainage. In 2013, I’m going to stop leaving my donations to chance and start making reservations with the New York Blood Center to actually go in and donate regularly.
  • Get my personal training certification. This was on my 2012 resolutions list too, but I got super busy fulfilling my other resolution to write a book 😉 This year will forever be known as the year of the dumbbell.
  • Revamp The Kim Challenge. I wasn’t a particularly dedicated blogger this year. Most days ended with me closing the computer and backing away from it very, very slowly as to not get sucked back in. Writing all day every day was a bit exhausting (so was spending all day eating my way through bouts of procrastination), but now that that’s over I’m planning on spiffying up this here little corner of the Internet of mine. I’ve got some interviews lined up, reviews of exercise DVDs, recipes, videos, and more giveaways planned…and some other things you’ll have to keep reading to find out about. Muahahahahahah (insert strumming fingers here).

As always, I plan on exercising regularly, eating well (but not all the time, because life is meant to be enjoyed)—but those aren’t New Year’s resolutions, those just a part of life. If I just happen to look super awesome in a bikini come summer, so be it.

Happy New Year! What are you resolving for 2013?