Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In and Out #2

You know you're addicted to blogging when you start thinking in blog terminology. Now whenever I like or dislike something, I instantly add it to my future in and out post.


Avatar: I watched this movie on Christmas day at a 10:30 PM. And believe you me, my eyes were wide open all the way till 1:30 when it ended (its 2 hrs 40 min). Avatar completely lives up to its hype. I really feel like a new ceiling has been broken in movie making. There was no discernible line between animation and traditional filming. The filmmaker's imagination, the technical breakthroughs, the morals of the story, the pure beauty of the world, it was all awesome. MAKE SURE you watch it in 3-D!

The Kid Who Climbed Everest: if you love watching Bear Grylls (from the show Man vs. Wild) you'll love this book. It chronicles Bear's journey to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Never before have I read a book about a 22 year old who earned the wisdom of an 80 year old monk. Climbing this mountain did this to Bear. You must read it; it makes my new year's resolutions look like child's play compared to the discipline he has.

Decorating my house: Let's just say if this blog were about interior design, I'd have many hauls up this week! I recently bought a bookcase from IKEA so I can turn my basement into a library. I organized my books by color, which I highly recommend because it looks chic and scholarly at the same time! I also placed square wicker storage boxes into some of the cubbies to store DVDs. I also picked up this a gorgeous vase from Crate and Barrel. I love how the light catches it, and it looks good on every surface! I want like 3 of them!


Gaining holiday weight: Honestly, I don't even want to jump on the scale. The mirror and my ill-fitting jeans are proof enough that I need to stop eating crap food. Which is why I'm going vegan for the next month. I hope to detox my body of all the crap I've been putting into it. After about a month, I'm going to regroup and probably stop being vegan, but continue to be a very disciplined eater. I don't want to put a label on myself, just want to start eating fresh, smaller portions, filled with food that is in-season and preferably local.

Being glued to the tube: Just because its cold outside, I've been lazily lounging on my sofa for way too long. My hubby and I are considering cutting off cable so that when we turn on the TV, we will have to select something to watch (like a movie), and once its over, we turn it off. No more mindless watching of people with messy homes!

Waking up late: When I wake up late, it feels like my whole day is already wasted. I want to start waking up at 7 AM every day. Which brings me to my 3 resolutions this year:

1. Watch what you eat and exercise. No need to go crazy and get a six pack in 3 months. This resolution is meant to build a lifestyle of activity and health that will be a good foundation for when I start a family. I'm aiming for a mostly vegetarian, seasonal diet, and working out at least 3x a week.
2. Stop watching so much TV. 
3. Wake up at 7 AM. Even if I have nothing to wake up for, just wake up. Its the right thing to do!

I'd love to know your ins and outs, so please feel free to put 'em in the comments, or blog about them and let me know!


Anonymous said...

i LOOOVE your resolution with tv i want to imitate this its a fantastic idea! niice!!!

Ashwini said...

Glad you like the resolution! I'm already looking forward to using my evenings for trying out recipes, blogging, making DIY beauty stuff, and going to the library w/ the hubby. :)

Sheefa F said...

Oh I wana see aviator too :)

Lilladylife said...

love ur whole list!

Foxy Frangipani said...

Yippiee to Ikea bookcases and a home library!
I want a basement as library too :D

Happy New Year babe!

Uinisan said...

I still haven't watched Avatar yet... But I've heard great reviews about it... Oh dear I'm also doing all the OUTS, it's just terrible. I will have to change my habits heading into the new year since there is heaps for me to do... Can't be lazy no more hahaahaha

Unknown said...

Eating healthy would probably be the hardest for me to do but I do agree with it, which is why I also included it as part of my New Years Resolution.
P.S. I gave you an award on my blog.

Laur* said...

Love your resolutions, mine also consist of Watch what you eat and exercise regularly, as well as getting up earlier. Im too lazy atm! Also on my list is save time for myself. Im always busy rushing about and working, i never give myself time to sit and watch a movie, or read a book. All things i want to have some time to do during the day! Good luck with yours :) x

Laura Loo said...

Organizing books by color is an awesome idea! When I was a manager for a retail bookstore, I actually organized my bookshelves by category, subcategory, and then author's last name...Sad, I know. And the tv resolution is AMAZING! We lived without tv for 6 months, and we got SO much done.

Divija Reddy said...

Ashwini, happy new year to u and ur family as well sweetie :) hope u have all d fun! come back wid more hauls n reviews! I need some makeup haul, ashwini, very badly :)

I love d buk shelf 2 pieces........OMGGGGGGGGGGGG

.blushfully. said...

I love avatar!!!! And I like that show Man vs wild as well hehehe...

Happy New Year to you!!!

btw, that bowl vase is gorgeous ;)

Gaby Fauchon said...

Avatar is absolutely awesome!

I nominated you for a blog award =D

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