My New Year Celebration Part II food post will be coming soon ~ I am still working on it.  Still ready to talk resolutions, though…

First of all, if you have not done so, it is always fun to look back –> Check out my past New Year celebrations!!

New Year 2010 and New Year 2011

^ This is why I love blogging ~ it is a journal for me and I am always able to look back on my life with just a click of the date.  I do not do it often, but sometimes I find myself lost in my blog, looking back and reading about my life of the past two years.  I cannot believe I have been blogging for two entire years now – Turbo Teacher has come such a long way!

Yesterday, when I posted New Year 2012, it was the busiest day Turbo Teacher has ever seen, with over 200 hits!  A big Thank You to my readers!!  Even if you were not reading, I would still do this, as a way to look back on where I have been, things I have learned, and progress I have made.  But it is an awesome feeling to know that so many people are reading! 

In January 2010, Turbo Teacher averaged 30 readers per day & this January 2012, which has just begun, there is an average of 150 per day!!  I am so excited about these stats – and again, Thank You to my readers.

Do you have any New Year resolutions for 2012?

A lot of people get really into the resolutions, making lists of goals and tasks to accomplish during the new year.  For some reason, I have a tough time doing this.  Maybe it is because I do it so often anyway?  I am always setting goals, always making lists and writing things out that I want to accomplish within the next week, or month…

If I want to do something, I will set my mind to it and get it done anytime of the year, not just at the beginning of a brand new year.

Do not get me wrong, because I do think resolutions are great – and I love hearing about the resolutions and goals of those around me.  And I think that the beginning of the New Year is a great time to start achieving and it definitely gives many people extra motivation ~ of course it does, look how busy your gym just got!!  But if I were asked to sit down and write out a list of my resolutions, I might be easily stumped.

There are constantly things I want to change about myself and my life and goals that I strive to achieve ~ I consider myself a very goal oriented person.  Of course, one of my goals is to get in better shape, but that is always a goal of mine & I am always striving to make my body more healthy. 

I am mostly just ready to get back to my regular eating schedule, after Christmas, Jamaica, and being home for break.  My body feels gross inside and I can tell I have been slacking on the healthful eating.  As Ben and I ate the airport food, on the way home Sunday (which gave me a stomach ache later), we both discussed how excited we were to have Shakeology again.  Ben actually brought it up before me!!

I plan to start a hybrid schedule of P90X and Insanity within the next week.  I hope to have some motivation from Challengers working the program with me!!  I totally want to stick with it for the full 90 days, and I plan to take progress pictures all along the way.  I want my body to look and feel healthy, on the inside and outside!

^ There you go, that is a resolution – right?


Because I am so excited about Shakeology, after missing it for a week or so, I want you to be excited about it also!! – So I am giving some away!

Shakeology & Thin Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway ~

One lucky Turbo Teacher reader will be the winner of three Shakeology packets, plus a Thin Kitchen Beachbody Cookbook!!


Shakeology is a premium meal replacement shake that can be used as a meal or a snack.  It has over 70+ ingredients, and would require up to 7 trips to the salad bar just to come close to an equivalent amount of nutrients. Even then, you’d still miss out on countless superfoods such as: camu-camu, goji berry, ai berry, aerola cherry, bilberry, barley grass, blue-green algae, chia seeds, and wheat grass to name a few.  Three sample packets for the winner!


Thin Kitchen, the first Beachbody®-exclusive diet and nutrition guide, is one delicious read.  It is filled with a wide variety of tasty recipes that allow you to eat right AND satisfy your senses at the same time.  From fast-track blueberry muffins to cerveza-marinated chicken skewers, Thin Kitchen covers the gamut of gourmet.  The book also features tips about what else is offered at Team Beachbody®, including the Message Boards, personalized meal planning, product discounts, and more. 

To win ~ all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, by clicking above near the title –>  Tell me what you think of resolutions – Do you set New Year resolutions and goals?  Share your resolution for 2012!  A random winner will be chosen & announced on Thursday!

Tomorrow will be the day I will start to “get back on track” after this long, wonderful break from reality.  My official January 1st will be Thursday – Because it is hard to be motivated to a fresh start when I am still at home, relaxing on my break, near the left over Christmas treats. 

But I do hope that your fresh start is going just as you planned!!

NY Quote

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown

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