Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Fresh Ink.

Everyone sets goals for themselves, especially this time of the year. I've had the same goal for the past several months... and I haven't really gotten extremely serious about it. I want to lose 50 pounds by June 25, 2011 [my birthday]. I lost about 6 pounds prior to Thanksgiving... however, I love a good holiday meal and sadly....... I've gained it all back.

So, what keeps you motivated in the goals you set for yourself?

I have to have something tangible. And I've decided that the only way I'm going to bust my butt in the gym every day is if I have something to look forward to, other than my goal of course. Because let's be honest... June is so far away.

My motivation, you ask? Ink. I love tattoos so much - how they look and feel and the adrenaline I get when I walk into a tattoo shop. I've also recently re-united with my love affair for piercings. I currently have 7 tattoo's and a quarter sleeve mural of the solar system. Here is an easy break down of my rewards program from now until June 25th:

First 10 pounds lost - dermal anchors on my collar bone.

First 20 pounds lost - Ganesha tattoo on the back of my right arm. {I am in love with Hindu culture, and this is the God of success -- not just success for losing 20 pounds, but also for coming out a stronger person through all of the pain and trials I have faced in my life.

50 pounds lost - My very first chest piece!!!!!! I am very excited about this, and think that I know exactly what I want. I'm thinking about incorporating a Peacock, as they symbolize openness and acceptance. In Buddhist culture, it also symbolizes wisdom {I am part agnostic, part Buddhist}. I want a banner that reads 'eternal love' as well.... pretty big, and lots of bold colors!

If you haven't noticed. I am very impulsive. I love getting tattoo's and piercings and am a huge fan of living in the moment and getting artwork that shows off your personality and uniqueness. They're so expensive and I have a hard time justifying spending that much money on myself, so it really will be a reward!

Cheers to setting and meeting all of our goals in 2011!


  1. Awesome!
    I am off to get my nose pierced tomorrow. I used to have 3 nose piercing's but stupidly took them out!

    Can't wait. Love the idea of peacock chest piece

  2. omg! i just got mine pierced sunday... for the 3rd time haha... i had to take it out twice for jobs - next time i'll jut put a filler in!

  3. I am jealous of your impulsive live for the moment attitude. I am so practical and such a planner and worrier of what others will my family and profession. I have wanted a tattoo since I turned 18 yet I still haven't committed to something. I always worry I won't like it. Or it won't reflect me a few years down the line. And I have never pierced anything off my ears no matter how badly i have wanted to. Good for you. And way to set goals. You'll get back in the swing of things!


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