Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

New Year’s Resolutions: June and July

I’ve been trying to keep track of my new year’s resolutions, with varying success. If you make resolutions at all, you know how easy it is to lose track of them only a few weeks into the new year. I have an entire tab at the top of my blog dedicated to keeping track of my failure efforts to stay on track.

Here are my 2012 resolutions along with how I did:

1) Cook dinner for the fiancé husband at least once a week.

Yeah… this one comes and goes. It really depends on what our schedule looks like. I’d say on average I cook for him a couple of times a week. That’s an AVERAGE though. Sometimes it is several times, sometimes it’s none.

2) Go to some sort of production/media thingee once a month. This can be as extravagant as the opera, or as simple as a movie theater.

We’ve seen a movie at least once a month. Most recently we saw Ted. I found the movie not nearly as funny as anyone else until the teddy bear died and I was the only one laughing. The man behind me in the theater called me a monster. It was a teddy bear! Whatever. We had plans to go see a play last month, but I accidentally ruined those plans.

3) Exercise an average of 3 times a week. This can be going jogging or yoga.

Nope nope nope nope. But I’ve got a plan to finally do better. I’ve been biking about once a week, and with my new exercise plan, I will really step it up. Fingers crossed!

4) Improve my diet to a point where I’m only eating fried foods once a week.

I keep forgetting about this one. If I ignore the food I eat while at work, I stick to this resolution very well.

5) Finish unpacking my apartment by April October.

So… I intend to make the goal of October. I have a plan to buy more shelves and that should go a long way for organization.

6) Get another cat.

We did it! There’s an upcoming post about Jazz.

7) Use one of my bridal shower gifts at least once a week. Giggity.

Yeah, haven’t cracked open an unused gift yet, but I do get great repeat use from some gifts. Who has time? I should check if that edible stuff people bought us has an expiration date.

5 responses

  1. The only one you probably really slacked on was exercizing.But that isn’t a prob though since you will be able to maintain the fatty that we love to see.You might start excercizing and lose the curves.

    July 26, 2012 at 11:44

    • It’s sooo hard to get motivated to exercise. The good news is that my curves are because of my bone structure. So some thickness might go away, but the curves won’t.

      July 28, 2012 at 00:01

      • Good to hear that the curves will remain.

        I know Lee likes the sound of that too lol.

        July 29, 2012 at 13:10

  2. Your keeping score, and that is one of the keys to success!

    July 26, 2012 at 22:26

    • tracking progress is the only way to stay on top of it for sure.

      July 28, 2012 at 00:18