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Resolutions Week 3

I decided that I need to keep myself motivated to actually follow my resolutions this year. If you’re feeling motivated, join me! Write a weekly post where you share how resolved you are (or how resolved you wish you were!). To refresh, here are my resolutions:

1) Cook dinner for the fiancé at least once a week.    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.    3) Exercise an average of 3 times a week. This can be going jogging or yoga.    4) Improve my diet to a point where I’m only eating fried foods once a week.    5) Finish unpacking my apartment by April.    6) Get another cat.    7) Use one of my bridal shower gifts at least once a week. Giggity.

And here’s how I did:

1) I really don’t know where the whole week went, but I don’t think I cooked dinner for the fiancé. Foodie Fail. I’ll have to do it twice next week. 2) We went to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D! I’d like to see Mission Impossible 4 and that Tuskegee Airmen film, but who knows if that’ll happen. But at least I made it to the theater before January was over. 3) Yeah, don’t even ask. I was mentally exercising, which is why my wedding dress fits better now, without actual exercise… Yeah, that’s my story… 4) I almost ate fried chicken Thursday night, but I ended up not doing it. That made the salt and vinegar potato chips I ate on Friday possible. 5) No progress. Don’t judge me. 6) The fiancé is fully convinced our attention whore of a cat needs company that can be with her all day. Now we just have to assure ourselves of the low statistical probability that the second cat will also be emotionally needy. 7) I used some of the bath products. Tangerine scented lotion, yum! I may intersperse that in with my regular lotion a couple times a week.


Resolutions Week 2

I decided that I need to keep myself motivated to actually follow my resolutions this year. If you’re feeling motivated, join me! Write a weekly post where you share how resolved you are (or how resolved you wish you were!).

To refresh, here are my resolutions:

1) Cook dinner for the fiancé at least once a week.    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.    3) Exercise an average of 3 times a week. This can be going jogging or yoga.    4) Improve my diet to a point where I’m only eating fried foods once a week.    5) Finish unpacking my apartment by April.    6) Get another cat.    7) Use one of my bridal shower gifts at least once a week. Giggity.

And here’s how I did:

1) I Cooked dinner twice this week. And if you count midnight snacks, I’ve cooked four times this week. I like taking care of my man and he’s definitely a way-to-his-heart-is-through-his-stomach type.

2) Still working on this. I figure I’ll go see the 3D Disney movie coming out next week. Beauty and the Beast!

3) Yeah… um… I went to yoga on Saturday. And there was snow so I couldn’t jog. Just fill in another 3 generic excuses for me so I don’t have to.

4) No fried foods this week! So proud of myself. I’m not gonna talk about carbs (and how many I ate), and just focus on meeting my stated goal.

5) Haven’t made even a bit of headway, and I don’t expect to until after my wedding, so there will be four more posts of no progress on #5.

6) Also waiting until after the wedding.

7) I used two of the gifts last week. And only one was a bottle of wine. Giggity.

I still need to do better in the exercising department. It’s so hard to find the time and energy to make it happen. But making that time is increasingly more important as we get close to the wedding day and stress piles on.

How are you doing on your resolutions?


Resolutions Week 1

I decided that I need to keep myself motivated to actually follow my resolutions this year. If you’re feeling motivated, join me! Write a weekly post where you share how resolved you are (or how resolved you wish you were!).

To refresh, here are my resolutions:

1) Cook dinner for the fiancé at least once a week.    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.    3) Exercise an average of 3 times a week. This can be going jogging or yoga.    4) Improve my diet to a point where I’m only eating fried foods once a week.    5) Finish unpacking my apartment by April.    6) Get another cat.    7) Use one of my bridal shower gifts at least once a week. Giggity.

And here’s how I did:

1) I meant to cook. I swear I did. At first I didn’t have all the ingredients. Then he had gigs two nights in a row and didn’t get home until after I fell asleep. Then I had to work two nights in a row. And then the week was over. But I have a plan. I can cook before he gets home. I know that seems like a “duh” realization. But, usually when I cook, we eat together. If I cook for him to eat alone, I should be able to get this done even with our schedules. That, and I will cook twice next week to make up for being a bad fiancée

2) I still have another three weeks to make this happen. The procrastination fairy told me to tell you that.

3) Um, well, I did make it Saturday afternoon before work to yoga. I have no excuse. I’m lazy and I’ll never fit into my wedding dress and eat and breathe.

4) I had fried foods on the 1st and the 2nd, but that was it. Maybe I’ll try no fried foods from the 8-14 to make up for it.

5) I’ve made no headway. But procrastination fairy says I’m good on time.

6) Skipping this one. See #5.

7) I finally got my bridal shower gifts from my parents’ house. I decided not to get all freaky just yet and just opened a bottle of wine. I got four bottles, so I need to get to drinking!

Did you keep up with your resolutions or did you fold only one week in?


My New Year’s Resolutions

I wrote my post about New Year’s resolutions that went up two days ago last week. In that time, I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I’ve come up with some good ones.

A good set of resolutions include things you’ve been meaning to work on, but haven’t found the motivation. It should also include something you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t been able to make time for. With that in mind, here’s my list:

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

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.

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

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

5) Finish unpacking my apartment by April.

6) Get another cat.

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

Did you come up with New Year’s Resolutions? If you did, link to your post in the comments or list them below.