Thursday, February 01, 2007

Resolution Review 1

Accountability, accountability, accountability. Let's check in with those resolutions, kids.

1. Read 12 novels.
I'm not sure that it counts because it's more of a coffee table book than a novel, but I read Amy Sedaris's I Like You from cover-to-cover. I started James Frey's A Million Little Pieces last Friday. I'm about halfway through.

2. Find a new job or go back to school. Or, ideally, find a new job AND go back to school. I sucked it up and signed up for the job fair. It's a start.

3. Go to the gym with increased frequency.
Gym: 13 times in January. I’m going about three times per week. Three times per week isn’t going to get me to 175 visits for the year, but I’m confident that I can make up the difference in the early spring (after hockey ends, before soccer starts) and the fall (after soccer ends, before hockey starts).
Hockey: 8 times in January.
Skating: 7 times in January.
Overall: 28 instances of physical activity. You can't get much better than that.

4. Not make a weight-related resolution.
Didn’t do it. Was pleased to see that I randomly dropped 5.5 pounds; I haven’t weighed myself since then. I have had quite the appetite the last week, so I’m sure I’ve put at least some of that weight back on. Oh well! I will not obsess.

5. Knit more.
I nearly finished a baby hat (from the same pattern as this one). But it’s ugly. (I made some poor color choices.) I’m going to unravel it and start over.

6. Stop the incessant purchasing.
Probably shouldn’t have fallen victim to the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale. But I swear that I needed new underwear. Definitely shouldn’t have stopped at the outlet mall on my way to a hockey game, but I showed a bit of restraint. Haven’t been to the mall. I’m doing okay.

7. Visit with my grandparents more.
Mom, Dad and I had dinner with them one weekend, but that’s it. Not good enough.

8. Cut back on the coffee/hazelnut cappuccino mix that I feast on allfrickingdaylong at work. It’s as bad as sipping on a soda all day.
I thought this would be the most difficult resolution of them all. But I’ve stuck to my self-imposed limit of one cup three days/week. Shocking.

9. Become a sweet-ass juggler.
I only practiced once. Once. Once? Please! Pathetic. Although, I should say that I did make a good bit of improvement during that practice session. Juggling the ball 25 times before the ball hits the ground by the end of 2007 is not out of the question.

10. Allow myself to trust Colin.
We’ve both been crazy busy this month. We haven’t spent as much time together as I would’ve liked. I didn’t make much progress on this. If I don’t hear from him, I still get the nagging feeling that he’s flaked out and given up on me. Must move past this.

A pinch to grow an inch: February’s resolution of the month:

Start taking calcium.
My multivitamin sucks in the calcium department. I’m a chick. I need the calcium; I don’t need a broken bone.


Anonymous said...

You go, girl! And I love the heading for #9.

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