Thursday, April 05, 2007

Resolution Review 3

1. Read 12 novels.
Loved the novel I read this month, Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel. It was – thankfully – much more mentally stimulating than the crap I read last month, and quite apt for a girl who feels as though she may never wade through this quarterlife crisis.

2. Find a new job or go back to school. Or, ideally, find a new job AND go back to school.
On the penultimate day of March, I landed a job interview. It was nice to get a nibble because, while I’ve kept up with searching on indeed.com, I was starting to lose momentum. It is awfully hard to fill out application after application when you’re seeing no fruits of the labor. I’m sick of standing at the edge of this cliff and screaming into the wind.

3. Go to the gym with increased frequency.
Gym: I made it to the gym 12 times in March, which means I’m at 33 total visits of my goal of 175 trips to the gym for the year. This is one is going to be tough, if not plain ol’ impossible.
Hockey: 3 times in March. With the exception of the tournament I’m playing in next weekend, my season is now over.
Skating: 10 times in March. Much better than February.
Soccer: 4 games, 1 practice during the month of March. It’s been really, really great to start playing again.
Overall: 30 instances of physical activity. That seems to be one less than there are days in the month of March. Go me.

4. Not make a weight-related resolution.
I was happy with my food intake and with my body. It wasn’t even a temptation. Love that.

5. Knit more.
For the second time this year, I’ve attempted to make another one of the adorable baby hats that I knit back in November. For the second time, I’ve screwed it up. To make me feel better about not being able to make a hat that I already made (perfectly!), Meg said that maybe making a baby hat without having a baby in mind to wear it is bad luck. We’re going to go with that. I completed the hat before I realized that I made a painfully big mistake, so I’m going to count it towards my total for the year.

6. Stop the incessant purchasing.
There was that one weekend where Meg was home from school and we mainly entertained ourselves by shopping…yeah. But, other than that, I’ve done fairly well. I don’t go out and purchase something new and cute to wear every time I go out with Colin or my friends. Which is more than I can say for myself last year.

7. Visit with my grandparents more.
Continued improvement. I saw the grandparents for their birthday party at the beginning of the month, for an impromptu dinner on a Friday night and for a quick visit on another day. It’s good. It makes my grandma so happy. And I always enjoy myself, too.

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 have still yet to break the one cup three days/week limit. I’m drinking a lot of tea these days and less of the sugar/coffee sludge. It helps that the weather is getting warmer; half of the time I’m drinking that crap it’s in an attempt to stay warm.

9. Become a sweet-ass juggler.
I got my soccer ball muddy on the one day that I went outside and practiced my juggling and, because I’m lazy and haven’t cleaned off my ball, I haven’t practiced my juggling. Need to get on that.

10. Allow myself to trust Colin.
No. Not even close. March was not our month. At this point, what I need to trust is that Colin is ACTING based on what he is FEELING. I need to trust my gut. I need to stop making excuses. I’m letting us cool off. I’m giving him the reigns. I am trusting that he will do with us what he wants. And if that is neglecting us until we no longer exist? Fine.

March’s resolution of the month: Eat more vegetables
Achieved. I can only think of a meal or two where I didn’t prepare some vegetable side.

A pinch to grow an inch: April’s resolution of the month
Stre-e-e-e-e-e-tch! And stretch often!

My skating would benefit from greater flexibility, especially in my spirals. The goal would be to stretch five days a week. It doesn't have to be for a long time. It doesn't need to be anything fancy. It just needs to be consistent.

On 2007's resolutions:
The Original
Resolution Review 1
Resolution Review 2

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