Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Resolution Review 5

1. Read 12 novels.
It was sort of a crazy month, being a wreck about my messy family life and preparing for a job interview and whatnot. I started a book, but I’m not quite through it. I’m still at six – nearly seven – for the year, so I’m not entirely concerned.

2. Find a new job or go back to school. Or, ideally, find a new job AND go back to school.
Still looking. Landed that interview, of course, but it doesn’t feel promising. All I can do is keep my hopes up and my nose to the grindstone. There has to be something better out there.

3. Go to the gym with increased frequency.
Gym: Breaking my previous record of 14, I made 16 trips to the gym 14 times in May! I’ve hit the gym 63 times in 2007 and my goal is 175. I’m pretty much screwed, as far as making this resolution goes, but trying won’t kill me.
Skating: A mere 5 times in May. Holiday weekends and traveling killed me.
Soccer: I played six times in May. And it’s all going uphill from here.

4. Not make a weight-related resolution.
I weigh myself. And I do wonder why, with all that I do, I don’t ever see loss. Being a consistent weight isn’t a bad thing, however.

5. Knit more.
Sucked. Didn’t even move my knitting bag from the table.

6. Stop the incessant purchasing.
Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale is a highly addictive substance.

7. Visit with my grandparents more.
Quality time with Grandma during The Chicago Trip From Hell. Quality time with Grandma and Grandpa on Mother’s Day and again on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I enjoy spending time with them. But every time I saw them in May was marked by a quiet sadness. It’s hard to see.

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 quit coffee. Pretty much solves that problem.

9. Become a sweet-ass juggler.
I’m bad at carving away time from my day to dedicate to practicing my juggling. There was only one time this month that I got my ball out just to work on the juggling. I imagine that it will only get worse, now that I’ll be playing soccer 3+ times/week.

10. Allow myself to trust Colin.
Distance made the heart grow fonder in May. Colin and I barely saw each other this month and I appreciate him more for it.

We sustained our relationship with phone calls, thoughtful text messages and blabbering emails exchanged during our workdays. I saw him only a few times, each being refreshingly tranquil and pleasant. Right now, we’re comfortable. I’m looking forward to the summer.

May’s resolution of the month: Wear sunscreen every day
Yeah. This was easy.

A pinch to grow an inch: June’s resolution of the month
Drink water like woah

Here’s the thing: if I’m going to play in three soccer games per weekend – in the sweltering Midwestern summertime – I need to do it when I’m hydrated. I’m tracking the number of glasses of water I’m drinking per day on a handy calendar, which I hope will keep me honest. I’m shooting for an 8 cup/day average for the month.

On 2007's resolutions:
The Original
Resolution Review 1
Resolution Review 2
Resolution Review 3
Resolution Review 4


Mrs. Architect said...

The water issue is EASY for me. I drink a medly of hot green tea (some flavored like pomegranite, wild berry etc), hot white tea (same thing, but time month i went with jasmine), water, and highly watered down orange juice. When you water down the oj, it cuts the boring taste of water, it doesnt give me that NASTY feeling i get when i am approaching the 8th glass, and the sugar is minimal compared to drinking straight juice. Plus, you get some vitamins out of it and it ends up being a lot of thirst quenching and refreshing.

So between all of the above, i get way more than my 64 oz a day.

LOVE the resolution updates!!! :-)

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