Resolution Update

June 30, 2010

Half of 2010 is gone, just like that. I suppose I should stop being so surprised at the passing of time. That is, after all, what it does.

I made some resolutions at the beginning of the year, and this is how they are progressing.

Complete a triathlon – I haven’t done this yet, obviously. I am not sure that it will happen this year, although I haven’t given up hope. This is something that I really, really want to do, but is proving quite difficult due to the time commitment involved (and my crazy work schedule) and the extremely hot weather. I’ve been reinspired recently, so I’m going to attempt to make this happen in the fall.

Read 50 books – I’m almost perfectly on pace with this one, with 22. See the list of what I’ve read so far here.

Redesign my blog – My brother did this for me earlier in the year, and I am completely satisfied with it. There are always features that I’m playing with, but overall I love it.

Follow the Weight Watchers plan for healthy eating – Okay, so I haven’t gone back to Weight Watchers, but it is still an option. I’ve totally fallen off the healthy eating bandwagon, and need to find a system that will work for both me and my husband. I don’t have weight to lose, but when I don’t eat right I feel gross. I’m not worried as much about calories as I am about eating clean, non-processed foods. I have also realized that for both my husband and I to be successful at this, that we need some kind of rewards system in place. Do any of you do something like that? Maybe not with eating, but with exercising or budgeting or anything else?

Focus more on my husband – Well, you’ll have to ask him if I’ve achieved this! I have made an effort to turn down invitations in order to spend time with him, and I have tried not to  make as many plans myself unless they involve him. There are some other things I’d like to start doing more of though, like giving him random gifts and writing more love notes. Even though he’s probably going to read this and won’t be surprised, I hope it’ll still make him smile.

Start working on the house – Okay! We finally have some progress in this area! The front two rooms are painted, curtains are hung, and now I just need some dining room chairs and decorations. Next project is the foyer, followed by a gutting of the half bathroom! Woo!

How are you New Year’s Resolutions coming along?

Posted in: personal, goals

Comments on Resolution Update

  1. 1

    From Andrew O:

    Glad you included the link to the list of books you’ve read so far.

    Which has been your favorite so far?

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    It’s not even a question: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer will be one of my all-time favorites.

    Others topping this year’s list so far: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, & And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi.

  3. 3

    From Johanna:

    I cannot even imagine training for a tri in Houston in the summer! UGH. Wait till fall for that one!

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    I KNOW. I tried for a couple weeks and just about died. I’ll stick to yoga for now!

  5. 5

    From Maggie Peroni:

    You should check out Clean Eating magazine. It’s all about eating clean and the recipes are great.

  6. 6

    From kapachino:

    Thanks Maggie, it looks awesome! I added it to my wish list. :)

  7. 7

    From Emily Jane:

    I LOVE that you are so on track with your 50 books goal. I think that’s incredible! I am still on track with my 12 lol, and I’m good with most of my other ones too, all except the learning to drive part :)

  8. 8

    From Nora:

    I was just thinking about this; since I decided to take classes to finish up my masters, my resolutions have largely gone out the window. I have been better about being present & seeing friends/family and reading three books a month… but the cooking thing hasn’t happened, and the running thing was happening until to the darn injury! Sigh. Maybe next year will be my year.

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    From Lauren:

    I just found your blog via laurenfromtexas and wanted to leave you a quick comment. I recently found a cool/fun diet called Game On! that creates competition to encourage those of us who like ‘rewards’ to stick to it!

    I tend to use rewards for myself generlaly for budgeting. I like to play ‘games’ with prizes at the end of the month. Purses! Shoes! Clothes! Oh My! They usually inspire me to stick to the plan.

    I hope to be back here more often! Your blog design is great! Your brother did a good job.

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    From Kyla Roma:

    It sounds like you’re doing great! I’m amazed by your 22 book record to date, that’s incredible :)

    And I love that you’re balancing time doing your things with time with your husband, that’s a tricky one that I’m working on too.

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    From kapachino:

    It’s SO tricky! I don’t think I’ve figured out the perfect balance yet, but I’m getting there. :)

    Thanks for the compliments on my 22 books. Sometimes it feels like I should be reading so much more, but really it’s probably pretty good!

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    From steph anne:

    That’s a great idea about making random love notes and making more time for your husband. I should try and do that every once a while too!

    Thanks for the wake up call about it being 6 months already since we made our resolutions in January. Crap, I got to get my butt kicked in high gear!

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