New Years Resolutions, a six month revisit
June 27, 2012 Leave a comment
So I would like to do a six month check in to see how I am doing since my resolutions way back in January, and surprisingly, I’m not doing so bad!
1. pack lunch at least 3 days a week
So the first month I did really well with this little goal. I packed at least three times a week and was so happy with my strides! Then February I slowly snuck back to buying more and more and then March I completely fell off, but brought it back in April and I can say only about two months there I was buying most days. Now that I am unemployed, I’m obvi eating mostly at home, especially since I have to clean out my fridge by the time I move out on Saturday. Only 2 more lean cuisines and a fat free burrito to go! Sure my goal was not completely met, but I didn’t do too bad, and I am sure I saved a ton of dough!
2. Go to yoga at least once a week.
I can say I have probably skipped about 5 or 6 weeks in total since I started this goal so I am not mad at this one either! And some weeks, instead of day drinking, I even went to yoga on a Saturday. I have probably worked out on a Saturday about 5 times in my entire life (not including forced swim practices, rugby matches and water polo games) so this is really remarkable. If you haven’t tried it yet– I suggest you do. And if you live in New York– go to Keri at Area Yoga in Brooklyn, she’s one of my favorite people on the planet. Or Paula if you want your ass kicked or Elias if you want to feel spiritually awakened. Honestly, I have Jennifer Anniston thigh definition for the first time since I played water polo.
She literally might be one of my fav. celebs.
3. Call my friends more often
This one I still need to work on, it’s hard to get in touch with everyone especially because I get really restless on the phone, but I have made significant strides in calling my friends more– and once I move to Doylestown and can talk outside in my backyard or on a stroll through town, I will talk even more. I also just got an iPhone which is awesome! What the hell was I thinking for the past 5 years with my stupid blackberry?
4. Try not to care what people think of me
This is something I’ve been trying to get through since I was 9. Still struggle bus, but every year it gets easier for me to say eff off, baby I was born this way.
5. Start writing my book
Started and in it knee deep baby.
6. Try not to eat crap
Sure I still LOVE eating fries, burgers, ice cream– but I have significantly cut down on my bullshit ingestion. And I have lost about 10 lbs because of it mixed with yoga! I pretty much just upped the fruit and veggies, cut down on the fat and anytime I eat cheese, make sure to eat a fruit or veggie with it so I don’t over indulge and it’s better for digestion or whatever. I try to be totally conscious about making good decisions almost all of the time so when I unconsciously eat that burger and fries on Saturday, it’s ok because I ate so healthy the rest of the week. Strive to eat good every day and that way when you fall, you won’t fall to far. 95 percent of the week I made good decisions for that 5 % where I fall off the wagon.
7. Try to find more interesting things to do besides drink
I have really been working on this one. I’ve gone to museums, the zoo, different parts of the city, different restaurants and different yoga classes throughout New York which has been awesome. Especially now that I have this month to explore. I’ve been trying a new adventure every day, and a lot of them do NOT involve drinking, but a lot of them also do. Whoops.
I have loved meeting up with friends for “yoga” or “frozen yogurt” dates which is a lot better than just meeting at the bar which I did for the past 4 years.
8. Write every morning
Besides being down the shore last week so I wasn’t writing at all, I have been waking up every morning to write. I am deep into my book now and have been posting more on this site! I even started making money off those ads, so click all day everyday people!
9. Listen to more podcasts.
I networked my ass off this year. Even reaching out to people in Philly and I really thought I was getting somewhere, but now I’m done. I’m tired. I’m ready to move on and I need a break from meeting people so I am really over it for the time being and I really don’t care.
How are you guys doing on your resolutions doing this year? Making any strides??