Published by admin on 31 Jan 2013 at 10:45 am
Holly does a monthly review of her goals, and it’s always inspiring to me, so here I am, trying to make 2013 a year of getting things done.This month I started a chore chart of sorts as a way to get me motivated to follow a plan of attack on my life. It showed me some very interesting patterns. One, that cooking is still not a priority, even though I think that as Moe gets older I’d like him to have meals around the dinner table, and it’s never too early to start an evening routine, it’s been too hard with work and weekend plans to make this happen. My job ends mid-February, so maybe I’ll have the time then? I’m not too worried about it yet. Two, that the practice of blogging is really fun and I missed it. I made an effort to write stuff down here and I’m so glad I did. Having an online journal is one of those things many people still think is weird, but if I just kept a paper journal it would be all about my anxiety and stress and how I’m not losing weight. If I have to show people what I’ve written, it definitely makes me dig deeper.
So, the year long resolutions, if you care to revisit, were these:
Get back to my pre-infertility treatments weight. - I started Weight Watchers before Christmas and it was going really well there until work stress and home stress started to give me an excuse to eat all the things. I hope to get back to being more aware of the 20 Hershey’s kisses that magically just disappeared into my face hole. It’s a process!
Make time for me and Seth. - Yes and no. I try to stay up with him while he putters around the kitchen so we can talk about our day, but my back has been bothering me, and most nights I just want to get into bed and relax. So, this is another thing I’ll be working on with more steam in February.
Start running again, even if I can only find time for it once a month. - Big yes! I mean, I only ran twice this month, but that’s two times more than I ran last month.
Use my new sewing machine - Not yet. But Mood fabrics just opened a couple of blocks away from my house and I can’t wait to go explore.
Carve out time to work on my own writing - Barely. I wrote a couple of times this month on non-work related projects, but I hope February will get me going even more.
Don’t buy anymore books. - I didn’t buy a single one!
Figure out how to get Moe back into his own bed. - We did it! We did Ferber sleep training and it’s still tough some nights, but last night he slept through until 6am. I, on the other hand, woke up every two hours wondering if he was going to wake up.
Get a family photo of the three of us. - We got one at the beach of the three of us, but Seth’s head is cut off, and it’s not exactly what I was hoping for. My sister gave me a tripod for my birthday, so I’m hopeful this will be taken care of very soon!
So, for February.
1. More personal writing.
2. More exercising
3. More fruits and vegetables
4. More Seth and Tamara time
5. More sewing