I’m off to a lukewarm start less than 2 weeks into the new year. ☹
So to recap, my plans for personal improvement (a.k.a. “resolutions”) were, in a nutshell:
- Get to bed before 1:00 am
- Get to work before 10:00 am
- Leave work by 6:00 pm
- Exercise more/go to all Zumba classes/don’t sit down all day
- Stick to eating plan
- Blog every other day
#1,2,3 ~ Grade F (must work harder!)
Epic Fail!! As was to be expected, reso’s 1, 2, and 3 have been abysmal, to say the least! The truth that I’m a night person. I get my second wind at about 3:00 pm and I could seriously work like a beast until 4:00 am, if given the chance. At this very moment, it’s after midnight and I’m just about ready for bed. To make matters worse, I’m not particularly inspired to get to work before 10. This is the final year that I can use my son’s school bus pick up time (8:45 am) as an excuse – next year the bus comes at 8:00! As a result of getting to work when some are already dreaming of lunch, I leave work later, perhaps around 8:00 pm, which I personally don’t mind, but some other people seem to ☺
#4 ~ Grade A- (✌Good Job!!)
Yaay! I’ve bought dance shoes and Zumba has become a much more enjoyable, less painful experience! I do like it ~ it’s my only opportunity for shaking my groove thang ~ and I can follow the instructor 85% of the time. She’s a bit crazy and when the music gets to her head, she’ll just switch moves on us. But, I like it and I’m sticking with it (this time). I’ve also resumed my 3 mile interval run/walk 5 mornings per week, after some half-assed efforts for the past 4 months. Besides, I have to work off all that carb-ridden Christmas cake replete with calories that we all gorged on for three weeks. I lost points for still sitting down all day, but to be honest, the weather’s been crappy all month. I can’t go out for a walk in minus 5 degrees (right?).
#5 ~ Grade C (more effort needed)
Well, I’ve made an(other) eating plan, does that count? I was very good the first few days. Then my boss brought in a carton of Snackwell Vanilla Cremes! What was she thinking?? I told her in no uncertain terms that they were not good for my eating plan! But she bought them for charity (she says) and didn’t want to eat them all by herself…and they are full of that creamy vanilla goodness….oh well, if it’s for charity….
#6 ~ Grade F (must try harder)
I must try harder, it’s true. But, year end duties are the most important time of the year for my full-time paying employment. I’ll plan better and do better next time…promise.
So there you have it. I want to get back on track. These are certainly not my most urgent self-improvement plans for the year, but I have control over these particular activities. I don’t want them to take over my life either, but I can’t let the scale run wild again as it did last year. Now to take care of resolution #1… ah yes…too late tonight for that…❧