I thought I’d do a monthly round-up of how my resolutions are going, as a way to encourage me to stay on track and plan goals, rather than leaving everything to the last minute! Here’s my February round-up. We were abroad for two weeks but I still managed to make a bit of progress with most of my goals! :)
- 200 sugar free days: 34/200
Eating sugar free is getting easier the more I do it, so that’s encouraging. Nakd bars are definitely helping to satisfying my cravings for sweet things!
Nakd bars are my new best friends.
I exercised a whopping 18 times while we were in Tunisia. A mix of swimming, yoga, going to the gym, walking and (believe it or not) a camel ride! Exercise, like sugar, is getting easier to bear. I no longer feel 100% resentful towards it, and sometimes I even look forward to it. I guess consistency really is the key!
I’ve slacked off a bit since we returned home (it’s colder here, just) but hopefully March will bring some warmer weather to kick start me again.
Doing some yoga on the beach during our holiday :)
- Clear my ‘to read’ shelf: 4/32
I’m slowly making my way through this although I must admit, I’m really struggling to read physical books again after so many years of reading my Kindle! Ha.
One of my ‘to read shelf’ books that I pretty much hated!
This is going much easier. I read 11 books while we were away (of course), including the absolutely marvellous Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel and equally entrancing The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
Thankfully I loved this book club pick. Phew!
The hotel had two English movie channels so I racked up a few, including some that were new to me. Whoo!
- Watch 26 films at the cinema: 4/26
A slow cinema month since we were away but we did fit in Whiplash right at the start and it was glorious.
- Weigh no more at the end of the year than I did at the start: 2lbs lost (1lb gain from January)
I lost 3lbs in January, and another 1lb before we went away, so I was doing fairly well. Unfortunately, I put on 3lbs while we were away despite all the exercise, sad trombone. Ha. I guess eating chips every day probably wasn’t the smartest move?! :P I’ve lost 1lb of that 3lbs since we’ve been home tho and I’m hoping the other two will drop off now I’m back to my normal eating routine.
Push against my comfort zone
I rode a camel so I’m pretty sure I bloody did this, thank you very much.
Spend less at the supermarket than we did in 2014
So far this year our average is lower and we’re on target. We just need to keep it up! :)
Finish the library
We had a carpenter around to quote us for boxing in our boiler etc, so hopefully we can get on with that part next!
Have more patience
I’ve tried hard to consider things from other people’s points of view in an effort to be more patient with them – altho I did lose my top spectacularly when people kept waking us up while we were away. I never said I’d get it in one go!
I am always kind ;) This month I’ve sent out a few care packages, made more effort to contact my friends and offered support where I thought it would be welcome.
I made a lot of progress on my resolutions and 31 for 31 goals this month. Yay!
No Progress Made
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We were away for two weeks in February, so it’s unsurprising that I didn’t make any progress on this goal. We’re gloriously plan free for March tho, so I’m hoping to make at least a little headway!
I’m also busy trying to complete my outstanding 31 for 31 goals, so those are taking priority over my resolutions at the moment, as the deadline for those is the 27th of June! I’m not doing too badly. I’m not 100% sure I’ll get all of them done, but fingers crossed I can do the majority! :)