My Life,  Resolutions

a look back at my 2011 resolutions

It’s the last day of 2011 and I thought it would be a very appropriate time to look back at my resolutions and document how I did. (Stay tuned for my 2012 resolutions.)

In 2011, I resolved to
  1. Have a date with my hubby once a month. We certainly had more dates than usual this year although many of them weren’t exactly labeled “date night.” It was still nice to have alone time together. As our dear daughter gets older, it’s certainly easier to find time and friends to pawn her off on. I love my little village of people (you know who you are)! I did establish a Date-Night Budget as part of our finances, which has a surplus at the moment.
  2. Exercise twice a week. On average, I would say that I exercised once a week. I’m still in love with hot yoga but, with me going back to work, it’s been hard to go more than once a week. I love going on Sunday nights and I have tried to do everything in my power to make that class. Even hubby went with me a few times. I really need to work on spending time with my mat at home during the week. Then again, there’s just no substitute for Misty and The Hot Yoga House.
  3. Floss regularly. Yeah, I’m just not a big flosser. I just don’t see the point really but I did try. I have plenty of those little floss pick thingies but I just couldn’t make it a part of my daily routine. I’m sure my mom, the dental hygienist, is cringing at the moment.
  4. Journal often. This one I definitely did. I blogged and I also took up journaling in the traditional way. Our family went through some tough things this year and I wasn’t necessarily willing to announce our issues to the world but I still felt the need to document what was happening. Journaling is also therapeutic for me. So, I bought a journal and wrote! Mission accomplished.
  5. Learn to shoot a gun. I can’t say that I’m a proficient gun user at this point but I did shoot A gun this year. It was down at my Dad’s on the back property with just me and the hubs. It was nice and I wasn’t completely turned off by it as I thought I might be. I didn’t necessarily love it but I’m willing to keep trying.
  6. Eat dinner together as a family. We did really great at this for most of the year. I had actually forgotten that this was one of my resolutions. We certainly all ate together most nights but it wasn’t always at the dining room table as I had initially planned. Now that Christmas is packed away and the dining room has been reclaimed, we should easily get back on track with this one.
  7. Transition to a paper-free kitchen. I’m still working on this one. I’m certainly using much less paper in the kitchen but we aren’t totally paper free at this point. I bought some terry cloth pads that I use for wiping down the counters/table each night and we have a designated towel that is used for drying hands. My mom just got me some home-made hand towels that have the little crocheted loop at the top so that I can place them around the kitchen where they stay put. I can’t wait to start using those!
How did you do with your resolutions last year?

One Comment

  • Anonymous

    I was just thinking about your list of resolutions and wondering how you did with them! I forgot journaling was one of them. I loved it that you brought your journal when we went to the Farm! That is so something I would do, hehe. 😉 I failed miserably at my 2011 resolution (save up every month for Christmas presents)… it was actually the first time I made a new years resolution and didn't keep it! Wahh!!

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