how are my resolutions going, you ask?

Let me just start off by saying I cannot believe it's in the middle of June. I can't believe it's June, period. So this is the post where I give you an update on my New Year's Resolutions. Ha. Hahaha.

eat well
I'm not eating as well as I could. I gave up refined sugar and dairy for two weeks at the beginning of the year, and then I was all, "Oh hooray, it's my birthday! I can eat whatever I want!" And then my brother and sisters bought me a pack of Oreos, a 6-pack of Dr. Pepper, and a couple boxes of Jr. Mints (only my 3 favorite things in the world.) After that, it was all downhill. I continued to drink Dr. Pepper until February, when I gave it up completely again, and lasted until May, when I caved. Again. But only a few times. I don't plan on drinking another until Thanksgiving. (But you know, things don't always go as planned.) I haven't stayed away from dairy and sugar at all. I'll just come out and say it. I had a doughnut with a tall glass of ice cold milk for breakfast. Suck it, New Year's Resolutions!

start running
I can't believe I've actually done this one! I had my first run in January, and then due to being sick on and off for two months, and then due to laziness, I didn't run again until March. I've been running at least once or twice (or more) a week and I love it. I've been planning on writing a post about running and all that stuff about how if I can run, then anyone can run, and all that. It'll happen.

take a picture every day
Unfortunately, this was out of my control. Our camera is officially out of working order, as of shortly after Easter. I am brokenhearted. I've been taking pictures with my phone, but it's just not the same. I am especially sad because I have been unable to capture Austen's babyhood with a real camera. We have so many beautiful pictures of River as a baby, but hardly any of Austen. I try not to think about it. I may cry.

I've been reading more this year than last year, so that counts, in a way. Right now I am reading the Time Traveler's Wife, but I'm stuck in the middle. Flew through those first 150 pages, and then just got stuck. This always happens.

be nice
I could be nicer.


  1. First of all...shame on you for not still living in SA, as we seem to have quite a few things in common! :) If I took the time this year to actually make resolutions, I'm pretty sure a similar variation of the first three would be on the list. But I had a baby in February, so "have kid"...check. I did, however, start running as well and had to chuckle at your comment, "If I can run, anyone can run." That sums it up for me as well. I always freakin' HATED running. Now I'm "training" for an imaginary 5k, with my goal to run a half-marathon here in SA in November. Aiming too high? Quite possibly. Running indoors now that it's a million degrees, definitely.

    I am in the research phases of cutting out sugar and dairy. Not sure I am self disciplined enough. A friend of mine just put out a Paleo cookbook, so I have been checking that out. It's titled, Well Fed. Pretty interesting stuff. Not only am I not sure I'm self-disciplined enough, but I don't think I can afford all that meat. Yikes!!

    Sorry to hear about your camera. Do you have a little point and shoot digital? Do you want to borrow one??

    Read that book. I really enjoyed it, even though it's weird as hell. I think I enjoyed it more because I got to picture Eric Bana as the male character the whole time and well, I love me some Eric Bana. I highly recommend "The Secret Lives of Wives." Just finished that one. It's a bunch of interviews with women that have been married a gajillion years and it's pretty insightful and interesting. It helped to remind me that EVERY couple is different and hardly bliss like I picture them all to be.

    Good job on chipping away at some of your resolutions!! Just making them, trying them, and reflecting on them mid-year is a feat in itself.

  2. That's my problem too... self-discipline. I am horrible! One moment, I'm thinking, "That's it! I'm done! I can do it... I can make these changes..." and then the next I'm drinking a Dr. Pepper and thinking, "This is my last one, I swear!"


    Good luck to you in training for a half-marathon!! That's so exciting! YOU CAN DO IT! I haven't been out in a month because I cut my heel on a door in just the right spot so that it hurts when I wear shoes. :( I am going to try to go out tomorrow... hopefully won't have any problems, but I have no idea how far I'll be able to run. I'm a little nervous.

    I will put that book on my to-read list! Sounds interesting. :)



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