Resolutions in Motion

19 Feb

The final tally…

Goal 1: Cook at home most nights of the week.

I achieved this goal for 3 out of 6 weeks. 50%? Yikes. But the good news is, now that I’ve started a spring CSA, I’m doing much better.

Goal 2: Have a max of 4 non-water drinks per week.

I achieved this goal 5 out of 6 weeks. Success!

Goal 3: Practice yoga once a week and take a walk at least once a week.

Between not achieving this goal some weeks or doing a walk but not yoga or yoga but not a walk, I’d guess I achieved this goal about 50% of the time. Not so great.

So now what? Resolutions in Motion

Overall, I’m thinking maybe I’m not so much a resolution person. I mean, I’m blogging about this to the world and linking up with other blogs, and the public accountability just didn’t do its job. Maybe the problem is that writing FAIL on my blog is big capital letters just isn’t enough of a deterrent to make me get up off my butt and go to yoga or cook dinner. Sorry, y’all. I just don’t care if you know that I failed at my resolutions.

But I do care that I failed because I set these goals for a reason. So I need to find other strategies that are going to help me stick to my goals.

Goal #1: I need to up my game when it comes to advance prep. I just am not going to plan, shop, and cook for a meal after a long day at work. It’s not going to happen. Our new CSA is really helping so far. Instead of starting from scratch, which is really hard for me, I can start with a list of ingredients I know I need to use and go from there. Then it’s like a fun puzzle. I also need to get back into meal planning and cooking on the weekends.

Goal #2: This one works. I think it’s easier for me to just say no to something for the sake of a resolution. I mean, really, it’s a split-second decision, and I can remind myself that I’ve hit my limit, and that’s it. A little easier than convincing myself to get up and spend an hour exercising or cooking dinner. So I’m just going to stick with this goal from here on out.

Goal #3: As for walking, the biggest issue is the weather. Maybe I can look into a community center during the cold months — I know the gym at UNC had a walking track inside. Otherwise, I know that if I just hold out a few more weeks, I’ll start walking again. I don’t mind blistering heat, so I can make it through the summer, but I can’t stand cold, so I’m just not sure this is ever going to happen in the winter. As for yoga, I just need to remind myself in that moment that as much as I don’t want to get up and go, I’ll be so glad I did when it’s over. A friend said that to me last week, and she was so right. I always enjoy yoga, but I never want to go to it. Weird. So instead of thinking about the next 10 minutes, I’ll think about an hour from now, and how great I’ll feel after finishing practice.

That’s it! Even though I won’t be blogging about these any longer, I’m going to keep my resolutions. Maybe I’ll post a random update on how it’s going. I hope all your resolutions are going well!

I’m joining the final Resolutions in Motion link-up! Check out the link-up and giveaway at any of the host pagesShaping Up to Be a MomCovered in GraceRamblings of a Southern Belle, and Craftbotic

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5 Responses to “Resolutions in Motion”

  1. Brooke February 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Girl.. I think you did well. It’s hard to stick to resolutions… even with the best of intentions. And yes… the weather has been SUCK. I haven’t been able to do much outside either. But I did join a gym a couple of weeks ago. Woo.

    Thanks for linking up this round! Xo

    • Alyson February 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      Thanks, Brooke! Good luck with the gym. And congrats on the new job!

      • Brooke February 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

        Thanks girl!! xo

  2. Rosie February 20, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    I hate it when the weather gets in the way/life….I have an inbuilt guilt complex which doesn’t exactly motivate me to get off my butt and get on but usually kicks in the night before something is due. That is why I didn’t meet all of my goals 100% too. Having said that, going to the gym, even in the snow, was manageable because I barely had to be outside and there was lots of choice on the classes. What type of yoga do you do?

    Anyway! Well done and 50% of some pretty full on challenges is a great achievement. It’s better than nothing, that’s for sure.

    Rosie xo

    • Alyson February 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Thanks, Rosie! And I know what you mean… I’m the queen of procrastination.

      I love a good vinyasa flow yoga. I like it to move pretty quickly and give me a good workout. Sometimes I have trouble concentrating with the slower or meditation-type yoga practices.

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