Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Resolutions: The Score

Last year, in early January, I wrote a list of anti-resolutions, sort of: 10 Things I Have No Intention of Changing in 2013. It was playing along with the Listicles topic of that week, but I was also giving myself a break on resolutions because of another reason, which you can figure out with some simple math. Bronte was born in early September, so on January 6... :)

Nonetheless, I looked back through my list to see how I did on not changing any of the ten things. Here's my rundown: 

  1. Eating pretty much whatever I want. I know dieting is on the resolutions list for a lot of people & I don't mean to put you down for that. I didn't go on a diet when I was pregnant--unless you count eating more ice cream, chocolate, chips & pretty much more of everything--a diet.
  2. Using social media every day. Yup, definitely didn't miss a day. I may try to manage my social media usage a little more this year, so I don't feel like I'm on so often that I may as well just get an implant.
  3. Staying in my pyjamas & bathrobe well into the afternoon on lazy days. Yup, definitely did a lot of this. Now that Bronte's born, getting out of my pyjamas before noon on days we don't have to go out really seems like an accomplishment.
  4. I'm going to keep trying to exercise an average of 40 minutes a day. This one I did fail at. I didn't excercise more than 40 minutes a day, but I'm pretty sure I didn't make the 40-minute average most of the year. Again, I use Bronte as my excuse. 
  5. My hair colour. Didn't dye my hair--though I was tempted to at least use some temporary colour on it, as I have no dress codes to follow these days.
  6. Eating out.  We did eat out quite a bit... until September. Then the restaurant eating nearly ceased. Getting all four of us ready & out the door to a restaurant is just a bit daunting at dinner time. We did snack at cafes a lot, but that's about it. Now that Bronte's older & a bit more predictable in terms of feeding times, I think we'll resume our weekly sushi dinners out.
  7. Wearing whatever I feel like. I had the excuse of being pregnant so people would give me a pass on what I was wearing, but I still managed some stylish-yet-comfy outfits thanks to lovely maternity hand-me-downs & the wonders of spandex.
  8. Watching crappy reality TV. Yup. Definitely nailed this one. 
  9. Having a fairly disorganized house. Our house did not get more organized over the course of 2013, nope. Again, I plead pregnancy & newborn as my excuse.
  10. Writing Listicles! I was pretty consistent with joining in the fun, but sort of dropped out in the last few months. I do like the weekly challenge of coming up with a list according to someone else's topic though. Will have to add this in to my resolutions for 2014.
So, all in all, it looks like writing out a list of things I'm NOT going to change worked out quite well for me. Did you write resolutions for 2013? If so, how'd you do? If not, do you think you will this year? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

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1 comment:

  1. Well done. I think this is the way to go. I failed most of my resolutions this year, so maybe for 2014 I will come up with a list of things not to change hope for better results!


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