It's that time again, when I take a look at my long-lost list of resolutions for the year & see how
badly I did. Here's the lowdown.
- Start going to Mama Fitcamp again. Trying to ignore the number on the scale & the size on my clothing tags to just focus on how being more fit makes me feel. Hmm. I did go to Fit4Two spinning classes for a few months, which was awesome. But once Bronte was mobile, it wasn't safe to bring her to mom & baby spinning. Sadly, a hip issue has derailed much other exercise than cycling, including the bootcamp style stuff they do in Mama Fitcamp.
- Eat more vegetables, less sweets & even fewer meat products with nitrates in them. We may have eaten a bit more in the way of vegetables. Hard to say. Fairly sure we have eaten less nitrates-laced meat products in the past few months. However, I never really cut down on sweets.
- Downsize my fabric & craft supplies collection so I can use my sewing room properly (it's just stacked floor-to-ceiling with stuff right now). I got rid of a small load of stuff by donating to Our Social Fabric (visit this post for more details on that awesome organization). Room is still crammed to the gunnels.
- Start doing keyword research & search engine optimization on my blog posts. Nope.
- Write more about cycling & car-sharing. I published one or two posts a month on average about biking & car-sharing, which is less than I wanted, but probably more than before.
- Be more patient with my family. Not sure I managed this. I may have become even less patient, to be honest.
- Get out of the neighbourhood on day trips more often on the weekends. Living car-free means we don't tend to travel too far from home most days. However, when we've done little trips out of Vancouver proper, booking a Modo car & sometimes adding in an errand in the vicinity or on the way, it's worked out well. We did a few weekend outings here & there, but not monthly as I was hoping to do.
- Be more careful with our spending. I don't feel the need to do any extreme financial dieting, just cutting back on buying things we don't necessarily need. Like clothes for the kids--they both have enough clothes that it's hard to organize it all in our little house. I did buy fewer clothes for the kids in the latter half of the year, I think. Bronte hardly needs anything with all the adorable hand-me-downs she gets from cousins. Linnaeus gets enough given to him as gifts & from friends here & there too. The fact that I have two very active, mobile children means I'm less likely to do any shopping at all, so we may have cut back a little on spending. Meal planning helps with saving a little on groceries, definitely. (more on meal planning here)
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