I can’t believe it, but it is already July. Time for my six month check-in on my New Year’s resolutions (or maybe more appropriately called – The Months When It All Fell Apart!) Click over first to my 4 month check-in and my 2 month check-in so you are all caught up.
Are you back? Ok – let’s see how I’m doing. I am all for being accountable – so even though these were not the best months for sticking to my resolutions – I am still writing this post.
Weight Watchers Update: I’m still on the WW program, currently in week 27. I switched from the weight loss program to the maintain program after losing a total of 22 pounds. (Full disclosure: I did gain 1 pound one week.) I continued to meal prep every Sunday throughout the school year. Now I have more time to cook each day. I am still eating a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken. But, I am eating more ice cream and drinking more wine! I’m trying to remember my portions and not to over indulge when allowing for a treat.
Coffee Update: This one has really gone down hill for me! At the end of the school year I was buying a second cup of coffee a few times a week. I am still brewing a pot at home each morning, but pretty regularly, I pour more than one cup. Here I am enjoying a second cup while reading Amy Poehler’s hilarious “Yes, Please.”
Exercise: Do you really even need to ask?? I’m still not exercising. Insert sad emoji face here.
Once a teacher, always a teacher, so I will grade myself.
For my first resolution of BE HEALTHY, I am giving myself a:
Date Night Updates: My husband and I have not gone on any more date nights since my last update. We are hoping to plan a few this summer!
Quality Family Time Updates: We are still eating as a family at dinner time and now that Olivia and I are done school, at lunch time, too. Warmer weather always allows for more together time outside and we have been taking advantage of that to the fullest.
“Me” Time Updates: I am sleeping in a little more now (No need to get up at 4:30am when I don’t need to go to work!) I am still getting up 45 minutes of “me” time at some point throughout the day, whether in the evenings or when Olivia goes to camp in the morning.
Remember the big stack of books from the 2 month check-in? I have started three different books from my list and have not finished any of them! BUT, since starting “the life changing magic of tidying up,” I have gotten rid of 8 bags of trash, 10 donations bags and an additional 6 bags to go to my school in the fall!!
“My Life, Unplugged” Update: This one is a draw for the past two months. In May, I was constantly on my laptop, finishing grades, transferring all my data off my work computer before I had to turn it in for the summer, and all of the million end of the year teacher things one needs to do. Once summer started though, I have been totally unplugged. Off the computer, off my phone, and not even that much TV (minus binge watching Orange is the New Black.)
For my second resolution of BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, I am giving myself a:
So, not my strongest showing at a resolution check-in!
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are you doing on the six month check-in? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Next follow up will be on September 1st. Have a great day and thanks for reading.