I’m so far behind on checking in with these goals. Here’s a quick recap of where I am right now.
1) Whole 30 (January 1st)
I completed a strict Whole 30 in January. Since then, I have only added back pre-made condiments such as ketchup and bbq sauce in limited quantities. I’ve lost about 9 pounds and around 6 inches overall. I’m finally back below my pre-baby weight and, in fact, weigh less than I ever have in my adult life. However, that’s not exactly the goal. Sure I wanted to reach pre-baby weight, but I also wanted to reset my relationship with food, which I’ve definitely done. At this point, dates and mangoes are plenty sweet for me. Sure I occasionally want a cupcake or some chocolate or ice cream or a donut, but I’m fairly convinced that all but the chocolate will give me a stomachache. At this point I’m aiming for 100 days just to say I did it, but I’m not convinced I’ll last that long as I’m not sure I care. I’m not aiming to lose more weight or anything, and I’m sure my relationship with food has been reset. But I will carry on for a few more days at least. At this point, I most want to go on a date with the Husband for sushi and maybe have some tacos.
2) Bed by 9 on a regular basis (January 1st)
We’ve been pretty good about this. I have not been doing all of the nighttime rituals, but we’ve at least been in the bed relatively close to 9 most nights. I try and stop reading around 9:30, which I’m normally successful at.
3) Bible reading on a regular basis (January 1st)
Things are going much better in this department. I’m concentrating on memorizing Colossians 3 at this point.
4) Dissertation five days a week (January 1st)
I haven’t really been keeping track of this, but I think it’s happening. Even if it isn’t, I’ve been greatly productive since January and feel really good about my progress.
5) Blogging/journaling on a regular basis (January 1st)
Not as consistent as I’d like to be, but there is evidence to suggest there has been great improvement.
6) Water (February 1st)
Ugh. Definitely fail sauce on this. I need to start keeping track. I kind of forgot this was a goal. I will start paying more attention to this tomorrow!
7) Cleaning schedule (February 1st)
Kinks worked out and plan executed. I give myself grace on the regular cleaning the two days a week my kid goes to schools. On days she’s here with me, we spend a good amount of time doing chores around the house. She likes to join sometimes, and it’s adorable.
8) Pleasure reading (February 1st)
I didn’t think I could make 20 books in the year, but since I’ve already finished 7, I think I’m going to be ok. Audio books on the new commute to campus helps a lot.
9) Regular exercise (February 1st)
Still not here. It’s better, but still not meeting anyone’s definition of “regular”. I’ll get there.
10) Sending cards (March 1st)
Ooh! I forgot this was a goal. I did sent little cards to the grandparents for Valentine’s Day though. Just need to send a March love note!
11) Memorizing scripture (March 1st)
See #3. Glad I picked this one up.
12) Sewing/lettering/Crafting (March 1st)
This is definitely happening. Working on a brand new quilt!