We are twenty-two days into January. Most (of my) resolutions die by now, so here’s an update on Where have I been? What do I want?
Beauty: My nails are growing, but I had to trim them down (!) because they got in the way of the guitar strings. Like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Face and floss are good. My face has stopped breaking out and flaking off at the same time, which is a relief. I’m chalking that up to all of the moisturizers I’m using. Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Face Mask once a week helps too.
Tip: run the unopened foil packet under warm water so that you’re not slapping ice-cold goop onto your face in the dead of winter.
Food: Doing well at eating the lunch I bring. This was last week’s lunch:
I wasn’t sick of it by Friday, so I’ll duplicate that this week. I’m nailing the water goal, too. One bottle at home, one at work.
Fitness: The bad: I’m 4 days behind on Yoga with Adriene – the first time in 4 years I fell behind – but I’m still plugging away. It’s been so cold OR rainy lately that I can’t make myself get outside to walk. Some of the yoga workouts are less than a half-hour, making it hard to close my exercise rings every day.
The good: I’m closing the move rings, so my Watch overlord suggested I up my move calories to 330 from 300. I accept.
Spirit: I’m leaving my desk for 20-30 minutes every day at lunch. TNP has a television in our common area that is always on CNN. I can’t deal with that, so I go downstairs to the building’s cafeteria to eat. Guitar practice has stabilized at 4x/week instead of 5. I’m blogging, too!
Dry January: Still dry.
No-Spend January: I, uh, bought a new desk. And girl scout cookies (2 a night with my evening coffee). And a blazer from NY&Co that was 75% off. All three bring me joy, Marie Kondo. And a bday present for Nephew B that I couldn’t pass up. And an order from Grounds & Hounds Coffee.
What about you? Which resolutions have you nailed and failed?
I haven’t bought anything. I’ve been washing my face. I’ve been writing more and reading more and just being more. Pleased so far!
Good job! After last year you do need some time to just “be!”
Your last weeks lunch looks so good. Ive been doing good at carrying lunches also!
It’s easy and saves money but I work in a building with 3 pizza places, 1 Asian place, 1 taco place and 1 really good sandwich shop right across the street. I go outside and the world smells like french fries.
Your lunch looks good, except the hard boiled egg part (can’t eat ’em – they make me throw up).
I am failing at eating 5 portions of fruit/veg and drinking enough water. First deep clean will be this Saturday.
I need to have the eggs really really really well done. Almost chalky. If there’s an ounce of soft goo in that yolk I’m finished.