Resolutions update: January

January 22, 2019

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:

spinach, carrot, onion, tomato, hard boiled egg and Italian dressing.

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.

but my battery’s almost 100%!

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?

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  • SMD January 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    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!

    • Kimberly January 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Good job! After last year you do need some time to just “be!”

  • Kay R.D. January 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Your last weeks lunch looks so good. Ive been doing good at carrying lunches also!

    • Kimberly January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      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.

  • Confuzzled Bev January 23, 2019 at 5:28 am

    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.

    • Kimberly January 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      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.