It’s February and I still haven’t shared my 2013 Resolutions – lucky for me “being punctual” isn’t one of them!
1. Run 500 Miles
I squeaked this one out last year, running a total of 519 miles, so I figured I might as well try it again this year! I’m off to a very poor start considering I’ve only ran a whole 3 miles so far this year, but I’ve got a lot of months ahead of me to make up for lost miles.
2. Give Yoga a Try
I’m carrying this one over from last year, and this year I will do it!
3. Take Kate to a parade.
I realized at the end of 2012 (after parade season was over) that Kate has never seen a parade! I’m making it one of my goals this year to get her to one. It’s something I think she’s going to love.
4. Complete the 2013 Whole Living Challenge
Currently in progress, and hoping to complete at the end of the this month. So far so good!
5. Re-learn to sleep on my back
Ugh! This is one that’s been frustrating me for years. I’m typically a stomach or side-sleeper, but after months of trying I finally got used to sleeping on my back.
And then I got pregnant.
(You’re not supposed to sleep on your back when you’re pregnant – it’s bad for the baby.)
I had the hardest time at the beginning of my pregnancy with Kate to go back to being a side-sleeper, but eventually managed to do it. And now – three years after her birth – I’m still sleeping on my side and wrinkling up half of my face to the point where I’m going to look like two different people depending which side you see me from in about 5 years.
Yes this resolution is steeped 100% in my vanity.
I’m sure there are other health benefits to being a back-sleeper, but I’m just trying to keep my left eye from looking like an 80-year-old’s while my right eye still looks like it’s in its 30s.
6. Can peaches.
This is another carry-over from last year, and I totally blamed it on KPR for not being able to accomplish it because she threw me a curve ball by deciding she no longer likes peaches. Well, guess what. She decided – pretty much on THE LAST peach day of the year – that she liked peaches again. On that day, after much prodding from her, I bought the last 2 peaches at Whole Foods and she gobbled them up with glee. We returned to Whole Foods the following week with plans to stock up and can them while I still could, but they were gone. (Insert Kate Sad Face Here) So now I’ve decided that dammit, I will can peaches this year!
7. Start a gratitude journal.
I bought this beautiful gratitude journal while visiting my friend Allison in Minneapolis last fall and had the best of intentions to actually use it.
Except I haven’t.
But I should. (At least that’s what my dear personal friend, Oprah, has told me.)
8. Make puff pastry from scratch at least once.
I used to make the best little ham and cheese pinwheels for party appetizers and Kate’s lunches – ooh, they were so good! And then I read the ingredients label of the puff pastry container and nearly gagged. I couldn’t, in good conscious, continue feeding that to my child, so the fun little ham and cheese pinwheels were retired. Actually, first I googled how to make my own puff pastry from scratch and noticed it looked crazy time consuming! And kind of hard. I was too intimidated to do it – and that’s when I retired the ham and cheese pinwheels.
Now, a couple of years later, I think I’m up for the culinary challenge. After all, that’s what New Year’s Resolutions are all about – challenging one’s self, am I right?
9. Make black beans the “real way” instead of buying them from a can.
Speaking of culinary challenges, I’m going to start by learning how to make black beans from scratch. You know – buying them as dried beans in the bulk section, and doing whatever it is you need to do to them to get them looking and tasting like they do when they come out of a can.
(Only there’s no can in my equation.)
( At least I don’t think there is.)
(I still need to do my research on this.)
That’s my goal list for 2013! The OCD in me really wants to think of one more resolution to add to make this a list of 10 instead of 9 (kind of like how I need the TV volume to be on a number that’s an increment of 5 – it can be on 20 or 25, but HOLYHELLNOT22!) but I think I’ll have my hands full with these 9 so I’m going to take a deep breath and leave it at that.
How many resolutions did you make this year? Zero? Five? Ten? Fifteen? (DON’TYOUDARESAY6!)