Sunday, February 01, 2015

Be It Hereby Resolved - February Edition

I can't believe it is February.  My favorite month of the year is over, the month of fresh starts and snow (if we're lucky) and just generally hunkering down and not running around like crazy.  From here on out, the year just passes by faster and faster and faster.  In my mind, if it is February 1, 2015, then 2016 is just around the corner.  I could weep.

There is some business to be taken care of, however.  January Resolutions - remember those?  I announced I would be in bed (not asleep, but in bed with a book - no electronic devices) EVERY NIGHT by 11.  Let's just say that I made it most nights.  There were 4 or 5 where I cheated a bit, and one where I outright said the hell with it (I think that was a Saturday when I still had some charge left on my IPad, and I wasn't going to go to sleep until I used it up).  Still, that means that for 25 days or so, I went to bed at a reasonable hour, instead of at 1:30 AM.

Progress, folks, progress.  I am going to try to keep it up.

I actually own this.
In addition, I made another resolution that I didn't share - I decided that EVERY SINGLE MORNING (unless I had yoga class that day), I would endure my 10-minute Kathy Smith core-strengthening video.  And (drum roll, please) I ended up missing only one day - the day I risked my life on the ski slopes.  I am VERY pleased with myself.  Unfortunately, I do not have the abs of steel I had hoped to have by the end of the month, so I will continue that one, also.

So! February resolutions, anyone?  It's a short month, you know, and - as you can see by my report - you don't have to do it perfectly to feel successful.  I'm thinking that my February resolution will be to continue the January ones - is that cheating?  I probably should throw in something about healthy eating, but - truth to tell - I don't really want to.

I can't believe I like this.

Oh, okay - I'll eat something green every day, all right?  GREEN.  I just discovered this crunchy, pre-mixed salad at Costco - it's all chopped up brussels sprouts and cabbage and KALE, for heaven's sake, which sounds totally disgusting.  But it's actually not too bad, in a healthy-tasting sort of way.

Probably my body is so deficient in whatever vitamins are provided by the green stuff that I just think it tastes good.  Who knows?  But I figure if I pick up a few bags of that a week, I can keep my new resolution.  I mean, it's not as if the kids are fighting me for the stuff, you know?


  1. Wow! I think that your record of adherence to your resolutions is admirable.

    1. Well, like I said, I cheated a little. I think it's easier when you know you can quit after a month. I have a feeling things won't go as well this month. Example? I'm blogging right now instead of doing those core exercises.

  2. How do you eat those greens? I mean, with a dressing? Sauteed?

    Right now I have a pie in the oven---the first step in an epic journey to a ... wait for it... PICAKEN. We are excited.

  3. Of course, we could get to March and be viewing the slimy remains of uneaten greens. The suspense, o the suspense!

    My resolution for the month is to get the driveway shoveled. So far, the snow is winning.

    1. Well, if you wait until April, it could all just disappear.

  4. I LOVE that salad. I brave the cold, cold Costco room to grab a couple of bags each month. Several of my friends' kids eat it too so maybe yours will come around.

  5. I've not yet seen that salad. I'd consider it for my challenge but our 22yo paleo son is living at home again and he eats veggies faster than we can buy them.
    I've been trying to drink half my weight in water ounces. I have no trouble downing a gallon of water on a warm summer day, but nearly 2 gallons in the winter -- while working at a desk job -- is not going very well. So I'll keep that up for February in hopes of making it to 125 ounces in one day.