|Pensively reviewing the year that was 2012|
In August, I resolved to work out three days a week, and honestly, I've done a pretty good job with this resolution. I started working out, quietly and with no fanfare back in July, not for reasons of vanity, but for a variety of self-inflicted health issues, and since then I have lost 25 pounds. I don't exactly enjoy working out, but I don't dread it like I used to either. In 2013, I am bumping up my commitment to working out FOUR days a week. I know I can do this!
I also resolved to pick up Sean and make dinner at least two or three nights a week. While I wasn't perfect with this resolution, I did much better than I have in the past. Sean likes going to the gym with me. Curtis and I plan out our meals over the weekend and do most of the prep on Sunday, so it's a lot easier to decide to eat at home, instead of the dreaded drive-thru dinner. Go me!
|Jeans and Boots- Old Navy|
Tweed Jacket- Thrifted, no tag
My final resolution was school related, and this is one I still need to work on. Teaching is definitely rewarding and gratifying, but it is also exhausting and aggravating and frustrating. It's a thankless job; I don't care what anyone else says in the contrary- they are full of crap. We are expected to raise children because too often their parents won't or have given up, but often our hands are tied with bureaucracy. Okay, I'm going to stop ranting now. I want to focus on what I CAN change and what I CAN do for the rest of this year, instead of stressing out about things that are completely out of my control.
I'm also going to be trying out a few different things on the blog this year, as I continue to grow and mature as a blogger. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading- whether this is the first time or if you check in daily, weekly or monthly. Thank you for contributing on my Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for commenting and following. I appreciate more than mere words can express!
Now go out and kick 2013's butt!