The advent of Spring always makes me want to reasses my life. Am I following up on the goals I have set for myself so far this year.
I have been doing much better with making healthier choices. I gave up red meat and pork last year and have pretty much committed myself to it. I don’t miss it and have been able to stay on track. It’s pretty interesting that so many people have asked me “Why did you give it up?”. Kind of like, “Did you turn into a muslim or something?” LOL I gave it up because I feel healthier when I don’t eat it. I love steak, don’t get me wrong but I feel sluggish after I eat it. Since my new seafood and chicken shift, I feel like I have more energy. So far so good.
I have been working out consistently. I realize that I need at least three days a week in the gym…PERIOD. Once I get in there and run or lift weights….I feel so much better. I have been maintaining this one so I am pretty happy. I plan on running a 5K this Spring so I am on track to do it.
Here comes the bad part. Spending money on frivilous items. I sat down with my financial planner…Mr. 1969…and have decided (or was told) that I spend way too much money on frivilous crap. So after my first instinct to defend myself…I listened. Perish the thought, but he is actually right. There are small things I can live without and save $$$ in the process. So I may have to say goodbye to my Starbuck.s habit at work. I spend about $5 there a day. You do the math. I always looked at it as my treat to myself every morning….which is fine…but that is way too much money to throw away when I am in house renovations. So I may have to buy a bag of Starbucks and brew it at home and down a mug before I leave the house. Way more economical.
I also resolved to try and sit down with the kids more and do work with them every night. Taliban 1 is pretty much a genius. We spent so much time with him when he was younger (before Tali 2 hit the scene). He can already read small books and speak almost 100 words in Spanish. He knows all of the planets in the Solar system, can count to 1,000 and is an all around smart kid. He will be getting tested in a few weeks due to the urgings of his teacher….but they are only going to tell us what we already know….he’s a smartie.
With Tali 2, I am trying to make more time to sit with him at night. He’s a bright kid but with two of them, I barely have time to breathe when I get home. The routine has been off. So I am resolved to get back on track with my evening home schooling.
How are your resolutions coming so far this year?