Resolution Recap – February

It’s finally Friday! It’s also March.

Dancing Bear GIF

So it’s time to see how everyone’s doing with their New Year’s Resolutions! I’ve never tried to keep up with my resolutions like this before, but I find it helps to keep my mindful of what I’m doing well (so I can continue the success), and what I need to work on to accomplish all my goals.

Ok, here we go.

1. Run 520 miles.

Cold weather running

Still not even close. I thought this one would be an easy one to keep up with (I’m not counting soccer game mileage into this), but I’m only running about 4 miles a week (weak!) with one of my coworkers on our Wednesday lunch breaks. He’s a speedy runner, but I really do need something to train for to really amp up my mileage!

2. Write a novel.

Also not going so well. I really have no motivation to do this by the time I get home. I’m probably going to put this one on the back burner for a while.

3. Read a new book every month.

I read the amazing The Beautiful Mystery at the beginning of Feb and am making my way through Beyond Belief, a biography about Scientology. Pretty interesting so far…

4. Save $2000+.

Cats destroy Christmas tree

“Yay, you can get us a new tree!”

So far, so good. I’m on track to save WAY more than this by the time Christmas rolls around. Boom. Never thought I’d be good at saving. The key is to keep up the trend when it’s gift-giving time!

5. Stop biting my nails.

I just got a special nail polish in the mail that’s supposed to support nail growth and deter nail-biting. I got it yesterday, and plan to get it on my hands tonight or tomorrow. It had the best reviews of all the same types of polishes on Amazon. I know it’s more than just nail polish, though. I’ve got to work on my will power in the nail-biting area, too.

6. Get a tattoo.

fox tattoo done by sven groenewald


Haven’t gotten one yet, but I’m looking into it. Gotta save that $$ first.

7. Buy no new clothes in 2013.

This one wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Now that I work in a place that doesn’t mind if I wear my old lady turtlenecks with cardigans and jeans, I don’t feel like I need to keep up with the latest fashions. Also, I’m much more comfortable all the time. 🙂

8. Eat out only once a month.

If you remember, I didn’t eat out in January, so I ate out twice in February to make up for it. Once for Thai food (OMG, yum), and once for burritos. When you only have 1 chance to eat out a month, you choose the restaurants you know will make you happy.

Money resolutions are going well this year, writing and fitness resolutions–eh, not so much. Need to work on that department!

How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?

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