4.02.2014

An Update On My New Year Resolutions (plus an outfit for funsies)

In January, well, technically the last day of December, I shared my New Year Resolutions.  I am not normally one for resolutions but they were all things I genuinely wanted, and they were all attainable, which are both things that should be key components of any resolution or goal.  So since we're now 1/4 of the way into 2014, I thought I would give an update.





My first goal was to get off of auto on my camera and learn to use manual mode.  I am still working on this.  I did watch a youtube tutorial on my camera to understand it's features a little more, but truthfully I've forgotten some of it because I didn't practice enough after I watched it.  I promise I will get this one done, I just need to take the time. 

Get back to running, working out and getting back into a shape I am comfortable.  I joined a gym in December, and not because I need a gym to keep me accountable but because it was cold outside.  I've been going to the gym typically 3 days a week, plus I've been running outside and doing Tone It Up youtube videos after my work outs or on days I don't get to the gym.  I don't like to weigh myself because I don't think scales are an accurate reflection of health, so all I can go off of is what I see in the mirror, how I feel, how my clothes fit and my ability to do more in a physical work out than I could three months ago.   I'm planning on posting a comparison shot with some of my outfit photos soon for reflection, but I think it's going well. 

My final resolution was more meal planning and to cook more. I would say we are eating at home 75% more than we were.  It's actually been tricky to find meals that don't take a ton of ingredients or cook time, but that also don't come from a box (i.e.hamburger helper).  Not that I don't like hamburger helper, but it's not really what I want.  I actually find cooking quite relaxing, but I can't spend even 45 minutes cooking a meal with a baby around.  A few things that have been on the menu include pasta, turkey burgers, fish & veggies, chicken & veggies and enchiladas are coming up this week.  I'm also pretty impressed with myself for having leftovers and getting creative with them.  For example, one night we had a pita and hummus pizza and I used the leftover arugula and tomatoes, processed them in the food processer and made myself a pita sandwich the next day.  I also made my new go-to tomato sauce for pasta (from this book)  and had a ton of leftover sauce.  So I mixed it with some ground beef and made italian sloppy joes.  The italian part just popped into my head, but it's ok, I googled it and it's a real thing.

So there you have it. If New Year Resolutions carried mid-term grades, I would give myself an A.  I still have 9 months to get going on my camera, so I think so far so good.

Linking up today with Alissa!


4 comments:

  1. Love those shoes! Very cute :)

    Thanks for linking up with Beautiful You!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  2. Love your New Year's Resolutions- they sound like mine, haha!
    I just bought a DSLR camera last weekend and am trying to ramp up on what I need to know to be functional. Definitely baby steps- I'm on the far end of the bell curve right now!

    Love this outfit, too. The leopard skinnies are too fun. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  3. yowza! you look awesome! great outfit!

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  4. seems like you're doing a fantastic job at sticking to your resolutions -- much better than most people! i need to learn more about my camera too. your pants are adorable!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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