Every January brings new hope and the will to turn over a new leaf and make changes… often the steam in the engine of change disippates after a few months and the resolutions are completely forgotten by September….
These were my resolutions from January 2013…let’s see how I did…
#1: Accept the things I cannot realistically change (I am not getting surgery to tighten the flabby bits), take responsibility for the things I can change (I will use magnifying mirrors so I can see those chin hairs so I can pluck them), and just accept myself the way I am.
2013 was definitely a year of acceptance as my skin developed sensitivities and I had to learn that what worked in the past does not necessarily work now…. my new beauty mantra is “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize…”
#2: Take better care of my hands. Give them some of the TLC I routinely give my face. Moisturize them after washing. Wear gloves 100% of the time when doing dishes. Be diligent about daily sunscreen use.
I admit, I forgot about this resolution. I did try to wear gloves most of the time while doing dishes and I always included them in my morning sunscreen slathering… but I wasn’t very good about moisturizing or reapplying sunscreen throughout the day.
#3: Learn how to shape my brows and then maintain them.
Well, this didn’t happen. But I DID discover eyebrow gels (my current fave is Benefit’s Gimme Brow Volumizing Micro Fiber Gel) and that has gone a long ways to making my brows look neat and tidy most days.
#4: Use my skincare products for a reasonable length of time (at least a month) before trying something new. Part of my addiction is to accumulate new products and want to try them all yesterday. This year I will slow down and actually give things a chance to work…or not…and then blog about it.
I actually was able to follow this resolution until December when skincare kits went on sale… so now I have all the skincare I’ll need for several months! You’ll read all about them in future posts!
#5: Get healthier by losing 25lbs and walking at least a half hour 5 days per week. I would like to walk a 10k by the end of the year. I am also going to create a simple weight routine to build and maintain muscle tone.
Partially successful on this one. I did lose 25lbs (and am now hovering around 165lbs). I walked 4 10ks this year. Woo hoo! I fell short with the strength routine… I had some good ones, but had difficulty following through. 2 out of 3 fitness goals accomplished.
#6 Eat more salads.
This is another resolution that went by the wayside after a few months. It wasn’t all my fault… I think I was a little too gung-ho in the beginning… and then Mr. Junkie decided he didn’t want to eat more salads… and I got tired of making them just for me… and I eventually just stopped making them.
So, some successes. Some not so successful attempts. All in all, it was a pretty good year even if I didn’t follow my resolutions to the letter. And good enough is truly good enough.
How did you do with your resolutions this year?