Flu and Resolutions

The flu kicked my butt this week… I’ve been sick since about Tuesday or Wednesday. Not much going on this week except for longs of laying in bed, saltines and 7-up.

Did a little cleaning…. a lot of Sex and the City watching (well, for me… I’m not a huge television watcher).

It’s been a week since the new year began… so here’s an update on my resolutions:

List of my resolutions:

  • lose weight
  • read my bible
  • read think and grow rich
  • clean 5 hours weekly
  • weekly manicures/pedicures
  • blog on a regular basis
  • buy a car
  • keep a 2017 jar
  • craft more (and actually finish projects)
  • finish watching the Sex and the City series
  • finish watching the Brady Bunch series

My Resolution List progress:

  • weight loss: I wanted to start up Herbalife again, but since Christmas killed my budget I haven’t restarted. I could of restarted using the protein shakes I already have here at home then switch over next week… but I didn’t. First out of laziness, then before I got sick. I went and brought proper groceries today… I’m starting tomorrow… then placing my Herbalife order on Friday.
  • read my bible: I haven’t started. I’m going to have to read two verses a day until I catch up.
  • read think and grow rich: I haven’t started this either… Reading hasn’t been my forte this week… I’ve been more TV based… I have been watching a lot of YouTube…
  • clean 5 hours weekly: I changed this to one hour daily and so far I’m about 4 days before… but I have tomorrow (or today… Monday) off, so hopefully, I’ll feel good enough to get some of that done… if not I’ll be laying in bed catching up on my reading.
  • weekly manicures/pedicures: I did do my nails but now it’s time to do them again. I hate chipped fingernail polish…. I didn’t do my feet… tomorrow, for sure.
  • blog on a regular basis: Huh, well so far so good… no?
  • buy a car: N/A
  • keep a 2017 jar: I have kept up with my Happy Jar… some days this week I felt so crummy it was a bit hard to come up with positive that day.
  • craft more (and actually finish projects): N/A
  • finish watching the Sex and the City series: Last I updated I was on Season 4, Episode 6. Now I’m on Season 4, Episode 12. Like I said earlier, I’m not a big TV person but I do want to watch this show fully. I think it’s educational in a way… lol
  • finish watching the Brady Bunch series: Last time I was on Season 1, Episode 19. Now I’m on Season 1, Episode 24. I did have to go back and watch Episode 1 because I noticed they recently added in that in they are still missing I think Episode 5 and 6.

Not a whole bunch of progress but that’s okay, aren’t resolutions suppose to take all year?

2017 New Year, New Me – NOT

I don’t know about a new me… I kind of still like the 2016 me… but there is room for improvement. So like 95% of all Americans… I have a list of resolutions… nothing too crazy – pretty standard:

  • lose weight
  • read my bible
  • read think and grow rich
  • clean 5 hours weekly
  • weekly manicures/pedicures
  • blog on a regular basis
  • buy a car
  • keep a 2017 jar
  • craft more (and actually finish projects)
  • finish watching the Sex and the City series
  • finish watching the Brady Bunch series

I don’t think that’s too unrealistic. For 2016, I only had 1 resolution… to give up all soda. I made it! 1 full year no soda. If I did that – I can definitely do the above. Here’s my plan:

  • weight loss: Go back to clean eating and exercise.
  • read my bible: For the 3rd year in a roll I’m trying to do the section a day schedule in the back of the bible… but this time I’m not going to start over… I’m just going to pick up where I left off last year. I first attempted in January 1, 2015 and fell off after a few months. Then again January 1, 2016 – starting from scratch I fell off and remembered many of the stories so it was boring and pointless to start over. So now, I’m restarting at the point where I last left off.
  • read think and grow rich: I love this book even though I haven’t read it completely just in parts… I’d like to read it in it’s entirety this year. It’s not a super long read, I just need to make the time it sit down and start reading again. I’m a firm believer in the Law of Attraction and believe that reading this book completely will teach me to really channel my energy properly to get what I want.
  • clean 5 hours weekly: Really I don’t need to clean 5 hours weekly, but I’m using the word “clean” as a general word for cleaning, decluttering, organizing, redecorating.
  • weekly manicures/pedicures: I know that sounds pretty standard… but I am the worse at keeping up with my mani/pedis… which is terrible considering I work with my hands and have my hands near people’s faces all day. Chipped nail polish is a little shameful to let them see… my feet are usually covered, but if I’m doing my hands… I might as well do my feet too… right?
  • blog on a regular basis: Years ago before blogs became a think just for profit… people blogged for fun… or was it called journaling? I had a livejournal and I journaled about every and anything I felt like. I didn’t feel the need to post a picture everyday that I blogged, I wasn’t too worried about how many readers I had or about being too personal and sharing too much. I simply logged in and started typing away. I want to get back to that here.
  • buy a car: I think I have gone as long as I can without a car without going batty. When I first gave up my car about 2005ish I was okay with never having the responsibility of a car again. But freedom outweighs the pain of responsibility… so I think this year I’m ready to try it again. Be patient with this one… it might take me a while to save.
  • keep a 2017 jar: This is the cutest idea! I’ll post about this one in a bit over at LaDulcitaVida.com later today.
  • craft more (and actually finish projects): Those who know me – know I love to craft, but rarely finish too many of anything. This past year I got into dollhouses… so right now I have several unfinished dollhouses that need finishing this year.
  • finish watching the Sex and the City series: I’ve always wanted to watch the full Sex and the City series… but never the patience or access to it completely. Now I do, I’ve been working my way through the episodes now. I’m currently on Season 4, Episode 6.
  • finish watching the Brady Bunch series: I figured I’ve better watch something innocent and sinless like the Brady Bunch to balance out all the Sex and the City episodes. I don’t have access to all the episodes, but I do to many. I’m currently on Season 1, Episode 19.

And well that’s about it for New Year’s Resolutions… so, what are your resolutions?

 

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