I figured that it might be a good idea to revisit my resolutions at the end of each month to see how I’m doing so far. Maybe, just maybe, this will keep me more-or-less on track. I need all of the help I can get.
1. Get knocked up.
I feel like this cycle was a good one. Lots of baby making going on and, if my fertility app is correct, we managed to, um, have relations, five out of the seven days in my fertile/ovulation cycle. That’s a lot, y’all. My period is due in nine days so we have our fingers crossed. If it doesn’t happen this month I am going to try temp’ing starting with my new cycle and see if that improves our chances.
2. Leave my hair alone.
My hair is starting to look really healthy! I went a couple of weeks without straightening it with my flat iron but I couldn’t stay away. I condition like crazy and even started using a leave-in conditioner that claims to help mend split-ends.
3. Spend less money on myself.
This one hasn’t been that hard to do. Surprisingly. On several occasions I have walked into a store, looked at the racks, even tried on clothes, and then left empty-handed. I did buy a few stupid knick-knacks for the house (a ceramic flying pig!) but that doesn’t count, right?
4. Lose an average of one pound per week.
Yep! Kicking ass on the weight loss! Last week wasn’t so hot but I got right back on the skinny train. I have lost three pounds so far (I didn’t weigh myself this past week). I have only had one soda and it was at the movie theatre. I have been drinking a ton of water and doing my best to make healthy choices. I have gone out to eat with my coworkers but only a few times. Exercise has been an issue but that’s because I stay up way too late, am tired all day, and then don’t feel like working out once I put Avery to bed. It’s a stupid cycle that needs a punch in the tit.
5. Learn at least one song in its entirety on my guitar.
I’m working on it! I chose “Hey Jude” and it’s actually pretty easy. I haven’t played in the past week but I do have callouses on my fingertips now so that makes me officially a musician again
6. Read at least two books every month.
Fail. I tried reading Girl With the Dragon Tattoo but I really hated how slow it moved and crime fiction just isn’t my genre. I also started Water For Elephants and didn’t like that one much either. I have books to read but nothing sounds good at the moment. So please let me know what books you’ve read that you love (that aren’t crime fiction, obvs.).
7. Work on making master bedroom look like a bedroom and less like a large closet with a bed in the middle of it.
BOOM! The DIY headboard is up and it’s so pretty! We are actually going to redo it (paint it a brighter, more opaque white) but we did get it finished. We also purchased a new comforter and are waiting til the duvet set (it has tiny ruffles on it but you can’t see it in the photo) we want is back in stock at ye ol’ Ikea.
8. Be less of a bitch.
Eh. Some days are better than others. Lately I’ve been pretty moody at work. I have been there for almost a year and I guess that my brain is thinking, “Time to move on, sis!” while my bank account is saying, “Dream on, wage earner!” When I’m asked to do something that I don’t really want to do I kind of whine about it. This is not the most professional reaction to have when your boss (or anyone) gives you a task but let’s get real – where I work isn’t the most professional environment. I just need to smile and deal with it because sometimes things happen and you can’t control them but you CAN control how you react. That’s what I need to work on.