So, Uh, How About Those New Year's Resolutions?

Please don't tell me you've given up already!
Publish date:
January 31, 2014
motivation, new year's resolutions, goals, 2014

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Well, here we are: it's the end of the first month of 2014. And apparently, those of us who made resolutions on January 1st have most likely given up by now, at least according to survey upon survey that daytime talk shows always seem to be quoting.

I, however, think that I'm still on the path to success. Sort of. To really get a grasp of where I'm at, I have to go back and examine the plans I made just one month ago.

First, there were my dreams of getting back into fitness. I have been working out, getting instruction from videos by Ballet Beautiful and one of my favorites, Pilates for Dummies. I've also been walking quite a bit, which is shocking considering how cold it's been.

My dreams of early morning runs haven't been realized yet, though. I'd had plans to get a nice pair of running shoes and take up jogging, but whenever I've looked for a nice pair of sneakers, they've all been around 50 to 70 bucks -- not really in my disposable income right now. So, sorry, running dream. You're on the back burner for now.

Then there was my hope of reading three books a month. I even made a reading list for January. But here we are, and I'm just finishing off the first book of the pile (Please Kill Me, if you're wondering). And I love reading! Maybe I need to schedule time each day to put my nose in a book, instead of languishing on the couch and nodding off like I so often do. Blech, let's blame the weather.

In terms of boosting my productivity, I haven't been so great. I've gotten a pretty paltry amount of writing done, and while I have been working my way through painting orders, I still have quite a few to finish.

So help me out here. Make me feel better and tell me I'm not alone in these failings, or maybe give me some tips. Or tell me how great you've been doing! I love success stories, and maybe hearing about your accomplishments will light a fire under my butt to get me moving again. Or let's just blame everything on the weather. It's all the weather's fault, all of it.