April is over, which means 2010 is 1/3 behind us. Unbelievable! It's time to check in and log my progress regarding my New Years Resolutions. In order to keep myself accountable this year, I'm doing monthly reviews, in which I share my successes--or maybe failures--of the past month.
Here's how I did for April:
- Start healthy habits... fail! In April I was supposed to exercise three times per week. I didn't expect to do it 100%, but neither did I expect to fail so miserably. I exercised the first two weeks faithfully, and not at all the second two weeks. Grr. I suppose it's only natural that my resolve and enthusiasm are waning at this point. I've lost only two measly pounds since the initial 11-pound loss in January, and I've become a little lazy. My healthy habit goal for May is nothing new--in fact, all I want to do in May is to get back on the wagon, keeping up the other healthy habits I've begun. Or not begun, depending on which habits we're talking about. So--it's back to no sugar, reasonable portions, 64 ounces water daily, exercising 3x weekly. I've been doing everything at about 50%, but I'm ready to try, try again! Additionally, right now I'm smack dab in the middle of a liver/gallbladder cleanse; we'll see what that, umm, yields.
- Go one one date per month...check! Nate's brother and his wife watched our kids so we could enjoy dinner. And thanks to Swagbucks, we paid $10 for the entire night! (Want to start earning points yourself? Get 30 free swagbucks, just for signing up! Let me know if you'd like an e-mail invitation.)
- Spend less...check, sort of! We had a couple church functions which required a few extra bucks here and there (gotta love potlucks!). We also splurged for Easter and bought an 8-lb. ham. But the girls and I were out of town for nearly a week this month, so we broke about even in the end.
- Host guests once per month... check! We hosted our former neighbors and had a great time.