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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions: January Check In

So as I mentioned in comments, I decided to keep myself accountable this year by publishing a monthly post detailing how well I've kept up with the goals I rashly made on 31 December/1 January.

Original Goal: Lose Weight.
How I've kept it:  I used all Jillian Michaels this month.  The DVDs I used were:

Side Note about Yoga Meltdown: I love it.  I'm hooked on it, and I look forward to it everytime I do it, but...

....and so do I:p

More than anything, the "losing weight" bit is about getting stronger and improving my endurance with the circuit/interval training workouts I've gotten into this last year.  As a plus, I lost three pounds:)

Original Goal: Make all A's this semester.
How I've kept it:
 This is the one I've had the most trouble with so far.  I've only had a few assignments, but I haven't done as well as I wanted to on them.  It's mostly little mistakes that add up, so I think focusing on spending more time on each assignment instead of rushing through them would be best right now.
Best part: Made a 95 on my first Math test:)

Original Goal: Get accepted to all my transfer schools.
How I've kept it: N/A at this time.

Original Goal: Assorted blog goals.
How I've kept it: I had 29 followers when I first made this resolution, and now I have 47!  I live in a really isolated area, so I don't get to talk to many people...I love all the comments I get on my blog posts, especially ones from areas far away from where I currently live:)  For me, it's absolutely mind-boggling to post something at one time, and then a short while later, have someone from another country comment on it!  The world feels so connected now, I love it:)

Original Goal: Stop stressing the small things and go to Church more.
How I've kept it: I've been stressing less, mostly by hiking and yoga.  As for Church, I went a grand total of....


this month.  Bummer.

Nevertheless, these are resolutions for the entire year, not for the month, so I still don't feel like a failure:)

Did you make New Year's Resolutions?  More importantly, are you keeping them?  Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,



  1. From the sounds of it, you have been doing a really good job overall! Also, Jillian Michaels DVDs are the way I've been getting in shape as well! I've lost ten pounds and I feel stronger than ever. She is awesome!

  2. good luck with your resolutions!!

  3. Jillian Michaels IS pretty kickass:)

    Thank you!

  4. It seems like you are doing so great so far! Ugh. I need to check on mine to see how my resolutions are turning out...haha

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  5. jillian indeed has a great body.
    hi there ashley :) i dropped by your blog.

  6. it's so hard to jump on a diet..well ok i'll try to start today or tomorrow or after tomorrow or the next next day..or next week?! hahaha

  7. Ha! I know what you mean. I try to avoid gimmicky dieting and eat as healthily as possible within a caloric allowance:)

  8. I try and keep my monthly goals but that doesn't always happen. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog it means so much.
    Katie x

  9. oh I love your list!! =) I didn't really make one...just always be happy!!
    keep the good work on and u'll lose weight for sure!


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