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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Year's Resolutions: February Check In

I can't believe another month has gone by! Actually, I can.  This month feels like it's dragged on for ages.  Anyway, another month, another resolution check in!  I'm surprised at how well I've been keeping these.  They're surprisingly easy when broken down on a day by day basis.

1. Original Goal: Lose Weight

     People who have been reading my blog for a bit know I just completed the Bodyrock February 30 day challenge(!!).  My fit test results have improved by leaps and bounds, and I'm seriously astonished at how much stronger I've gotten in just a few weeks.

Oh, and those three pounds I lost last month?  I gained them back.  And then lost them again.  One of the many cycles of life, I suppose.

But what's more important is that I've gotten so much stronger and that people can actually see a difference in the way I look.  The scale can go hang itself, I've got more tangible results than a silly number on a scale:)

2. Original Goal: Make all A's this semester.

This feels like the month of tests & papers (but in college, aren't all months like that?)

I had two (count'em) math tests (108 & 93 respectively), a Biology test (104), an English test (89), & a History test (99).  With the exception of the English test, I think I'm doing pretty well:)

I'm particularly happy about math and science- I can't believe it was just two years ago when I was failing my Trigonometry class and making a D in Biology.  It really does make a difference when you have both good teachers and a great attitude!

3. Original Goal: Get accepted to all my transfer schools.

N/A at this time.  But check out this cute postcard I got from one of the two I'm applying to:

How cute is that?  It was actually hand written by one of their students.  I have to say, love the personal touch!

4. Original Goal: Assorted Blog Goals.

I haven't posted as much as I'd like, but as you saw...I've had plenty going on in the way of schoolwork. I should actually be working now, but this is more interesting (also, my middle name is basically "Procrastination").  Anyhow, last month at this time, I had 47 followers, and now....I have 72!  I love each and every one of them, and I feels so thankful that people who have never met me actually want to read what I have to say!

5. Original Goal: Stop stressing the small things & go to Church more.

Went to Church every Sunday this month (plus Ash Wednesday), which I find very calming.  It's nice to be able to sit back and relax (and stand, kneel, etc) for an hour a week and just listen and absorb without having to worry about anything.

As part of not stressing, I've been taking hikes on the weekends.  This past Sunday we went to Tim's Ford State Park in Tennessee, and had a looovely hike in the woods.  The woman said it was very easy and for people who didn't hike much....but we found it plenty strenuous as it was mostly up a steep incline.  But what can I say, I love a challenge!

I hope you all have had an amazing February, and I can't wait to see how March goes!


  1. Really hope you achieve them all!

  2. Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for stopping at my blog, I'm now following you back!

    I also struggle a little with my weight, like you, I loose some, just to gain it back shortly after =S
    I've tried to follow the Bodyrock trainings, but I can never find the time to see it through, even if it takes only half and hour a day, I'm so busy at the moment! I trained a little yesterday and felt so tired during it xD I really should exercise more often.. And eat less sweets... Maybe I'll be inspired by you!

    1. I hope so! That's what I love about Bodyrock though- it's so much shorter than all the other workouts. It's really the only one I can find time for in my schedule.

  3. ah ah love the check list xD

    Fi *

  4. =) good luck to achieve them all... i hope you will!!! :D

    xoxo *

    follow me... :p i´m following u back ok?

  5. Now following, loving your blog hun! :)
    x x x

  6. Sounds like you are doing a great job of staying on track! Can't wait to hear what school you decide to transfer to when the letters come in. Exciting!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  7. Are you going to Lugano? When?
    Thank you Ashley for the birthday wishes! What did you like the most in the video about Helsinki? Did something surprise you in it?

    E from Helsinki

    1. I don't know if I'm going to Lugano yet- it depends on where I get accepted and how finances work out:)

      And I was surprised at how BEAUTIFUL the city was! I never even thought about Finland as a tourist destination, but it's just made my top 10 list for cities/countries I want to visit:)

  8. Sounds like you have some pretty solid goals, most people have given up on their resolutions by March!

    1. Thanks! Normally I have too, but I thought it would be a great idea to keep myself accountable by blogging about my goals! I hope I can inspire others to keep up with theirs as well.

  9. MAJOR congrats on reaching so many of your goals! That's awesome! I really love the idea of checking in with yourself every month and kind of reassessing. I really need to do that.

    1. Thanks! It's not as difficult as I thought it would be:)


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