RESOLUTION #1: read 100 books this year. So far I've read:
January- 11 books
February- 5 books
TOTAL: 16 books (to stay on track, I should have 16 2/3 books read so far)
Ooops! That darn Happiest Toddler book took me 2 weeks to finally get through! Apparently if there aren't graphic sex scenes, I can't stay interested! :) I also read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo which took me a while b/c it was slow going at first. I contemplated not finishing it a number of times at the beginning, especially since it was 450+ pages, but am glad I did! All the Swedish names and places tripped me up for a while... but I got over it. I also started 2 new series (surprisingly it's very easy to keep them all straight in my mind, haha) and read one more in my favorite series! ♥ I checked out one book in audio and got through about 3 "pages" worth before I decided there was no way that it was going to work for me and I'm STILL waiting for it to get in from the library in book form (UPDATE- It's in today... I can't wait!!!!! Sooo excited!!)!
I will work out for at least 30 minutes 2x a week
STATUS: Not so good! :( I have worked out a total of 3 times and I don't think any of them were 30 minutes long! So, I will re-instate this one and force myself to chart my work out times for March!! The more, the better! This will also tie in with one my newest resolutions! :)
I WILL donate blood this year.
STATUS: I DID IT!!!! YAY!!!! I feel like it was a huge accomplishment for me. It is something I have always wanted to do, but never thought I could do in a million years! I was nervous and nauseous, but it wasn't too bad. As long as I didn't look at the bags of blood- YUCK!! I almost couldn't do it b/c my first iron check was 12.1 and I needed at least a 12.5 to qualify, but they gave me the option of trying it again in my other hand by a different person and I got a 13.1 on that try! :) Both my fingers and my arm bothered me the next day, but it was worth it! I will definitely be doing it again this year (but can't donate again until April)!! Hopefully I can make it a regular thing! :)
On to my new resolutions!!!!!!
Getting boudoir pictures taken of myself.
Yep, I'm going to do it!! After a bit of working out and getting some money together for a spray tan and what I'm going to wear, etc. (which might take some work), I'll be able to do it! I've always been pretty okay with my body, but getting pictures taken is a completely different story! Just the posing and pictures is what terrifies me the most, lol!
I am going through a slight body-crisis as it is and I think this will be good for me! I went to the doctor's last week and weigh in at more than I ever have while not pregnant (which is only 5 lbs more than what I weighed at my wedding, but about 13 lbs more than after I had Venily/ before I had Haven). The doctor was thrilled, Jason was thrilled, and I PURPOSELY gained the weight so that I could get out of the "underweight" BMI category and into the "low normal weight" category, but it is still hard for me to process the number without anxiety! I should just swear off scales all together, but had to for the doctor's office! I would like to maintain the weight that I have now while working out, so that is my goal!
DRINK 25oz of water a day!! (supposed to be 52 given my calculations- but I'll work up to that)
I did the calculation based off my weight and the fact that 20% of my water can come from my food since I eat a healthy diet. It might take a while to get up to the real amount and I may need to adjust it for a while, but that is my goal!! This should also help me to stop drinking so much soda (a habit that comes and goes every few years).