Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's resolutions. Again!

I have a sinking feeling that my New Year's resolutions are the same every year (see here and here). And this is when I look in the mirror and say, "You disappoint me, Frances." Well, here's a progress report:


The Good
  • I quit smoking in 2009 (I had to get pregnant first).
  • I am eating healthier (because I got pregnant, breastfed and am pregnant again).
  • I'm going to the doctor a lot for health check-ups (but that's because I'm pregnant and, honestly, I'm sick of seeing hospitals and doctors!) and the good news is I'm very healthy. 
  • I've worn red lipstick (it really does wake up the face!). 


The Bad
  • I was exercising but then my second pregnancy became delicate so I had to quit so now I'm all flabby again. 
  • With a baby and another on the way, sleep has become a thing of the past.
  • I'm still not drinking enough water.
  • I'm still pimply! My skin had actually cleared up, but then I got pregnant and the hormones are wreaking havoc on my poor face.


The Never Mind
  • I don't have to eat fruits. I already eat tons of veggies anyway!
  • I've resolved that some relationships are toxic and that it's better for me (and them) to just step back and not be involved. Especially now that I'm a mother and have very limited time to spend with anyone who doesn't deserve my time.

So now it's 2012 and I have a (kinda) new list of things to do:
  1. Drink more water!
  2. Exercise as soon as I hit my 6th month of pregnancy and then six weeks after I give birth. Not because I want to lose weight (it's never about the weight), but because I want to be strong and healthy for my children.
  3. Let this be the year my skin clears up!!!
  4. Use the lovely things I get for free (like luxury skin creams, eye-lash growth products, creamy lotions, etc) and try to go to the derma and salon more regularly so that I'd look even better! I'm already 35, with a growing family and career. I can't let myself go! 
  5. Spend more time with the people I truly care about and who care about me. I actually do--I'm very proud of that!--but I want to spend even more time with them. I don't know how I'm going to do that with all the things on my plate but I will!
  6. Go into business again. I tried this year and failed because of unreliable people (more on this soon). I have learned a lot and I will do better! But I'll do this after I give birth.
  7. Grow the blogs. Bigger and better this 2012!
So there! What's on your list? And do you ever get to resolve your resolutions? Do tell!

8 comments:

  1. good luck on your resolutions! one of mine is to be more mindful of my actions and words and how they affect people around me. I want to set a good example for my daughter. =)

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  2. You already have your new resolutions! :) That's a good way to start the year :)

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  3. I don't ever keep my new year's resolutions so I don't bother anymore. But I understand you when you said that you've chosen to keep the toxic people away -- I've realized that this year. We're all better off without each other.

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  4. I also have similar resolutions year by year, and I normally end up doing them until Q2! Yay. Good luck, your list looks good. Especially about the toxic relationships. I learned it the hard way last year, that sometimes, I need to let go and not feel guilty. Happy New Year to your growing family, Frances! :)

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  5. Good luck with your goals! I share the pain of #3 with you. Adult acne sucks. I've personally established a very good friendship with my derma because of it.

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  6. Sounds like a reasonable list of resolutions! Good luck and have fun with the list! Happy 2012!!!

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  7. i never make any new year's resolutions except for one that i made in '06 and was only fulfilled 3 years after (that is, to save up) heheheh.

    happy new year to you and your lovely family! :)

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