Monthly Resolution Check In

Holy crap.
I can’t believe another month has flow by already. It’s April!

My husband and I were just talking about how life goes by so much faster when you’re older. It sounds so cliche to say it, but it really is true. I’m totally not OK with it either.
Anyway, on to the resolution check in. You guys, I’m not joking when I say I’ve been wanting to call it quits on this whole resolution thing. But then I remembered that’s kind of the point of it…to say you’re going to do something and to stick with it! Even if you get discouraged with it for 11 out of the 12 months in 2013. Stick with it and keep trying! Monthly check ins really help me re-evaluate my goals and remind me of why I started them in the first place.
Original New Year’s Resolution post here.
January check in here.
February check in here.
If you recall, these were my resolutions, and here’s how I did for March:
1. Be more active. Ugh, ugh, ugh. I was doing so great on this one with my new found love of yoga. However, I recently did something to my back again (which is an old problem I’ve had after back surgery 2 years ago) and I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to rest up and heal whatever was injured. I’m starting to think all the rest in the world isn’t going to fix it though, and maybe if I slowly ease back into yoga and get through the back pain I might be able to stretch out and the back pains might actually subside. It’s worth a try. I mean, I’m already in pain, so maybe a little light activity would be better than sitting and getting mores stiff and sore, right? I have been running around outside with the kids a lot though. Lily is trying to learn to ride on two wheels, so I’m having to walk around holding on to her bike seat a lot lately.

2. Make date night a priority. Big fail. No date at all this month. Not even a dinner alone! I really need to work on this one still. Maybe I need to read this blog and take some notes and just settle for some at home date nights.

3. Be a better wife. I’m not going to lie. I’ve been moody and bitchy lately. Yes, I’ve been a bit of a bitch lately and I’ll be the first to admit it. My poor husband usually gets the brunt of it too because it compacts with the fact the I’m frustrated that we never get time alone together. I feel so bad, especially since he’s done so many nice things for me lately to try to make up for working so much. I need to step it up here and do something for him. (Maybe #2 above will help?)

4. Be a better mom. I just admitted to being a bitch to my husband lately for some unknown reason. I’m sure I haven’t been the nicest mom this month either and I’ll be the first to admit that too. I’m getting burnt out and need to take some time for myself, but I need to remember that the kids can’t really help the fact that mommy is overworked and overstressed. We did still manage to squeeze some fun in this month 😉 Here’s some of our fun moments from March.


5. Read more, watch less. Downgrading our Dish package has helped a ton on this one! I have been reading a lot more, but the books I’ve been reading are longer so I haven’t made much of a dent in my reading goals still. If it went by pages I might be having more success. But it’s taking me days to finish books now rather than just a sitting or two. My Goodreads widget says I’m 3 books behind!


2013 Reading Challenge

Melissa has
read 11 books toward her goal of 58 books.
11 of 58 (18%)
view books



6. Craft more. While I haven’t been a crafting maniac by any means, I’ve definitely been doing more than I was. Part of it is due to the lovely Silhouette my husband purchased me! (see #3 above…it was one of his nice things he did recently). And I finally dusted off my sewing machine, albeit briefly. Baby steps!

7. Be a better friend. I’m doing OK here, though I feel like there have been a few things friend-wise that have bummed me out. It sucks being so far away from everyone because I just missed out on a wedding I really wanted to attend, and that makes me feel like a horrible friend. I’m also thinking about this friend a lot lately and feeling like I don’t know what to do.

8. Stay positive. This one varies from day to day. One day I’m feeling great and being all positive, and the next day something will happen that makes me feel like my life is over. My husband calls it being over-dramatic. I think it’s just the anxiety. Or a mixture of both! I’m trying to stay positive though. This is still one of my favorites for happy thinking inspiration.

So there they are. I’m doing OK on some of them, but a lot of them need some extra attention. I’m officially attacking them this month, so hopefully at next month’s check in I’ll have better results.
How are you doing on your resolutions?
Have you been checking in on them regularly?