Saturday, 8 July 2017

New Year's Resolutions - six months on


So, it's July, half way through the year, and time to check how my New Year's resolutions are going 


... 
maybe
 ... 
well, actually this year, it's probably best not to.

To be honest, I hadn't expected things to be going well, but looking at the list I optimistically made six months ago, they're going worse than expected. 


I started off quite well - made sure I did my zumba each day, went out walking a lot to see snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, even managing the uphill hike at Lea Bridge with little difficulty. I finished making up the skirt, signed up for even more Duolingo courses ...

 but somewhere in the last few months I've lost focus. 

We seem to have acquired more clutter, rather than clear any out
.

If I've lost any weight it's through melting in the heat.

The only thing I've reliably stuck with is gardening. I've been a lot more hands-on this year - I have huge cabbages with flowers growing between them, a patch of mangetout peas which are cropping nicely and some french beans hopefully going to flower soon.



Anyway
...
I'm not going to give up.
Resolutions are for the whole year, not just January
...
so it's time to try again.
Let's see if I can keep them going longer in this second half of the year
...

9 comments:

  1. i don't set myself new years resolutions or any other challenges. I find thaat if I announce I'm going to exercise more, i do less and if I'm going to eat less cake, I just end up eating more

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    1. I found last year that writing them down made me feel more committed - maybe a little like writing a 'to do' list. It hasn't worked this time though :(

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  2. Brilliant Mary. I'd say you'd done pretty well - I remember the Bluebell visit. And if there was a festival goer award .................. it's yours!! #tweensteensbeyond

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    1. Thanks for being so upbeat. Best to dwell on the positive aspects of the year :)

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  3. Mary I am the same, all my 50 plus resolutions have lost their impetus for sure and now I am focusing on getting back on track over the summer. Having said that life takes over sometimes doesn't it and there are some things I have achieved and you have certainly had an interesting and varied 6 months. Don't give up yet. #TweensTeensBeyond

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    1. Life has indeed taken over rather. I hoping this little 'stock take' will set me back on the right road though #tweensteenbeyond

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  4. There is a long way to go Mary, it is only July. I can't even remember what mine were so you are doing a lot better than me! Thank you so much for joining us at #TweensTeensbeyond

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I shall look at the year as having six months left, rather than six months gone. Who knows what I might achieve in that time :)

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  5. Ah what an excellent idea, you're right so many people have resolutions to let them fall by the wayside. Well done on keeping to the gardening and good luck with the rest of them, I hope by time new year rolls around you have met them! #tweensteensandbeyond

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