Last January I made a post about my Resolutions and you know what? I never looked back on them. Not once.
And guess what?
I didn’t do half bad!
Get Health(ier) 2012 was definitely my year for this one – but it took some time. I spent about half of the year gaining back the 13lbs I lost while being pregnant (yup, if you didn’t read that post, I was down 13lbs within 72hours of giving birth) without even realizing it! In August I decided to get on a scale – we didn’t keep one in the house because I’ve struggled with an eating disorder since I was 15…and couldn’t handle it. Well, sure enough, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It was depressing to say the least. BUT, I reminded myself that I had just finished breastfeeding for a whole year, and when you breastfeed you have to EAT. So it was okay. I started back on my gestational diabetes diet (with some modifications) and by November I was pretty much back to post pregnancy weight. I was running often and loving it. And then I started getting sick. Two months of being sick at the end of the year, including multiple gallstone attacks and a surgery. I ended up losing 6 more lbs in the last few weeks with some additional diet changes. So although I haven’t been able to run for a month, and I’m still working on weaning back into normal foods – I feel that I did really good on this one.
Work on myself This one is hard because I never really tried to accomplish it. Yet, today, I definitely feel I did. Throughout 2012 I thought long and hard about myself, focusing a lot of strength on my career. What resulted was an application to grad school. Something I thought I would NEVER do. The realization that I wanted to go back to school was huge, and made me feel like I had a purpose again. I also spent a lot of time reflecting on being a mother, and today I feel more fulfilled, more happy, more lively than I ever did before. So, I didn’t necessarily work on myself, but I learned a lot about making myself happy this year. It’s been a good year.
Get things on the wall Well…Flop. In fact, we have less on the wall today than we did in January. With a good excuse! In November we had our entire house repainted, and well, with being sick for two months, I haven’t put anything back up! But we did fill frames with family pictures and Ariadne pictures. Plus I made that cool print for over Ariadne’s crib. There was more on the walls!
Double our savings FLOOOOOP! For a good reason though! We started throwing our extra money at debt instead, and that’s never a bad thing. In addition, we made a lot of BIG expenditures this year. Lots of trips and painting the house etc. I feel pretty good about this.
To not spend the year panicking about 2012 Hmm…well…I DID spend a lot of time dealing with my anxiety issues. The good news is, I got some great advice on a coping mechanism and after working on it for awhile, it started working. So my “end of the world” anxiety was definitely much more controlled than I expected. Then I made it through the 21st without a panic attack. Success!
All in all, 2012 was an amazing year. I totally feel like we accomplished a lot in 12 months. My life is more fulfilling than ever, and I truly look forward to everything that is in store for me/us!
So there you have it. A year of successful resolutions! I haven’t decided if I’ll be making a new list for 2013. I may, but I’ll decide tomorrow 🙂