Hey you! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good, and I managed to spend no money. This leads me to today's post: an update! In case you missed my original post, I'm doing a different resolution each week of 2013. Some of these are big obstacles I want to tackle, and others will be little things, but they will all be important to me. For years, I did a monthly resolution, and wanted to do something challenging this year. Traditionally, odd-numbered years haven't been great for me, but I'm refusing to believe that this year. This year will be my best one yet. I just know it.
I'm mentioning the resolutions on my Monday posts, with more day-to-day updates on Twitter and Instagram. I feel like the small updates will fit better on those social media channels, but if there is interest, that can always change. I will then do a big monthly post recapping each week's progress for that month. I'm not choosing to share all 52 at once because I'd like them to be little surprises and I currently have more than 52 ideas. I want the resolutions to fall organically into place, as I whittle them down. Today only, I'm sharing my updates so far, since the project is still new, and as some of you may have missed it. Here we go:
Week 1: Drink only water
Result: I did it!
Would I Do It Again? Yes!
Notes: I was dreading this, but wanted to start the project off with a big challenge. I usually would have a glass of water a day prior to this resolution. I had a headache for the first three days, but that was due to a stomach bug. I found myself drinking over 64 ounces a day! I didn't notice any change in my skin (it was only a week) but I did feel more tired than usual. A little TMI, but I felt like I had bad breath the whole week. I didn't add fruit or any flavoring to the water. Now that the challenge has ended, I still find myself drinking only water while at work, with plans to occasionally have soda, coffee, and sweet tea.
Week 2: Spend no money
Result: I did it!
Would I Do It Again? Yes! But it's kinda impossible to do every week!
Notes: I am admittedly very frugal in general, but spend my money on entertainment with friends, be it movies, dinner out, and so on. I completed this challenge, but felt like I cheated since I used a giftcard for a coffee and a friend (who didn't know about this challenge--sidenote: only my closest friends and family know I even have a blog. I'm very shy.) took me out to dinner. Friends came over and cooked to watch the game, so that was fun and entertainment! I went to Goodwill (thrift store) with a friend and had fun looking at everything. It was like being broke at college all over again! It isn't a realistic resolution to do every week, but occasional spending bans, are helpful.
Week 3: Walk with my chin parallel to the ground (starts today!!!)
This will probably sound silly, and this is probably something that most of you do and don't even think about! But I tend to walk with my head down a little, looking at the ground. Although I do this to look where I'm going (super clumsy!) and to blend into the background, I know it comes across as I'm sad/low self-esteem, even though that's not true. I lived my whole life trying to look normal, be a part of the crowd, and trying not to be noticed, and I think it's about time I was.
Did you make resolutions? How are they going so far?
Would you do a weekly or monthly resolution?
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