Friday, January 30, 2009

End of january - first habit of 2009

I decided this year I was going to have new habits, not resolutions. With this month coming to a close (already???) I figured it was time to reassess the list and see how i've done so far.
My new habit for January was to make an effort to look nice everyday. I think I did pretty good in that department. There were only a few days, and those mostly weekends, that I didn't do more than throw my hair in a pony tail or not wear makeup. As far as clothes go, I made more of an effort to avoid the jeans, sweatshirt, and sneakers look. Not that I object to comfort, but it really doesn't look all that professional. I tried to limit it to once a week, and that on my busiest running around spending most of the day in the car anyways days.
I have started exercising this past week. My goal is 3-4 times a week. Both Carl and Ken are exercise junkies, they go 6 times a week and really really watch what they eat. I've been trying to learn from their example, but there is no way i'm giving up my tub of sour cream. I draw the line there.
So since i've already started I decided that February's habit is going to be #2, to exercise in some form everyday. Carl and I are doing yoga tomorrow, altho it's the P90X yoga tape. It's pretty intense. He's been on that program for a week now and it's kicking his butt, altho I supose that's the idea. I'm just gonna do the yoga part with him and do my own thing the rest of the time.
And yes, walking the dogs for 30 minutes a day is going to count.
I"m really hoping the yoga thing helps with my posture. I'm pretty short to begin with (only 5'1") and i've been so tired and stressed lately i've been slouched over 90% of the time. I know I need to do something about it soon or i'm going to turn into the hunchback. My sister even wore a corset for a month to train her to sit up straight. I don't know about all that, but if I can't get myself upright any other way that might be a last resort.
This is the updated habit list.
1. Study devotionals once a day
2. Exercise, in some form every day
3. Live on less than $50 a week (with the prices of gas going back up this might have to change)4. Make an effort to look nice for work every day, (no more jeans, sweatshirt, pulling my hair back in a pony tail and no makeup) January - accomplished!!
5. Stop cursing
6. Watch the news everyday and pay attention/get caught up on wordly events
7. Be more concious about recycling.
Anyone have any ideas for new habits?


Lynette said...

You have been tagged!

Maki said...

I really love your habit list!!!

I, too, need to fix my posture. I think all the little thing that counts when it comes to make your life better and simple than previous year..

I enjoy this post very much:)

Mamarazzi said...

great ideas! i love your list and congrats on doing well so far!

chermonblie said...

I need to work on posture and looking nicer! Working from home lends itself to quite a few pj days! I'd also like to start reading again-- I used to read several books a month and have been quite the slacker since baby. :) Great list-- Lots of luck with it!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

What a great habit list.

Yoga will be so good for you once you do it a couple of times I promise you will feel taller.

Pilates is good to.

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

P90X works! I'm doing Ab Ripper X tonight!

Lorie said...

My resolution, if you could call it that, is not to rush! Allow myself the time I need in the morning or whenever to get where I'm going without hurrying my children and myself out the door. That way they can stop and smell the flowers!
By the way, I'm impressed with exercise 3-4 times/week when you don't normally exercise! Go girl!

He And Me + 3 said...

I think you have some great ideas. What about go out of your way to be kind to someone or even a stranger. Simple task...but important.

AndreaLeigh said...

go you! i think this is a great list!