I promise that I'll get those holiday pictures up soonish. It looks like Blogger is going to make me upload them as I use them in the post (instead of all at once), so it's a bit of a pain. But, I really want to put them up here. Peter suggested that it might be time to look into Blogger's competitors, and he might be right. Google is going through a lot of changes in their various interfaces (I have an Android, I use Gmail and Blogger, so I feel like I'm all Google all the time).
Now on to the cliche January business. Resolutions!
Ian and I are in a couple's competition with his family to see who can lose the greatest percentage of body weight before his sister, Alena's, wedding on September 1st. Each couple has $150 in the pot. The rules are pretty straight forward, each couple will post weigh-ins each Sunday (Tuesday at the latest or there's a $5 penalty) and their combined percentage of loss will be the one considered. No fad diets, no pills, no liquid cleanses or anything like that. Veggies and exercise, basically. So far, it's been fun. We're using a private Facebook group for it to keep it easy and, since we're all pretty competitive, it's been fun so far. I think it has a lot of potential to keep us motivated.
So, that's one if Ian and my "together resolutions." I need to finally hit my healthy weight and Ian has goals for this year and beyond. We bought home gym equipment so that we can cancel our gym membership (we both prefer to run outside and it's easier to stay motivated that way). Looking to hit the pavement 5-6 times a week.
We're also emphasizing teamwork on keeping our apartment clean (even when we aren't expecting visitors, ha).
This one kind of fits right into the "healthy weight" resolution, but we're planning more meals and snacks from home and keeping our eating out to 1-2 times a week. We're always out and about on our days off, so this is a tough one, but it will save us money and keep us healthier.
I'm looking to write (AT MINIMUM) 5 hours a week and both of us are trying to read more. I think I should easily finish a book a month. We watch too much t.v., which is humorous since we don't have cable.
There are others, but these are the big guys. Oh, and I'm also flossing. No lie.
How cliche are your resolutions this year?