2019 Resolution Update: July

Three resolutions for 2019.
Three resolutions for 2019.

We’re into the second half of the year now and I’ll be real with you: I haven’t thought about these resolutions since the last time I wrote about them. But hey, at least writing this monthly post is a good reminder to myself?

Resolution #1: Protect my time

Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. Liz decides to go to a tournament just as a spectator. Liz finds out that the tournament is short staffed. Liz ends up working the tournament.

But you know what? I’m not going to call this a fail. I wanted to go to the IQA Pan American Games to hang out with East Coast friends, watch my old teammates who are on Team Mexico, and livestream some games. While I wound up on event staff instead of just spectating, I’m still staying with friends and I won’t miss any of Team Mexico’s games.

Protecting your time doesn’t always mean saying no to things. Sometimes it means saying yes, with conditions.

Resolution #2: Listen to my body

I signed up for a four class per month membership at the fitness studio I mentioned last month, so I’m finally putting my money where my mouth is. I’ve also started swimming again, though let’s wait until I’m home for a long enough stretch of time to build a proper habit out of both of these before we call them an absolute win.

After getting back from Seattle, I’ve gone back to using MyFitnessPal to track my calories and physical activity. I wasn’t perfect about meeting my goals for the first day or two, but I didn’t beat myself up about it. I was hungry. I’d just gotten back from a vacation where I’d eaten whatever I wanted and I wanted to making that transition isn’t always easy.

Resolution #3: Declutter my life

My living room is currently overwhelmed by my overflowing desk and my half unpacked suitcase, so this resolution isn’t going so well. Having two travel weekends so close to each other leads to situations like these more often than I’d care to admit to.

One thing I’d like to focus on this month is better utilizing the space in the front part of our apartment. We don’t use the storage space in our living room, dining area, and kitchen as effectively as we could, which leads to minor everyday clutter turning into something overwhelming by the time the week is over.

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