First week of 2011 and the goals have gone mostly untouched.
Alas. The first cold of 2011. The game changer.
I made New Year’s Eve dinner of 40 clove garlic chicken to feed James and Aurora and her sister Lee. I took pictures of everything as it would be my first post for the recipe blog for 2011 according to Goal #5. We sipped some wine and hung out until 11:30 before Brandon and I shambled home before the drunks got back out on the road. We kissed at midnight and promptly crawled into bed. So, no. I wasn’t out at a raging party.
The next morning, we were summoned back for Aurora’s famous crepe breakfast. We came home to a few hours of television followed by a nap.
You know it was never good when you woke yourself up choking on your own phlegm.
What the f…?
Where the heck does THIS come from? I was not even close to sick these past few days. No signs of it. No scratchy throat. No itchy inner ears. Nada!
Here I was, stuffy, phlegmy and overall miserable after the nap. And it went downhill from there.
Sunday was all coughs and fever so I wasn’t going to play the piano. There went Goal #2.
Monday was all fever as the massive stuffy nose/head replaced the cough. My hair needed a wash but I wasn’t about to work out. There went Goal #7.
I did, however, not watch TV and instead read my book. So, score for Goal #1 and #4…although a lot of TV was watched during the time I was couch-bound.
Tuesday was milder version of Monday. Since I could use anything to make me feel/get better, I asked Brandon to bring me chicken soup and therefore brushed off Meatless Tuesday and Goal #10 to keep it up.
Wednesday I dragged my butt to work. I figured I could use all the sleep I can get so I opted to nap in the morning instead of working on the blog. There went Goal #8.
I also left my lunch at home so I had to go out which, as you will find out soon, led me to break Goal #10 again.
Date night also didn’t happened as I was half alive. So tacos and TV was it. I didn’t quite break #Goal 6 though, more like shifted it.
Thursday, having felt much better than the past few days, Brandon and I redid date night and went out to silence my cravings for Hooters wings once and for all.
Friday started with a nap on the bus and all the intentions to eat my leftover, but then my boss and I took our new colleague to lunch for her birthday. So I did buy 2 lunches in a week and therefore broke Goal #10 BUT I did order a Cobb salad so that made up for sticking with Goal #3.
Yeah, pretty much I’m doing the year over starting tonight.
That means, I have to fit an active activity into the day tomorrow before I wash my hair. I wonder if the long walk from one end of the parking lot to the farmers market will count…
Adopting a new set of goals takes time to adjust to. Give yourself credit for making the goals in the first place and for trying to make them a part of your life. Kuddos for trying! 😀 It’s still early in the year. You can do it!!