So, here are my results:
- Weight loss: I'm officially down 4 pounds from January 3rd. That is about halfway to my goal of losing 9 pounds. I've been watching what I eat and I've been working out a lot more. I joined the gym in town back in November, and I've been going to step classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. I've been walking/running on the treadmill on the other days after Evie goes to bed. It's become a habit and I'm really noticing a difference.
- Staying organized: I've been keeping up on housework much better. M has been helping by staying out of my way (and keeping Evie out of my way) every Sunday so that I can put the house in order for the upcoming week. That way, I just have to spot check throughout the week. It's been working for us, and I feel a lot better about coming home to a de-cluttered house.
- Making more time for myself: I actually feel like I've been doing pretty well with this. I thought that this would be the hardest one for me to keep, but going to workout is a total stress reliever for me, and I feel better about myself for doing it. So, I guess exercising has killed two birds with one stone!
- Making more time for M: I'm embarrassed to admit that this is the goals that I've had the hardest time with. We've been out of town for 5 of the last 6 weekends, and that really cuts into the amount of time that M and I spend together. When we're around, we stay up "late" (10:30, alert the authorities!!!) and watch TV and just hang out together. It may be a little lame, but I look forward to it. Things will settle down here in February, and I'm hoping to have a better report about this goal at the beginning of March.