Can you believe it’s 2016 already!! As I do every year, I usually like to review the previous year’s resolution to see how I did and then set some goals for 2016. (See My 2015 New Year’s Resolutions.) Does this process keep me accountable? Maybe a little, but it’s a tradition so I am going to keep it up!
2015 was a crazy year for us, as I predicted it would be last year. It is definitely a year that we will remember for a long time! So let’s review what my resolutions were for 2015 and how we did:
BE HEALTHY I had three major goals in this resolution
1. Eat Out Less
2. Eat Less Sugar
3. Cook With 1-Ingredient Foods
I guess this might always be something I strive for every year. I feel like we did pretty good this last year with most of the goals, with the exception of a bit of craziness we had for a few months. In December I completely fell off the sugar wagon and baked cookies almost every day.
LEARN A NEW SKILL
I had several people ask me what our new skill we were learning was this last year. I’ll explain it now. When my son was old enough, we decided to have him join Taekwondo. Upon signing him up we found out we could join as a family for about $50 more a month. If you know me personally, you will know I have a bit of feisty personality. My favorite class at the gym (boxing) had just been canceled and the idea of learning martial arts and having the ability to spar people seemed so appealing to me. I have to say I am SOOO happy we did it. The sport of Taekwondo has increased my flexibility, made me step out of my comfort zone, provided me with an athletic ability I didn’t have before, and taught me to protect myself. My husband and I try to go twice a week and we both really enjoy our time at the dojang. I always tell people, “Some couples take dance lessons, we like to spar each other.” It keeps our marriage exciting!
BUILD THIS TABLEI laugh at this, because three years in a row this table has not been finished. It will be finished eventually and we did cut the bark off all the wood we had milled for the table. The problem is we moved in 2015 and do not have the space to finish this project. (More about the moving process later.)