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Why hello June 1st! My New Year's Resolution Update

03 June 2013

How are those New Year's Resolutions going for you? Can you believe that it has been 5 full months since we laid those little promises to ourselves out for the world to see (and hold us accountable?!). Check out my original New Year's Post as well as my JanuaryMarch, April and May updates. Have you given up on something that you REALLY had your heart set on doing? Start over, no one is watching! And they most certainly are not judging!

1. One for health: I am going to continue my pursuit of a better me by increasing my exercise habits, reducing my sugar intake, cutting carbs and substituting tea for coffee after 8 a.m. I will be working on staying hydrated throughout the day keeping my tummy full and my system clean. 

06/01: Hello five months and literally a moment of truth because summer is here. Remember those "warm weather" clothes in sizes that fit last year, well it has now been determined that the number on the scale is a big fat, no pun intended, liar. My summer/spring clothes are fitting very loose around the waist. Hallelujah!  I'm actively taking at least 4 BarreAmped classes per week at the Nashville location where I shake and sweat myself silly. I take two or three normal barre classes then at least one advanced per week upgrading to the monthly unlimited class access. I even started the Yogalosophy DVD my Santa Mother-in-Law gave me for Christmas. If Jennifer Aniston looks good from doing it, I must right? Sure it only took like 6 months but again, better late than never! I think I might be a fitness junkie. I constantly feel like I need more fitness activities such as walking, running or Pilates. I even joined the Tone it Up Bikini Series although I haven't gotten into many of their fitness videos yet. Maybe a goal for June!

My aversion of processed foods is in full swing. I'm all about making food at home where I can control the ingredients. I am making my own fruit leather, peanut butter, snack crackers and dinners. Nuts, fruits and veggies are my go-to snacks. I'd highly recommend Amazon for those type of bulk dry ingredient purchases for better deals (almonds, cashews and peanuts). Fresh is a high priority. My caffeine has decreased to one cup a day while my water has gone up to about 80 oz a day. I prepare a pitcher of lemon water to kick start my hydration in the morning and finish up at night. 

2. One for wealth: This year I resolve to reduce my frivolous spending on clothes, coffee, snacks and groceries. All savings will be set aside and left untouched. Mr. Collier and I are hoping to save enough to get a down payment on our first home in the coming year or two. That and we may have to make a car purchase if his truck decides to bite the dust.

06/01: Financially, I am in pretty good shape! I've kept at least $20 in my bank account over the last two weeks. May has been the mega travel month and with traveling comes fees up the ying yang. I am still using the K-cup gift from my birthday in March. We still have yet to list the truck but our savings is kicking butt and taking names! Also, this year I have decided against several more expensive activities such as season theater tickets and frequent mani-pedis. Mr. Collier and I are still going on breakfast dates each week.

3. One for me: This year I resolve to spend quality time with the Lord each day in prayer, bible study and prayer journaling. I spent some time throughout the year working on a daily bible verse and devotional in my Christian walk blog but I could always improve in daily renewal in the Spirit.

06/01: I can't say that I've done awesome at this. I've seen prayers answered with the passing of my grandmother after a prolonged stay in a vegetative state. She is in heaven, I know that without a doubt. I seriously need to work on this by inviting the Lord into my day, every day.  

4. One for humanity: This year I resolve to spend one day per month volunteering and giving my time to those around me. When I moved to Nashville I joined Hands On Nashville to seek out volunteer opportunities but unfortunately, I've never followed through on that one

06/01: The one for humanity has also be slacking for the month of May. I think in June I'd like to put together some care bags for summer with sunscreen, water bottles, sunglasses, snacks and chapstick. 

5. One for my marriage: This year I resolve to spend less time saying,"yes," to every person and their mother that asks me to be a part of something and spend more time with my husband. And by time, I mean not in front of the T.V. True, quality time. I want my marriage to be as beautiful as my wedding was. 

06/01: Mr. Collier and I are still taking dance lessons and have been quite the pair! We are having tons of fun traveling and just being together.


  1. Such a good idea! Most people make resolutions and then immediately forget about it. Glad you're following through!

  2. I love that you always follow up on your New Years Resolutions. I don't think I've seen any other blogger do the same! Your commitment and accountability makes me wish I had made some resolutions too! I chickened out though, before I even got started I was like, "eh, these probably won't happen." Hahaha!

  3. Wow you are doing so great! I love love love the dance lessons idea.
    I need to follow up on mine and see where I'm at. :)

  4. I love #5!!!! This is something that I need to work on :P I'm terrible at it!