2022 Resolutions List

tortoise

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I'm a resolutions-type person. In 2021, I tried "no goals." Which was mostly great except it did not help me with health or fitness. Apparently I need goals in those areas.

  1. I will do HIIT exercise every day for 4 weeks to increase mitochondria density. This should reduce fatigue. I plan to do this in the morning when I get home from dropping DS6 off at school, or at 9 a.m. on non-school days. If I miss my planned time, I will do it later in the day. I have 4 reserve days, which means that if I miss 4 days I will still consider this goal to be completed.
  2. I will use my bike for cardio conditioning every day from January - April. This will help me with heat acclimation and being fit enough for 4-H dog training group classes and for gardening. I have 32 reserve days. When I am successful using my bike every day in January (8 reserve days), I will reward myself with a bike computer that measures speed and distance.
I started using my bike, probably less than a minute at a time. Just until I can feel my heartrate increase. If I continue any longer I'll get dizzy and fatigued. I'm sure I will begin to develop more stamina, but until then, there is encouraging research about exercising 4 *seconds* per hour. I'll say it again, every little bit counts. Start wherever you are and do what you can. :hugs

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/4-second-workout

 

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Four seconds! Who knew? I can probably even get DH to do that!

Oh - thought of a resolution. I WILL get my hair cut in 2022. A real haircut - with a real stylist.

I retired in Dec 2019. Covid showed up right after that and I re-discovered the pony tail. My daughter trimmed my hair once in 2020. I decided I could cut my own hair (ha) and attempted it once in 2021. Still rocking the pony tail, lol. It's getting so long that I have to have a folded ponytail now.

So - this is my resolution. It is attainable. It will happen before summer 2022.
 

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Ok here’s a few-

Limit my screen time (social media and news) to when my kids have screen time or are in bed. I tend to login for a quick check and get distracted!

Learn how to can- at least one item. I freeze veggies from the garden and every year I say I’m going to learn how to can but I kept having babies so I haven’t yet 😂

Start making soap again, learn how to make bar shampoo. The recalls on personal care items are freaking me out, and we don’t need all those chemicals anyway!

Go on a mini vacation. It’s been years. DD2 was a baby on our last vacation and DS has never been on one. There are plenty of rustic cabins in the woods type vacations we can take while maintaining social distancing.
 

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My momma said "the only thing worse than cleaning is not cleaning." She was not wrong!

i've always told myself that i won't regret one minute less of cleaning compared to anything else and that is true. i try to spot clean, 5 minutes at a time, often that will lead to me getting other neighboring things cleaned up too. it's at least a way to break the job down into smaller bits that i can tolerate. the other issue is the dust really gets me so i go as long as i can and then have to take a break.

i'm so glad this is a small house/room. :)

much prefer outside gardening any time in comparison to cleaning inside. one job i do enjoy cleaning though is doing dishes. i'm a minimalist cooker so there isn't often too many dishes from me around but Mom can make some big piles for me to wade through. it's ok, she enjoys cooking and i don't mind the dishes. at least she isn't as bad as the tv chefs with all their little bowls for this and that.
 

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@frustratedearthmother I may have you beat. When I quit work 10 years ago to care for my mom, I had just let my hair grow out from a lifetime of coloring it. It was short and white. I let it grow, except for a few trims, it is long. Ponytail? Yup. Second hair band? Yup. I’m thinking of going back to a long shag haircut. I used to have a shag cut, wash, rub with towel, shake head and done. Really thinking about it. When I get moved, I have a friend with a hair salon…….
 
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