Progress | Dearest Lou


Well I need to be honest with you guys, I haven't lived up to all of my New Year Resolutions that I made. I decided I would update on my progress and I'm curious to see how everyone else is doing.

I want elaborate on the three that I'm struggling with. . .

#1 Ending my long-term relationship with procrastination
I have been working really hard on not procrastinating homework, but this final semester is really kicking my butt. The classes are pretty difficult and require a lot more work than higher level courses I have taken in the past. My internship also requires a bare minimum of 30 hours a week and lots of studying to get all of the material down. However, once this semester is done it will all be worth it. 

#2 Workout 5 days a week
This week was my first week making it to the gym 5 times! The days I didn't go to the gym I lacked energy and was a lot more sleepy. My fitness goal for this upcoming week is to run one mile every day that I workout, even on strength training days. I hate running because it's so easy to stop before hitting your goal distance! However, there's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a tough run. I want to see if I can find a place in my heart for running and actually enjoy it! 

#3 Enjoy life
As simple as it may sound sometimes it isn't easy to be happy and carefree about everything. I feel that if I mastered the other two goals this one wouldn't be so tough. I really look up to Daryl because I swear the kid is never sad and he never complains about anything. He can turn any situation upside down and be positive about it. Whenever there is a day where I didn't workout or I'm behind in school I can't help but feel down. He always knows what to do to make me happy and I really appreciate having a loving husband that knows what to do in almost any circumstance. I really want to work on enjoying life, no one enjoys being around a grumpy-grump!

Other than those three goals I feel that I've improved tremendously with my other resolutions. How is everyone else doing on their New Year Resolutions? Do you have any advice on the three that I'm struggling with?


  1. I love that little procrastination poster- that is so me haha. I need to work a little harder on my resolutions! x

  2. I think I am the only college student in the world who doesn't procrastinate...I just can't stand having things up in the air. I need them done NOW. I swear I am a different species of a human being or something. It's weird.

  3. Hahaha, the procrastination poster. I love it!

  4. Bahaha! I love the illustration of the little procrastinator. I do that too ^_^
    I think that you aren't giving up on your goals is an accomplishment in itself. So many people just throw their hands up and quit.

  5. um, actually, yeah.

    on the last one.

    SPEND TIME WITH ME MORE/at least a little.
    that'll certainly help with me enjoying life more too!

    i'm bummed that i have no one with the time to listen to me about wedding stuff :/

  6. working out is my LIFE, ha. i actually enjoy it though, but of course some days i just don't feel it ya know. i'm very impressed by the one mile run you do each day. i just ran 1.89 miles thursday and i thought i would die! i really thought i had run way more than that when i checked my pedometer after my run because it hurt me so much, lol. you go girl!

    thanks for your comment, dear. it made my day.


  7. Very cute poster, I am also guilty of procrastinating!
    I think I need to print and paste the workout poster on my wall ;)
    I love how you've done your hair in the photo, looks so pretty

  8. Haha! You remind me so much of myself. This year I decided not to make any resolutions because I keep breaking them year after year!

    Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa xxx

  9. I know how that procrastination one works! so so well!
    glad its not going too badly !


  10. A few years ago I decided to make more specific goals that would lead to an overarching one.

    For example, I also wanted to enjoy life more, but that was so broad and overwhelming [sometimes sad emotions are inevitable]. So, I decided that I would wake up 10 minutes earlier [4 days a week] and use those 10 minutes to start praying prayers of thanks. It really opened my eyes to how blessed I am and contributed to enjoying my life more. It was kind of awkward in the beginning, but by the end of the year recognizing just how absolutely wonderful my life is came very naturally ... it was so rewarding.

    What I did may not work for everyone, but I do know that it really helped me!

  11. definitely still working on the whole "not procrastinating" thing too. don't worry, ha
    xo TJ

  12. haha i just realized that my aforementioned advice was the SAME advice that i presented you with on your original new year's resolution post.

    whoops! looks like you need to add a fourth to this list above ;p

  13. Congrats on getting to the gym 5 x! It can be so easy to stress out and le your environment effect you. Step away, get the support of loved ones, and enjoy (great snacks may help too!)

    Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. just came across your blog. you guys are such a cute couple. congrats on the new marriage. married life is wonderful :) i'm following now!

  15. DANG!!! This girl is so hot, where do people find hot girls like this?

  16. procrastination is only okay when blogger is involved :)

  17. I'm a terrific procrastinator. I'm thinking about writing a book about it.

    Someday. :)

    Saw your blog at Handbags and Handguns and thought I'd come follow you! Love all the pictures too!