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Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 Resolutions 6 Month Update

I cannot believe that 2011 is already half way done! Crazy. Anyway, I thought now would be a good time to check up on how I am doing on my 2011 New Year's Resolutions.

Book Related Resolutions:
1. Read at least one book a week (barring any blog hiatuses that I need to take): Success!
2. Review at least one book a week (barring any blog hiatuses that I need to take): Success!
3. Design my blog: Success! I made my banner shortly after making this resolution.

Non-Book Related Resolutions:
1. Stop using the word "like" excessively: Complete Fail! Ugh, this is so much harder than I thought it would be. I don't see myself completing this resolution by the end of the year. Maybe in, like, 10 years.
2. Use less water: Success!
3. Exercise more: Success! I'm finally starting to gain muscle mass! I wasn't even able to do a pushup before, for real.

Well, I'm pretty satisfied. How about everyone else? How are you doing on your book and non-book related resolutions?


  1. Congrats on getting 90% of your resolutions sucessfully! I don't think anybody will be able to stop saying like. lol

  2. GO AYLEE!!!! Looks like you've been successful overall minus the "like" issue:) I should make a resolution to work out more but I'm too lazy:)

  3. Hey, this is a great idea! I'm going to go take a look at my resolutions, too.
    Yay for success! (But sigh, I struggle with the word "like", too. I feel like I'm living up to the California stereotype every time I say it!)

  4. Wow, fantastic job living up to your resolutions!! I'm afraid I have a real problem saying 'like' as well. It's not like I'm not, like, trying my best, but I, like, can't seem to kick the habit.

    On a side note, thanks for reminding me via your Currently Reading that I need to reread HP7 before the midnight premiere!!

  5. You are doing fantastic with your resolutions! I can never follow through so I never make them. =P I really need to exercise more, though. Glad that you are doing great!

  6. Yay Aylee! I'm, like, so proud of you!

    Sadly, I can't do a push up. Happily, I don't really want to. LOL

    Much to be satisfied about here! Keep it up.

  7. If exercising ever became a goal of mine, I'd fail for sure. That's probably why I never use it as a resolution.

    Congrats on meeting most of your goals so far. I really should use the word like less often too.

  8. Re your "like" tendency...I just realized that I use the phrase "you know what I mean" over and over. I've tried to stop, but instead I just say the phrase and get mad at myself instead of being blissfully unaware :-)

  9. Way to go! It wasn't a New Year's resolution but I've been working on my upper arm strength and I can do push ups now too! Isn't it great?! Well, the accomplished feeling not the actual workout. ;)

  10. Okay strong woman, now come be my personal trainer. :)

    I still totally and completely love your blog design.

  11. Great job at accomplishing almost all of your resolutions! Haha, I think we all, like, can't stop saying that word ;p I definitely should check up on my goals and see how I've done so far. Keep up the awesome work!

  12. Those are good goals! I need to read more books too. But I'm a slow reader!

  13. Go Aylee! Congrats on meeting so many of your goals :) 'Like' is a hard word to stop over-using. I hear myself doing it and I cringe, but I can't stop either :P

  14. Impressive! Sounds like you are right on track. I especially am impressed with your fitness goal. Its sounds like you are going to be a force to be reckoned with!

  15. Congrats on your success. Your read one book a week/post one review a week, is a good idea. I might steal that for my 'once school starts and everything gets crazy, but I don't want my blog to fall into the wasteland' resolutions. The Blog looks great, I love the banner.