2017 Resolutions Revisited

by Liz Heather in

  1. Read at least one book per season. - I did it! Winter (a re-read, but still), Spring, Summer & Autumn
  2. Go to the gym or do pilates at least ten times a month.
    • January - 6 times
    • February - 1 time
    • March - 5 times
    • April - 6 times
    • May - 9 times
    • June - 9 times
    • July - 8 times
    • August - 0 times
    • September - 6 times
    • October - 7 times
    • November - 4 times
    • December - 1 time
    • Yeeeeikes, well that didn't go well. But that means that I went to the gym 17% of the days this year, and while that's better than last year (in 2016 it was 14.5%) it's still not as good as in 2015 when I went 23.5% and in 2014 I went 37%. Welp, this year can always be better.
  3. Juice at least five times a month.
    • January - 9 times
    • February - 2 times
    • March - 6 times
    • April - 3 times
    • May - 0 times
    • June - 0 times
    • July - 3 times
    • August - 3 times
    • September - 3 times
    • October - 1 time
    • November - 0 times
    • December - 7 times
    • Okay so 3/12 months I actually made my goal. Gotta try way harder this year.
  4. Get at least three haircuts this year.
    • Hahah, only one haircut in January. SHIT.
  5. At least once a month, go to a fancy restaurant that you've never been to before.
    • January: Gotham Bar & Grill (two of the best things I've ever eaten were consumed here. The mushroom risotto with trumpet royals, shiitake, baby arugula, pancetta, aged sherry and gruyere cheese as well as the Gotham Burger with plymouth tomme cheddar, vermont bacon, herb aioli and kennebec french fries) & Giorgio‚Äôs of Gramercy (the Alex Friar Soup and Chilean Sea Bass were equally heavenly)
    • February: Nick & Stef's (decent) as well as Cagney's (slightly better than decent)
    • March: Gusto 101 (not entirely memorable, but a good meal), Augustine at The Beekman (ridiculously good) & CUT (extremely underwhelming, this was probably the let down restaurant of the year)
    • April: Il Corvo (crazy good pasta) and Canlis (one of the best salads of life)
    • May: None!
    • June:  Blue Ribbon (the onion soup at their location on Downing Street was way better than this reincarnation)
    • July: None!
    • August: Fusco (the happy hour pasta that changes weekly is the main draw here), Il Buco (Finally! As good as I hoped), Employees Only (HARD PASS) & Keens (crazy good, must go back for dinner)
    • September: Michael's Back Door (honestly, not as good as everyone tells you)
    • October: AG (very lovely)
    • November: None!
    • December: Enoteca Adriano (such good specials!)
    • There were only three months when I didn't do this! I will forever love this resolution and continue to do it each year.
  6. Make one Chrissy Teigen recipe (from Cravings) each month.
    • COMPLETELY didn't do this. It's as if my eyes were blind to this being on the list.
  7. Take Baby Dog on at least one dog date each month.
    • She had about seven dog dates this year, but I'm gonna tweak this resolution to better suit her for the upcoming year.
  8. Try at least one new hairstyle every month. (God, these are low/sad expectations, BUT THEY MINE.)
    • Hahahah, not even kinda close to doing this one. God, 31 year old me was sad sometimes.
  9. Properly go on a date Nathan at least once a month. 
    • The only months we didn't do anything were April, May & June, which is kind of amazing that we did it for the remaining months! Definitely keeping this one on the list.
  10. Finally go to Staten Island for pizza. See what the big deal is.
    • Still didn't go. Still don't know what the big deal is.

2018 resolution list coming soon!