On Jan 1, 2012, I asked you to share with me your resolutions for 2012 and told you that we’d revisit it at the end of the year. I think its a good way to check if you truly want a change, or if you were just messing around Well, the moment of reckoning is here! How did you do in 2012?
I know many people don’t make resolutions. I never used to myself because you just KNOW you’re going to break them, so why bother right? Well, not true.
Over time, I’ve learnt that its a good way to keep a check and balance of yourself. It will prove to you just how strong your will power is, or how good your self discipline is, or just how much you really want something. So, I make a simple resolution every year. Something easy to keep up, and nothing too ambitious.
This year, I resolved to learn to cook better. Did I succeed?
Well, yes and no
I kept my resolution at the back of my head through the year and where possible, I cooked. I fell off the bandwagon sometime in the middle of the year, opting to eat out more than cook, but I slowly got back on towards the end of the year.
The thing is, I wanted to learn to cook more local and home favourite dishes better. In that regard, I failed. I did not end up cooking many local dishes. But I did end up learning to cook new and more interesting things.
Incidentally, I’ve acquired a taste for pumpkin (which I used to hate) and have learnt that its a nice and healthy food stuffed with fibre and vitamins and its pretty filling so I don’t load up so much on carbohydrates. Lovely!
I have since installed a phone app to help me plan my weekly meals and to keep track of what’s in my freezer so I wouldn’t keep my food too long. I saved money and I spent money but ultimately, I enjoyed it immensely. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, so reminding myself to cook, and to cook better meant I partially kept my 2012 resolutions.
Did you manage to keep your 2012 Resolutions?
Some of you may have shared your resolutions with us, and if you have forgotten what it was, you can revisit it here. If you didn’t share yours, tell us anyway if you managed to keep to any resolution this year. A new challenge arises come Jan 1, 2013 so if you didn’t do well this year, there’s still the coming year! Time to think of what you plan to better of yourself come 2013. I’ll issue you the challenge then so think about it and take my challenge come Jan 1!