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Resolutions Resolved

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Employees around the office here at Everything Summer Camp had set goals for themselves going into 2019 when the year was new and I’d been keeping tabs on everybody. Some of us had lost sight of our resolutions and threw in the towel—myself being in that group as I’d disappointed myself with my stunted growth in being less judgmental toward others.

With a few others stepping down along the way, we still had four folks in the running nearly halfway into the year when I last checked in with everyone. However, along with summer weather and our hectic busy season here at work, folks have started slipping out of control.

In fact, our Resolution Check-ups are concluded after today’s post as we only have one person left in the running!

Congratulations, Diane!

Diane is still going strong with her resolution to do random acts of kindness for random people to do her part in making the world a better place! She’s done some pretty incredible things for folks and doesn’t skimp with her generosity; as she puts it, “It doesn’t count unless it hurts a little.”

To try and reciprocate her generosity, Diane came into work this week to the surprise of flowers sitting on her desk as a prize for her unending kindness!

As for Morgan, she is now a college-graduate who came out in the end with all A’s and one B. Just shy of her goal, but at this point, who cares?! She’s done with college! Congratulations, Morgan!

Summer seems to have brought irresistible temptations to for Amy with too many ice cream treats around and neighborhood barbecues.

The approaching summer season means things get super busy here at Everything Summer Camp which means Anita isn’t really thinking about her healthy habits right now as she is just focused on making things happen at work. We certainly appreciate that and are sure all of you do too!

A really good effort from everyone, I’m very proud of all of us for our attempts in bettering ourselves and the world around us! As always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Resolution Evolution

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And then there were four. Resolutions can be hard to stick by. I’m proud of those who have stuck to theirs and wish well upon those who couldn’t keep it up. But while some of us have lost sight of our resolutions, others are doing better than ever.

Check out who’s still going strong!

Amy, who’s eating better, reported that the Easter Bunny gave her a challenge over the Sunday holiday a few weeks ago, but she’s happy to be back to healthier habits! Keep it up, Amy!

Anita made her resolution to be more mindful of her overall health. She was proud to report that her healthy habits have been in full swing and continue so as we move into May. Nice job, Anita!

Diane has been doing her best to help people out more. In April, Diane was excited to report that she’s outdone herself from last month. Awesome job, Diane!

Morgan resolved to get straight A’s in her last semester of college. She’s looking at a single B at this point, but the semester isn’t over yet! Keep up the good work, Morgan! You got this! The April showers are sure to bring May flowers!As for the resolutions put out for themselves by Nate and Matt, it’s not goodbye—it’s just see you later. While Matt may not feel too good about his weightwatching currently and Nate’s family time has seen a dip in the busier summer season, these guys still plan to return to these good habits as soon as they can.

Resolutions are challenging and the year is long! Don’t let the setbacks hold you back! Amy, Anita, Diane, and Morgan are doing excellent (and Bob who resolved not to change a bit has remained just the way he likes himself—the same. Good job, Bob)! Keep up the good work with your own resolutions for 2019, Everyone. And, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Making it Through March

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We’re still truckin’ along with our Resolutions that we set at the beginning of the year here at Everything Summer Camp. Bringing these pieces of positivity into the springtime, folks around the office aren’t necessarily finding it easy, but are sticking to their intentions for improvement.

Check out how we’re doing! On the corner of determination and dedication.

Amy, who’s eating better, is still proud to say that she’s happy with her healthy habits. Folks around the office even vouch for her as they spot her with a salad for lunch every day. Way to go, Amy!

Anita made her resolution to be more mindful of her overall health. She reported back that it’s been a tough month with temptations sitting right in her house. She’s hanging in there, though with a firm attitude for the future! You got this, Anita!

Diane has been doing her best to help people out more. In March, she donated to a summer camp program that pays for kids to go to camp that otherwise couldn’t afford it. And she made purchases for the folks behind her in line at the store on two separate occasions. Awesome job, Diane!

Matt is watching his weight. After a couple of very successful months, Matt confessed to gaining back several pounds in March. He isn’t, however, letting this discourage him from continuing to keep an eye on his weight. Keep it up, Matt!

Morgan resolved to get straight A’s in her last semester of college. She’s still pulling it off! “Barely,” she noted, “But it’s still an A!” Maintain that A, Morgan!

Nate is shooting for more ‘playtime’ with his kids and general family time. He’s had solid success too, taking advantage of snow days in the beginning of March and enjoying time outside by the end. Nate and his wife, Katie are teaching their kids simple lawn work and playing with them outside. Great stuff, Nate!

For my own resolution, I strived to be less judgmental and have more patience. I still plan to be mindful of these qualities, however, I am bowing out of the Blog updates as I’ve let areas of my life get the best of me one too many times in the last couple months. I’d like to turn this negative thinking around as soon as I can.

Resolutions are challenging and the year is long! We’re bound to be faced with rough patches along the way! Don’t let the setbacks keep you back! Everybody is still doing great (especially Bob who has remained just the way he likes himself—the same. Good job, Bob)! Keep up the good work with your own resolutions for 2019, Everyone and, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Just Checking In

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Before we step any further into the month of March, it’s time to give the official Everything Summer Camp 2019 Resolutions update. Employees around the office here have set goals for themselves going into the year and I’m here to keep tabs on everybody. I hope all of you are doing as well as folks around our office are with your own resolutions!

Check out the positive things we’re up to around the office:Growing our own flowers this month in wintry Wisconsin March weather.

Amy resolved to reform her diet and start eating better. “Still doing ok on the healthy eating,” she informed me. She tacked on a confession saying, “Other than the two batches of cookies I made and ate a lot of.” Amy’s calling herself out here, but aside from this little slip, she certainly seems to be going strong! Keep up the good work, Amy!

Anita made the resolution to increase her overall health with more exercise and kicking lousy habits. Anita happily reported that she’s been doing good overall. She’s been staying very busy and recently took a weeklong trip to Florida where her eating (and the weather) was fantastic! While it was hard to return, Anita’s excited to continue her healthy habits in the coming month!

Diane set out this year to make the world better by helping people more. Throughout February, Diane has actually quadrupled her initial intent to do a random good deed every month. “I did four this month,” she told me! “I don't know if I really am making this world a better place but I know the four families I did the good deed for were very appreciative.” You’re doing great, Diane!

Matt resolved to shed some pounds and lose weight in the coming year. He’s still feeling good about his condition. “Still down 20 lbs.,” he shared. “Still eating as much healthy food as I can.” That’s excellent news from Matt! Well done, Matt. 

Morgan, who resolved to get straight A’s in her last semester of college, responded to my checkup that, “Yes, so far so good! It’s still early in the semester and I only have 2 grades in, but all A’s! Off to a good start!” Wonderful work, Morgan!

Nate has resolved to spend more time with his family and more ‘playtime’ with his kids. He sounds pleased with his family’s progress throughout this past month. He mentioned that he’s been playing with his boys a couple nights a week, typically with his wife and daughter nearby reading or playing along. They do card games and, all in all, have made a habit of being together more often. Sounds great, Nate!

As for Myself, I resolved to be less judgmental toward people and to have more patience. After some changes I’ve made throughout February, I’ve been put to the test on reducing my judgements. I can’t say that I haven’t lost sight of my resolution at times, however, I’ve remained mindful about it and am still putting my best foot forward. March is really going to make or break me, I think!

I think we’re all still looking really good. I’m very proud of us so far! Keep up the good work, everybody (except for Bob who hasn’t changed a bit yet)! Keep up the good work with your own resolutions for 2019 and, as always, thanks for reading, Everybody!

 

- John


Resolution Checkup

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Here we stand, one month into the new year. So, before we step any further into February, I wanted to give an update on how we’ve been doing with the resolutions we’ve set for ourselves here at Everything Summer Camp. I hope all of you are off to a wonderful start with any resolutions of your own!

Here’s how folks around our office are doing with their resolutions: Have you been sticking to your New Years Resolution?Amy resolved to reform her diet and start eating better. She told me that “Surprisingly I have been doing good and sticking to it.  I just can’t keep any sweets in the house!” I can relate to that, for sure! But when it comes to junky food, out of sight—out of mind is a real thing. Keep surprising yourself till it’s not a surprise anymore, Amy!

Anita resolved to increase her overall health with more exercise and kicking lousy habits. She was happy to report that she, “Started out great, doing the treadmill every morning for 20 minutes, then the second week of January, every morning and night for 20 to 30 minutes. Lost 4 pounds!” She also got hit with a cold in January, so she disappointed she couldn’t stick to her daily routine for a little bit, but I’m definitely calling January a win for Anita!

Diane resolved to make the world better by helping people more. “I have kept my resolution to doing one good deed a month,” she said, but she actually hit it twice as hard! “While in Roatan I gave money to a local family to buy food. I also paid for a car behind us in a fast food drive-thru. It feels so good to do these random acts of kindness.” Awesome work, Diane! I’m sure she’s making people’s days with her generosity!

Matt resolved to shed some pounds and lose weight in the coming year. When I asked how he was doing, he told me, “Good. I've lost 15 pounds—halfway to my goal. Eating right, balanced diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables. Drinking lots of water.” That’s how you do it—well done, Matthew!

Morgan, who resolved to get straight A’s in her last semester of college, responded to my checkup that, “Yes, so far so good! It’s still early in the semester and I only have 2 grades in, but all A’s! Off to a good start!” Wonderful work, Morgan!

Nate has resolved to spend more time with his family and more ‘playtime’ with his kids. “My resolution is going okay,” he said. “I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with my boys.” However, he’d still like to see more nights devoted to the whole family. “We’ve had a couple of family game/movie nights, but not every week like we want to.” This sounds far from a fail to me! Keep up the good work, Nate!

And I resolved to be less judgmental toward people to have more patience. I think I’ve done well in preventing myself from letting my thoughts spiral about other people. I would definitely have to give myself a pass through this first month.

Unfortunately, our Vice President of Everything Summer Camp, Mark, is the first to bow out of his resolution which was to get better sleep. He’s already failed in January. Too many late work nights for that guy! He says he still has full intentions to continue better sleeping patterns for himself, so best of luck to him moving forward in the year!

A good first checkup for our participators, I’m very proud of us so far—only one casualty. Straight A’s for everybody else (not just you, Morgan)! And Bob, who resolves each year not to change a bit, is still the same ol’ Bob! Keep up the good work with your own resolutions for 2019 and, as always, thanks for reading, Everybody!

 

- John