Sunday, January 1, 2012

Resolutions for 2012

I typically do resolutions as the kids are headed back to school at the end of summer, but there are a few things I need to do better with right about now.  I post them publicly here to keep myself honest.

Spiritual Goals:
*Read/Listen to a talk from General Conference or the Ensign every day.
*Touch base more than once a month with those I visit teach.
*Be better about saying prayers in the morning.

Health Goals:
*Track via Weight Watchers online EVERY DAY.  (I'm a cheater on this one.  And it shows.)
*Get adequate rest to keep myself healthier this year.  Seriously.  The sickness has got. to. stop!
*Exercise 6 days a week. I currently do hour long exercise classes 3 days a week, but then do nothing the rest of the days of the week.  I need to be strong enough to do all that my family needs me to do.  No more being a bump on the log 4 days a week.

Organizational Goals:
*Clean for 1 hour every day 6 days each week.  This is the most painful for me so far.  The plan is to set a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and do as much in that room as I can do.  Then I get a break to read 1 chapter of whatever book I'm reading.  Then on to the next room, etc.  I think it's achievable for me.
*4 pages each week in scrapbooks done.  I recently had to move all of my scrapbooking stuff from the basement up to the Family Room while we redid the basement.  Seeing it all again rekindled my desire to work on it.  My kids love looking through their books so often that I feel terrible they don't have more to look at.

Me Goals:
*Read some classics.  Have a few friends over to discuss while we work on whatever crafty projects we have. Me?  I have a cross stitch to work on.
*Sign up for and run another 5K but get an awesome time.
*Sign up and fund raise for the MS walk in the Spring.
*Explore a new place in Ohio.

What are a few of your goals for the new year?

Ready? Set? GO!


Anne Marie said...

Organization?! The bane of my existence. I like the way you're thinking about breaking it down into manageable bits.

I have a few ideas for goals. They're the vague, fuzzy type, which are supposedly the very worst type to have. Ha! It's the way I work though.

Beth said...

I am a big fan of the Weight Watchers. Good luck! I am also impressed with your desire for a good time on a 5k. My goal this year is just to actually run the entire distance of a 5k. Oh, and of course to not be last. :)

Emilia said...

Manageable bits are seriously the only way I can even think of doing this.

Beth, I think that running the whole race is a very worthy goal. You've never been last before, either. I mean you beat that one girl a couple years ago. ;)

Mom24 said...

You know, those are a LOT of goals. I know if anyone I know can do it you can, but be good to yourself and give yourself a break for those times when life may cause you to fall short.

Good luck with it all.

I have two goals to live my live positively and presently. I started a prayer journal that I think is going to help a lot.

Emilia said...

I really like the idea of prayer journals and Thankful journals. Maybe I'll do that on next years list. ;)