Monday, January 2, 2012

So I never make resolutions....

That's not entirely true.  I usually make New Year's resolutions, but only in my head, so there is no fear of ridicule if I don't follow through.

Well this year will be different.  I am announcing my resolutions publicly in hopes that it will help me follow through.  Resolutions are really just goals in my opinion.  I'm good about keeping goals in my professional life, but it's time to make a few changes in my personal life.  

So, here are a few of the things I'd like to accomplish in 2012:
  • Lose 9 pounds - I'll start with the one that's totally clich√©.  This is the amount of weight I gained since I began cutting back on breastfeeding Evie in September.  Nine pounds is not life altering, but my jeans will fit much better without it, and I know what I have to do to lose it....(EAT. LESS. FOOD.) 
  • Keep my house in better shape - We're not dirty, just cluttered...I'd like to become uncluttered in 2012.  
  • Spend more quality time with M - We hit a rough patch through late fall and things are definitely better, but I don't want us to go through that again.  
  • Spend more quality time with myself - I am the classic case of "mother must do everything for her child and forget that her needs exist."  It's taken a toll on my mental health (and my marriage, see above) in the past few months.  I am going to take people up on their offers to help out and I'm not going to stress about it.  This goal will definitely be the hardest one for me to keep, but probably the most important one too. 
 So there you have it.  I think that I might write a few check-in posts about these, just to keep myself honest.  2011 was a year of crazy ups and downs at our house.  I was 2012 to be more ups than downs.  I think that these goals will help make that happen.

Of course, everyone is determined on January 2nd.  ;)

Does anyone out there make resolutions?  Have you ever kept them??

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rebecca said...

I think you resolutions are very good ones. Its funny how when I was younger, I made the same resolutions every year knowing that I couldn't do anything about them. Mostly, they were things like "I will try to be prettier and not ugly" and so forth. Now, I understand it's not possible to hold such foolish resolutions.
However, this year, we have decided not to make any but just go for it. We started today on our "be healthier" family pact. So little by little each day and see where that takes us.
Sorry to hear about your marriage and the rough bumps. I can say I know how you feel. Relationships are so hard and we certainly have had so many bad bumps in our road together. Things get better though and I'm glad yours is too.

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

I need to get on board with number 4. I think these are all great resolutions!!!

Mindi said...

Great resolutions! It's so hard to have some mommy time for yourself. I struggle with this each and everyday. There are some mornings I wake up and think "I wish I could just take a sick day to myself, lounge on the couch and do NOTHING. :)

Nancy said...

I'm definitely with you on #2. I have been so frazzled on keeping up with the housework and trying to remember where I last place something. I have became unorganized lately so I want to work on that. One of my resolutions this year is to focus on school. I am going back to school after being on break for a year now and it's time to get my Associates degree so I can get my Bachelor's degree.

Anyways, sorry for rambling. Good luck with your resolutions! You will do well in 2012!

Play Eat Grow said...

Your first resolution is why I'm a little nervous to wean myself. I totally enjoy eating without worry, but when I wean, I am scared how much I will gain. Good for you for only gaining 9. I hope I'm that lucky. And I also hope you lose it quickly, so good luck!
- Christina

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