Sunday, December 31, 2006

It's That Time of the Year Again...

It's that time of the year again where everyone makes all of these goals for the year and most of the time(if anyone else is like me) about a month down the road the goals are forgotten. I thought I made some realistic goals for myself last year, but there were some that I still did not live up to. Here are the goals that I posted last year...

New Year's Resolutions Current mood: blah

Well, it's that time of year again where we all make promises to ourselves that are rarely kept more than a few months. Even though this is true, I still like to make them anyway, so here are some of mine for the new year.

1. Of course everyone is always wanting to lose weight, so that is my first one. I want to lose about 10 lbs. over the next year. I don't think this will be too hard to accomplish at all, but I just need to be more disciplined in my eating and exercising.
(Well, this goal was not kept and not because I didn't try, but because I got pregnant! SO, I guess that is the best excuse for this not happening. Now this year I need to lose more than 10 lbs!!)

2. I want to finish the changes my husband and I have started on the house. We have done major changes to the house and now we have those last little things to do that we have just procrastinated on, so it is my goal to have a long term goal of having the house done within the year. This will be accomplished by setting and meeting smaller goals from month to month. (cross your fingers!!)
(While LOTS of progress was made on the house this year, it was not completely finished. However, I feel like in the past 3 months, Antonio have done more on the house than we did all year, so I feel like we are on a good track right now.)

3. I want to start cooking more at home. I hope to cook 3 balanced meals a week throughout the year instead of eating out so much. My husband works 2nd shift, so it's hard to cook at home for me to eat for supper and then have him eat leftovers, but I think that is more of an excuse than a good reason.
(This goal, well, it just did not last more than a month. I just have no cooking abilities, and I have very few things that i can actually cook, so after the 3rd to 4th time having speghetti for the month, it gets old!!)

4. I want to be more dedicated at work. I have done very well with my company over the past year (I am #1 at my location in Memphis), but I know with a little more dedication I can make a major difference in my income for the next year.
(I feel like, for the most part, I kept this goal. Our fiscal year at work ends at the end of May, so I finished our fiscal year as the #1 rep in Memphis. However, as our 2006-2007 fiscal year started, I have lost LOTS of ground due to being off about 14 weeks. I DID make more in 2006 than in 2005{about $8,000-$10,000 I think!!!}, so I am happy about that.)

I am sure there are many other things I need to work on, but that is my list for now and I will add to it later. I don't want to make too many promises to myself if I truly don't plan to keep them

SO, those were my New Year's Resolutions from last year. One other one that I added later on that should not have been a resolution, but I felt I needed to be better on it so I added it was

I wanted to be sure to give my 10% at church EVERY WEEK at the minimum!! I know this is something that I am SUPPOSED to do, but at the end of 2005 when I got my statement from church showing how much I gave and when I gave, I was VERY embarrassed at my lack of giving. It's easy to give when you have money and easier to not give(and make excuses for it) when you are short of money. This, obviously, was not the right attitude and I needed to change it, so long story short, I kept this goal and gave much more than my 10%! It was actually easy and I don't know why I had not done this before, but anyway I hope to never go back to the not giving part of my life!

Okay, so those were the ones from last I must list my ones for this year.

1. By December 2007, I plan to have lost 30 pounds!! That's right, 30 pounds!!! Now, I don't have much more to lose to get back to my prepregnancy weight, but I want to lose more than that, so I am shooting for 2.5 pounds a month(VERY doable if I stay focused). I am going to get my lazy butt up(yes LAZY butt) and get on the treadmill that currently sits in my house with dust on it!! I am NOT going to join the gym because, well, I will never go! I always say I am going to eat better, but I am just going to be truthful this year...I will eat what I want and do more portion control. I know if I restrict things from my diet then I will just want to eat them more, so I will try to add more fruits and other healthy stuff in my diet, but if I want some chocolate cake one night, then I am going to have it!! My motivation? I went home to my parent's house this week and saw some pics of me from 3 years ago and BOY was I bummed out after seeing them!! I was SO skinny back then!! Everyone keeps telling me I was too skinny back then, but I don't really agree. I LIKED the way I looked, but to be sure I only want to lose 30 pounds instead of the 40 that would get me back down to where I was 3 years ago. I was in shape and skinny. That's what I want now. Is that too much to ask!?!?! LOL

2. I would like to make a goal of running a half marathon this year, but once again, that seems a little crazy for me since I have NEVER been a runner in my life, so instead, I just want to be able to run a mile without stopping. I have NEVER been able to do this(don't laugh). I grew up playing sports and I am sure I ran a mile playing in basketball games, but running on the treadmill or outside on the sidewalk is just not the same. I think it is more of a mental thing that keeps me from being able to do this, but I am going to do it this year!!

3. My sister and I have thrown around the idea of participating in some 5k Run/Walks in town, so I am going to officially put that on here so MAYBE we will do them. She is MUCH more likely to do them, but I need to not make excuses and get out there with her!

4. I need to learn to balance life between working/being a mom/being a wife/etc. I don't want any part of my life to lack. I hope to give 100% in all areas of my life, I just need to figure out how to balance it all! (Any suggestions on how to accomplish this are welcome!!)

5. Like any other girl out there, I like to shop. However, instead of shopping for me these days, I LOVE to shop for Tatum now!! SO, my goal is to get a budget, and more importantly, STICK TO IT!!! If Antonio, Tatum, or I NEED something then get it, but don't overdo it!

6. Figure out a new hobby and find time to do it. I am not sure what this is going to be(maybe it will be working out or scrapbooking or something else), but find something that I enjoy and more importantly, find time to do it!

7. Evaluate how I am doing on my New Years Resolutions maybe every 3 months or so. If changes need to be made, then make them. If adds need to be made, then do that too!

Anyway, I know this is WAY boring for most of you to read, but this blog is more for me than you(sorry). I hope to repost this every 3 months so I can keep these goals fresh in my mind. We will see how these go....wish me luck!


Courtney C. said...

WAY TO GO!! I think all of those resolutions are totally attainable! I'm working on my list of resolutions. I'll help keep you accountable if you will help me!!! How does that sound?

Kimberly said...

Awesome resolutions! Hey, Zig Zigler says the most important way to achieve success is to write out goals-and I know you-when you set your mind to something you will do it all!
I still can't imagine you 30 pounds thinner. Are you sure you need to lose that much? I think you look great!
I can relate to a lot of these~