Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's 2008!!! Isn't it Great!?!?

Antonio and I brought in 2008 with best friends and had a great time! I will blog about that later...

I wanted to take time to post my New Year's Resolutions as I do every year, but first I wanted to look back at the resolutions I made last year and report which ones I did well on and which ones failed. So I copy a pasted these from my blog from last year...(in red and my updates in black)

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
Well, I did very well on this first one I think. I didn't lose 30 pounds, but I have lost 23 pounds to date. Throughout the year, I would do really well for a while and lose weight and then I would slack off and gain a few pounds back. Then I would get back on the banwagon and lose more and fall off and gain a few back. Anyway, it has been a roller coaster ride, but I am back on my motivated track right now, so we will see what happens from here.

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!!
On this one, well I failed. I haven't been running. I walk on the treadmill, but not run. I still want to be able to start running, but I haven't done it to this point. Half marathon....HAHAHA!

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!
This one didn't happen either.(because of me not her). Maybe in 2008, right?

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!!)
I think this has been a big successful resolution. I left my old HORRIBLE job and got hired with a new company that I just LOVE!!! My new company and manager stress how important family is and understand the importance of having a balance between work and family. I owe lots of credit to Antonio for helping out so much around the house and with Tatum especially.

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!
I think I did well on this one too. I did shop and did buy some things that were not NEEDED, but I didn't spend anything we couldn't afford to spend.

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!
Well, I did the scrapbooking once and I did enjoy it, but I just felt like it took a little too much prep work to get everything together to actually DO the activity. Plus, once you get everything out it is hard to stop and come back later.(at least for me anyway cause I don't have anywhere to leave everything spread out.) So, I did start playing Bunco with some close friends once a month. I LOVE it and it is easy, I just have to show up. I will definitely continue that hobby of mine.

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!
I did MENTALLY evaluate these, but did not post a blog about it.

So that's it for last year. I don't think I did too bad. Now on to this year.

1. Last year I focused on losing weight, but now I want to get fit. I plan to start being more disciplined in my exercise routine. Antonio is pushing me to get a family membership to a gym, but I am still not sold on the idea because I don't think I will use it. I am encouraging him to join on his own for now and let me continue to just do my thing at home. If I can't get my lazy butt out of bed to work out here, how the heck does he think I am going to get to the gym?!? Anyway, I am thinking that getting more fit will result in losing a few more LBS too.

2. Get my house ORGANIZED! I have decided in the last 2 weeks to do some major rearranging in the house. I want to do away with our guest bedroom because we never use it and move our treadmill, desk, tv from the living room, and some other things in there to turn it into an office/workout room. That would clear up room in our living room for some other things.

3. I would like for Antonio and me to spend more one on one time together. So, I would like for he and I to have a date night 1-2 times a month. I know that sounds like an easy one, but it is complicated when you throw kids in the mix. We always talk about getting a babysitter and going out, but then we talk about how much money that one night will cost us with the cost of the babysitter, dinner, movie, or whatever we do and we usually just decide to rent a movie from the tv and stay in. However, I think having the one on one time is important and I love it when we get out for a bit.

I am sure I have other ones, but I am drawing a blank right now. I will add to this later if I think of others.

Those are my resolutions for 2008, what are yours!??!

1 comment:

Jenny R. said...

Okay, so you know where to find a FREE babysitter anytime!!! All you have to do is ask.