Here they are as they come to mind, in no particular order:
1. Do the “Fit Yummy Mummy” program and lose some inches, firm some flab and gain some muscles. (And journal my progress on 10minutemomentum.com)
2. Create and use a menu plan so I can stop having the 4:30 What am I gonna fix for dinner panic.
3. Better organize our family calendar, either online or on the fridge. I haven’t decided yet.
4. Be much more organized with this blog and schedule regular posts.
5. Work on my La Leche League leader application.
6. Spend more time making myself pretty. For me that means makeup and accessorizing.
7. Focus more on skin care and wrinkle prevention before I end up looking like a leather handbag.
8. Drink more water! Who am I kidding? All I drink now is coffee, so any water is an improvement.
9. Teach my kids about healthy eating by eating a rainbow of foods daily.
10. Make smoothies for breakfast.
11. Try at least one new recipe/food every week.
12. Update my home management binder and put it to use.
13. Create a cleaning/chore schedule that everyone pitches in to help complete.
14. Watch less tv
15. Spend more time with the family by incorporating a family game night.
16. Listen to more music.
17. Read more books.
18. Learn more about web-design.
19. Re-design my blog/brand.
20. Market myself with more niche posts. It’s nice to have a focused idea.
21. Continue to donate what we don’t use to scale back our belongings.
22. Organize and keep only useful things. (I’d really like a label maker!)
23. Go to bed at a decent hour. No later than 11:00 – 11:30 pm.
24. Attempt to wake up on time or before. Over sleeping is jacking up my day.
25. Archive my photos to an online website.
26. Scrapbook milestones for the boys.
27. Attempt to catch up on scrapbooking for the last few years.
28. Create a family manifesto.
29. Get out of debt with Dave Ramsey’s plan.
30. Live on a cash budget.
31. Create a budget that allows for savings and a Christmas fund.
32. Yell less at my children.
33. Take more mini trips out of town to explore new places. (I guess I’m gonna need an entertainment budget!)
34. Incorporate more aspects of positive discipline.
That’s all I can come up with for now. I’m sure completely all of these is unlikely but I like having a goal, or 34 of them.
I feel that 2010 is a year for changes. I made a few resolutions that I actually intend to keep this time. We all do it. Every new year we start off with such gusto! I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that, and by February most of us have fallen off the wagon. I’m trying to keep the resolution alive! I’d like you all to join me! Grab my button and share with the blogosphere your progress to keep the resolutions you made for 2010. First we are all going to link up and state our new years resolutions. I suggest at least 6, that way you can focus on at least one new topic for 2 months at a time. If you’re ambitious (like me) then select 10-12.
Ahem. Well here goes. Time to share.
- Walk at least 10,000 steps a day Monday-Friday (I have a new pedometer to help me)
- Start Fit Yummy Mummy (I need to get my pre-baby body back) Holly Rigsby is the real deal, this is not a scam. You can follow her on facebook, twitter and she has great videos on youtube.
- Blog at least 3 times a week (trying to become a better writer)
- Learn and follow attachment parenting techniques (learn/practice positive discipline with the help of Single Dad Brad, he’s on twitter too!)
- Bi-monthly menu planning (so we eat out less)
- Create Home Management Schedule (I learned TONS from Candy!)
- Work on following the teachings of Dave Ramsey
- Become more involved in La Leche League (in hopes of becoming a consultant)
- Work on a prototype for an idea I have for an improvement for a product
- Work on a business plan for a non-profit (wishful thinking here)
Phew! That’s a lot! Now it’s out there for all the world to see. I feel that by doing that I hold myself accountable to myself and others. You all can ask me how I’m doing and I can do the same. We can link up every weekend for a progress report. This system of checking on each other should keep us motivated to succeed in 2010!!! So will you join me?
I’m never really good at keeping New Years Resolutions, but I’m pretty good at making them. I hope that by documenting it here that it will keep me more accountable. I don’t have many, just two. Here we go:
1. Get Financially Fit with Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover.
2. Get Physically Fit with Fit Yummy Mummy.
Today is as good a time to start as ever! I’m going to get off the couch and do my Fit Yummy Mummy workout. Keep your fingers crossed!