Resolutions are never adhered to are they? They’re broken within the first month. That’s such a let down and an immediate feeling of failure. So I’m not making resolutions this year…I’m making plans to do some things. Plans are more flexible. They can change, they can be enhanced. They can even be dumped if something better comes along.
So here are my plans for the new year. May they not be as tentative as resolutions tend to be.
- Get in shape. Isn’t that on everyone’s list? I’ve known for a while I can’t just sit around the house and eat chocolate (as all SAHMs do) and live to be 100. As long as God is going to allow me to live on this earth I want it to be a fit and healthy life. I’ve now got in my flabby little possession the Wii Fit and the Jillian Michael’s workout video/game/torture session. With these two at my disposal I should be able to be active everyday without even going outside…a bigger goal in my life than I had previously thought.Actually, I’ve enjoyed the outside activity we’ve been doing the last couple of days. Maybe I should add to my plans getting outside with the girls more.
I do have an end date for when I want this extra flab to be gone from my body. My cousin is getting married on the beach in April. I don’t have to wear a bikini to the wedding, but I’m sure I’m going to want to wear shorts or some type of bathing suit while we’re down there. On that note, please let it be good and hot and beautiful while we’re down there, God. So, by my poor math calculations I have almost exactly 109 days to tighten up those thighs, abs and under arms… Anyone want to hold me accountable?
- Get closer to God. For months now I’ve been feeling like my prayer life/time with God is lacking. What prevents me from spending time with Him? Priorities…which translate to staying up too late, getting busy with the kids and personal things, you know the drill. Changing priorities is one of the hardest things for anyone to do, that’s why resolutions fail–people aren’t really willing to change their habits.I’m planning on getting closer to God this year. Spending more alone time with Him. Praying more. Doing more consistent Bible study. Doing His will more than my own. That’s what He wants. I can only be blessed by doing His will.
- Get organized. I’ve also been feeling lately that my home, my family, and my hobbies have not been the highest importance lately. I attribute that to not being organized. Ever since we moved (and probably before that) I have been in a reacting mode instead of a proactive one. I need to make at least one list a day consisting of what I want to get done that day. This will allow me to be in charge of my day instead of reacting all the time. I’ve been feeling out of control for too long. Am I an idiot for waiting this long? It’s that part of me that has to begin things at a beginning. I might as well wait until the beginning of the new year to start being organized, right? (snort).
Can my life be more peaceful, organized and healthy in 2009? Only time will tell. I hope each one of you makes plans for 2009, and that they’re not just wishful thinking. Maybe we can encourage each other along this year to make our lives better.
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