New Year’s Resolutions, To Make Them, Or Not


I’m pretty good at sticking with some new year’s resolutions a quarter of the way thru the year, then things just kinda slip away from me as the year progresses and I forget about them.

I’m looking over last year’s resolutions to see how many I’ve kept.

I didn’t make any in 2012. I think I was overwhelmed with two small boys to think about making any goals.

But in 2011, these were my goals:

1. Start clipping and charting coupon savings. 

2. My goal is to run on my treadmill when the kiddos are napping every other day. This all depends on how easy it is having a new baby in the house and how easily I can get them acquainted to our schedule.

3. I’m gonna drink more water! Yes, I’m going to limit my coffee intake to 2 cups a day and drink water the rest of the day.


I totally failed on the water part. HA. I do still chart my coupon savings in an excel chart, but I’m behind on the month of December. And number 2. HA!!! No, I haven’t run on that thing in well over a year, but in turn, I did get a bike over the summer and started biking before it got cold and snowed. But yesterday I did a 26-minute cardio work out. I’m trying to lose 5 pounds of belly fat from having baby B a year ago.

So I’ve prioritized some things on this list that I’d like to accomplish this year:

1. Loose the 5 pounds of chocolate and pie eating over the holidays.
2. Figure out where my spirituality comes into play with church and my husband. (This requires some explanation)  I want our kiddos to grow up in church. I feel torn every football season when the Hubs does not attend church. I feel like I have to come up with some other explanation as to why he’s not with us…and then due to having to explain why he’s not there from August to February, I tend to hide and stop going to church until spring. It’s sad, I shouldn’t let people have an effect on me like that, but I have felt so torn about the situation and felt like so many people have judged my husband wrongly and they’ve never even met him…and then I feel like I can’t attend church when I really want to. It’s hard to explain. Football has been a passion of my husband’s forever. Asking my husband to give up that passion, would be asking God to change my husband and that’s not really fair. Sure you could say why can’t your husband DVR his favorite game, but he watches all of them. He makes an entire day out of it and this is what he does. This is what he enjoys. This is what he has done since he was little with his dad. So every football season I hide from church people. But I’m not doing it anymore, because I have nothing to hide and I was only hiding from the judgement that I thought people were putting on me, on my family. I need to spiritually connect again and even though from time to time I do read my bible and I do pray for people every night before I go to bed, it’s not enough. My kids need more than what I can provide them spiritually.

3. Get organized. I tend to be OCD about checking things off on my list and if I can’t accomplish those things at the end of every day, I lie awake trying to think of how I can do it. Truth be told, I have four lists of things to do every day. I have a daily chore list, a daily blog list, a weekly chore list and things to do with the kids’ list, and I fail each and every day at completing them. So I obviously need to clean up this list and lower my expectations of myself because I fail to incorporate kids in there and when I get wrapped up in things that take time with the kids, I fall behind on these lists. So where are my priorities? I need to prioritize, rebuild the lists, lower the number of tasks on the lists, and not expect myself to climb mount Everest every day while carrying a toddler and a preschooler around.

Those are my three goals:

1. Lose the fat
2. Go back to church and stay there!!
3. Organize and prioritize!

What are your goals this year?

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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