Monday, January 4, 2010

I resolve...

Yep, I am totally into New Year's Resolutions. I love them. I don't care if I break them come January's end. It's enough for me that I tried. That I set some goals. That I have taken an inventory of the things I want to do a little better and the things I want to avoid all together.

And so, I present you with a small snapshot into my list of New Year's Resolutions.

1. Lose the baby weight. Yeah, it's cliche', but if there's ever a time to list it as a resolution, right after having a baby seems like a good time to me. A friend and I are joining Weight Watchers next week. And I'm thrilled. WW helped me lose weight after Drew was born (alright... a year after Drew was born) and I'm excited for the hope that I can start wearing my clothes again sometime soon.

2. Read the Bible every day. Now, I could have moved this to "Item #1" and probably should have, but in an effort to be transparent, the weight loss was the first thing that came to mind, and I just want you to know that I'm keeping it real.

The hubby and I got a chronological study Bible for Christmas and it's fascinating. The books of this Bible aren't in the "canonical" order... they actually go chronologically, so you could be reading in 1 Kings and it will jump to a Psalm or a chapter of 1 Chronicles. I am really hoping that this gives me a fresh perspective on my knowledge of the Bible. I plan to read through this Bible in a year - something I've never done before but have always wanted to do.

3. Become more financially disciplined. Our church frequently offers the Dave Ramsey course, and a preview class begins tomorrow night. My dear hubby handles all our finances to the point that I often can't even remember where we bank. Ignorance in this case, is probably not bliss. It's about time I grow up and take some responsibility. Bleh...

4. Blog more. Hey - you can hold me accountable for this one! In the craziness of daily life, I often put the blog on the backburner. Which is probably fine. It's just that this blog allows me the opportunity to practice my writing skills, something I resolve to work on more regularly this year.

And I think I'll stop right there. With a four year old in my house, everything usually happens in 4's for him. Four carrots on his dinner plate, four books at night, four more minutes in the backyard.

And four resolutions to begin the new year.

What have you resolved to do? I'd love to hear from you!


Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh, I love your take it or leave it resolve to your resolutions. I always felt like it was one more way for me to lack diligence. As for WW, I will be your biggest my yoga pants which are the only things that fit and possibly...just possibly... while inhaling a pastry of some sort. Sadly, the will and flesh are weak. I will possibly have to hit bottom by becoming covetous and riddled with jealousy at your success and therefore be motivated by a competitive spirit. Wait, what was your #2 again? Maybe thaaaaat is the one I should be striving for...hmmmm...

Susan T-V said...

My resolutions are:
#1 Consistent quiet time EVERY day.
#2 Too ooze mercy instead of judgement
#3 To encourage someone EVERY day.

To keep it real, i must tell you these aren't new, I'm continuing them from mid-last year. I may have them for the next 10 years, but I'll keep trying!!!

ChristyO said...

Mine are:
#1: More disciplined prayer/bible time. I admit to being pitiful at this.
#2: Lose the baby weight (It has been 6 months and there is still some left from this baby and the first one)
#3: Listen more and be more patient.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

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Jennifer N

Surviving 4 said...

OK, I'm behind. I LOVE making NY resolutions - I just haven't yet :) I'll let you know when I do, though. In the meantime, if you happen to have some abundant freetime on your hands(hahahahahahahahaha), you should totally download Andy Stanley's message from last Sunday. It really speaks to what you wrote about, but from a perspective I'd never considered before.

BTW, totally brainstorming today about a trip to FL over Spring Break. Hmmmm....

Cheryl said...

I think you've pretty much listed all mine! = ) And I must the same order! = )

My mom and I started at the gym. She got me a month membership and I am bound and determined to get into my fun "skinny" clothes by summer!

I lost my baby weight when my second daughter was born, then again when my son, #3 was born, then got close with my 4th. But my 5th just had her 2nd Birthday and it's time! = ) Thank you, Jesus, for getting me started!

Great post! Thank you!