January 6, 2012

2012: THE PLAN

I don’t usually make resolutions. Last year, I didn’t make any, and I felt good about that. And although I didn’t resolve to make any changes in particular, two things I’d been wanting to do for a while happened. I found a new job that I love, and we moved. So, 2011 was a pretty good year for us.

This year, however, I do feel the need to write down a few things I want to accomplish throughout the year. I wouldn’t call them resolutions, in particular, “goals”sounds more appropriate :)

So, 2012 goals!

Budget, budget, budget!! This is the biggest goal I would like to accomplish this year. We usually do pretty well with limiting our spending (ahem, when we try), but between the two of us, we have a car payment and three student loans. My student loans are horrible and I hate seeing the interest we will pay in the end. I want to pick the two lowest and pay them off this year. It’s a big goal, but I think we can do it!

Blog more! Ha! Notice that at the beginning of this post, I didn’t even reference the amount of time that has passed since I last blogged? Sick kid, selling/buying/moving homes, crazy happenings at work, and tv all won out over blogging for most of 2011. But I WILL be better in 2012. I have come to rely on this blog as a way to remember events and just general everyday life, and I don’t want to lose those memories. So, I will blog more! And, it will be boring, everyday life, weekend recaps, tons of pictures, etc. Because that’s what I like to look back on, and that’s why I started blogging in the first place. Those are also my favorite posts of others to read. I love peeking into your everyday lives :)  I need to start with…Christmas events!  A little behind, but could be worse!

Get back into a workout routine. Having a child really complicates the logistics of working out. I am going to have to get over the mommy-guilt of working out a couple of evenings after work, and for a few hours on the weekend.

Lose weight. Typical! Last year I lost 30 lbs. That was great, and I was happy with it. BUT! I was 20 lbs away from an ultimate goal that, quite frankly, I was too lazy to continue pursuing. Plus, I thought we were going to want to have a baby in 2012 and I didn’t want to “waste” the effort. Ha! For several reasons, we have decided not to have a baby this year, and I am going to finally make this long time goal a reality!

Watch less tv! I love tv. Love. Maybe too much. But lately, I have felt like tv has been controlling me. Sound stupid? Probably, but that’s they way I felt. I would like to have more time in the evenings to read or pick up the house, or just hang out without the burden of what show is on that night. I’ve already started out right by not watching The Bachelor!! :) I have actually only watched tv one night this week, and it was one show!

Work on decorating the house. I want to get the main living areas painted, and make curtains. As well as finish Cooper’s room, and possibly start on his bathroom.

Fill this out every night. I have been wanting one of these little books for over a year now, and I finally got one for Christmas. I can’t wait to be able to look back on years past and see what we were up to!


Michelle P said...

Good luck with your goals!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm not watching The Bachelor either and I'm kinda proud of myself. haha.

brooke knight said...

20 lbs! you would die.

Jax said...

I totally feel ya on watching less tv. Honestly, not being ABLE to watch as much tv since I live with someone who talks nonstop during television shows..has really been good. I've quit watching the shows I don't care about as much. Have had to prioritize my tv shows and am probably better for it.. I guess. Oh but we DID get rid of some cable (long story. I might have emailed) so I don't get ABC family anymore. Ugh. I have to watch PLL on Hulu the day after it airs. But at least then I watch it in my room, alone. :) Proud of you on the student loans thing! And I'm proud of US for Crossfit! We WILL go back this week!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I want to lose weight,duh. haha. AND, I NEED to make MORE time for TV! I feel like I havent been able to sit and enjoy tv much lately. I Need it back. haha. is it weird that I have never had mommy guilt for going to the gym or putting her in gym daycare while I work out? I have heard others talk about it too, and I dont think I have ever experienced it...

Maria said...

My "goals" are very similar and yes, I also refuse to call them resolutions. It's funny because I keep telling myself we will have another baby and I don't want the exercise to be "wasted." Ha!