New Year Resolutions…kinda, but not really.

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Happy 2010! Do we say “two thousand and ten” or do we say “twenty ten”? I think I like the former. What do you say?

So yeah, the whole resolution thing… I know there are a lot of people who refuse to be resolute, but me? I kinda like making New Year’s Resolutions. Actually I like making New Year’s Things I Hope To Accomplish But If I Don’t I Certainly Don’t Think of Myself As A Failure. Or as I like to call them NYTIHTABIIDICDTOMAAF. Get that? Good.

When pondering my NYTIHTABIIDblahblahblah, I decided that I also wanted to include not only the WHAT but also the HOW. So after thinking long and hard (for about 10 minutes) about it, here’s what I have come up with:

Lose These Last 20 Pounds

  1. Eat Healthy

                How? Learn to cook healthy

                     How? Peruse my Eating Well magazine and Roni’s Green Lite Bites for inspiration and try one new recipe at least once a month (I’m going to shoot for two or three times a month, but I’m going to take it slow to start.)

      2.    Move More

              How? Wear my pedometer daily 

                  Get on the elliptical several days per week

                   How? Download new music so working out is more fun and something I can look forward to.

Develop My Hobbies

    1. Take a yoga class

            How? Call the Rec Center and find out times and plan on going once a week.

    2.  Knitting

           How? Find books or people to help with learning new techniques.

               How? There is a new yarn shop that just opened up in my town and once a month they have an overnight “knit-in” where you can go and just knit and hang out and ask questions. Don’t know if I’ll actually attend one, but I plan on going into the shop and asking questions.

Get Finances in Better Shape

    1. How? Give Shawn more control over paying the bills. I’m happy to hand over that responsibility to him. I have enough to do without that headache!

    2. Use menu planning to control our grocery expense. I have been doing this for awhile now and it has helped a lot, but I need to work on making it a habit.

   3. Get rid of some clutter and possibly sell some things on Craigslist.

I have a few other boring things I’m going to think about in the coming year, but those up there are the biggies.  And I’m sure that if I wanted to really put in the time and effort I could break all those down into even tinier steps, but I don’t feel like doing that, so this is it for now. Just a general guideline to keep in mind as I go through these next 12 months.

My plan for today is to finish putting away the Christmas decorations, rearrange my girls’ room to accomodate the new toys, tidy up the house a bit, and go to WalMart for exciting things like batteries and a new calendar. I’m also in the mood to watch a movie or two and work on the Scarf That I Hope To Finish Before Next Summer.  Did I mention that it’s 11:45 and I am still in my pj’s? Yeah, nothing like cramming a full day of activities into half a day! Oh well, like I have said before, what get’s done get’s done and what doesn’t, well better luck tomorrow.

I hope you all have a good, restful day – and yay for long weekends!! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions…kinda, but not really.

  1. Love the resolutions. I have some older Clean Eating mags i can send your way if you want them.

    Definitely look into the knitting shop. Most have really helpful people, and they probably have a other groups that meet there or near there. You’ll be knitting away in no time. 🙂

  2. debby

    Hi Jillie! Guess what I got–a new dog! Oh I can’t stand it, I can’t wait to write a blog, I have to tell you right now! Oh, I know, I’ll send you an email with his pics. I’m gonna write a blog tonight.

    Okay, on to the topic at hand–great list. I only wish I lived in the next town so we could try the yoga together and then sit and knit peacefully. Doesn’t that sound like a lovely day? I think I will take your challenge and try to do yoga this year. It is something I really want to do, but I am such a scaredy-cat when it comes to trying new exercise in front of other people.

  3. Great list! I feel the same as you – I like to make some goals for the year, but I’m not so crazy about them that I’ll feel like a failure if they don’t happen.
    I think New Year’s is such a great time to take stock and I think it’s always good to have goals – how do you know where you’re headed or what you’ve accomplished if you don’t have goals?
    Happy New Year!

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