Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years, New Begginings

One of the great things about a new year is a new beginning. The calendar starts fresh. You get to start fresh. You get the opportunity to try and change, do or explore anything you want to.

I love challenges. So, it makes sense that I look forward to resolutions.

My resolutions this year are classic and simple. They involve personal appearances, health and personal growth. I know, so original :)

My first goals involve personal appearances and health.

Right now, I am 112 pounds :) So, I have shown improvement over years past, yippee! I want to gain 13 pounds. I want to be 125 pounds, that is still 5 pounds under "ideal" for my height, but I think it's obtainable. And, I would like to accomplish it by May 1, before the summer starts so I can properly enjoy it. That's 3.25 pounds a month. Which is only 13 ounces a week, only 1.85 ounces a day.

My health goals are more multi-tiered. I want to completely give up caffeine. I've been pretty good the past couple months, I just want to be completely done. Related, I also want to be sure to find more natural ways to go to sleep at night. No more sleeping aides. I also want to increase my water intake to 64 ounces a day (which I am really close to!), increase my intake of fruits and veggies and to hit the gym 5 days a week, which is probably how I'll hit the first goal.

My personal growth goals invovle making more memories, and to not sweat the small stuff. I'm going to do more of the things I like to do, because I like to do them and ensure that the ones that matter are in that front row. I am going to give up on the things that don't matter and the things that will never change.

I have two mini goals while I'm at it. Archie needs to loose weight. Like 20 pounds. He's at 44 pounds now :( We've already cut out any extra food and limit his intake. So, now we need to work on excersise with him.

My second mini goal is fresh flowers at the cemetery. We keep it decorated, there a few times a week, take care of the grass and clean the marker weekly (we actually do this for several plots around Matthew's as well), but I do think that fresh flowers would look so much better than the artificial ones like we have been doing. So, each week I want to take out fresh flowers.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Years. May 2009 bring you nothing but joy and harmony!!