So, that's what I'll be focusing on in the upcoming year. Or should I say, the first two weeks of the year and then I'll forget about it until next year. You know, like all those people who will be at the gym between now and Martin Luther King Day and then won't show up again until fall when they have a high school reunion to attend.
In all seriousness, I do actually need to accomplish several of the things on that list. Not because the new year told me to but just because they are having been hanging over my head long enough to have gotten on my nerves.
First and foremost, I do need to be healthier. If I lose weight in the process, that would be great. Mainly, I just need to make a lot better choices with what I eat. (I'm in the process of trying to like vegetables! That's a big deal for me.) And I need to exercise. Unless hiking up my parents' driveway counts, I haven't exercised in months. I hate exercise. I never get to that "If I don't do it, I miss it" point. It's miserable every single time I have to do it... but, it needs to be done. My blood pressure is creeping up. I get winded when I do finally summit my parents' driveway. I'm 30 and have an underlying medical condition. I have a job where I sit at a computer all day. Then I come home and sit on the couch all night. If I don't make some changes soon, I'm going to end up on some sort of TLC special.
Next, the house does need a serious decluttering, followed by a lot more routine upkeep. I can only pin about 20% of the blame on David. 60% is my fault. The remaining 20% is just life in general. I've written about my neat freak to total slob transformation before. I've got to kick it back into gear. Hopefully the coming year will bring less traveling for work. And, I'm told if I actually did exercise, I might have a little more energy for things like keeping the house in decent shape. Plus, David has been a complete champ this year and taken on the majority of the chores while I've been criss-crossing the country. Eventually, he'll reach a breaking point. Who wouldn't? I'd really rather my "don't punch anyone" resolution not be tested.
So, if I can gain any sort of control over these two areas, I'll consider my "resolutions" a success. Although learning ventriloquism would be pretty cool...
What about you? Do you make resolutions? Do you have any luck keeping them?
***UPDATE: Kasey @ Thrifty Little Blog had a FABULOUS post today about a New Year's Resolution she kept... I love the idea!! THIS I might actually have a shot at keeping! ***