Friday, January 7, 2011

My 2011 Goals List

I am a goal driven person and a firm believer that writing it down will help you achieve it. Well, I’m going a step further…I’m not only writing it down, I’m sharing it with you all.

My 2011 Goals List, in no particular order…

Drink more water.
I really don’t like how water tastes. I really don’t like having to go to the bathroom 7 million times each day, which is what happens when I drink water. But…I HAVE to drink more water. There are times when I can look back on a several day period, when I have not taken a single sip of water (yes, I realize that many of you are gasping right now). My body would probably appreciate some water instead of all the coffee and Diet Coke.

Stick to a budget.
John Wayne is a saver. I am a spender. For the past 8½ years John Wayne has tried to turn me into a saver, to no avail. Well, now with the prospect of building my forever house in the next few years (my forever house is where I will live my next at least 72 years), I am now a saver too. I have a BIG number that I would like to see in my savings account by the end of the year.

Read at least one book each month.
I like to read. After I had the Little Lady, I began questioning whether or not I would ever have time to read another book ever again. Well, now I have time during our commute and during my lunch hour, so really a book each month shouldn’t be a problem. (I think my current book of choice is my problem right now.)

Keep my pictures organized.
When the Little Lady was first born, at the end of each month I was backing all of my pictures up to a CD. Well, 10 months later, I have a mess of pictures everywhere…in my Shutterfly account, in my Kodak account, in my Picasa account, on my desktop, even on my Mom’s desktop! Why I even have all of these different accounts is beyond me?!? I need to get a new system and stick to it. I also want to do a good job of either printing pictures out and scrapbooking or making photo books online. I want to have something to give the Little Lady rather than just a stack of CDs.

Start sewing again.
When I got my sewing machine almost two years, much to my family’s surprise, I took off sewing…loving it and actually doing a pretty good job. Well, life has been so hectic lately, I haven’t done any sewing for quite awhile. I threw together an apron for a shower gift this fall, but haven’t touched my machine since then. I would like to complete at least one project each month and I’ll start with a bag for my Mom that I’ve had cut out for a year and a half now. I HATE having unfinished projects lying around.

Exercise. Yes, this one’s on 99% of all American’s list who make a resolutions list, right? Well, I want to get back into the routine…I feel so much better when I’m exercising (even though I don’t like to exercise). And I like to do it in the morning, I hate spending the day dreading going home and having to exercise (and yes, I think I mentioned that I don’t like to exercise…therefore I do dread it). So 5AM, 4x week, that’s my goal. This is a big one, but I’ve told you now, so I may actually do it. I have a fear of failure and letting other people down.

And then there’s the big one…
The “d” word...
I don’t know…I’m torn. I love to cook and bake and I know it can be done, but I’m sorry, healthy is not my style…I love real butter and lots of it. So maybe if I cut out all of the processed, store bought “bad for you” stuff: Little Debbie Snacks, candy bars, etc…I can continue to eat the good “bad for you” stuff. I think that’s a fair enough compromise. I’d rather be happy, eating my butter, then a grumpy girl craving it…all be it skinny, but still grumpy.

So not only have I shared my goals with you, at the end of each month I am going to report back to you on how I’ve progressed. Wish me luck and hold me accountable!


Mark said...

I don't like to drink water either. Mark bought me a Camelbak water bottle and for some reason I can easily drink almost two full bottles a day. I think because its easy to carry around and easy to drink from. The only problem is remembering to fill it up!!

Lori Hollis said...

Love your goals!!! The next book you pick up needs to be The 5 Love Language by Chapman. It's a quick read that will strengthen your marriage!

Penny Pfeiff said...

Your goals were inspiring. My cousin's wife (related to Lori:)as I am too) small world! ANYWAY she shared this site and with your computer might like plus it fits in the B area it's free:) But it is

Happy New Year!