Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Means New Goals

I hate making new years resolutions because I never stick to them and then I feel bad/like a failure.  I have about 2 weeks where I am all gung-ho(? ) and then I fizzle like a firecracker about to burn out.

But this year I am going to resolve just a few things to improve myself on instead of a to-do or don't list.   Like being CONSISTENT. This is a BIG one for me, and probably for a lot of us parents. I want to try and be more of a "Do as I say AND do" type parent.  I can't preach healthy eating and the importance of exercise if I excuse out of it myself {at least not anymore!!}

Be INTENTIONAL. I can't tell my kids they need to be a friend in order to make friends if I'm always ducking out of invitations or keeping to myself.  I need to be more intentional in this area. 

LISTEN. oh boy, do I get into trouble with  this one :)  I need and want my children to listen to me, so when they talk I should do the same. Practice what I preach kinda thing.

FEARLESS.  I don't like to go out of my way to try something new if I think I will fail or get rejected.  But this is the time to be fearless!! I will try new things {blogging}, reach out to new people, get involved in our new church....

I stopped making the usual weight lost resolutions last year after fizzling out after 2 weeks and getting disappointed in myself.  Dieting is hard, and my body immediately starts revolting as soon as the "D" word is uttered from my mouth.  So I will resolve to move more {at least 3 days a week :)} , eat more fruits and veggies and less carbs{i already miss them}. But big or smaller I will love my self and know I'm enough regardless!

and lastly be DISCIPLINED. I'm no good at this. But my entire being will benefit if I'm disciplined.  I might stick to a budget{key word might} , might not waste time, and might lose some weight if I'm disciplined.
I resolve NOT to beat myself up if I don't do anything on my self-improvement list.
But these things would help me prepare for whatever NEW thing God has in store for me and the family. So, I'm going to try really really hard to be dedicated to each one...ask me next year if i did it :)

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