Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Goals: 2013

The beginning of the year has come and gone and we are now into the third week of January already. Resolutions have probably been broken and gym attendance has probably least for awhile.

I made no New Years resolutions this year. I was sick in bed, so my only resolution was to get more cough medicine.

But I have some goals that I would like to work toward. Resolutions seem so fragile and breakable. Goals seems like an action that needs to be taken, a step forward. Things that I am going to try to maintain, a conscious effort to change.

My goals, in no particular order of importance...

~ Exercise 3-4 days a week, more if possible.

~ Potty train Colin. (He told me he likes to pee on the floor and won't pee in his potty.So yeah, this could be a long year...)

~Keep a cleaner house.

~Shop online less...even if they are really great deals...

~ Pay off debt. We have some, not a lot...but it would be good to take care of it.

~ Get out of my workout clothes before Ryan comes home. Poor guy sees a LOT of yoga pants.

~ Practice more patience. Remember that they are just being little boys...and need to run, wrestle and yell from time to time.

~ Get the boys outside more. Everyday if possible.

Nothing super dramatic or life-changing, but good, solid goals nonetheless.

This verse has been on my heart a lot the last few weeks. I think it is a good Bible verse to start the year out with, don't you think?

Proverbs 3:5-10
( The Message version)

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
    Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
    your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
    give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
    your wine vats will brim over.


modernmom said...

I love your goals! Great steps, yet attainable! Especially about the boys being boys and getting outside. So true. :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Haha, I sometimes feel bad for my BF because I get dressed up for work and come home and just want to change into my jammies or sweats! I def need to look better at home too!

Marlen said...

Haha i laughed at scrambling out of your work out clothes, that's a nice one :) and i think i'll try being more patient too. it's lead to a happier life, i think

xo Marlen
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Sayaka said...

I love how you made goals in lieu of resolutions!! I'm not a big fan of resolutions either and prefer goals...they seem so much more attainable!! And it looks like we share a lot of goals too :) I need to keep a cleaner house, shop on-line less....
Good Luck with potty training little Colin!! I started my son at 3 but he had too many accidents so I waited until 3.5 years and it was a amazing how much of a difference 6 months make. He was so ready at 3.5. I'm sure Colin will get it in no time too!!