Thursday, February 02, 2012

New Year- New Me

I love the start of a new year!  I always feel refreshed and even though I don't do "resolutions", I do set some goals.  For years I have had goals, that in reality I never accomplished.  Some that feel by the wayside with in a few weeks.  Some I stuck with, but didn't see results, so they fizzled out.  I love to have goals, as it gives me something to strive for.  This year, as in years past, I set some goals to better me.  But the main difference this year is that these goals are simple.  I didn't go all out and crazy and specific- I believe that is where my downfall usually is.  I get to specific, and when I don't reach them, I give up.  I also decided to post them on here to remind me.  To remind me of what changes I want to make in my life, in my family's life, in my marriage and in my relationship with my children, family and friends.  So- without further goals for 2012 (you know you are excited to read them!)  :)

1) Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes:  This seems like a duh moment, right?  In years past I have always stated to loose weight.  Who am I kidding??  4 kids later, my body is not the same and will never be that pre-kid size/shape again.  So now my goal is to be healthy.  To make good choices in food and exercise.  No diet here.  We eat fairly healthy, but we can still improve.  This is a family change too.  Not just for me, but for my entire family.  For us all to be healthy and active.  I want my kids to grow up making good choices.

2)  Read every day:  Here is the kicker.  I am going to read 3 chapters out of the Bible, and then read what ever else I want.  I want to make sure that I am in the Word each day.  I will confess right here that I am not doing that right now.  I  don't take the time to read God's Word, but I do read other things.  His Word needs to be first!

3)  Take a Sabbath:  Yep- you heard me.  I don't think I ever really rest.  As a mom/wife/teacher I am always doing something.  Each day I am cleaning, working and trying to keep it all together.  But I need to rest as well.  My body and mind need that rest, that time to recharge.  Now...can I do it for a whole day straight?  Probably not, especially in the season of life that I am  in, but I can do a few hours here and there.  

4)   Take intentional time for Matt and I:  This is a no brain-er.   We spend time with each other, but taking the time to occasionally get away for the weekend, and to go on dates more often.  Not just one on one time after the kids go to bed.  My marriage is top priority, and I want to make sure that I am putting all I can into Matt and I.

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