Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Resolutions...again!

So I've been thinking a lot about my New Year's Resolutions. Every year around this time, I think about the things I want to do better. And then a few weeks later (when January--the most depressing month of the year --is over), the things I've resolved to do are just as undone as they were before the resolutions were made. This year I decided to set more measurable goals for myself. That way I can't pretend that I actually accomplished my goals when nothing really changed. Here are a few of my specifics...I'd love to hear yours!
  1. Instead of vowing to "read more," I chose three books I definitely will read: YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty (Dr. Oz), Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness (Suzanne Somers), and Financial Peace Revisited (Dave Ramsey)
  2. Instead of vowing to "read my scriptures daily" (something I always struggle with...I don't know why!), I decided to set a goal to read the Book of Mormon from beginning to end by my birthday (August 1st).
  3. Something that is always undone in my life is: home decor. I'm terrible! I love taking pictures, getting pictures taken, etc. But I NEVER hang them! I also have paint we bought over 2 years ago. We painted the basement, but never made it upstairs. This year I'm setting a goal to paint and hang pictures, darn it!
  4. Instead of setting a goal to "be involved with my local community," I've decided to run some local races. Does that count? In any case, I'm signing up for the Ogden 1/2 marathon, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, I'm considering running the crazy Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back, I'm entering the lottery for the St. George marathon, and I want to take swimming lessons so I can enter a triathlon (without having to doggy-paddle the whole swim portion...ha ha).
  5. A skill I'd like to improve this year: writing. (And I have big dreams for FitMePink...more on that later!)
  6. I thought about my little 2-year old, and some of his strengths/weaknesses. Maybe I'm biased, but he's a pretty smart kid. I want to specifically nourish his amazing ability to memorize by teaching him some rote memorization that will come in handy later. (Times tables, Spanish phrases, Articles of Faith, etc.) As for weaknesses...I'd love to help him learn to share. And watch less TV. Suggestions?
  7. Instead of vowing to "spend more one on one time with the husband," I'm going to schedule a few kid-free get-aways. I've arranged a kid swap with a friend so we can take turns going on these little get-aways without feeling guilty leaving the kiddies.
  8. And finally, three words I'd like to describe my 2009: FRUGAL, PROSPEROUS, FIT, FUN! (OK...four!) (And I'm going to lose the darn baby weight once and for all!)

Phew....we'll see how I do. I have a few more, (but I'm not sure how much I can disclose without setting myself up for complete and utter failure!) What words would you like to describe your 2009?


Marci & Marcus said...

Robyn, you are so motivating. Can I barrow some of your resolutions because all I can come up with right now is to not feel like crap!

Richard and Monika Mills said...

i agree with marci, we have yet to set up our new years goals, i want to run a half marathon this year, but need to first run a 5k, which we are both training for. Shame on me, i should be fit after being in the Marines..

Michael said...

happy new year! i hope all you make all your goals.

Diane said...

Frugal, Prosperous, Fit, and Fun...I think those four words are great! Love your list! I love reading other people's goals, it motivates me to do more myself.

Diane said...

I'm already reading Suzanne Somer's newest book and loving it!

Kara said...

I think signing up for races that benefit good causes is an excellent way to offer community support. I'm all for it!! Too bad race entries are not deductible;-)

Kimberly said...

I had no idea you were planning on entering so many races. I am really, truly, tempted to join you in Ogden...we'll see!