Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Aspirations and Plans for New Possibilities in 2011

I cannot believe that as I write this, Christmas is next week and the New Year, well, you know.....will be here before I know it.  I was very blessed in 2010.  Oliver came into my life and my heart this year and I couldn't feel more complete.  I have big goals for 2011.

I am so happy with my little family and we feel as though our family is complete.  I will be turning 30 in July and am planning a 50 by 30 where I will make it a plan to lose 50 pounds before I turn 30.  I realize that I have just over 7 months to accomplish this so that is less than 10 lbs per month.  That doesn't seem so hard, right?  WRONG!  I love to eat and have an occasional cocktail or two so it will be a stretch but I am bound and determined to live my 30s in a healthy way.

How am I going to carry out this 50 by 30?  First I have to quit my late night indulgences (pizza, wings, Taco Bell). I have to remember that I am not pregnant any more and therefore I need to be more conscious of what I eat and do.  Next I am going to have to work out.  How I am going to pull this off while taking care of a 3 year old (February oh man!) and a new baby is beyond me but I am sure I will make it work.  I have to find a workout that is fun and doesn't require an hour of my time.  I am sure I will probably hit Kettleworx again.  Since I will not be having any more babies I am sure I can maintain my goal weight and still be able to indulge in some wonderful goodies here and there.

I've talked about my plans but what about my aspirations?  I aspire to be a better blogger in 2011 too.  I would like to vow that I will update my blog (at a minimum) of 3 times per week.  I want you to know that this is my promise as I want to be a blog that my readers can rely on for quality and consistency.  I also aspire to be a better wife in the New Year.  I don't want you to think that I am not a good wife now but I think I definitely have room for improvement.  I will start in the bedroom....

How about my aspirations as a Mother?  I know I could spend more time creating quality crafts with Dexter rather than turning on the TV but it is hard to work from home as well as outside the home AND blog while taking care of the kids.  I am not one who can wake up super early to be super-woman because I am one of those people who need at least 8 hours of sleep in order to function.  If I don't get lots of sleep, YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ME!

It looks like I have a lot on my plate for 2011 but it all starts will small steps.  2011, Here I come!

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Cindy said...

"I will start in the bedroom...."

Me, too. ZZZZZZZ. Poor fellas. It's tough on Dad when there's a new baby around.

Monique said...

Can I borrow your goal and tweak it? I'll be 30 in 2012 so I could do 50 by 40! That would be SO awesome!

Let me know.
And congrats on all of your goals.

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