New Year, new goals! I love setting goals. It keeps me focused, organized, and busy. I purposely set myself a lot of goals. I do better if I have more things to focus on. This year I broke my goals down into four categories: Health, Personal, Money/Financial, and Household. Here are my goals for Health and Personal.
When it comes to my health: Its crap! I don't exercise at all and when it comes to food, I'm worse. I'll make an all natural organic dinner for my kids, than once they're in bed I'll order a pizza. All honest truth. I HATE HEALTHY FOOD! I think most fruits and veggies taste gross. I'm a major junk food junkie. But I know I have to get over it.
~Find ways to add exercise to my day. I mean real exercise. Not things like parking in a parking spot farthest from the door type stuff, I mean cardio or strength training.
~Loose weight. A year ago when I had a part-time night job I ran around all day taking care of kids, my home, and work. Now my kids are both in school, and I don't work. Most days I feel like I don't move. So after I stopped working in March, I gained over 20lbs! I do have a ultimate goal of what I'd like to weigh, but my goal right now is to just start loosing anything in a healthy manor.
~Eat breakfast. Its usually around 1 pm before I get to eat. By then I'm starving and craving sugar and salt, and usually will eat food that's not good for me.
~Eat fruits and vegetables.
~Eliminate harmful food additives from our diets. Mainly these: Sodium nitrite, BHA & BHT, Propyl gallate, Monosodium glutamate, Trans fats, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Food colorings (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow), and Potassium bromate
~Read 25 adult books. I really liked this goal from 2010, so I'm doing it again this year.
~Write in my children's journals at least once a week. Three years ago I got the idea that I'd keep two journals (one for each child) and write to my children about things they do that make me smile, or milestones, ect. I think I've written in these journals maybe 10 times. I'm disappointed that it hasn't been more and that why this is a goal.
~Volunteer. So many places in my community have been hit hard with the recession and depend mainly on volunteers to stay open. Unfortunately we have also been hit hard financially. Instead of giving back with a check, I'd like to give back with my time.
~Use my cookbooks at least 4 times a month. To elaborate on my 2010 goal.
~Complete/catch up on at least on scrapbook. I use to love scrapbooking years ago. I started many different books, most of which sit unfinished.