Yeah, yeah, yeah. Everyone says that, every year. Well, actually I've never said that before. So, maybe it will actually be true for me! The point is, I know it can be if I actually try. And try I will.
I make resolutions every year. The most common one being "lose weight, get in shape, get fit, get healthy." I've never actually completed this one, and yes, it is on my list again this year. :)
So, here it is, a week late...my resolutions, goals, and plans for 2011-AKA-my biatch. (It had to be said, okay?)
1.) Lose 50 lbs. Get in shape, get fit, get healthy.
On New Years Eve Josh and I went to Walmart to buy groceries. (My plan has been to eat a vegan, or at least vegetarian, diet for at least one whole month. I am hoping that in doing so, that will change my eating habits.) I also ended up buying a couple of Jillian Michaels' workout DVDs. So, yes. I was a walking New Years cliche. AWESOME. But so far, I've already lost 4 lbs. And that has inspired me, and I know I will continue with this one. I have to. For more reasons than just wanting to look good, but maybe we'll talk about that another time. :)
2.) Be nice, or else.
If there is one lesson I have taken away from my time at Paul Mitchell it is this. BE NICE. They even gave us a book with this title, "Be Nice or Else." (It was written by Winn Claybaugh, and I strongly recommend everyone read it.) And that's what I really want to be...a super genuinely nice person. I think I'm already pretty darn nice, but I know I have my moments where I can be rather grumpy or rude. Maybe it's because I'm having a bad day, or maybe it's because I'm around the wrong kind of people. Regardless, there's never a reason for it, in my opinion. And being nice doesn't mean being a doormat, or not standing up for yourself or someone else. But you also don't have to be mean to do those things. Being mean gets you nowhere in life.
3.) Go back to college.
If you read my last post, you know that I withdrew from the Paul Mitchell program. If you didn't read that post...Hey, I withdrew from the PM program. I did this because I knew that my true passion was elsewhere, and I've decided to pursue that. I know that what I really want is to work with kids. So that's what I am going to do.
4.) Do what I (we) want.
Since I am married, that one can't apply to just me at all times. I really want to follow this one 100%. It basically encompasses all of the others, and I feel that it's the most important one of them all. I have so many goals and dreams, and I want to achieve/attempt ALL of them. I never want to let anything stand in our way. Not money, not friends, not family, not distance. Nothing. And I don't mean that in a mean way towards the people in our lives. I just know that sometimes people decide not to do things, because they know that it's not what other people would ideally choose for them. But I can't let things like that stop me, even if it's hard. I want to do what I want, and what is best for me and us.
Do you make resolutions? If you posted about them, let me see!
Or just tell me you're favorite one. :)