January 3, 2014
1. Lose 50 pounds this year. I wish that was the end of the road, but I still have more to lose on top of that. That will be a task for 2015, I think. I'm very optimistic about this goal, because at the end of last year, I had already started losing by tracking my calories on www.livestrong.com and by working out (going to the gym to do the treadmill, elliptical, etc and by going to Zumba twice a week). I will continue to do those things, but happily for me, they are now offering more Zumba classes each week. I'm ready to be healthy. It's about stinking time.
2. Read 50 books this year. I LOVE to read, but somewhere between three kids and laziness, my reading has seriously slacked in recent years. So my goal is 50 books, which is almost one a week. And the real kicker is that half of them have to be books I have never read before. I love love love the books I love, and so I revisit them often. I'm trying to broaden my horizons, though, and so would love suggestions.
3. Read the scriptures more this year. This seems like a "no real definition" kind of goal, but it isn't. I will read at least a verse, every day. No matter where I am or what is going on around me. I will also finish both the Book of Mormon and the New Testament this year.
4. Spend time every day with each of the kids playing and reading. That means meaningful play. Sometimes when I tell them to play, they (especially Andrew) looks around as if to say, "But how?" So I am going to make sure to get down on the floor every day and show them how to have fun with their toys, puzzles, games, etc. And that also means reading at least one book to them each day. They love to read, and I love to read to them, but there are days when I find that I haven't cracked a single book.
So that's it. I'm hoping that this will make me more accountable. I love making New Year's Resolutions, and I especially love completing one. What are yours?