Doesn’t that seem like what we are doing with New Year’s Resolutions? How long do those things usually last, anyway?
Let me tell you about mine from last year and how I did. You can see the full post of resolutions HERE if you are interested.
Not wearing a ponytail or sweats unless I’m heading for the gym: OMG. But it’s just so easy. Plus, yoga pants rock. FAIL.
All of us out of pajamas every day by 9am. Hmmm, well, I’ll go with only partial fail here. Because my oldest is now in kindergarten and has to go to school 5 days a week and my middle goes 3 days a week, this one does usually happen. I’ve only taken them to school in my pajamas….um…a few times. And this week doesn’t count because we’re on winter break. So, it’s totally okay that I’m writing this at almost 4pm and I’m still in pajamas, right?
Avoiding massive amounts of butter and losing 10 pounds. But, I LOVE butter. Though, I didn’t do too badly with this one until the holiday season, when everything is better with butter. Have I lost ten pounds? Nope. I don’t think so. I hate getting on the scale. But, I think I’m doing okay.
Read one book a week for a total of 52 books this year. Really, this one shouldn’t be hard. I used to read a few books every week- even with having kids. But, it’s harder with blogging. Wonder how many blog posts I have to read to count as a book? I did read 55 books this year, so hey, I feel pretty darn good about this one.
My resolutions for 2011:
1. We will be a diaper-free household before 2012. Before the year is up, there will be no more little boys in diapers in this house. Only Cub left to potty-train and we have the extra incentive of preschool starting in September.
2. Read 52 books this year. Okay, so I’m recycling this one. But, I don’t ever want to give up books, not even for blog reading. Even if I’m now obsessed with the Kindle, like I swore I never would be.
3. Go to the gym on a regular basis. I’m really not sure what “regular” basis means, other than that when someone asks me when the last time was that I went, I shouldn’t have to stutter trying to come up with the answer or answer in terms of months.
4. Have a once a month date with the Hubs. I’d love to say once a week, but I’m trying to be realistic. We need a babysitter for these dates. And it’s still better than what we did in 2010. Though, we did have a lot of date nights in, after the kids were asleep. There’s a reason our kids go to bed at 6:30, y’all.
That’s it. Four is enough. Five or ten are usually good for lists, but damn, I want to have a chance at actually keeping these resolutions. Though, I could cheat and make #5 be something like “Go to Blissdom.”
What about you? How did you do with last year’s resolutions? What are your resolutions for the coming year?