Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012!

How did I spend NYE?  At home, in my pajamas, with Gary & Sasha, watching movies.  I got my midnight smooch near the end of The Princess Bride {"as you wish"} and shortly after the movie, we went to bed.  That's what I call living it up!

Of course the new year means it's time for people to look over their lives with a fine-tooth comb and figure out how they can be a better them.

This year, I am keeping it simple.

My goals for 2012 are easy:

1. Take more time for me.  Whether it be a hot bath, or reading an extra chapter or 2 in my current novel, I need to make more time for the things that comfort my soul.  Yes, this may mean my house is a little more cluttered than normal, but that's okay {sometimes...I still have to battle my Type A- personality on this}.

2. Get back on track health wise - eating.  In 2011, I lost a much needed 30 pounds, only to gain about 7 of them back between October 31 and December 31.  I know what I need to do to lose those 7 pounds PLUS more.  My plan is to get back on my diet of high quality proteins and produce, cutting out most empty carbs {a girl needs a salted caramel mocha from Sbux once in awhile}.

3. Get back on track health wise - exercise. Gary & I have both committed to being better dog parents to Sasha by making sure she gets a good walk in every day and we've been doing this since a few days before Christmas.  I also found some good interval style exercises that I can do at home or at the park while we are walking Sasha.  This is a goal I will need to reevaluate as the months go by, making it more challenging.

4. GO ON VACATION!!  The last vacation Gary and I took {more than an overnight stay somewhere} was in July 2008.  Sadly, money has been too tight the past few years to go anywhere.  This year {knock on wood} things are a little different and we are already saving money toward a trip.  Where are we going to go?  We have a few ideas, but will know more once Spring rolls around.

So there you have 2012 goals {I despise the word "resolution"}.

**What are YOUR goals for 2012?**


  1. Happy New Year! And hope that ALL your Great Goals will be fulfilled in 2012!

    Judit & Corina

  2. I love these goals! Simple, to the point, and all will make a huge difference to your life! I especially like the 1st and 4th, as these are definitely things I have to remind myself to do!

    So glad to find your blog!