Sunday, January 01, 2012

Those Pesky Resolutions

I find myself looking forward to creating resolutions this year - it's the keeping of the resolutions that is the pesky part. This year is a big one for both me and Andrew. Not only do we both turn 40 this year, but our 15th anniversary is in September as well. With these things in mind, here are my 2012 resolutions.

1) Lose weight. I'm not setting a number here, but suffice to say, it is a big number. My willpower has been fighting a losing battle with stress, sleeplessness, and lack of coordinated time to have Piper and Willow cared for so I can exercise. I have already taken steps to alleviate some of these things, and I am really looking forward to exercising again.

2) Either finish or frog all UFOs. I could not even give you a rough estimate of forgotten and neglected works-in-progress I have in my bins. However, it is getting to the point that I can't locate needles I know I have to start a project... because they are languishing somewhere else. And other than 2 projects that I have prior commitments for, no starting a new project until one is finished! I frogged 2 things this morning.

3) Try a new recipe once a week. I am in such a food rut. If you have anything you think I must try, pass the recipe my way.

4) Declutter. You have no idea how much this is bugging me right now. Part of it is just Christmas and how we have to move things around to accomodate the tree, etc. - but a large part of it is we have a smallish house and a lot of stuff. Add a new member to the family, and the stuff increased exponentially. I need to start with the kitchen/dining room. I have seen some neat ideas on Pinterest to maximize storage, and I am looking forward to implementing them.

I think that is good for now - and if you have any suggestions or advice, pass them on - I could use all the help I can get!

1 comment:

Discoknits said...

I have no advice, just encouragement, especially with the exercise. Last year, for me, it was having a goal, or rather multiple goals - next taekwondo belt, super-sprint triathlon, 5k.
Just looking at tri's for 2012 and signing up for sprints (longer than super-sprints) for more motivation.
Another knitter just invited me to - would you like an invite too? Motivated them, and I'm trying it too.
As for recipes, I've none, I like to cook basic food. Will be using my crockpot a LOT this year. Post anything easy (ie one pot) you find.
Good luck Jo, you can do the weight loss thang!
Happy New Year