If you follow my blog on a regular basis you looked at the title and probably cracked up a little. Francisca is going to do resolutions??? They won't last long! After all my "before I'm 30 bucket list" was at least 75% a bust (granted I still have a month but lets be honest most isn't going to happen). Just in my quest to keep one house plant alive 7 innocent ones have died so I think the Horticulturist club of America would prefer I gave up that goal. How many times have I said I was going to start cooking??? That normally last one meal!
But this year is different! After all according to my mother the world is ending in December 21, 2012!!! I somehow doubt the prophecies my mother had told me since I was an infant but nevertheless if the world is going to end I don't want to have regrets and so here we go!
I will have a homemade meal at 5x a week in my home
(I know this resolution for me is like all the people who start diets on New Years Day only to dump it by MLK day but this time will be different)
I will not shop w/o a reason
(I'm an extreme bargain hunter so this will be hard)
I will eat 2 servings of Vegetables and 2 servings of fruit a day
I will stop eating processed foods and fast food every day
(after all soon my kids are going to want I'm eating soon enough :p)
I will read a book for no reason except that I like reading
(That hasn't happened in 3 1/2 yrs)
I will keep taking classes at night for fun since learning makes me happy!
(I've done this twice and it makes me happy but it is hard on the family but I refuse to let the guilt get to me b/c I need to do things for me.)
I will travel less this year
(It is hard on the kids and hard on me so this year I'm going to save my trips for something really special)
I will spend one special hour with each child every week
(I started doing this last year but I don't always stick with it, but it is very important!)
Chris and I will fall madly in love with each other again
(I miss the wild hot passion (I know TMI), the feeling you don't want to be with out each other, etc. We are still both so young but we act like old marrieds. Hopefully Chris will be on board for this.)
We will go to bed by 11 most nights
(I'm a 2 am warrior unfortunately)
I will find a place to swim a couple of times a week
(It is the only exercise I'm allowed)
Finally I will whine less, laugh more, and just be more optimistic!
I guess that is the funny thing about life. These are all things I should really be doing all the time. I just get so busy and life happens. I want to take better care of myself though b/c I know these kids look up to me and if this isn't the great Mayan rapture I'm going to need to be living healthier. That means sleeping and eating right.
I also want to focus more on my family. Chris and I spent TH-Sat in Albuquerque and 1/2 the time we worked or I shopped. All we ever talk about is the company it feels like. I want my moments to count in life. To be close with the ones closest to me. So even though there are a lot of resolutions that is why I'm ready to take it on! I want 2012 to be the start of a healthier and HAPPIER me :)