Goals for 2010

Now that it’s a few days into the new year, I’ve had time to think about what I want to accomplish this year. I don’t like using the word “resolution” because I’ve never kept all of my resolutions. So, this year, I’m creating a list of goals for the year that I hope are realistic enough to attain.

1. Buckle down on finances. I have a time table as to when our credit cards and car loan will be paid off, some of which are this year (hooray!), and while I have that under control, I want to do more on the saving front, such as putting money aside in an emergency account and building our savings up even more.

2. Lose at least 40 pounds. That’s the weight I gained from the IVF and pregnancy, and I really would like to have that gone by the end of the year. That sounds like a long time to lose 40 pounds, but I have a wacky metabolism, and that plus the medicines I’m on work against my weight loss efforts.

3. Work out 4-5 days a week. This will be a hard one for me. I hate exercising. HATE IT. I’m hoping the aerobics shows I DVR and the EA Active we just got for the Wii will help make it a little easier.

4. Paint my house. We’ve been talking about painting the rooms in our house since we moved in, and now that we’ve done the nursery, I’ve really gotten the decorating bug. I really want to tackle this project this year and get all our rooms painted. Then we can move on to redecorating. šŸ™‚

5. Clean on a schedule. I hate cleaning as much as I hate exercising. Haha. This year, I want to really deep clean my house/thoroughly clean out closets, etc, and then do a better job at maintaining it.

6. Be more organized. Part of getting my house in tip-top shape is doing a better job at organizing. I think it’s time to invest in more containers to assist. I’m a packrat, and it’s time to get rid of the clutter.

What are your resolutions or goals for the year?

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    You’re right, we do have a lot of overlap on our lists. Good luck with this! It does sound very attainable.

  2. Caroline says:

    All of your goals sound good to me. I am going to try to be more organized around the house too. I have been going through cupboards and getting things in place before the baby arrives – I just want to be able to maintain it after the baby is here!
    I also want to keep a nicer garden and plant more flowers (as I will be at home more to appreciate them!)

  3. Nanette says:

    #1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. The only reason #4 isn’t on my list is because we painted right before Em’s arrival. Surprisingly, though, we probably could use another coat in the common areas. Toddlers like to bang up against walls with their toys, much to our dismay.

  4. heidikins says:

    I love this list–I can’t wait to hear about everything!


  5. Amber says:

    This is a great list! I haven’t made any resolutions, but the cleaning one on your list and, of course, losing the ivf/baby weight are great ones for me, too!!

  6. Lisanne says:

    That’s a great goals list. I, too, always set “goals” rather than “resolutions.” I just want to be the best person I can possibly be every single day. I think that covers everything. šŸ™‚ But seriously, I want to do a lot of crafting this year and also have a good balance of everything in life, which is one big task! Like your new design!

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