Have you broken any resolutions yet? Set new goals?

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Here’s the thing about resolutions.  I break them.  I mean, not in the “oh screw it, it’s been 4 days, gimme chocolate” kind of way, but more of a “oh, right. I fully intended to create time in my schedule do to things just for me and kept pushing that further and further back” so here we are in early February and I’ve stuck to…well, none of my resolutions.  Instead of being all upset with myself, because HEY! GUESS WHAT? I’m human!  I’ve decided I’m going to just work towards the goals. 

I’m also going to share my goals with you.  Maybe if I do that I’ll feel accountable.  So my goals, so that I can “Build a Better Year” for myself and my family in 2013:

Do more as a family- travel, play, hike, explore, movies, whatever.  But all 5 of us.  (Notice I’m not specifying frequency)

Move.  (I am not talking about moving my home.  I’m talking about my body.  I’m not going to entertain the idea of 6 days a week at the gym.  Although laughing at the suggestion would last as long as a workout, I’m sure, and probably burn some calories in the meantime!?)

Run a 5k.  Twice. Please note, when I say “run” I mean on my terms…which for most of the human race would be more of a “perky walk” but it’s motion and it’s how I roll (or how my rolls move?) and it gets me towards that healthier goal. I’m signed up for the Color Me Rad race April 27th in Hartford (My team name: Perky Walkers”) and if you are local, come join me!  I can’t promise speed but I can almost guarantee you’ll have a blast.  My second race (or maybe more, but let’s not be hasty. I like attainable goals) will be in November, for Jamie’s Run.

Be healthier. There’s never going to be a time in my life I don’t want chocolate. I’m accepting it.  I’m embracing it.  But I want to choose a healthier option sometimes.  So that’s my goal.  Being healthier is kind of a generalized goal so lots can fall under this goal.  More chances to be successful, you know?

Do more crafty stuff.  I love crafty stuff, and I need to do more.  With and without the kids.  It’s a great outlet.

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  • I have broken some, then again I didn’t want to make any for the same reason, so I made goals. I am slow now, but hopefully will pick up soon ;)

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  • I don’t make them because I don’t follow through.I just tell myself to do the best I can at what I want to do.

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  • Well, I haven’t broke mine yet, but I certainly haven’t been keeping up on it! That’s okay though, my goal is to finish before May, so I still have time…

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  • I’ve kind of slacked on my goals :( although, I wanted to finally start my blog and I’m in the right direction now! I also wanted to read at least 5 books a month and well I haven’t even read through half of one (sad, I know)

    I made the list in my phone, so I need to keep up with it and look at it from time to time to remind myself.

    I like your goals. They’re simple yet can be effective.

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  • So far so good, keeping my resolution to go to the gym.

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  • Ive been keeping mine to lose 30lbs im 8lbs down =)

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  • I didn’t make any resolutions, so I haven’t broke any! I do want to start volunteering more at animal shelters.

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  • I don’t make resolutions though I probably should and would if I had a little motivation from loved ones.

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  • I make monthly goals now and write them at my blog for accountability!

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  • Sounds great! Love the “perky walk” and it sounds way more fun than running!

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  • I don’t make firm resolutions, but I do a type of goal setting not on New Year’s Eve but on my birthday. They say your birthday is the start of your personal New Year so you should goal set then, and I really liked that when I heard it and still do it that way! My birthday is in April so I will re-visit my goals then.

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  • keep mine so far! :)

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