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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  • No i haven’t

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  • i never make resolutions because i break them all!!

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  • Ive kept one about catching up on some bills… yea me.

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  • Maintain my good health, give time for myself and enjoy life. Be happy everyday wake up with good smile till going to bed. Enjoy good quality time with my two loving daughters.

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  • I tried to eat healhier, but it not going so go. So I’m trying to eat healthy day to day.

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  • Sadly I didn’t make resolutions this year :(

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  • I’ve never finished my resolutions, so I did not make any this year! I just try the best to stay healthy!
    Thank You for sharing this interesting topic!

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  • You go girl! No I don’t make resolutions because I know I won’t keep them anyway. I’m eating better so I can be healthier.

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  • I love the post my mom always said strive to make your goals but if you fail you can always start over

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  • My goal was to live for the today & not worry about the tomorrow. I’m getting a little better at it I think ;) although it’s a struggle!

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  • My goal was to get to be me pre pregnancy weight again. I am NOT there but still working at it.

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  • I really didn’t set any resolutions for myself….I set resolutions for me to help my husband with and that’s for him to quit smoking and to just be more healthy…they were both in the back of my mind at the beginning of the year but both have become major desires as of recent as he’s been in the hospital since 21 January for several cardiac issues and so I feel it’s more important than ever and when we finally get home, which will hopefully be real soon, I plan to put everything in to helping him realize these goals….especially quitting smoking as his lungs are already suffering (so much fluid was removed during one surgery, we were told the bottom of his lungs were collapsing) so Its fairly essential that he not pick them back up when we get out of here!

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  • I still have to do mine, hopefully to stay in shape!

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  • My resolution is to be more patient with the human race…I know it sounds bad right..? I dont judge , I just get upset and disappointed with others…
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  • I don’t make resolutions anymore. I try to change my lifestyle as needed without setting crazy goals I can’t accomplish.

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  • Resolutions set themselves up to be broken at some point, so I generally don’t make them. But in general, I am always trying to make sure to have as much quality family time as possible.

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  • We have decided to get up & get healthy unplugged as much as possible, walks bike riding, playground, when weather is ok. On days we where the weather is not good we play Xbox & Wii. We not only need to be physically healthy, but spending family time is just as important to our health.

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  • Yes I have. I stopped drinking a bottle of water in the a.m. rather than diet soda. I also stopped using by stepper. So much for weight loss.

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  • well my goal was to eat healthier, but so far I haven’t been doing too good!

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  • i didnt make any but did say i wanna be healthier

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  • I don’t really like to make resolutions for New Years. I just know that there are things that I want to accomplish or do to improve myself. I don’t necessarily make them on New Years, I make them when they enter my life. As far as “breaking” them, I don’t want to think any goal I set for myself has been broken. Just that I haven’t yet reached it, which is not a bad thing unless I give up trying.

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  • I have a daily resolution and that is to do the best I can with what I have to work with to be the best me I can be. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • I didn’t make any so I did not have any to break

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  • OF COURSE!!!!! I’ve broke every resolution I’ve made. :( Hopefully when I get back from vacation I’ll get on track again.

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  • I’m not very good at keeping resolutions so I try not to make them. The ones I’ve made in the past I’ve never kept! LOL!

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  • Don’t make resolution anymore because I just got frustrated when I could not keep them. Instead I trust that God will guide me as I walk with Him.

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  • no I havent!

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  • I made a resolution to be kinder, gentler and more patient with others. I found myself so angry at people’s meanness and insensitivity that I forgot my number one mantra: Everyone has a story. I am trying a new one: It is what it is.

    I’m doing better but I am not perfect and hey, maybe that should be another mantra!

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  • I did not make any resolutions this year.

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  • I’m doing pretty well actually. Down 10 lbs, haven’t had a sip of wine, and I’ve flossed everyday except one. 3 out of 4 going pretty well!

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    • Go you!

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  • I don’t really make resolutions but if I did it would probably be to lose all this extra weight- said as I am eating girl scout cookies:(

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    • Um…calories don’t count on valentines day?

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  • I don’t make resolutions, because I don’t like beating myself up over breaking them…I’m going to join WW when I get my tax refund.

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  • I didn’t really have resolutions so I won’t have anything to break. LOL! But I honestly want to slim down this year. :)

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  • thank you for a chance to win!

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  • I made a resolution to stop being late. I think I broke it on day two :(

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  • I honestly didn’t make a resolution at all. Just goals. So far I am making my goals!

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  • I don’t make any any more. I am not breaking any. There is no more guilt. I follow what I feel is best for me.

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  • Not broken yet still working on them.

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  • it’s so easy to find excuses & put things off – maybe tomorrow.

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  • im still hoping to do mine! i said i would birth this baby naturally in may/june.

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  • Yes, unfortunately. I have not started exercising the way that I had planned.

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  • i set what seems like an easy one..to take my vitamin…but i’ve still missed days

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  • I didn’t set any resolutions this year. Good luck on your goals.

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  • i honestly done make them anymore.

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  • I’m doing pretty good. I wanted to eat more healthily and so far so good

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  • No resolutions this year. I never keep em anyway.

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  • I make them and break them! This year I am trying to set reasonable goals!

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  • No true resolutions for me… am praying that I can become better with my finances and my organization/cleaning skills.

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  • I stopped making resolutions a long time ago. I made a goal to get more organized this year and I’m sure I will make more goals as the year goes on.

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  • no resolutions -just take it one day at a time

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