Jan 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010....Hello 2011

WOOT!  Anyone excited to see 2010 finally come to a close?  I definately am.  Talk about a long long long year.  Some good things came our way, such as watching Laina grow from a newborn to a nearly walking munchkin, painting the kitchen a bright happy color (green of all colors!), visiting my sister in Oregon during July, and all the little moments that happen.  Some really crappy things have happened too, the fear of losing our home, putting our house on the market at loss, the move to a (very cool) old farmhouse,  the remodel from hell, 4 cords of wood gone in 4 weeks, freezing cold, and the subsequent move back to our original home.

2010 was a year filled with trials for us, and while right now I am a bit bitter about a lot of them, the year was one of personal growth on the part of Dean and I.  While I wish we could take back a very large portion of the year I am greatful that we were able to learn and experience all that life has to offer.

This year I look forward to accomplishing the goals I have set for myself.  I have added a couple more....

1- Read the scriptures everyday:  This will be tough because sadly, they are the best sleeping pill I have ever had!  I am out within a minute!  So my goal is to read them in the middle of the day while I am cooking lunch. :)  Can't grow spiritually if you don't put forth an effort right?

2- Exercise daily:  Ohhhh how I dread this one!  I have no motivation when it comes to working out.  While I love the feeling of being in shape and being healthy I absolutley despise the work it takes to get there!  I am going to get off my butt though and make an effort.  I have my lovely Jazzercise video (that really is fun!), a yoga video that I love, and I am currently roaming craigslist and freecycle for a steal of a deal on a treadmill.  Not only does my body need the exercise but my mind desperately needs it.  I need endorphins and I need them very very badly!  I want to be able to do the yoga pose below by the end of the year.  While this looks fairly easy, I assure you it is not.  I have a bad lower back because of all the c-sections.  No abs=bad back.  So my goal is to work on my abs and my back flexability so that I can stop feeling like an old lady!  Ok its not that bad  but close.

3- Trust:  I will let that one be self explanatory but I will say that this one will be life altering for me and I am looking forward to it.

So here is to 2011, may it be a year filled with lots of learning, fun times, and personal growth.  And just a small, small plea.........please let it  be a smoother year for us! ;)


Savannah McQueen said...

I am with you on the exercise. I am signing up for a 5K to keep me motivated.

Kim said...

I am going to start the couch to 5k this week. We have a big run near us in September. I plan on running that one!

Good luck on your run!

Nicole said...

Great goals! I don't feel like my new year starts until this baby comes :)