Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 New Year's Resolutions

2010 is one day away! Over the year, you've been able to read about our ups and downs. 2009 was a stressful year to say the least, but after August, things seemed to get much better. I can't wait to see what the new year brings.

When we make resolutions, we tend to focus on one phrase and not the process of attaining that goal. The word resolution means " the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc." So, instead of just writing a few phrases down, think about how you can reach your goals.

So, without further adieu, here are my resolutions for 2010:

1. Save More/Spend Less

Fred and I do a good job of saving money each pay check. We even have a savings account designated for this. I would like to put more money away in 2010 for future endeavors. Maybe I need to include taking fewer trips to Target.

2. Cook More

Last year I tried to set a goal for myself by cooking two to three times a week. I've actually done pretty good with the goal, but I've been slacking this last month. I want to do better and I want to keep this goal going. I don't want to be the mom who only takes her kids through the drive-thru (well, on occasion).

3. Work on Myself (mentally, physically, and spiritually)

  • Mentally: I would like to read more and challenge my brain.
  • Physically: I'd like to continue working out like I have been (maybe
    a little more). I'd like to reach 150 Jazzercise classes again next year.
    And I'd like to make healthier food choices. I think cooking at home will
    help me to achieve this.
  • Spiritually: I need to make more time to focus on God. I need to thank Him more for all of my wonderful blessings.

I think all of these resolutions are attainable. To hold myself accountable, I am looking to my friends (fellow bloggers too) and my family to keep me on the right track.

Thank you for your continued support over the past year! Happy New Year!!!


Natasha said...

Caroline- these are great goals!! I think we can all hold each other accountable and I love the idea of cooking more-- keep updating your recipe blog... I love it!

Heather said...

These are great resolutions. I wish you luck with them, I know you'll do great!!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

great goal

best of luck

happy 2010

Juliana said...

You have wonderful resolutions. I cannot believe how quickly this year went!

Happy New Year! Hope it is a great one. I am a new follower. Pop on by and follow back if you would like!

Carol said...

Great resolutions, you can do it! Happy 2010!

Heather said...

Great resolutions!! I need to do more of your first one! happy new year to you!

Leah said...

This is a great list and definitely attainable!

Happy New Year!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great goals....I so love a fresh start...I have two hours to blog hop tonight and am loving it. Happy New Year