Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Bright Beginnings for 2008

Freshly planted Paperwhites
(paperdolls cut by Reese today after we cleaned the art station in the basement)
My first photo for Flickr's Project 365

Mind
:: Participate in Flickr’s Project 365 Group
:: I also want to take a basic sewing class (I’ve tried before, and sewing is way harder than it looks)
:: Take a field photography class in late spring.

Body
:: The cliché resolution of losing weight (around 7-10 pounds) and exercising (mininum 4x a week, including weight training 2-3x a week). Some good friends are running in a ½ marathon in April and they are motivating me to get back to the gym. I know that working out early in the morning is the best time for my life.
:: To feed my body, and loosen the grip on my pocketbook, one of my biggest goals is to cook at home. We have been eating out, well, I’m too embarrassed to write how much we eat out.
:: Get back to the tennis courts in March
:: Packing healthy snacks and lunch

Spirit
:: Family first, no exceptions
:: Find a church that nourishes me
:: Step work with my Al-Anon sponsor including
:: Keep in touch with friends
:: Use this blog to remind me of all the blessings in my life
:: Practice gratitude and let go of expectations

Home and Finances
:: Cooking healthy at home including freezing meals and using our Crockpot
:: Keeping a spending diary for January
:: Cutting out impulse spending by waiting 24 hours before new purchases
:: Purging “stuff” from our house, especially our basement, pledging to follow the 1 in/1 out rule, and following my FlyLady weekly routines.

3 comments:

Playful Professional said...

I really like your goals. Very similar to mine. What half are they running? I'm running (hopefully) in the one in April and really excited about it. They're great and running does amazing things for your body.

Jacki said...

I like your goals...especially the one about purging your house of stuff....I need to do that too!

Laura said...

I'm on Flickr too. Good luck with the 365. I'm doing a blog 365 thing. I used to update a column online each day so I know what I'm getting in for. :) But I do like having something to do each day, it keeps my brain being creative.