new year = new me

"The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows."
-- George William Curtis

i've read time after time "don't make resolutions, they don't work"...this totally makes me laugh, it's nothing but an excuse...it's up to YOU to make your resolutions work and there is no reason at all that they shouldn't...one thing that always helped me stick to my resolutions was my children...what was i teaching them by setting a goal then quitting two weeks later? i was showing them it was acceptable to be a quitter...and i wanted to show them you can do anything you set your mind to, anything at all...

a few tips to help you succeed:
goals and resolutions don't intimidate me anymore, not a single bit...three years ago i made only two goals, to quit smoking and lose weight...i've now lost nearly 100 pounds and i've not touched a cigarette since...so i KNOW i can change whatever i want to change in my life...actually, setting and reaching goals is something i enjoy now, something i hadn't ever really done in the past...i'm not going to set myself up for instant failure by setting a ton of goals...that is when i get overwhelmed and just give up...i'm going to keep it short and simple, and set mini-goals along the way...

my official goals and resolutions for 2012 ~

**i want to lose the last bit of weight and get to my goal weight...
**i want to exercise daily...
**i want to do a 5k...
**i want to help my family become healthier...
**i want to be better with our finances...
**i want to find more balance in my life...

so there are my goals for the year…to be met…that will be met....have you made your resolutions yet?

out for now
~kisses