I don't do Resolutions, I have Goals..

Friday, January 04, 2013

Resolution is a bad word to me, in my mind I see a flashing neon sign "FAILURE". I never keep them, they seem destined to be broken.

I like Goals much better, I can change them to make them harder and they aren't broken just improved. It's a happier word to me, it seems more forgiving and not as judging as the "R" word.

I do realize that I should have done this blog on the actual New Year, but I have to make sure these are the right goals for me.
I'm stepping back, I'm not going to have a weight loss goal this year. The pressure of it last year had me on an emotional rollercoaster.
I was silly to think it would easy once I starting losing the weight.
In fact because I lost it so fast within the first couple of months I thought,
"Psh, that was easy I can have another drink. How many times is ??? going to get married?" or "I'm on vacation, I can eat whatever I want."
Umm, yeah that didn't work out so well for me and I gained half the weight back.

I have to do better this year, get back on track. I have all the information and support here on Sparkpeople and I got lazy knowing it was here. I took it for granted and for that I am sorry.

Goal #1-Spend more time with my father. When he asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told him to spend more time with him. I don't need anything, I am a grown up, I can provide for myself but I can never get enough time with him. I've already planned to take off the week of Thanksgiving to spend it with him in Florida.

Goal #2-Healthy eating, this is my biggest downfall. I let my emotions take a hold and feed them whatever they want. No more, I curse you unhealthy emotional eating! I have a banana & 2 cuties (mandarin oranges) on my desk for snacks today.

Goal #3-More yoga, try a new studio. I got caught up in the gossip of my regular studio and going to classes weren't enjoyable anymore. I like my alone time on my mat. I bought 2 of these coupons, the studio is farther away but they have the yoga wall and have the only Iyengar yogi in Charlotte.

Goal #4-Dating, eekkk!!! I have been back and forth on this subject. Am I ready? Can I handle it? My phone won't even let me type the word Love, it autocorrects to Live every time! I think that's a sign that I need to live more and love will come later. With that said, I signed up for eHarmony and paid for a whole years subscription, so I can't go back now.

Goal #5-Spend more time with my friends. I am a LivingSocial/Groupon addict and here's our first adventure.I bought 2 of them for 4 of us to go.

Goal #6-Be the best Mom I can be to my son, this is something I never change but improve on every year. I don't know how I'm going to top last year. I flew his half sister he had never met in for Christmas. He was shocked and so happy to spend time with her.

Happy New Years Sparkies!!

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  • EKOSS88
    I love your goals! Keep at it and best of luck!
    1778 days ago
  • CELES52
    I understand what you mean by liking the word GOALS better than Resolutions! Most people I know break 'resolutions'....just sounds too strict, not to much room for human error in there. something more flexible I think. If you stumble, you can get right back up and pursue your goals again. But, anyway, I get what you are saying~nice blog~thanks for sharing~!! emoticon
    1778 days ago
    I love your outlook. I think I will set goals instead of resolutions from now on!!!! BTW, I'm in Fort Mill which is just south of Charlotte. Let me know what you think of the new yoga classes you try, I'm looking for a good class. emoticon
    1778 days ago
    Thanks for your blog-I was in a New Years funk for a couple of days, looking to much in the past year and not enough in the new one. You reminded me about setting goals-truly important goals, and working on achieving them, instead of unrealistic resolutions!
    1780 days ago
    Yes, I am a goal person, rather than resolution person. Wishing you the best in 2013.
    1781 days ago
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