Goals for 2009

Monday, December 29, 2008

A funny thing about resolutions - I always start out with the best intentions, but then life always seems to get the best of me! 2008 was a great year. I started out in January being promoted, then finished up the year with a great position leaving me more financially stable than I ever hoped to be, especially in this time of nationwide crisis. I feel blessed and thankful for my job and my life, and I am looking forward to becoming more accepting of myself as the years progress.

However, 2008 also brough the return of 27 pounds I never wanted to see again! That's right... 27 lbs in one year, and at least 20 of those piled back on in the last 5 months alone. So my present financial health was seemingly a trade-off for my physical health. So, needless to say finding a balance is the most important goal for the year. I need to manage stress better and relearn how to be active and eat healthily in my new career. Hey, if I can learn how to do it in my current work environment, I will be set for life!

Some other goals:

*Pay off credit card debt
*Train for and complete at least two charity run/walk events
*Say something positive and optimistic at least once a day
*Complete two short stories
*Knit something really cute just for me
*Learn Russian

Well that's a lot of goals, but I think writing them down helps to get my brain around them.

Ok, I think that's enough to get started. First up- January mini-goals:

*Complete Shape's 21 Day Body Makeover (If you haven't picked up this special, get it! It's awesome, and I'm using it to get me back in the gym and ready for the Women's Health Ultimate Fitness Plan)
*Pick out a cute knitting pattern
*Write morning pages every day
*Do Rosetta Stone Russian lessons for a half hour every day
*Blog at Spark at least twice a week

Will keep it updated! Happy New Year!
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