Sunday, January 1, 2012

New years Resolutions

1. resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. the mental 3. state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.

Those are the meanings of Resolution. Today I have been really pondering on how I want to better myself for the year 2012 and after. I have made a few goals for myself and I will go over them in a second. Right now I want to discuss this word. New Years Resolutions... people make them and then they break them. I really don't want this year to be about failing. I want to be better. Last year was a pretty good year, except not really financially. We started off the year jobless and a miscarriage. but we are ending it pretty good.

Tyler quit his job at Convergys, he felt inspired to for some reason, plus they weren't being very nice. But he does have a job lined up, the downside is that it doesn't start until later this month. Its okay, because we have faith that we will be okay financially. Which brings me to my first goal:

Faith. I am going to be better at being a Latter Day Saint. 2011 was a year of laziness for Ty and I. I hate to admit it, but we rarely went to church. We are going to go to church as often as we can this year. And in order to be able to wake up with the spirit, I will go to bed with a clean house every Saturday night. I am going to fast every fast Sunday and Fast with a Purpose. I am going to read the lessons before hand so that I can get the most out of my Sunday. AND We will be FULL tithe payers this year. I believe this will help me achieve my next goals...

Be a Better Mom and Wife. I have a problem with patience and Temper. I will be the first to admit that. I know that Lucy probably gets her temper from me. Tyler is such a patient and kind man, and I am so grateful that he puts up with us. I am going to try and be more loving to my family, show them everyday in some way that they are special to me. I want to do more fun things as a family and learn to be grateful for what I have and really appreciate every day. I am going to stop looking forward and be in the present.

Weight Loss. yes I am going to lose weight this year. No I am NOT going to fail because as long as I am not gaining, I will be proud of myself. In order to lose weight I am going to take it one day at a time. I will not get discouraged if I have an off day. I will not say "Starting Monday" but I will try every day. I am not going to make a weight loss goal... I want to get to where I am comfortable in my own skin, and where I love the way my clothes fit. I will work-out whenever I can (its hard having two kids) and I will continue with my Diabetes Diet that I was on while I was pregnant. I have found that it really isn't that hard, and I saw results. I only gained 20lbs in my whole term, and Lost every bit of the weight gained within the first week. The last thing is, that I will never over-stuff myself. Portion control is the key. I know this will be hard. There will be days where I will sneak in a cupcake or a cookie, but i know that if I wake up every morning willing to try again, I will succeed.

And that is pretty much the big things I am promising to myself. 2012 is going to be great. I can feel it. The time for change is now, and I will be better.

I woke up this morning with a new outlook on my life. I am filled with hope and determination that I will achieve everything I want for myself. I know that in doing all of these things I will be a much happier Bonnie.

Happy New Year everyone!!

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