Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resolutions

Well, it's that time of year again...time for a fresh start and new resolutions. Why do we make resolutions when January 1st comes around? Do we feel guilty for all the indulging from the holiday festivities? Is it just a natural time for a new beginning? Is it a good excuse to give in to our cravings and laziness the other 11 months of the year?
I've never been one to make resolutions because honestly I'm not good at keeping them. I try so hard to set goals for myself but I always find a good reason why I cannot achieve those goals. Past goals that I have yet to achieve include training for and running a 5k, reading thru the Bible in a year, working out consistently....there's more too but I won't bore you with the details. When I look back at these failed attempts I am so disappointed in myself because they are not hard goals to reach. If I would just get myself motivated on a daily basis them maybe I could get there. Sometimes I think I need to be held accountable so I ask friends or family to work on these goals with me. It always starts out good but never pans out. I also spend way too much time researching on how to achieve my goals rather than getting up off my lazy butt and working toward them. There are so many good excuses too....I'm tired, I just ate, the boys need me, there's house work to do. I really need to just suck it up and be a good example to my boys on how to work hard to achieve something you've set out to do.
So, with that said I'm going to work on a list of goals I'd like to reach in 2011. I'm not going to label them as resolutions because I never keep those. Maybe if they are goals it will be easier for me to succeed. Once I have my goals I want to post them here. I know I don't have too many followers but maybe knowing that others are aware of my goals will give me a little extra motivation to work toward them.