However, he likes to point out that I only did them when I was motivated..which was usually because company was coming over. Let me tell you, my house gets the cleanest in the five minutes before my mother in law randomly stops by than it did the previous three and a half days she DIDN'T stop by. So yeah...I need motivation. My motivation right now is the new year. I want to lose that baby weight that I gained with Princess3 which I lost because I was eating better and exercising but gained back when I started school, quit exercising and was stressed and began to eat terribly again...*sigh...so yep..diet starts tomorrow. Only because I finally ate all my Christmas cookies, leftovers, cheesecake, and chocolate chip banana bread and there's no more junk in my house that I didn't want to throw in the garbage. So my two week special K diet starts tomorrow and I plan to exercise and be hungry...that's how I did it before..let's hope it works again! lol...Anyone wanna give me their treadmill so I can run out of the cold? Until then, I guess I'm gonna have to let Jillian Michaels kick my butt....I'd much rather run. ha ha.
Also, I think maybe I will try and do better at this whole mom thing. Now I don't think I'm a terrible mother or anything, but my poor family has been on the back burner since I've been in school on top of all the other craziness. So doing things on purpose like making an 'Unplugged' night where we don't watch TV or use any electronics like the laptop or cell phones...hmm...maybe I should confirm this with Prince Charming since it's basketball season..So we may have to coordinate this properly...lol...but it's something to try. My Princess6 made such a change in the way she responded to Prince Charming when he started playing board games with her..so maybe a board game night. Living life on purpose. Making special efforts to get one on one time with each of my daughters is something to be achieved.
Which leads me to this...getting organized. Making to-do lists each night and trying to get things done without feeling like I'm forgetting something. I always heard "a day not planned is a day wasted" which I can totally see to be true.
Read More. I've been working on Uncle Tom's Cabin for what seems like FOREVER. I really like it and it's on my list of Books to Read Before You Die but I've just not had any time. (That Statistics class really kicked my butt.)
Also, maybe I'll try and be a little nicer to Prince Charming. He does do a lot for me
And most importantly...spend more time in God's Word. Reading my Bible and spending time in prayer is certainly lacking in my life and I definitely feel more at peace when I do spend time with Him.
So...what are YOUR resolutions? Do you not make them because you never stick to them? I think that trying to become a better person is a noble thing and whether it takes a new year, or your mother in law popping in, or your pants getting too tight....whatever the reason, seeing that you need to make changes and trying to make them is always a positive thing and something that not everyone will do.
So Happy New Year and
Good luck to all of you who are trying to turn over a new leaf!