Thursday, January 1, 2009
The Year Ahead....2009!
Last year was a great year for our family. As this new year is beginning, we are making some changes around here. Not HERE, as in the blog here but our home and life. Changes that will benefit our family immensely.
One of these changes involves eating and exercise. We are changing our eating habits...eliminating sugar and fast food and adopting a healthy, low-fat diet. Part of the reason for this is for Calvin and I to lose weight but also to encourage our children to eat healthy meals.
And then there is exercise. We have a full gym in our basement....and we use it sparingly. This gym is going to become a regular part of our lives. We are realizing that our children are growing up fast and we are going to need to be in tip top shape to keep up with them and to make sure that they are active.
To help us with both of these goals...we have entered into a Weight Loss Challenge with Calvin's Mom and two Brothers. Starting January 4th, we will be working towards losing 10% of our body weight by April 5th. Wish us luck!
I am so excited about this next part that I could pee my pants! The room that holds our gym equipment is supposed to be a media room but the other half has held unpacked and empty boxes and random crap that didn't have a home. One day I decided (much to Calvin's chagrin) that I was going to turn that half of the room into a play/craft room. A place for me and the kids' to craft and create and a place were we can conduct Pre-School! It was perfect!
My shelves are in place and in the next few days we will set up my workspace and put all of our stuff away! I can't wait to get started on Monday!
A few more resolutions:
Read more books...I love to read and I have many books sitting here waiting to be picked up but I just don't make the time.
More massages...I had a massage a few weeks ago and it was heavenly! I need to do this more than every couple years. I am going to reward myself with massage when I lose some weight.
Take a Cooking Class...I am passionate about food and cooking is a favorite hobby of mine. I would love to know more.
Learn to ski...I have always wanted to learn and soon my kids will be ready to learn so I would like to be able to help them. Calvin is going to learn too. Plus...we have Powder Mountain just 20 minutes away.
Plant a garden with the kids. I tried to do this last year and then I thought we were moving and I let the tomatoes die. Luckily...I just got 5 seed catalogs in the mail.
Dance like Beyonce! Click here for a demonstration....I will be doing this dance at BlogHer 09! Who wants to join me? Bobbi? Click here to see what our dance will really look like.
Make more whoopee....Picture a little lovenest, Down where the roses cling, Picture that same sweet lovenest, Think what a year can bring....
Come by Girls That Shop, my new blog with my sister for a chance to win something cool!