Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Goals

     I don't make resolutions. My impression of resolutions are something that will happen that year, and if it's not accomplished no matter how close you are, it's a failure. That's just my perception. I make goals, that way every little progress that is made is a success and encourages me to continue on. With a goal you have to have a plan...resolutions don't necessarily have a plan attached to them.

Here are our (mine & Joshua's) goals for 2012:

    Our family is going to get healthier by eating healthier foods and eating out less. 

    Be more consistent in the boys' devotional/prayer time before bed and be more deliberate about getting back on schedule with it when something unexpected causes us to miss it.

    Continue with our family Sunday afternoon naps.

Here are my goals for 2012:

    To have uninterrupted time with the Lord 4-5 times a week. It's hard with the little ones to get uninterrupted time, but it's so much for me and them when I do. I decided to work through Beth Moore's  Breaking Free Bible study. When I finish that study, I going to pick another study book. Using a study book, helps to keep me on track and accountable.

    To get more organized at home. I've created a list of 52 organization projects I want to do around the house, and I plan to tackle one a week. I looked at each room in my house and found little manageable projects that I could complete in smaller chunks of time. I was inspired by the Organizing Junkie.

    To blog on our family blog 2-3 times a week. I plan on taking some of my snacking energy I'm giving up and using it to write about my family and our lives.

    To lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday this year. I'm starting out by counting calories and doing this no added sugar challenge for the month of January. I still have naturally occurring sugars like fresh fruit and dairy, but nothing has sugar listed an ingredient on the package. I LOVE Dr. Pepper and Sweet Tea and sweet treats so this will definitely be a challenge for me. I decided to reward myself on February 1st if I can make it through this no sugar challenge with this:

chocolate tuxedo cream cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. My goal with the no sugar challenge is to become in control my sugar intake again and not letting sweets control me.

Happy 2012!!!


  1. I like how you call them goals not resolutions. I wish you the best.

  2. Wow, that cheesecake looks AMAZING! Definitely a good way to reward yourself. Good luck with the no added sugars. :)