Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Years!!!

Everyone else is posting Happy New Year blog posts with resolutions- thought I'd hop on the bandwagon! Never been much of a leader- more of a follower type. That's okay tho- takes all types to make the world go round!

SO! My 1st resolution is very important to me as I've tried to do 'it' every year since I've gained the weight and haven't been motivated enough to even try longer than, maybe, two months. It's more than "lose weight and eat healthy and exercise"- I want that lifestyle change. I think most people have that for a resolution- to take better care of their bodies- but for some reason, most of us fail. Maybe it's cuz our motivations are wrong. Maybe it's cuz it seemed like a good idea at the time and we just weren't ready. I need to get ready. I've seen posts and articles and commercials (more and more it seems) regarding type 2 diabetes. Now diabetes runs rampant in my family, and if you don't take care of yourself while you're young, chances are you can give yourself this horrible, and incurable, disese before you reach fourty. I've got ten years to get my act in gear! My motivation in the past was always to be thin so I can feel sexy/pretty. In this past year I've learned to love myself for who I am. My looks (which really have nothing to do with my weight!), and more than the superficial, the HEART of who I am. I am willing to try, and succeed, because I want to be healthy! I have been munching on the not-so-healthy stuff that the holiday's offer- not sleeping well and not taking care of myself at all really. So I have been lethargic and that makes my day just go down the toilet. I want to be energized and enjoy life, my children and everything else I enjoy. I want to live well into my golden years without the pain and discomfort that I see my grandmother-in-law going through. I want to not worry about slowly killing myself with food- and being a better role model to my kiddos. I hope I'm doing it for all the right reasons now! And looking and feeling better about myself? Just a wonderful side effect.
Along with my physical well being (which is more than just food and exercise!) I want to nurture my spiritual well being. Now it's no secret that I *heart* Jesus. But I haven't been maturing as a Christian very quickly. When things get too complicated in life or I have too much on the go, my faith takes a back seat. No more praying, bible study, devotions. Nada. I want to rectify that NOW! My spiritual health is the ONLY thing more important than my physical health- cuz let's face it- our bodies will, indeed, die. Again, the side effects of being spiritually healthy are wonderful! I don't get depressed, angry, bitter or anxious as easy because I am seeing things from a Godly standpoint. I am more patient, loving and considerate. I don't get offended as easily. AND I am a good example to my children and others around me. Even Jesus said that it was important to act out your faith- that it is what will have people asking about Him. THEN you can preach! People don't nessicarily enjoy being preached too when they didn't ask.
I think if I can be on the ball with those two things- my next resolution should be no problem! See, I have a horrible time procrastinating and leaving things until the last minute. It's never good and it's always stressing me out. I found that procrastinating is really just a fancied up term for wasting time. So I am going to be more diligent in getting things done when I have the time and not to be wasting so much time.
I am also going to be better at not wasting resources so I can be more generous. That's my next resolution, to be more giving of time and money.
Next is to get my learner's permit. That's right. I don't even know how to drive. So I will definatly work on that this year as I was told that I can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator IF I get my license and can drive myself around. I don't blame my honey for saying that :D It's not going to be too much fun for him to drive me all over the city doing girly parties :D
And lastly- I am going to try to work it out so I can work from home doing what I love- making cards and invites and favours. So I am excited to get started- but it's hard to talk on the phone and blog at the same time- so take care and good luck with the resolutions :D