I have decided that based on my performance this past year, I am going to do beginning of the year and then mid-year resolutions. I think the ENFP in me needs a new challenge around May, so instead of bemoaning my weaknesses as a human being, I am going to accept who I am and work with the raw material I have. Yep, being 36 is great--gotta love being OK with yourself.
So these are my "From January to May" Resolutions:
1. Go to bed earlier and get up earlier. If I accomplish this goal, it will be HUGE. I am an enormous night-owl. My body prefers to go to bed around 5AM and then get up around 1 in the afternoon. During the school year, I am able to modify this preferred behavior (I go to bed around midnight and get up around 6:20), but, of course, getting up at 6:20 does not give me enough time to get myself and my two adorable, grumpy children ready for school and out the door by at least 7:00 (preferably 6:45). My mornings end up being pretty grisly. So I resolve to be in bed reading by 9:30 and in bed with the lights out by 10, and I resolve to get up by 5:30.
2. Eat healthier and feed my family healthier meals. Emma is a horrible eater with a sweet tooth the size of Texas. She would rather eat chocolate ice cream than anything else. The only meat she eats are chicken nuggets from fast food restaurants. If I want her to eat healthier, I am going to have to be more consistent in my cooking. I need to have a rotation of about 5 healthy meals so that she is exposed over and over again to good food. So I resolve to plan and cook healthy meals for my family at least 4 nights a week, and I resolve to have healthy sweet things in my home to satiate Emma's sweet tooth.
3. To walk or do some kind of physical activity at least three days a week. I think this can be accomplished by getting up earlier. I get ready incredibly quickly, so if I get up by 5:30, I should be able to do 15-20 minutes of some kind of physical activity. The problem, of course, is I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS! I want the results-- a healthier body that will be able to play with my grandkids--but I don't want to do the work.