New Year's Resolutions?

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MissyJ's picture
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New Year's Resolutions?

Hi all!

We're compiling an article centered on YOUR (Pregnancy.org members!) resolutions for 2012! Help us out by listing your top 3, 5, or 10 resolutions! You can share as a parent, for your personal life/fitness, baby-making (*grin*), work/career goals, and more! We want to hear it all!

Thanks in advance!

~Missy

Jenn0113's picture
Joined: 03/09/07
Posts: 5335

Say no to more functions and parties. Its always hard to say no but then we end up over committed. Try to find a day of the week(end) to just do nothing - no parties, no gatherings, no events to attend - just be with family.

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

*Get back into shape! I don't care how much weight I lose, I just want to lose the belly and feel good Smile I'd like to run a marathon next year but I'm not sure I have the time for that quite yet.
*Get back into FlyLady! Enough said, my house was so much more managable when I did it, but lately I've let it slip and find myself struggling to keep up with everything.
*Love on my babies even when they are being sassy Wink It goes too fast! I think I've gotten better at picking my battles over time. Last year I vowed to stop yelling, which I did pretty good at but I'd like to really eliminate it completely this year.
*and once again start saving for Christmas as of Jan. 1st...I did this last year and I'm SO much less stressed about the holidays this year Biggrin

girlisrad's picture
Joined: 04/24/07
Posts: 1587

1. Be patient. I just get into a snit SO easy.

2. Take care of my hair. I need it to last.

3. Send cards to my family/friends on their birthdays. I did GREAT last year, until March. Then I fell apart.

4. RAK. Random acts of kindness. I think I did OK this year.. would like to bring it up a notch.

5. Say thank you to those who deserve it. You know who they are Wink

6. Get PICTURES into frames and albums. I must I must!

7. Laugh more than i cry Smile

8. Eat more chocolate. And less Chips.

9. Yoga. not just Wii yoga, I earned a class Smile

10. Stop with the entitlement. I am owed nothing but oxygen. Smile

Minx_Kristi's picture
Joined: 01/02/09
Posts: 1261

Get independant

Get fit

Have daughter eating proper home made meals because I've bothered cooking them!

Apply for the police force

Stop thinking I need a man around the house

Be happier

Be more positive

Enjoy life

carg0612's picture
Joined: 09/23/09
Posts: 1554

I'm not generally a new year's resolution kind of gal but this year is different.

I've already begun one: start working on my MBA (master's program). I've been accepted for Jan 2012 and orientation is next week - eeek!

I need to get healthier. I'm not making any specific weight goals or the like. I've had some not-so-great news about my health lately and it's time to change. I need to:

- eat like a healthy person
- move like a healthy person
- take my medicine and monitor my progress
- commit - to DH, to my children, to myself that I can make these life changes permenantly.

Joined: 12/11/02
Posts: 485

I usually don't do them but I do have a few things...

**get back into bellydance class
**get the gym more often

**get out and about with Sebastian more as both my hubby and I haven't really taken him out much since getting home in September.

**have some *date* time with the hubby as right now we don't

**work on journaling/writing more to my son which I started when I was pregnant but slowly let it go for a while and now I am trying to get back into it. I have a online journal for it and also a paper one as well.

Jules's picture
Joined: 10/03/01
Posts: 797

These are great. Keep 'em coming.

For me...
I am committed to learning new ways of dealing with stress
..and while I'm taking those deep breaths, I will

--recall the good things, those things I'm thankful for
--be in the now. I'm not going to regret yesterday or live for only tomorrow. I'm going to live right now and enjoy those things that fall in my path.

carg0612's picture
Joined: 09/23/09
Posts: 1554

"Jules" wrote:

--be in the now. I'm not going to regret yesterday or live for only tomorrow. I'm going to live right now and enjoy those things that fall in my path.

Jules, just wanted to comment about this thought. We had a culture "unfreezing" at work and the company that facilitated the retreats coined a phrase, "Be Here Now". There is a whole section on just that. It's something that I've really taken to heart and try to remind myself of every day whether I'm listening to one of my team members or one of my children or my DH.

Good for you. That simple reminder phrase has really helped to remind me to appreciate where I am at any given moment in time. Love that goal.

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Joined: 09/11/03
Posts: 917

"Jules" wrote:

These are great. Keep 'em coming.

For me...
I am committed to learning new ways of dealing with stress
..and while I'm taking those deep breaths, I will

--recall the good things, those things I'm thankful for
--be in the now. I'm not going to regret yesterday or live for only tomorrow. I'm going to live right now and enjoy those things that fall in my path.

AWESOME! is all I have to say.

CrysRee31's picture
Joined: 06/01/11
Posts: 1473

#5 get back to the gym on a more regular basis (I used to do 5 or 6 days a week and am down to once or twice or not at all!) and get back to healthy

#4 manage our finances better (I swear we had more money when we made less but how is that possible??)

#3 if successful with #4 move into a bigger house, so as to have more room for #2...

#2 make a baby!

and...
#1 get back to ME! make more Mommy time and get back to my fun not so stressed out self

Dewey's picture
Joined: 12/29/01
Posts: 195

Come back on here more regularly and drive Missy nuts with my on-line antics. Wink

Three4MeNHim's picture
Joined: 06/13/02
Posts: 618

1. Learn to pick my battles with my son. We are arguing too much lately.
2. Play more and work less.
3. Pay attention to how much I spend.
4. Get a babysitter 1-2 times per month and have a date with my husband.
5. Be more creative in the kitchen!
6. Work hard at my new business so I can get healthy and help other get healthy too!

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Once and for all I am going to get in shape and STAY THAT WAY!! I had lost 60 lbs last year, but gained 40 of it back between eating bad and then being pregnant. I will be going back to my low carb lifestyle and walking like crazy to get the rest of this weight off and be sexy for summer lol!

BokkieNYC's picture
Joined: 08/15/11
Posts: 1106

Hmmm, New Year's Resolutions:
->Keep gymming 3-4 times a week, even after getting pregnant
->Pass all my subjects this year (I'm studying for my Bachelor degree)
->Not stress my DH out - he has an Arnold Chiari Malformation

Danifo's picture
Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

1. Continue trying to find me time and do some fun things for me and not because I'm a mom/wife.
2. Work on couple time. DH and I found a babysitter and I'd like us to go out for supper at least once a month.
3.Try to be more patient with DD1. It only feels like she's deliberately trying to irritate me Smile
4. Be more consistent with meal planning and waste less food.

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