Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Revolutions

I am not a resolution maker.

I am a goal setter. 

Goals must by SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed.  I thought of that acronym all by myself.  Just kidding -- I think it's Zig Ziglar's.  One should set goals in many aspects of their life:  Financial, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Educational, and I can't think of the other ones.  Goals must also be written, and shared. 

So here are the 2011 Goals:


I will take one class each session. 


I don't have any social goals this year. 


I will read at least one book about my faith every quarter. 


I will work out at least 4 times each week.
I will include fruit and/or vegetables at each meal.


We will pay off the goddamn Sallie Mae by 12/31/2012.

There are other plans I have for the year, even if I am not setting a specific goal.  One is to make more time for my girlfriends.  I have friends that I only see when our kids have birthday parties.  Not a good way to maintain a friendship.  I plan to clear out the linen closet, and I want to do some scrap-booking.  I am going to blog as long as I have something to say.  I am going to go on dates with Greg more often.  Spend more one on one time with each of my boyos.  Get the Christmas shopping done early. 

Here's what I am not going to do:

Go on a diet.

What are you going to do?


  1. always enjoy reading your blogs. I especially enjoyed today's blog because it makes me make a more serious commitment to my goals. I may or may not write them down but I know what they are. Have a happy new year.

  2. Great goals! I'm going to get to the gym more often as well, and eat more veggies (yuck...)!

  3. Happy new year, Miss Mary! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I know I'll enjoy reading about your adventures whether you're eating those veggies or not... It will give me something to do while I put off Madame Bovary. :)

  4. I wasn't going to make any resolutions as such, because somewhere in the back of my mind there is a little voice that is saying, "No one keeps them." I have one basic goal: to live healthier. I hate exercise, and love sweets. My favorite passtimes that don't involve my children are reading and playing the piano. Neither one is much of a workout....

    I am tackling my goal in baby steps. I'm starting with fruits and veggies, smaller helpings, and sitting down less. Sad, huh? It's a start.


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