Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Resolutions!

Hi Y'all! I still am working on some glitches with uploading photos, so while I don't have any (of my subpar) : ) pictures, I do have my resolutions!

I love resolutions, fresh starts, and plans. I drove everyone crazy determining my resolutions for this year - they had to be just right.

1) I will write a thank you note every day, inspired by the book A Simple Act of Gratitude. I have already written four!

2) I will lose 15 pounds by June 1st. (I'm actually hoping to lose 20, although that is probably a stretch.) I struggled with whether I was actually willing to commit to a diet, since I love my food and have little willpower in that area. Plus, I'm able to carefully camouflage myself in clothing so that I look fine. However, I have found a few more flabby spots in the past 6 months (?), and when I visualize my ideal self 10 and 20 years from now, in addition to the touches of gray, I see a leaner me. Why the June 1st deadline? I turn 4-0 that month and how better to curb the pain than to rock a pair of shorts - or a swimsuit??! I will be calorie counting and using a few trusty books as resources, and doing a Jillian Micheals 20 minute ultra-efficient workout 4-5 times a week.

3) Finally, I will do my darndest to get all of my 29 students to exit kindergarten knowing the entire alphabet. Many are already there, but I am going to take it up a few notches to move those students who are not. It might seem crazy that some kids might still not know the alphabet after 9 months in school. With second language learners, little home support, and learning disabilies it does happen.

What are your resolutions??

1 comment:

Olivia said...

Oh Jen... I have so many I don't want to write them all down! You have wonderful resolutions and I know you will have a wonderful year!! Your blog looks more amazing every time I visit it!