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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Planning for success

I am more of a planner than a do-er. This year I REALLLLY want to be successful with my New Year's Resolutions because they are so obtainable.

All of my resolutions are going to be year long works in process so right now I am making my plans on how to keep it going for 365.

Resolution #1: I am going to be joining Mrs. Dishes and Wishes for a bible study and I going to start attending different churches in the area to find a home church. I say "I" and not we because Mr. G works most Sundays so when he doesn't he is going to church with me but 9 times out of 10 I will be going stag. Also, this quarter in school I am going to be taking comparative religion. I am really excited about it. Religion has always been really interesting to me and I can't wait to strengthen my relationship with God spiritually and academically.

Resolution # 2: This year has been out of control for me. I have been stressed to the max this year and took it out on my body. This year I also got slapped in the face with a comment from my doctor that I am a "healthy fat person". He said it more eloquently, and doctor sounding but still. What he was saying was, yes I am morbidly obese for my height, but my inner workings don't show that. I don't have high blood pressure, my cholesterol is good, I am not pre- diabetes. All of this information comes down to, if I am going to change I have to do it on my own. I don't qualify for any type of medical intervention.

With all that being said  I have started researching healthy life styles, foods, and cook books, trying to see what areas I need improving on. Obviously, its almost every area, but that is ok,  I am going to take baby steps and I am not going to give myself a dead line or promise you dear reader or  myself anything. If I give myself a deadline and I am not progressing towards said deadline in as timely a fashion as I would like that is when I fall in to my own little pit of despair and quit.  I really want to make and keep this life style change and I know this is going to be a continual learning process. I need to find harmony with my body, I need to get it moving and get it healthy.  I need to take care of this vessel because I am going to be with it for awhile.

Now, for the goal of being more in tune with my body I had something very specific in mind. I am going to delve more in to my cycle. I got turned on to this through my friend Crystal, who started throwing words at me like temping, luteal phase, basal body temperature. I just went blank and shook my head but  it intrigued me.With the start of the new year I am going to delve in to the unknown.Thus far, I am enjoying figuring out my cycle because it is like playing detective. Who would have thought that this body that I have had for 24 years could be this mysterious?

Resolution # 3: This has been a need more than a want for a loooooong time. In an effort to find this harmony, I need to stop pumping my body full of caffeine. I, in all honesty can tell you the last time I had a glass of water was last Friday at dinner. That is sad. So, I am not saying I am giving up soda, but I want to try to do for every soda I drink, I drink a glass of water.

Resolution # 4: Husband and I have been talking about ways to save more money and we have come up with 2 things. 1. Pay ourselves first and 2. start usuing the envelope method.

What is the envelope method? I am so glad you asked. After we pay our bills all of the other expenses we have like food, entertainment and so on will be budgeted for and then withdrawn from our checking account and put in to a envelope. The remainder of our money will be put in to our savings and once the money in the envelope is gone, its gone. It is so easy when you have a check card to say "well the money is in there." So we want to take that out of the equation. This is something Hubs and I have been talking about for a while and are gearing up for the challenge next pay period! Woot for Challenges!

Resolution # 5: I have made a list of what I want to do in the house and I even gone as far as to price everything out ( there I go making lists again). This calendar year I would like to complete my living, dining room, bedroom and guest room. The major project is the Dining room but the funny thing is, it is the least expensive... gotta love DIY.

Most of this resloution won't start until warmer months because I really don't want to be priming wood in 20 degree weather. Actually, I don't think I could, I don't think the paint would stick.

1 comment:

  1. Those sound like great resolutions, I excited to follow along!