Monday, August 1, 2011

The Year of "Me"

Back in December, as part of my New Year's Resolution, I vowed to make this year "the year of ME." I had big plans to put Momma "back on the list," so to speak: get back to the dentist, get some new glasses, finally get in shape, etc. Well, it's August 1st (WHERE did the summer go?), and "the year of Me" has yet to get underway. Typical.

So I've decided that today, August 1st, marks a new beginning... and with school starting in just a mere two weeks, what better time to devote a little more time to Momma! :) And, shall I even mention that the big 4-0 is only 322 days away???? Gasp. Shocking, I know. Seriously, I don't look a day over 28, right?... cough...cough.. Don't answer that. Just join me as I make some mid-life, er... I mean some MID-YEAR resolutions...

1. Because I want to ring in my forties as one hot momma (and I'm not talking about pre-menopausal flashes, people!), I've decided to try (operative word) to get back down to what I weighed when I got married 11 years ago. And in case you were wondering, that was 135 pounds. I weighed 162.4 on Saturday. Do the math. Yep. 27.4 pounds. But hey, if those people on t.v. can do it, I can too. So I'm back on Weight Watchers and the exercising routine.

2. Another goal I have made for myself is to run a 5K. A few months ago I was doing the "From Couch to 5K" podcasts and got to week 7 of the 9 week program., I quickly threw it to the wayside as soon as summer set in, however, and have not done much of anything "exercise-y" since. Yesterday I actually started back and did day1 of week 1 AGAIN. I thought I might be able to skip up a couple of weeks but...ummm.... NO. But the good news is that by September the 30th, I should be able to run the full 5 kilometers. And by training again, it will help me achieve goal numero uno. That's me...the multitasker. ;)

3.Got to, GOT to, GOT TO to make an appointment and go to the GP for a physical, the dentist for a check-up, and the eye doctor for some new specs. My current eyewear is six (yeah, count 'em: SIX) years old. I haven't been to the dentist in 9 years (don't judge me). The girls and Chuck go every six months, I just don't ever get around to it.. So that's all on the to-do list for when the girls are in school. I figure if I put it on here, I'm actually going to have to break down and make the appointments. Y'all can hold me accountable. Feel free. Please.

4. And this one is just a "want to" (but I could give you a list as long as my arm on why I "need to") and that is: Lasix eye surgery before the end of the year. Besides Anna grabbing at my glasses all the time, I hate running (or exercising period) with glasses because they always slide down my face when I get all sweaty. Not to mention when I'm all contorted trying to clean the toilet bowl, they slide down then too. That last one is a lame one for sure, but I had to throw it in there. Mostly because it's true. LOL! And if I could wear contacts comfortably I would, but I can't. So there. Convinced? Well, I tried...

5. And lastly (actually this is a pact my friend Lori and I made this weekend), NO MORE GRANDMA CLOTHES! T-shirts and elastic waist pants sure are comfy, but come ON. I'm 39 not SEVENTY-NINE!!! As soon as the girls get back to school, I'm giving my closet an OVERHAUL. I'm only buying things I absolutely love and that fit great. I figure I would rather have a few good pieces that are flattering, than a closet full of crap. And right now, my closet is pretty craptastic. Plus that whole ordeal would make for some pretty interesting blog posts, no?

So that's it for now. I thought I'd keep the list fairly short as to make the tasks more do-able. What about the rest of you? Where do you stand with your New Year's resolutions? Do you need to get back on the wagon and make yourself a priority? What are you waiting for? We'll do it together! I'm reminded of a quote that says "Life does not have a remote control. You have to get up and change it yourself!" Well said...

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