Thursday, January 26, 2012

Resolutions In Review

Last night as I was dozing off to sleep, I was thinking about the resolutions I set for myself this year. Typically I'm not one to set NY res. If you don't set goals, you can't fail at anything... right? Well, this year I decided I would step my game up, and set some goals, with a few exceptions. I will not let myself get crazy and obsessed with trying to complete a goal by a certain period of time, and I will not be upset and depressed if something just doesn't work out the way I had hoped. With that being said, I figured now was a better time than ever to re-set my goals and wants not just for the NY, but for my life!

  • Save Money - Whether it's $1 or $100/month, any and everything counts. My main focus with saving money is really just to not spend money on things I don't really need. I have learned over the years that there is no reason to buy the pricer item just because its packaging is prettier or because you see more commercials about it. If name-brand is available, that's what I'll be buying (unless I prefer a particular type). I've we have also learned that cutting back on entertainment activities (i.e.- going out at night, going out to eat, etc.) can save HUNDREDS. Yes, this is something I've known forever, just never thought was possible for our lifestyle. Well folks, I'm here to tell you anyone and everyone can make grocery shopping and cooking a part of your life if you want to save money badly enough. We easily are saving a couple hundred bucks a month by eating at home! There are millions of other ways to save money, but these are just a few of the "well, DUH!"s.

  • Spend More Time with Friends - I'm sure a lot of you can relate with me on this one. I feel like as we get older, we lose touch with friends. The people that can mean the most to us growing up can be nowhere in sight 10 years later. I want to not only reunite with old friends, but grow even closer to the ones I have now.

  • Run More - Meh... let's not talk about it! I have a want in life (this year) to run a race. Whether it be a 5k, 10k, or a half. I don't care. Running is something that I have never in my entire life enjoyed doing. To me, it is so boring and most of all so hard to do. I read blogs of people that run over 10 miles a day and it makes me feel like such a loser that I hate to even run one! I will incline walk, stairstep, and eliptical my life away... but make me run and I hate everything. I want to learn more and be able to understand what it is about running that people find peace in. Then maybe I can learn to enjoy it myself. Then maybe I can be more like her.

  • Learn to Cook (better) - I want to learn to cook food that Raymond grew up eating (and still does when we go home to the Ranch). That means homemade tortillas, beans, migas, and all of the other authentic Hispanic food that most of us have probably never had. And no, I'm not talking about Chuy's Tex-Mex or any of the other chain resturants you're thinking of. Believe it or not, Raymond told me today that he wants me to "work on a roach coach (Hispanic food truck) for atleast a year" so I can learn to cook like them. Um, I'll pass, thanks! But I do want to learn how to make the real deal gain 5 pounds from one plate kind of thang!

Do you have any resolutions that you've added to your list since the New year?
Any tips on how to reach goals?


Tina said...

I never did the resolution thing, but some of yours would benefit everyone, especially the second one! Perhaps breaking down your goals into smaller achievements, such as calling an old friend twice as much as you did before or walking a high school track and then start jogging part of it. Good luck on sticking with them!

Megan Gillesby @ something beautiful said...

Cute blog... love the resolution to save more more! I am working on that as well :)
Just started following you!

with love,

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