Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Some Changes for the New Year

Hello neighbors,

I was offered this opportunity from my good friends over at SocialMoms. They have teamed up with Simply Orange Juice and we are to write a post about some changes we want to make for the New Year. I have listed some of mine below and I look forward to reading yours in the comments.

1.Make more time for my family.
I am sure you moms all know what I am talking about. Seems sometimes we get so busy we don't take time for the family. But I am going to be changing that this year. Maybe cut down on some of the other things I do to make sure I get that time. We already do a Friday evening game night, but I want to also get one on one time with each of the children.

2.Have fun.
I know, I know. We are all supposed to have fun but I really want to take some time to relax and have some fun. Maybe get some special bath stuff from Bath and Body Works or some new books to read, but I would love to have some "me" time. Maybe some time for crafts and sewing that I would like to do that always seems to be put on the shelf for later.

3.Exercise more.
This is really hard for me to do and I just never seem to get it done on schedule. We like to play racquetball so that does give me a lot of exercise but I would really like to get more done at home with hard, sweaty stuff:). Maybe some dvd's or an exercise program. Walking would be great too!

4. Schedule More
This actually ties in with my last point. My day often gets away with me and I don't complete everything I would like to. Now with 6 children that is somewhat understandable, but I still need a little more structure. Not a rigid schedule, because we need some flexibility, but definitely more of a schedule.

5. Eat Healthier
This is a big one for our family. We travel a lot and this makes eating healthy harder. We are going to drink more water, and have healthier snacks with us when we travel. You know when we grab a snack for the road we will pick more fruit and veggies, instead of grabbing the chips and such. All too often we grab what is easiest instead of what is best for us. So this is a major goal for me this year.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Simply Orange® blogging program. If I am one of the first 65 blogs received by SocialsMoms, I will receive a $25 Target gift card and a gift pack that includes a Simply Orange® cooler bag and logoed fleece.


hale2005 said...

I am going to try and eat more whole wheats for the new year.


rubynreba said...

All your your changes sound like great ideas! I'm hoping my family can do these changes too.

G said...

Annual resolutions don't work for me. I need to check each day if I'm on the right path.