Monday, January 3, 2011

The 3 F's

So, I have been thinking a lot about resolutions. Like a lot of people, I don't really like to make New Year's resolutions. 1. because I have too many of them and 2. because I never stick to them. But, this year after the birth of our baby I feel like because of all the craziness I have let a lot of things fall by the wayside. It took me a long time after Malone's birth to start feeling like myself again but that is a whole other post. So, instead of making a "resolution" I am just going to promise myself to be more intentional about the three F's. What are the three F's you ask? FAITH, FINANCE, and FITNESS! Well, they are my 3 F's. I guess it could stand for Fudge, Fudge and more Fudge. But, then I would really get nothing done. So here it goes:

FAITH
I want to concentrate more on my faith. I love God and want to draw nearer to him. I need it and so does my family. I want to get back to my morning devotionals and writing in a prayer journal. When I was pregnant, I wrote in it constantly and felt the closest to God I have ever felt. My husband read his bible and wrote in a prayer journal as well. And both of us have gotten out of the habit. We also haven't attended church regularly like we used to. It is so important to have a community of believers around you that you can "do life with" and we have been feeling so disconnected. A lot of that came from busy life and a lot of it came with my need for inclusion whenever life stresses me out. So, in 2011, I want to be more intentional with my FAITH.

FINANCE
Whew, this is a big one. Ever since I returned back to work from maternity leave, work has been a little slow. But, I didn't act like it, at least not with my finances. I also didn't act like I just had a daughter that caused us to spend an additional $500 a month or so. I just spent like usual. So that has to change. We have some goals regarding finance:
1. Create more retirement
2. Set up college fund for Malone and pay into it
3. Buy the Hubs a boat
4. Go to Mexico this summer
5. Make grocery bill smaller
Sounds like a lot right? I know, I am getting sweaty just thinking about it. I LOVE to shop. It is like therapy for me and I am scared to let it go. Well, let's be honest I can't just let it go. But, I can reign it in some more. So in 2011, I want to be more intentional about FINANCE.

FITNESS
I hate this one. Really, really hate it. I haven't worked out on a regular basis in 11 years, when I was a high school cheerleader. Even then I didn't work out because I wanted to, I worked out because I had to. I hate it. Did I mention that? Everyone says, if you just do it for 30 days it will become a habit and you will love it. No I won't. Last year I worked out 3 days a week for 15 minutes lost a few pounds and said, "heh that's good enough for now." I always have good intentions but I never seem to follow through with it. I still have a good 12-15 pounds of baby weight to lose and I must lose it to feel "normal" again. At work we are doing the biggest loser and have 90 days to get the weight off. Hopefully this will be a swift kick in the pants to lose the weight and it won't hurt that there will be some money involved to sweeten the deal. So in 2011, I want to be more intentional about FITNESS!

I am hoping by sharing this post with everyone I will see it in print and know that someone out there may be watching me and holding me accountable. When I go through my posts and see this one I will be reminded that I had some things I needed to be working on!

Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
1 Timothy 4:15

3 comments:

  1. You sound very focused! Cheers to 2011, may all of your goals become realities! Three cheers of encouragement for you!

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  2. You can do it! I believe in you! I think all three of your intentions are reasonable and doable. I'm cheering for you! Love ya! XOXO

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  3. Now you made me look at my life!! Blah!!! Why did you have to go and do a post like that!!? All joking aside, I'm very proud of you and I know you will do great on the first 2, but that 3rd one is gonna be a booger!!

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