I hemmed and hawed all day yesterday about writing a New Year’s Resolution post. I have so many changes I want to make in my life right now, but I want them to be lasting changes, not just a fleeting thought that I should change something now that it’s reached a certain day on the calendar. The thing with resolutions is they seem to be made to be broken. Do you even remember the last resolution you kept? I sure don’t!

I’m 26 years old and I know myself pretty well as this point. I know for a fact that unless I set achievable goals for myself and begin to take steps to achieve them immediately, I will fail.

Here is what I want to do differently in my life this year and what I’ve already done to take steps to achieve these things! Wish me luck!

Life Changing Resolutions of 2013

1. Have goals and have my actions reflect what my goals are
Goals: 
Weight Loss:  I had a baby 3 months ago and my weight loss is currently at a stand still. Why? Because I have been eating like crap and not working out. If I truly wanted to be healthy and lose the weight, I would be taking the steps to get there.
  • Action Plan:  Eat at home more often instead of take out and drive through. Make an exercise plan that I can stick to. Currently, a roast is in the crock pot and I am going to go to the gym tonight when Mike gets home. Starting off on the right foot, let’s stay that way.
Save money for a downpayment on a house: A year ago this goal would have made me laugh. But I am 26 and have a kid and a husband and a home seems like the logical next step for us. We also have a lot of debt we need to pay off before we can even dream of buying a house. We need to completely revamp the way we do finances.

  • Action Plan:  I got some “Green Dot” cards for us- it’s a prepaid Visa card. Every time Mike gets paid, we will be giving ourselves an allowance. Everything that’s not a necessity to life (gas, groceries, bills, things Jocelyn needs) comes from our personal allowance. Everything left over after bills goes towards paying off debt and a savings account I started labeled “house.” I really don’t see this going wrong. The only thing is that the cards cost $5 each to buy and there is a $5 fee per month per card for having one. But you know what? The price you pay in interest on a credit card monthly is much, much higher, so I think we’re still coming out on top. I am looking forward to more responsible spending!
2. Make some changes on my blog 
I’ve become increasingly frustrated with my blog lately. I have so many things I want to write about and I want to change my format. In 2013, expect many more posts on beauty, but also baby/dog related things, and food! I have a lot of interests and beauty products are just one of them. So, please excuse the dust in the next couple weeks as I reformat and revamp my blog site completely. It’s makin’ me crazy but it’s soon to be much better!

3. Be a more pleasant, loving person
How sad that I almost forgot this one! I feel like I’m such a crab lately, and not nice to anyone and that’s got to change. I’ve been really unhappy this year despite all the positive things that have happened in my life. I need to not let things get me down and just be more happy and loving towards others and myself. It takes a lot of energy to always be a Debbie Downer.

What are some of your resolutions and what do you plan to do to achieve them?

1 Comment on Welcome, 2013!

  1. Jeannie
    January 3, 2013 at 2:40 am (5 years ago)

    These are all great positive resolutions! It sounds like you’ve really thought about how to follow through on these instead of it just being a passing New Years whim. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!!!

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