Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Good Intentions

Whoohoo! Nearly 2 hours at the gym and I feel good! "Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah! Like I knew I would! Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!" (OK, you can pull the ear plugs out now, my James Brown impersonation is over!)

So, after an exhilarating workout of strength training, pt, vestibular therapy and a bit o' cardio, I'm feeling inspired to finally write down my New Year's goals.

You're probably wondering to yourself, "Why the delay? Are you nuts? It's been 2008 for 2 weeks now?" Yeah, yeah, I know, but I've been busy! Due to all the birthday bashes and extroverted insanity in our family, I really don't get a breather til after Jan. 13th! (Mall Mania & Introvert or Extrovert?)

Now that I've had a chance to breath, I thought it was the perfect time to cement my New Year's Resolutions, no . . . goals . . . no . . . intentions . . . yes, that's it . . . Intentions! You may be thinking to yourself, "Wait a minute . . . aren't 'good intentions' what pave the road to H - E - double hockey stick?" Good point. But as I've been saved by the blood of Christ, I'm feeling pretty safe with declaring a few good intentions!

Following are my good intentions for 2008. I hereby intend:

  1. To memorize Proverbs 31. In addition, I would like to finish the book and study guide, Beautiful in God's Eyes: The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman by Elizabeth George. As soon as I can find it!
  2. To regularly do my Bible Study homework. We are studying Romans through Precept Upon Precept. Ooh - better get going on that for tomorrow morning!
  3. To continue going to the gym on a regular basis.
  4. To get on and stay on a rotation diet that works for our family. We deal with a multitude of moderate food allergies, so I need to get organized and stick to it!
  5. To eat salads for lunch. Okay, this is going to be much harder than its sounds, because I really don't like salad all that much!
  6. To log in, at least weekly, to to keep track of my healthy habits progress.
  7. To attempt to play the piano pieces that my cubs are learning. Considering that they are being trained in the Suzuki method and have already surpassed my playing ability. . .this may indeed prove only to be a good intention at most!
  8. To figure out how to use Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom from to help reduce our grocery bills and embark on my endeavor to become a strategic shopper.
  9. To rid my home of C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) by taking baby steps with flylady.
  10. To keep on blogging!

That's enough for me! What are your intentions?


fullheartandhands mama said...

Two hours! Seriously?! Wow. My intentions are to lose about 35 pounds, but I'm having a baby at the end of the month, so I guess that isn't fair. :)
Precept by precept studies are great. I'll bet Romans is a tough one.

girlymama said...

Wow! Great goals!!!

I'm determined to pray more and get back into shape once this baby arrives!!

Oh, and transition seamlessly from having two children to three. Yeah. That will happen ;-)

Denitra's Den said...

Don't be too impressed with the 2 hours. It takes me a few minutes to recover in between my balance exercises. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it quicker as I get used to everything!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I don't normally make long term goals and I never make resolutions.

However, I do want to clean out the refrigerator and Murphy oil soap my kitchen cabinets sometime in the next two weeks.


sarah said...

Great goals!! Keep at them and let us know how the coupon site works! I would be very interested that!

SplendasweetNlow said...

Keep it up Denitra! You have some great goals! Love you like a second mother!