For some reason I really like the idea of New Years Resolutions. I make them every single year and usually do a great job at fulfilling them. I don't give myself BROAD goals. I think those are mistakes, impossible, and defeating. I also don't do things that will completely turn my life around. I do little things that I've wanted to take control of. And I know that I'm OCD enough to do it if I say I'm going to.
This year I gave myself THREE specific, completely achievable goals:
(1) Go Back to Exercise Being #1:
I was on bed rest with Gloria and while yes, I've lost a good amount of
that baby weight, I'm not the toned person that I wish I was! My goal
isn't necessarily to look thin. That's not at at all the only thing I
care about. I like having a toned butt b/c my husband keeps telling me
his word for me is "irresistible." As long as he keeps thinking that,
we're good and I want to keep working at it! :) I didn't work out ONCE
in December. The first half of the month I was working 70/80/90 hours a
week. Then the hospital stay and no power around the city cut the last
two weeks out. Working out/ exercise is my biggest hobby. It makes me
feel great about myself, it's something Evan and I like doing together,
and it's just very important to me as a person. I have always said I
would never be the wife to let my body go, that would be ok with just
being thin and not fit, and didn't care as much about my appearance. I
want my husband to find me attractive forever...and I want to feel good
about myself. It's all one in the same.
(2) Spanish with the girls:
My girls speaking Spanish is incredibly important to me. I'm not
nearly as strict about Spanish being spoken at the house as I should
be. I don't have the luxury of sending my children to a school where
they speak Spanish like my brother and his wife do. SO it's up to me.
And I now am ONLY speaking Spanish with Liliana and Gloria at the
house. In just ONE week, I already notice a difference. Liliana
already started using more words in Spanish and I know she's a sponge so
this is the age to work on it.
(3) The Teeth:
OK so I have a huge confession. I'm horrible about taking care of my
teeth. I'm blessed. I've never had a cavity, braces, retainer ... none
of it! So many nights when we get in to bed, I get under the covers
and just get so comfy ... I can't convince myself to get back up and
brush my teeth. So ... I don't. And yeah. That's disgusting. So my
other resolution (pathetic and horrid I know) is to use mouth wash and
brush twice a day. I got this "Crest 3d White" toothpaste and
mouthwash. I'm pretty sure they're whiter. Evan says they are. He
also knows what to say when I ask. ;)
So that's it ... I'm all SET ... Spanish, Exercise, Teeth. Yeah I went there.
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