How many of you set goals at the beginning of each year? Perhaps some call them resolutions…I refuse to set resolutions, the name alone screams FAILURE to me. But goals, I can handle that word I think.
So, what are some of your goals for 2013? I have a couple. First and foremost, I want to be happy. Happy here in the desert, where God has put us. I truly believe that Carl and I are HERE for a reason. I have a harder time believing that when it’s 100 degrees with no cool down in sight during the summertime, but maybe that’s when I need to believe even more. And the wind is a problem for us, today is especially chilly and windy and I want to take a short walk. I have a hard time walking in this wind, it hurts my ears but maybe the answer to that is wear a scarf around my ears to help and keep my head warm at the same time.
Speaking of walking, that is probably the only kind of exercise that I can make myself do at a regular interval. Some days it really hurts to walk, but on those days that it does not, I need to get out there and walk. It’s really the perfect exercise for almost everyone, next to swimming..How many of you make a point of taking a walk on a daily basis. I envy those who have the money and fortitude to head to a gym, that is just not my ‘thing’ so no use even trying. At my age I know what I will follow through with, and what I won’t do, and that is one of them.
I turn 60 this upcoming June. I don’t want to look like ‘this’. I am finding with my fibro and my extra weight that I am having a hard time physically caring for my baby grandchildren when I am with them. I hate to admit they wear me out. I love them so, so much but I need to get in better shape to be able to care for them when Scott and Lainie need us to. So, the goal I have is to walk, and lose some weight before my 60th birthday on June 21st. Can I do it? Yes, I can do it. I HAVE to do it. Enough is enough. I don’t know how much weight I will lose by June, but I will lose something. The person I look like is not the person inside of me. The person inside of me has energy and fortitude to spare..the person on the outside, bleh..
I have one other goal. To get my home in an organized state. It’s terrible right now, we have too much ‘stuff’ and I can’t even get my sewing area organized. I am getting tired of spinning my wheels, so to speak. I spend as much time looking for rulers, rick rack, patterns, etc…than I do sewing. Makes me crazy! If anyone has an organizing fairy they can send my way, I would be grateful!
Have a wonderful and productive day
So, how about YOU? Care to join me in setting a goal?