Can you believe it's 2008? I can remember when we were all partying like it was 1999 (and not because the song was hot, but because it really was 1999).
So of course along with the New Year come the new resolutions. Why beat around the bush, you know I'm gonna post 'em, so here there are. I only have three.
#1 -- I WILL TREAT MY BODY BETTER!
This does NOT translate to losing weight, dieting or working out more because I am so damn tired of those same old resolutions. So this year I'm making a promise to my body that I will treat it with the love and respect it deserves. And it deserves A LOT!
For more than three decades (almost four, Mamas!) my body has been doing exactly what it's supposed to do…legs are still standing and bending, nose is still smelling, heart is still beating, various organs are still organ-ing. As far as performance, my body has an excellent track record. It's time to honor it for a job well done.
So this year, I resolve to feed my body with nourishment that will renew its energy, support its functions, and refresh its very essence. Donuts taste real good, but lately that type of stuff tends to sit in my system like dead rocks.
No more looking in the mirror with an eye of judgment and berating my body parts with names like cottage cheese thighs, flappy arms, jiggle-buns, and the ever popular muffin top. If I don’t like the way my body looks, I have the complete power to change it. Until then, I will love what I see.
#2 – I WILL SLOW DOWN!
I've come to the realization that I've been in a perpetual rush for the past 5 years. I rush to work, rush to pick up the kids, rush to fix dinner, rush to get to the grocery store. I'm done with that crap. My new motto for the 08 is…Low & Slow, Baby (mutter it to yourself in a sexy Barry White baritone…mmmm…yeah, that’s nice).
That's me… leaned back in the car, shades on, music playing, cruising along to my next destination secure in the fact that I’m on time and haven’t forgotten my cell phone, purse, or one of the kids in my mad dash through life. So that means that I will make better plans, get to bed earlier so I can actually wake up in the morning, and organize ahead of time so my endless rush can finally end.
#3—I WILL BLOG MORE!
I would love to give some insightful, heart-felt reasoning for this resolution. Something like making connections with others moms, exploring issues facing pre-teens, and meeting new people on blogs all over the world, and sure all that plays a part in my foray into the blogworld, but mostly it’s just fun so I’ll do it more often.
Those are my promises for 2008. They aren't much, but they're mine and I love 'em. Of course, my goal of becoming a low and slow, body-luvin, bloggin fool may not happen over night, but it's something I'll be working toward all year.
Anyone else got any goals for '08? Feel free to share.