This is probably the first year I'm actually excited for new year's resolutions. My health has been an issue for a couple of years, since we've been married I've put on somewhere in the neighborhood of 100lbs. In fact the reason I started this blog was to track our weight loss. Which of course fell to the wayside when times got hard. But now with God's help we're at it again. We have set some goals to make this year better than last. And really that's all we can hope to do, make this year better than last and today better than yesterday. Our overall goals would be to weigh less at the end of the year, and to be more productive with our time. (i.e., less t.v. and more projects around the house, and for me that means more writing). But we have a few milestones along the way to keep us in check. The first milestone being in February we're going to Haiti and we're working to be in better shape for that weeklong trip. The second milestone is a very good friends wedding that I'm in in March. And I just ordered a dress in a gigantic size, that I'm hoping come March I'll have to have taken in to wear. Bridesmaid dress shopping isn't my favorite and being overweight really didn't help that process. Luckily I had a really lovely sales lady help me out and it only took a half an hour to pick out a dress. So that was a win. Our other major goal as a couple is to grow closer to God this year. We've already started by doing a devotional for couples every night. And we've been doing that for a couple of months now. Next is to individually grow closer to God and we'll work on that by reading our bibles each day and spending time in prayer. Now this is probably the goal I make every year, to be closer to God, and I don't think I'll ever stop wanting it.
Our goals in a nutshell
: work more in his woodworking shop (possibly even start a YouTube channel).
: work out more often, and eat healthy
: read bible every day
Rachel: work out and eat healthy
: read bible every day
: writing; on the blog, and on my book I've started
: finish the 13.1 mile race in the Fort for Fitness (in September)
: sell my crayon art on Etsy.com
: get back into theatre (I love it so)
That's where we're starting this year at. As we speak not only am I writing on my blog woo woo, but also Adam is in his workshop (aka our garage, that neither car fits into) working on a project for the dog. :) And for late lunch/dinner (we did get up at like 11 today) we're going to be having a pork verde soup my best friend Katie found on Pintrest and made for us when she came over last. It's supposed to be soup like, but last time we cooked it so long it turned into meat for nachos...it was fabulous. I can't wait to hear what other goals everyone is working on, please feel free to share in the comments. Maybe we can be an encouragement to each other.
And Happy New Year,
-- A and R