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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Not Resolutions, Life Style Changes Check-Up....


     4 Months into 2013... Goodness Gracious... I don't know if to say, it should be further into 2013 then just April since we have already done so much this year and it has flown by, or if to say its only April?, because it seems like it has been a long slow year already. Either way, I'm sure we have all fallen off the wagon at least once or twice, forgot or lost our New Year Life Style Changes, or your Resolutions. Only 8% of people that set goals or resolutions for the new year reach success at fulfilling those set. I planned to make "lifestyle changes", these are ways that help keep our lives balanced and help us stay on track. We went on vacation in February, and its always hard to get back on track from things after being on vacation. Once we got back into the swing of things from being on Vacation, baseball started and its been go, go, go for us here lately. Things are still very busy, but I want to get back on track with our lifestyle changes and be successful in making these changes, habits.

 The lifestyle changes that we were wanting to make were:

*Continue our Family Time- we are a very close family and make it a high priority to spend time together. I want to continue our Family movie and game night. I want to also plan that once a month we do something extra also Movies, Zoo, Water park, etc.
* Stay Organized- I'm already a very organized person, and even though I love surprises, I much rather have everything planned and know about it. This year I want to make sure that I stay organized, stay on a budget ( because this year we have done amazing by doing a budget and STICKING TO IT!) Our life seems to flow so much easier if everything is planned and everyone is on the same page.
*Continue to Eat Healthier & Stay on Fitness Track!- Last year I set this as an absolute MUST and made it a priority to focus on and was Successful.. I didn't want to do the whole "diet" thing I just want to eat healthier and eat the recommended amount for myself a day and work out. I did just that, continued to eat what I wanted, but looked for healthier ways to make those foods, and worked out! That is the most important! The family and I got even more active and I did separate workouts myself. Sad to say since the holidays things haven't been so Healthy... so I plan to restart focusing on this and continuing it as well!
* I want to focus on my business and build it! New ideas, new products, and build it bigger so its exactly what I have always dreamed for it to be. Now a days everyone wants to be there own boss and think, that it is so grand but it is HARD work and if you are not willing to put in the time, long hours, and nights, then you aren't prepared to be a business owner. I've always been willing to do that but with your children I found it hard to spread all my time out. Both my children are in school now and our schedules all flow well. So I want to add some time each day to focus directly on my business and making 2013 the best year for it!
* Read a Book a Month!!! -- this is for me and me only! I love to read, but last year found that I had not got through a whole book (other then bedtime stories) in the whole year of 2011, so I added this to my lifestyle changes list last year and found that it was wonderful to sit down and enjoy myself and just relax with a good book! I will never change this one!
*(last but not least) I want to stay positive and focused in all that we do, and not get dragged down by the things and people that do not matter. Life is to short to waste any of it on things that do not matter.

     For the most part these were apart of our everyday/ weekly routine. Some of this though has been put to the side because of other things but I'm remembering that so much gets accomplished if you just set your mind to stuff, focus on it, and do it. Everything will get done and you will be successful. I haven't been focused to much on three of these life style changes that I set for myself and our family. It is time now to get back on track and focused!
With 2 games of baseball a week, plus 2 practices, I feel we never have time to do anything and by the time we do have time were so exhausted we just want to relax! With being so busy we have not been focused on our family game & movie nights. We've only had time to do one or the other during the week and something on the weekend. I want to make sure that it goes back to being a main priority that we have a designated movie night and game night because not only do the kids look forward to it but it gives my husband and I have a chance to relax and have some fun time with the kids altogether. 

     Its time for everyone to go ahead and reevaluate your resolutions, your goals, and your life changes that you set at the beginning of the year, and get back on track. Focus on where your are falling short,  that way you are making sure to make it a priority to work on that specific goal. With hard work there always comes  success. Try focusing on it for 2 weeks and see where you are after that 2 weeks!

Its NEVER to late to climb back on the wagon and pick right up where you left off.. Remember, No goal is unachievable!  

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