Happy New Year!

To all my friends, family and followers–My wish to all of you is the most amazing of new years. The resolution list has been in the works for a few weeks now, so today I need to put it into place. I’m sure all of you have some sort of resolution, I am sending happy thoughts and motivation your way. Good grief, I need some myself, so please send the same in return.
My posting has been splotchy, and I intend to work on that. (Resolution #1). I also intend to get myself back into the gym on a regular basis, to make me work towards my big goal I have just signed up for the Breast Cancer 3-day walk in September. I signed up a few years back, but didn’t end up walking since I didn’t have my walking buddy with me and didn’t raise enough funds. No excuses this year, walking buddy or not, I need to do it. (Resolution #2).
Prior to having a baby I was in pretty good shape and going to the gym was a constant for me–I ate really well, lost 64 pounds and well, let’s just say felt GREAT! Having a baby *surprise* has changed my personal food intake and exercise routine dramatically, so I need to get cracking on that once more. I intend to lose more weight and be back in a size 10 by July 19, 2011 (my birthday for all of you who want to send me a fluffy little card). If I declare it here–doesn’t that mean I will in fact do this? Sure. Whatever it takes right? (Resolution #3).
My husband and I were just talking about doing good deeds for people. We tend to do things sporadically, but I really want to help those that are less fortunate. That sounds so lame when you read it, but I really honestly do. We want to be better about giving to others. I thought that I might look into a Meals on Wheels gig or something where I will be able to share some of my culinary talents with others who will really appreciate them and enjoy what is being given to them. Since I need to stick with Resolution #3, but I don’t want to give up on my love for baking and cooking–thus the brilliant idea to help others while I enjoy baking/cooking something I shouldn’t be eating. Give it to someone else. (Resolution #4).
And there are several other resolutions that don’t really need to be posted here on the blog–silly little things, but for the most part, things that will help me to my next biggest goal…starting my own business. Yep, this blog has been my jumping off point and I have been slow on the intake, but I promise all of you, I will put a little heat under my backside, work faster on this and get things moving forward. (Resolution #5) Unless of course I get to Resolution #6 quicker than I expected to…(baby #2 hopefully a girl). We will see how 2011 turns out.
I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for all of you out there-sending out strength, love and anything else you may need to move forward.
Enjoy this beautiful ride all. I know I will.

Oh—and remember—two quotes to get you fired up:
This is my most favorite quote ever!

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

And this one never gets old…it becomes my mantra often when I am finding myself in a difficult spot. I don’t need to point out that this is the AA quote and no I have never been to AA, but I memorized this years ago to help understand what some special people were going through.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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