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Renew Thyself

I’m on my way out the door to have a post-birthday lunch with a good friend – for both of us – we share the same birthday. Check out my other blog today: http://sorose.blogspot.com/.

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Quietly Ringing in Another New Year

Already into day 3 of 2009, and I’m having fun just hanging out with the family.  The boys decided to go north to the snow Monday and came back on the 1st.  My daughter and I rang in the new year catching up on missed episodes of 24.  Since we were overseas so long, we missed a lot of series and found Netflix while we were in France.  We caught up on a few and are now able to watch them in real time on tv. But there are still others like 24 that we are still catching up on.

It was quiet around here for a few days, but my daughter and I enjoyed hanging out and doing girl stuff.  We went to an outlet mall one day – those are dangerous places!  We did get in our exercise for the day.  That’s one thing I haven’t done in a while.  It sure is easy to get out of the habit and get lazy.  I get up each day and think I need to start running again, but my body says, Oh, let’s just wait.  I know I need to, and I have set a date.  The kids go back to school Monday, and it will be the best day to make my new year’s day.  I also need to start eating better.  The holidays have brought lots and lots of chocolate my way, and anyone who knows me well knows I cannot say No to chocolate.  But I do say No to fruits and vegetables very easily.  I think I could live on bread, pasta, and chocolate. 

Well, that will all stop Monday.  I am going to post my resolutions on my bathroom mirror where I will see them every morning and night.  But for now, I have a couple more days to enjoy and relax with my family before real life begins once again.

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Goals and Motivation

Yesterday my kids all brought home their quarterly progress reports from school.  The two youngest had straight A’s for the first time.  They were so excited as they are usually disappointed because they’ve missed all A’s with one close B+.  The oldest has made straight A’s several times, but this year seems to be challenging him a bit more.  Honors English, French IV, calculus, swim team, and a girl friend will do that, I suppose.  I am so proud of all of them, straight A’s or not.  They all three strive for their best, and that’s all I can ask for. 

So now they are motivating me a bit.  With the new year coming, I am thinking of resolutions.  I haven’t made any since I was a kid, but this year may be different.  I haven’t been feeling the best for a little while, and I am hoping that all of that has passed.  Now that I’m moving around more, I am hoping to get my energy back, plus a little more than before.  I need to get back on the work-out wagon and take advantage of the family gym membership that we pay for each month.  My goal is to get back on track with what I was doing in Guam.  I was running 5-K’s, 10-K’s, or sprint triathlons at least once a month.  I don’t think that I will find the variety of races here, but I will start by looking for one to use as a goal in a few months. 

I think I’ll try something I haven’t done in years and put my resolutions on paper for 2009.  Maybe if I post them somewhere and see them each day, I will remember what my goals are and be motivated to work towards them.  It’s worth a try.

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