room for improvement {2012 goals}

this photo has nothing to do with my post. it's just funny.


I am a resolution-type of gal. I love sitting back and analyzing what is working for me, what is not, and making plans for change. I love to daydream, and love to think of all the things I want to do with myself. If only I had the follow-through. Can I resolve to try harder with my resolutions? Kidding! {sort of}

I need a place to be accountable for my goals and where I can look back and refresh my ever-forgetful memory when I start to slack off. So, in no particular order, here are my 2012 resolutions:

For my fitness and weight loss goals, visit me at Shrinking Jeans.

Eating dinner at the table as a family, at least three times per week. We have a hard time with this. A lot of times, we are on the run somewhere between dance and basketball and choir and soccer and basketball… you get the picture. When we get home and have time to eat, it usually consists of the kids eating at the table and me sitting in my chair eating and catching up on emails or something equally as ridiculous. I am going to make an effort to eat with the kids AT THE TABLE several times a week.

Cut the cussing. I cuss. I try to not let it slip out in front of the kids, but I know that I could be much better about it. Especially when angry or annoyed.

Time management. I am planning out times for working from home, and also planning on setting aside a certain amount of time before bed each night where I pick up various clutter and junk around the house.

Establish a better relationship with Kane. I think we are off to a good start so far this year.

Keep my vehicle cleaner. It’s a disaster right now. The end.

Get licensed for foster care. See this post.

Limit my Starbucks visits to just twice a month, unless we are on vacation. Ouch. This will be tough. I love my coffee lite frappacinos and skinny iced lattes.

There you have it. I hope at this time next year, I can look back at 2012 and be happy with the progress I’ve made!

Happy New Year!




  • Anngregory

    You can do it Lissa! I believe in you and know that if you take it one day at a time you can do it!

  • Jen Polk

    But.. it’s really hard not to cuss when you have that great book at your house. *still giggling*

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  • Thea @ I’m A Drama Mama

    See, I just thought that the picture was a reference to you killing it in 2012. But it is a funny picture.

    Starbucks. Especially this time of the year, I hear ya. BUT, their prices are going up so that should help, right? Don’t want to waste your money!

  • Brooke F

    no cussing.  yikes.  i think you’re SBD cutting out sugar will probably be easier.  good luck!!

  • Anonymous

    Cutting out Starbucks while trying not to cuss more will be tough, but you’re tougher (as evidenced by the gun toting hooker picture).

  • Jen Newman

    I Love your resolutions!! I love that they are real – keep vehicle clean, work on relationship with Kane….so down to earth yet so important!!