Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year

I know, it's been awhile since I've blogged. But, let me tell you, the holidays were crazy. I'll blog about our Christmas activities in the next few days. I'm glad to be back at work, to be back in our routine.

2009 was a challenge but my whole family is better for it...
  • My husband was laid off. Then, he found a more fulfilling job that allows me to work part time. It's nice to be able to cook more and spend time with the girls.
  • I've learned a lot and grown more comfortable in my work.
  • I turned 30.
  • Our girls are growing into tough, independent, sweet-natured javascript:void(0)people. Their personalities are very different but they are learning to love being sisters.
  • I taught myself to run then trained and completed a half-marathon. Goals I thought out of my reach.
  • My husband patiently supported me thru it.
  • I lost 35lbs. My husband also lost weight.

My goals/resolutions for 2010
  • Find Li a big girl school that she loves as much as she loves daycare.
  • Teach MM to be nicer to her sister.  Maybe that should be, teach Li to play with MM so MM won't have to aggravate Li to get her attention.
  • Plan more fun family outings.
  • Run 3 half-marathons with a PR each time.
  • Complete at least one duathalon.
  • Loose 20lbs to be back to my fighting weight (i.e. high school)
  • Raise more than my goal of $2100 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Remember to LOVE my training.
  • Be nicer and more patient with my husband.
  • Work on my temper.
  • Remember to smile.
Some of these are harder than others but I am nothing if not determined.  Thanks for reading my blog this past year. I hope you reach your goals in 2010 no matter what they are.


Staci Dombroski said...

35 pounds :-) That is awesome! It looks like you have so great goals!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love the ambition and well-rounded/realistic goals.

We are LUCKY so far that our Boys 4 and almost 2 get along really well. They have very different personalities, which i think helps.

Wow seems you have had great success with weight loss, best of luck with the last 20!!