I'm not much for resolutions. In fact, I can't recall ever making one but this year I have some definite plans I hope to keep.
I think I'm gonna start by taking better care of myself. Somehow, in a year, I've managed to gain 2 pant sizes and I'm determined to loose them.
I don't know where the weight came from, but I know how it got here. I spend so much time worrying about the kids and Jeremy and do they have everything they need, want, desire. Is there anything I can do for them, for a friend, for someone I don't even know? What are the plans for tomorrow, the week, the month? How do I keep everything in order when the only list I have going is IN MY HEAD THAT IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE?
The only time I seem to devote to myself are the girls' naps.... for which I frequently lay down and take a nap, myself. I find myself plum exhausted all. the. time.
2011, I'm determined to fit a few minutes into each day to take better care of myself. Eat an apple in peace. Pop a few vitamins into my pie hole. Take a walk, alone. Clear my head from time to time. Remember to brush my teeth TWICE a day and floss EVERYDAY.
Somehow I remember to keep the kid's teeth spick and span clean, but my own.... at least I brush them every morning, right? Counts for something?
That's my major plan for the new year. Find a few minutes each day just to do something to take better care of myself.
I have a minor plan, too. I'd like another baby, please. Does the new year deliver babies to overweight women who can't seem to find 10 minutes out of the day to make themselves a little saner?
Yes, yes, I know. I'll have to get Jeremy to jump on that same bandwagon with me. Believe me, I'm working on it. And it helps that MAH BAY-BEE just turned 2. He's been going through the last week with me strolling down Memory Lane and stopping to pause at the intersection of Remember Cute Baby Stage Drive.
Now, I'm not sure how I'm going to take better care of myself and loose 2 pant sizes while having a baby, but, you know, clearly I was being honest when I said I never make resolutions because this one doesn't seem to be very well thought out.
There you have it, my 2011 Resolutions:
1) Take better care of myself and hope the weight falls off the same way it jumped on.
2) Have a baby. Or borrow one. Indefinitely. We'll see. Jury's still out on that one.
Wish me luck. I'm sure I'll need it.