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My Goals for 2010

Happy New Year, Dear Reader!

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I never have, and I don't intend to start in 2010.

However.

I have chosen this week to make some changes in my life and to set some goals, and I'd like to share them with you.

Before I do, I am going to admit for you and the rest of the internet that I don't like hard work. I have shied away from it again and again, whenever it presented itself.

In college, I dropped classes that presented a challenge. In graduate school, I became angry with professors whose work required me to turn my brain on. I read easy, mindless books. I stay away from politics and I don't discuss religion. I've had lots of excuses, but it boils down to one thing – laziness.

Now that I'm aware of my own laziness, I'm changing it. I've committed myself to activities that are going to be challenging for me. Publicly, so that I have pressure to continue, not to give up.

It's going to be hard. I'm going to get frustrated. I'm going to persevere.

And I'm going to be successful.

My Goals for 2010

  1. I am going to read the Bible in 90 days.

    I really waffled on whether I was really going to participate in this challenge. I felt called to do it, but I doubted that I could do it. I wasn't sure I'd have the time; I wasn't sure that I'd get it or find any meaning in it. The Lord spoke to me this past week, and I overpaid for 2nd day air shipping so that I could join in. I'm doing it.
    And I'm going to journal about it every day, to make the experience more meaningful.

  2. I am going to lose 100 pounds in 2010.

    That's a shocking statement, isn't it?
    After my car crash, I reviewed the EA Sports Active for Wii. I liked the program, but I still had a lot of pain every day. I quit working out after my obligatory period.
    I have lots of excuses and lots of attempts, but I've never followed through. Until now.
    Thanks to The Spark, SparkPeople.com, Mamavation, and a vast support network, I'm going to lose 100 pounds this year. More importantly, I'm going to learn a healthy lifestyle (eating better, exercising more, and being generally more healthy) because that's the model I want to set for Gracie.

  3. We are going to pay off at least 50% of our family's debt.

    We don't have a lot of debt, but we have some.  My car crash on May 1 showed us that we are in a perilous financial state. If one or the other of us lost our job or became unable to work for some reason, we'd be in real trouble.
    As a result, we bought Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University home study course, and we got to work. We are still working through the course (much more slowly than I'd prefer), but we are working.
    We are going to have to make some changes to our lifestyle in order to accomplish our financial goals, but Joe and I are both committed to those changes.

I feel like there should be a 4th goal, but there isn't. This is plenty for one person.

What are your goals for the new year?

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20 thoughts on “My Goals for 2010”

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  2. Awesome goals, Tara! I know you will excel them! I am going to be reading the New Testament in 30 days, starting Jan 11. Aimee Freeman (Kayleigh's mommy) has challenged her blog readers (http://www.womensmarriageministry.blogspot.com) it do it along with her, and I am up for it! (I think!) 30 days will definitely be the shortest amount of time that I have read through the N.T., but with a little commitment, I can do it!
    Good luck to you on your 2010 goals!

  3. Great goals Tara!~I'm here for you, whatever you need! Mamavation is a great resource for inspiration and motivation! Another of my goals is to read through the Bible this year, so I'll be following your journey to see how you are doing!

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  5. Great goals, having a plan is a great battle. My goals include significant weight loss this year too. The Wii will be one of my tools. I can barely move these days from the Jillian Michaels workout, ouch!

    Good luck! Look forward to hearing about your progress.

  6. Great goals, having a plan is a great battle. My goals include significant weight loss this year too. The Wii will be one of my tools. I can barely move these days from the Jillian Michaels workout, ouch!

    Good luck! Look forward to hearing about your progress.

  7. Wooo-Hooo! I'm excited that you are joining in on the Bible in 90 Days Challenge! You can do it.. and you will be amazed!! Welcome!

  8. I am so proud of you, Tara, for taking on such huge challenges! I'm with the majority of people who want to lose weight – not a lot, but enough where I feel good in my skin again. I joined Spark People last year and they have some great tips – I think I will try out their 30 days of fitness (or something like that) that I got in my email. And we have been Dave Ramsey followers for quite some time. Between coupons, extra jobs, and cutting out all but the necessities (we haven't had cable for 4 years – GASP!), we are on our way to freedom. Keep us updated!

  9. Wooo-Hooo! I'm excited that you are joining in on the Bible in 90 Days Challenge! You can do it.. and you will be amazed!! Welcome!

  10. I am so proud of you, Tara, for taking on such huge challenges! I'm with the majority of people who want to lose weight – not a lot, but enough where I feel good in my skin again. I joined Spark People last year and they have some great tips – I think I will try out their 30 days of fitness (or something like that) that I got in my email. And we have been Dave Ramsey followers for quite some time. Between coupons, extra jobs, and cutting out all but the necessities (we haven't had cable for 4 years – GASP!), we are on our way to freedom. Keep us updated!

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