Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 and New Year Goals

I like to keep my "resolutions" simple. I prefer to call them goals. I limit my major goals to five and with all good intentions, hope to accomplish at least two by the end of the year.

1. Work with my horses more and definitely ride more even if it's just around our property, in the fields or around the house.

2. Write and complete what I start in that department. One reason for my taking up this blog (besides the horses) was to move my brain along. I have stories rambling around in my head, just need to take them off the notebook paper where I started them, and make them come alive.

3. Believe in myself more.

4. Lose a few pounds. I'm wondering if there's any adult over 40 who doesn't have this one on their list! Funny how it's so easy to pack those pounds on, but you sure can't lose them fast like you do your car keys.

5. Get stronger, physically. I need to do more exercising, light weight training, maybe, to build my strength and stamina. Always fancied myself as a strong woman. Lately, I seem to have lost that edge and it really irritates me. I don't like the feeling! I agree with the adage, use it or lose it, that definitely goes for the muscles of the middle age body!

So, there they are. I have them in black and white. I can come back to this post and see what I've done, or haven't done, next year on December 31.

I'm going with the the outlook...........2009 will be fine!


Linda Reznicek said...

Sounds good! I like the part about riding more and finishing what you start with the writing. Good luck with those goals!

Grey Horse Matters said...

All wonderful goals for the new year. Hope you achieve all you want to.

LJS82 said...

Thank you Linda and GHM! I hope by the time I get my thyroid medication straightened out, I'll have more energy. Right now, I tire easily when trying to do my usual chores and it's really frustrating. I guess at my age I need to remember the body needs a little more time to regroup after a sudden jolt!