Monday, January 3, 2011

My 30 Resolutions, Or 2011 To-Do List Rather and TWO new Videos - yay!

This year I want to do a lot of things, things around the house, with our photos and videos, with our family and friends and more. I'm SO excited to start tackling these, not just for the results - but I know i'm going to enjoy getting most of these things done! K - here are 30 To-Dos for 2011.
  1. Try out lots of new fitness classes to mix up my cardio. Try hot yoga. Try crossfit. Try everything. Why not? It’s free to try stuff. Can obviously still try more but am excited about the progress I've made with spin and body pump!
  2. Start C25K again, from the beginning, but do elliptical or bike when I’m not running.
  3. Measure each week. No really. I suck at this and I can tell my body has changed as a result of not staying on strength training.
  4. Make my wedding album/book. No really. Do it and stop putting it off.
  5. Make a 2010 book – just a book of all of my favorite photos from the year. Start making one of these family books each year. Do one for 2009 so I’ll have a book for every year we’re married.
  6. Omit needless things. Go through ALL of the closets in our house and donate or toss. Go through clothes and shoes and donate or toss.
  7. Organize the pantry. Like for real. With printed signs.
  8. Organize my spice cabinet. I picture matching jars and printed labels. These are a few of my favorite things.
  9. Train Remy. Remy girl needs LOTS of training. I want her to be where Reuben is by the end of Q1.
  10. Try out churches in our area. I’m interested in going to Sunday sermons and need to see what’s out there by us. I've found one I can't wait to try, hasn't happened yet though.
  11. Continue making new recipes and trying new things in the kitch, especially snacks and desserts! am making a ton! tried meatless March too!
  12. Reupholster chaise in master bedroom and get new bench for foot of bed. made some calls - am looking - oy.
  13. Have TV mounted over fireplace in den, and have cable installed for it. Austin has made some calls...
  14. Make LOTS of videos – I’m behind and want to continue filming so I need to start cranking some out for reals. Still behind!
  15. Do abs twice a week. How hard is this? Apparently very as I haven’t done abs since Independence Day. Sigh. I suck at this!
  16. Make more meal plans. I love them and want to make/share more. Am behind!
  17. Have date night at least once a week. Out of the house. At a movie theater, bowling alley, park, gym – somewhere. When we have date night at home we kind of suck at it and end up on our laptops (both), or playing video games (Austin) or watching crap TV (me). This is going really well! I feel like we've spent so much chill time together this year already!
  18. Don’t buy any books unless they’re for book club. I have SO many to read at home and have a great library system. NO buying books for me. going SO well - haven't gotten one.
  19. In that same vein – I want to read 52 books. One book per week. I got close this year without trying so why not try and do it? Loves. am on track to meet this goal.
  20. Do a household budget. No really – give it a whirl. I keep saying I’ll do it now we’ll know what new salaries are for 2011 so I have NO excuse. Have gotten some items on paper - not finalized though or viewed with Austin.
  21. Create a gift center. This sounds silly, but whenever it’s time for a gift we have tape in 3 different drawers, white tissue in a kitchen drawer and a guest room closet, wrapping paper in the attic and so on and so forth. No. I want to have EVERYTHING in one closet – probably in a guest room. Also, I’m finding more and more that while I’m out and about I pick up items for people and save them until their birthdays! I want to have a place for them to go to. All that's left is taking pictures!
  22. Get a container and establish a place for extra buttons. And learn how to sew one on. Right now – I have those ‘extra button’ packs all over the house, and when one falls off I stop wearing the item. Now that’s just silly! So I got a container and filled it and labeled it... haven't learned how to sew one on!
  23. Buy lamps. I love lamps. I want to move lamps around – get new lamps for our master bedroom and move these into other rooms in the house. I want to replace lamps in living room that are more contemporary. am still on the lookout!
  24. Hang shelves in the half bathroom and install hooks below it for towels. need to do this!
  25. Get gutters cleaned. I know, kinda lame but it needs to happen!
  26. Block puppy escape route in backyard. They’re getting wiser those little rascals.
  27. Get fan in guest room corrected – need to get an electrician out.
  28. Need to get a new stainless steel rolling cooler. Actually removed this one - we decided to go a cheaper option. SO, in place of this goal, i'd like to add Create a Kitchen Business Center. This is something I didn't know I needed/wanted until I did #6 - #8 above... we found SO much stuff all over. Like 7 different places for batteries. No more!
  29. See menus to make up new recipes (look at P.F. Chang, Top Spice, Maggiano’s, My Friend’s Place, Pur Taqueria or Pancho’s, Seasons 52 and Tavern a Plaka).
  30. Spend as much time with my soon-to-be nephew Dane as possible – I can’t wait! Am LOVING this part - although no time is enough time!
So... where to start? If I had my way i'd focus on all of them now but clearly that would be a bad idea! So these are my January 2011 Goals:
  1. Try out one new fitness class at my parent company gym.
  2. Start C25K – do weeks 1-3.
  3. Measure on Fridays: January 7, 14, 21 and 28.
  4. Organize January – March 2010 pictures for 2010 photo book.
  5. Go through closets in orange and green guest rooms – omit needless things!
  6. Work on ‘Sit’ with Remy.
  7. Try out one church in our area on Sunday, January 16 or Sunday, January 30.
  8. Make 5 new recipes.
  9. Make three videos: one for Austin’s birthday, one for May/June and July, and one for August/September/October.
  10. Do abs Thursdays and Sundays. These are my unofficial, now official, ab days.
  11. Read 5 books.
  12. Go to Target to get a container for buttons and to get tissue, bags, etc. for gift center.
WOO - can't wait to get started! Actually... I already have! I made two new videos today. YESSSS. One is a compilation of May, June and July goings on - some from the lake, birthday parties, going away parties, baptisms, graduation parties and the list goes on. We LOVE to celebrate! Hope you have time to check it out and enjoy it. :) The other is Austin's 30th birthday - the video project/"booth" we set up went over well!!

May, June and July Video


Austin's 30th Birthday Video


Q: What are your 2011 goals or to-dos?

Q: Anything specific you're striving for in January?

23 comments:

Erica said...

What a great list! I love "Organize the pantry"....I'm always working to do this one ;) And I never seem to keep buttons- so a button jar is a fabulous job. Love Austin's 30th video. The signs were such a great idea!! No real resolutions this year- 2 general goals: 1. spend more time with family & friends, 2. get more sleep!

Christina said...

great list! i need to organize my pantry and spice cabinet too. it's overwhelming!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

You are so organized and focused! One of my goals is to continue to add more variety to my workouts.

Have a great week!

KL said...

Ive been making the photobooks once a year for our anniversary. They are so easy and relatively inexpensive, but a great way to 'print' pictures. We love them! Also, Ill take any shoes donations once you clean that closet out :) hehe

Kacy said...

Haha I do the same thing with buttons. I have them all in a drawer but I don't have any idea how to sew one on so if a button falls off I just stop wearing it. Bad.

DecoratedAndExhausted said...

I LOVE hot yoga, one of my favs! I can't wait to get back it once this baby is born.

Great list!! :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

I like to think of them as goals too. We want to focus on eating more seasonally here. I always want to be more productive and I definitely want to be more organized!

Val said...

You are awesome!! What a fantastic list. I have been making my to do list for a month... = )

Anne Marie said...

I love the gift center idea. It's smart!

lee said...

Love the goals. You are so organized. I think one of my goals is to be more organized. Especially with grocery shopping and meal planning.

I also want to start doing yoga.

Kerr said...

I really need to clean out my closets. I want to try new classes at the gym too. I just signed up for Barre Evolution classes, should be interesting!

Sunny said...

great goals for the year, sounds you have a busy month ahead! i loved your little video from the summer, very cute!!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

You are always so on top of goals! It's impressive. And you reminded me that I plan on making a 2010 photo book with Shutterfly. I did one for 2009 and want to keep that tradition up.

Tyler said...

I for sure want to take advantage of classes at the gym. I'm hoping to catch yoga on Wednesday. You should try a dance class out too. They are SO fun!

Max started dog school tonight. He. Was. A. Mess. SO over stimulated! But he needs to be better mannered and actually listen. Little stinker! Good luck with Rems!

Mica said...

That is a humongous list of goals, but they all look totally achievable. I imagine that you'll finish 2011 feeling satisfied and very accomplished with all of the things that you've done!

Lawgirl said...

I love how you make a plan of attack to reach your goals. And I love the 52 books resolution. I may have to try that too!
Have a great week!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I am so with you on needing to omit needless things in my life (this might include some people as well). Sounds like you're off to a good start with the videos!

Biz said...

I wish I could send you my daugher to organize you things! She'd have your pantry set in no time!!

Also, have you heard of mint.com? It links to your bank account - it categorizes all your spending and you can budget off of that. I told a co-worker one time about it, she was like "we just don't make enough money!" She tracked for a month, came to my desk and said "holy shizz - we spent $700 this month just in eating out!"

Josie said...

I love lists!! It's so rewarding when you get to scratch another one off. My goal is to not use any credit cards and get them paid off! that's a huuuge one for us. I also need to work more exercise and less freaking out over the small stuff.

haute.teapot said...

You are amazing with to-do lists and goals! I love that some of your resolutions are fun too, like buy lamps or reading one book a week. I have to admit, last year after I broke things off with my ex my weight started to creep up and I'm completely uncomfortable! I'd love to do something so I could be somewhere completely different by this time next year. You're so inspiring! I'll have to see what I can come up with. :)

haute.teapot said...

You are amazing with to-do lists and goals! I love that some of your resolutions are fun too, like buy lamps or reading one book a week. I have to admit, last year after I broke things off with my ex my weight started to creep up and I'm completely uncomfortable! I'd love to do something so I could be somewhere completely different by this time next year. You're so inspiring! I'll have to see what I can come up with. :)

Josie said...

I love lists!! It's so rewarding when you get to scratch another one off. My goal is to not use any credit cards and get them paid off! that's a huuuge one for us. I also need to work more exercise and less freaking out over the small stuff.

Sunny said...

great goals for the year, sounds you have a busy month ahead! i loved your little video from the summer, very cute!!