New Year’s Resolutions & My Bucket List

New Year’s Resolutions…I usually keep them for about a month! This year one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to keep my resolutions! How about that?  Actually…I did make some serious resolutions this year.

1.  To get healthy & lose weight

2. To do more art

And honestly, I have never made a bucket list…but here are 5 things I’d put on my bucket list:

1. Travel to Italy with Sam

2. Take the family to Disney World

3. Get caught up on my Scrapbooking

4. Open a private art studio & teach classes there

5. See the Grand Canyon

These are things I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  I’ve thought about them all for years.  Getting caught up with Scrapbooking probably will never happen…but I can only improve from where I am now.  The rest of them…I don’t really have a lot of control over.  They are just dreams.  No idea if they will ever happen, but they are fun to dream about.  However, I should say, Sam and I are working on learning Italian! It’s fun!

Something else Sam and I are working on together is getting healthy.  I was reluctant to commit to it. I really enjoy sweets and carbs and didn’t want to give them up. But we decided we need to get healthy in order to do (& enjoy) some of the other things we want to do, like going to Disney World with the kids.  So we started on New Year’s Eve.  Sam & I have both lost weight already.  We are keeping each other accountable.  We even are doing Biggest Loser for the Wii together…it’s been a fun challenge so far.  Mainly we are using the Lose It! app on our iPhones to keep track of calories consumed and burned.  I also signed up for the Daily Health Challenge which is why I am actually even writing this post.

What Resolutions have you made for 2011 and what are you doing now to accomplish your goals?

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4 Responses to New Year’s Resolutions & My Bucket List

  1. Did you know that Chris Evans also is learning Italian? She got the Rosetta Stone program and then started meeting with a teacher in Ypsilanti. She is very excited and wants to eventually go to Italy for several months. As far as your travel goals, I can see them happening. I think setting the goal is the first step in making it happen. I also have a Wii and got the Wii fit for Christmas. It is a fun way of becoming more active. In September I started MYDiet on Facebook. Keeping track of everything I ate was an eyeopener. Good luck on your goals.

  2. Julie,
    I love your bucket list.
    I would love to travel somewhere abroad with dad, like Ireland, or some Art place in Italy like you have. I would like to see the Grand Canyon too, but sure not in shape for it. Scrapbooking yes! I have so much to do, need to put it in smaller projects. March is ocming fast. Let’s see what simple fun thing can we do for a workshop? Good luck on your getting healthy goals. I’m glad you are doing it together, that is awesome. Dad and I are starting too. We should check on each other for motivation. I’ll be looking for your art, drawing or whatever you try in art. It is always fun to see on your blog.

  3. I have decided that, although I highly dislike running, I am going to run a 5K this summer. Misty said that she would run w/ me! So, if the running sucks, the company will be delightful!

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