2011; A Place Odyssey

2011 for me will be a journey where I try to rediscover my pre-baby self. I predict it will be a strange journey of re-discovery, especially as I still crave another little addition to our family. However, common sense prevails and that is not to be. There are several aims;

  • Try to go out without children more often, myself and the husband only managed 4 nights/afternoons out alone last year. It would be great to re-discover the fun times we used to have.
  • Watch less television and spend less time fiddling about on the computer. I have purchased some board games to assist with this.
  • Get fit, over the past year I have put on over a stone in weight and I look fat. This is no good, however more importantly I do need to be fairly fit in order to do my job, garden and run after the children. I’m probably still above average in fitness terms but I used to be able to run 5k without even thinking about it. I have set myself the challenge of a 5K, 10k and then half marathon this year. I have a few things to help with this including Your Shape on the Xbox Kinnect and you will be able to chart my progress on line with me if you wish. I have also engaged the services of a personal trainer to get me started!
  • As part of this I will make a more concerted effort to eat healthily, rather than quickly.
  • Sort out the house. This year I will clear out the clutter for good. Some of it has been following me about for over 30 years…
  • Try to be the best mother I can and help my children with their transitions to school life, guide them to be kind and caring and above all else encourage them to enjoy life and have fun.
  • Try to control the anxiety that has begun to plague my life.

I predict that it will be a journey full of ups and downs. However, I am optimistic.


4 Responses

  1. Aussie Mum 31st December 2010 / 11:46 am

    Well done you – made a start on the New Years Resolutions already. I haven't even got that far yet. Hope you have a lovely New Years Eve and a fantastic year in 2011. xxx

  2. Spencer Park 1st January 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Good luck with all of your aims. I hope that you achieve them all!

  3. Muddling Along Mummy 2nd January 2011 / 9:29 pm

    Good luck with 2011 – shall continue to read with interest (and a bit of envy if you manage a half marathon)

  4. Mark 4th January 2011 / 7:47 pm

    And don&#39;t beat yourself up if things don&#39;t quite go to plan.<br /><br />Good luck

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