New Year's Resolutions **More of a Question than a Debate**

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I'm curious to know how many of you ladies make New Year's resolutions.

What kinds of resolutions are you considering this year and why?

Do you get your kids involved and have them make resolutions?

If you've made resolutions in the past, have you been able to keep them?

I've been asked several times over the last few days what my New Year's resolution(s) will be. I've never put much stock into resolutions, so I'm curious about what the rest of you do.


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I don't normally but this year I am going to make some resolutions. I am almost off my anti-depressants and so to signify this positive moment in my life I will also resolve to: Be more active, improve my eating habits, lose a little weight and hopefully all these positive changes will help me to be a better mother/wife/person.

Celeste - posted on 12/28/2011




Resolutions this year:

-Lose 50 lbs

-Run another half marathon and I'd like my time to be 2:30-2:45 (ran my last one at 2:51).

-Run a full marathon

-Get my pace back down to 10 min or below

The reason why I've made these resolutions is because I think having a goal will keep me from burning out.. And I've made some new running friends that will help me keep motivated

This past year's resolutions was to lose weight (which I did but gained some of it back :( ), run a race every month (almost! I didn't run any races for a couple of months) and to do a half marathon, which I did accomplish

Rosie - posted on 12/28/2011




to get more organized, keep my house cleaner, and number one for me is to stop yelling at my kids. i have a really hard time with that, its something i loathe about myself.
i havn't been able to keep my resolutions in the we'll see. sigh.

Becky - posted on 12/28/2011




I don't really make them. There are changes I want to make in my life, but I don't find that making a New Years resolution helps with that. It's more a day to day process of finding the motivation and doing it one step at a time. I will be trying to lose some weight once this baby is born!

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I am making one this year.We had to make the choice to say goodbye to owning our own home and moving into an estate were we pay less rent but can do the house up how we wish.

Its a lovely house and estate but there are a few undesirable families.

I am going into my 4th year here and i have to say.This new year i am going to live.I am going to enjoy what i have and not what i wish i had.

Here's to living life, happily.Forget what others say and i have made my house a home and thats all that matters.If life changes in the near future so be it.For now this is what i have.Not many can say they have a safe lovely warm home and a loving family.So i count myself blessed.

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It's kind of like the New Year's resolution to lose weight. It's January for goodness sakes, I don't care what my body looks like until at least April!! Come April, when the bikinis hit the stores and I become painfully aware that I will need to squeeze myself into one in the next couple of months, THAT'S when I will care. And, that's when I will be motivated to shed my 10 holiday pounds, but not a moment sooner. :)

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I don't really put much stock into them--I don't have any major changes I want to make in my life because I live it the way I want to all the time. All the same, I still like to have something to say when asked that question 50,000 times during the 6 days between Christmas and New Years.

This year, I have a closet in my husband's home office that I plan to clear out, shelve and reorganize in a way that is easy to maintain. I tend to just pick big household projects as my New Years resolution because January and February are the perfect time to do them, and by March, I've completely forgotten about the New Year's Resolution anyway.

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