New Year, New Me!

I am one of those people that normally do no make New Years Resolutions. I have always said “What’s the point? I won’t stick to it after a few days, or weeks anyway?!” Well, 13 is my lucky number. I even got married on june 13, at 1 pm (the 13th hour) I’ve always loved 13. So, I have decided that i will make 2013 MY YEAR. It is time for me to focus on myself and get my life back to where I want it to be. This year, I WILL have the ambition to succeed and I figure what better way than to use my blog to hold me accountable right?

So, in the next 2-3 days, all of my Christmas Gift Guide tabs will be removed and you will find them replaced with new tabs. I want you all to be able to follow me through my journey to a better me. My first goal is to rethink my blog. I will still focus a lot on product reviews and giveaways, but I really need more. I want it to scream HI, I AM AMBER AND THIS IS MY LIFE. Right now all it says is “hey, check out these products and companies”. I want to be one of those bloggers who gives MORE THAN JUST REVIEWS. I want to get back into cooking and sharing recipes on that lovely tab that has been lonely for all these months. I want to share stories of my ‘ Mommy Life ‘ whether they be “OMG I’m going to pull my hair out” or “Awww my kids are the best!” I want to become more connected to my readers on a new level. And I think you all can really help me with that!

Outside of blogging goals, I have two New Years Resolutions that I really desperately want need to accomplish. For one, I HAVE to quit smoking. I did so well while I was pregnant and the first months of my son’s life. That has gone downhill and I am back to a full time smoker. I have asthma, I am overweight, I have severe allergies, and it is just an overall horrible habit and I need to do better for myself AND my kids. Not to mention lung disease and disorders run in my family bad and I do not want to be like others carrying around an oxygen tank before I am 50. That thought alone should scare me enough to make me succeed.

Secondly, I am on a mission to become healthier over all. I need to get back into a healthy weight range, eat better, lay off the sugar so I do not follow the family tradition of diabetes. I want to drink more water, exercise so that I can be ‘THAT MOM’ You know, the ones who actually look like they enjoy being moms at the park? The ones who are running and playing with their kids and not sitting on their butt on a bench feeling like a loser because they just don’t have the stamina and get worn out within minutes. I want to enjoy this summer with my son. I want to wear shorts comfortably. I want to run through the fields, walk the trails, visit the animals at the very far end of the local park. And I don’t want to feel like my son will be ashamed of the ‘Lazy Mom’ that I have started to become.

That being said, I can’t wait to start the journey to a NEW ME. I am joining a weight loss challenge starting January first. I have the nicotine patch ready to start my first day, and I am working on the new tabs and posts to go with my new blog! I am anxiously awaiting Monday to have my fresh start and claim 2013 as MY YEAR! I hope you are ready and willing to hold me accountable for each and every one of my goals! I feel that making my goals public may help me feel like I HAVE to get them done! I am nervous excited to see what is in store! Do you set New Years Resolutions? What are your goals for this year?

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4 Responses to New Year, New Me!

  1. April says:

    I wish you the best of luck, and we will doing pretty much ALL of these things together! 🙂
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  2. Anne W. says:

    I think it can be hard to personalize blogs sometimes with the influx of products to review and whatnot, which is great, but I definitely like reading about bloggers’ lives and I think it can be hard to find a good balance. Good luck with quitting smoking and on your weight loss! Happy New Year!!

  3. Mom Blog says:

    I was thinking the same thing today as I saw down with my bowl of Christmas candy….LOL How many times have I made that “diet” resolution? SO, this year I am eating right on up to midnight!

    Bobbie Anne
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    • thriftymom613 says:

      HAHA I am stuffing my face all day today! I fully intend to stick to my goal this year since I have completely avoided even making goals the last few years

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