i did it.

i actually thought of some resolutions this year that are important enough to me that i might actually follow through.

i'm all about the goal-setting, but my follow through is far less than acceptable.

here we go...

1 | kaye + television time

i have shame with this one. a few months ago kaye started to get really into cartoons...particularly disney movies. she loves them and will sit with a smile on her face. she'll laugh at appropriate times. cover her mouth at scary scenes and say, "oh no!" it's adorable. but...it's time to cut the tv time waaaay back. i think no more than two 15 minute shows a day is what we'll shoot for. this is going to be hard because it's so cute when she says, "mickeysouse!" (mickey mouse.)

2 | meal planning

it's no secret...being in the kitchen isn't my favorite. i'd way rather go for a three mile run than spend 30 minutes preparing a meal. i also used to be a pretty terrible cook...but i've shaped up in the past few years. it's time to start putting together a meal plan each week, do a big shopping trip so i have all ingredients on hand, and make dinner for my sweet family at least four times a week. that's the goal.

3 | budget

this is going to shock the hell out of my farmer...but girlfriend (me) has got to get a budget together. i don't know what that budget will look like, but i'm going to make a concerted effort to be more mindful of my spending.

4 | one cheat day a week

i have some big goals in the "in shape" department. my farmer and i are headed to a wedding in scottsdale, arizona in late february and the hotel we chose has a killer pool. and guess what...this mama doesn't want to rock a one piece...mostly because i can't find any i like. i'd also like to feel comfortable in front of the camera instead of awkwardly holding my breath as i suck in my gut.

so...now that the holidays are over and the treats are mostly eaten, it's time to throw the remainder in the trash and stop buying ice cream. i'll allow myself one cheat day a week...but above and beyond that i really need to start eating more nutritiously. this also means reintroducing veggies into the rotation...ugh.

those are my goals and resolutions! what have you all come up with? what are your strategies to stay on track? i'm going to need to steal your ideas to keep in my bag of tricks.