I am psyched for this coming new year… 2012 is going to be awesome, I just know it! In the past couple of days, I have done a lot of planning.
The first thing I did was plan my cleaning schedule for the whole YEAR! Now, I know some of you may have re-read that sentence to double check what it said. Believe me, I too think I may be crazy! But you read it correctly the first time… I really have planned my cleaning for all of 2012. And there is a simple reason for it… I am horrible about cleaning! LOL… I admit it! My mom can definitely attest to it also. She has helped me clean up many times over the years and, while I am always incredibly appreciative of the help, I also always feel guilty that I need the help in the first place. For some reason, cleaning is just something that does not come naturally to me. So, I am starting this year off with a big plan. Using this chart as a starting point, I have divided all of the different chores so I only have one or two (or three!) things to do each day. That way, they will not pile up so I end up overwhelmed because I have 500 things to do in one day. Some of the things are weekly, some monthly, and some are even less often. The point is that I will now be ale to look at my calendar and see that today I need to mop, tomorrow I will vacuum, the next day is trash day, and so on and so forth. I am definitely excited about this new plan… I think it is one I can stick with and make work!
The other big thing that I have been working on is my exercise chart for January. I planned out my workouts for every day… And some days are definitely going to be hard ones! I am really pushing myself this month, which is something I need. The general schedule is that I will alternate arms and legs daily, do an ab workout every other day, do some sort of cardio workout daily, and do a more intense cardio workout at least three times a week. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is! I think this schedule will help a lot because I will not have to muster up the energy and motivation to decide what exercise to do… It is already planned out! I also think the chart will be motivating to me and help keep me accountable.
I am also contemplating writing out dinners for the whole month. I know a few people who do this and I wonder if it might help to get us out of our food rut. Does anyone else do this?
That is about it! My hand is tired from writing so much in the past couple of days, but I think it is well worth it!