New Year new plans
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It's that time of the year again
January 1st, the day to decide your new plans for the rest of the year. The day you come up with a list of New Year's Resolutions you have no intention of ever keeping. Well, I have decided, that as 2010 is the last year that I'll be in my naughty forties, this is the year that I intend to keep my resolutions. But oh, the pressure, because now I have to come up with resolutions which are realistic. Think I'm getting a blood pressure headache just thinking about it. Okay, so here goes.
Resolution number 1: I will lose 20kg by June 2010. Okay, this sounds difficult, but I hauled out the Penny Lancaster Hot Legs DVD I bought my daughter for Christmas last year, and spent a good half an hour sitting on the couch eating a packet of Doritos watching the damn thing. I reckon I can do it. Four times a week I'll follow the moves. Hey, I can lay on the floor and do pelvic thrusts with the best of them. So, January the 2nd will be the start of my fitness regimen.
Resolution number 2: I will eat healthily and start to count my calories. Someone at school showed me this website where you just type in the food you eat and it works out the calories for you. I can do that. I can type. So, one cup of coffee a day, no soda, limited alcohol, daily doses of fresh fruit, limited intake of carbs and fats. Piece of cake. Okay, have never yet succeeded with that food intake thing. My cooking is just too good. But this year, I am going to do it.
Resolution number 3: I am going to save money. Crikey, how the hell, but okay, I will do it. If I cut down on cooking and live basically on fresh stuff, yeah no worries, I can do that. I need to save money for some of my other resolutions. I can beat the high cost of living. I have the power.
Resolution number 4: I am going to drive from Moshi Tanzania to Cape Town South Africa. For that I need to get my Pajero serviced, dash that costs money, but hey. I can do that. It's just under 5000km, a walk in the park. Anybody wants to come along, I'll be leaving the middle of June. Of course, the end of July I shall have to drive back again.
Resolution number 5: I will be visiting my friend Tessa in Israel during the Easter holidays. Ahhhh more money, but yeah, if I live cheaply and basically and spend all my free time on my exercise regimen, I can do it.
Resolution 6: I will update my blogs www.cindyvinesrelationshipadvice.blogspot.com and www.cindy-vine.blogspot.com regularly. Included with that will be regularly maintaining my website www.cindyvine.com. Hopefully, the internet will cooperate a little more over here. And I'll market my books much better.
Resolution 7: I will have The Case of Billy B published and will start on my next book. Some hubbers sent me some great material that I can use. Thanks to those hubbers who I shall let remain anonymous, but you know who you are. So, I need to get back to my editing after I finish this list.
Resolution 8: I shall have more patience with my children who sometimes frustrate the hell out of me. Enough said. Those of you who are parents will know what I'm talking about.
Resolution 9: I will become more organized in my work and daily life. I'll start making lists to compensate for my failing memory as Alzheimers starts to set in. I'll prepare my lessons well in advance, and allocate time properly for writing and my new fitness regimen.
Resolution 10: I'll be better at replying to emails and keeping in regular contact with family and friends. This will have to be worked into my day along with my cooking of healthy food, picking veggies from my garden and doing my Penny Lancaster Fitness DVD. When I grow up I want to have long slim legs like Penny Lancaster.
I'll keep checking my resolutions throughout the year to make sure I'm keeping on track. This year, 2010, is the year of determination and will power. Yeah, you go girl! That was just a line of encouragement to myself. I wish all of you a prosperous and highly successful 2010, filled with happiness, love and laughter. Hang in there and we'll support each other to make 2010 the year of keeping resolutions.