Word a Day–Training

The world went by, and we didn’t get caught up in all the other things, because we didn’t have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals.–Peggy Fleming

If you’d seen me this past weekend, you might have thought I was training to be a perpetual Christmas party attendee. 

Saturday we were invited to a neighbor’s open house, Sunday was hubby’s company Christmas party. Both involved food, fellowship, food, and more food. We had a nice time at both festivities, but I don’t think I want to step on the scale again any time soon! 

With that in mind, Peggy Fleming’s quote will be good inspiration for 2012. I tend to get “caught up in all the other things,” and end up wasting time, and not accomplishing things I’d like to do. I gave up making resolutions a few years ago, as they tended the be the same things year after year, but I failed to faithfully focus on bringing them to fruition.

2012 is going to be different. I feel the determination inside, have a clear idea as to what is important, and realize it won’t get done, otherwise. 2012 is going to be a year of training myself to focus on specific changes in my creative life and to take my health and fitness to the next level. 

How about you? Do you have goals or aspirations for the new year? What are the steps you plan to take for a successful transition? 

Linking to Nancy’s blog.

 

 

31 thoughts on “Word a Day–Training

  1. So far, my goals in 2012:
    Meet a couple of blogging friends who live nearby (present company included!)
    Lose these pesky 5 pounds that have crept up in the past two months or so. And who knows how many more there’ll be by the time Christmas is over!!? I’ll just have to bundle up and get out there and WALK every morning!
    Not many goals and aspirations, but it’s a start!
    I’m sure we’ll have lots of support from our blogging community.

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    1. Yes! to the first goal. I am so looking forward to meeting! Our blogging friends are a wonderful bunch. Starting a blog is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I had no idea what I was getting into, could never have imagined this experience.

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  2. In my “retirement” I have been blessed with some amazing opportunities. Just want to do a good job for what God has placed in my path. I hope the stories for my blog keep coming. When I think I’m running low, another memory bubbles up and voilá a post. We’ll see what 2012 brings. Take it to the next level friend. You can do this.

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    1. Memories are amazing, or is it the brain that holds them all? Since writing memories and such in the month of November, secret compartments have been opened! There was a woman at my neighbor’s Christmas party, I remembered meeting her last year. But this year, I had the feeling I knew her from somewhere else, and then she mentioned having a doll tree. We belonged to the same doll club 25 years ago, and I hadn’t seen her since, and then, it had been once a month for just a few months.

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  3. good for you, patti! i’ve not done too well with new year’s resolutions in the past (except for one year i decided to give up candy for the entire year and did it – just to see if i could!) 🙂 however, this year i gave myself a swift kick in the a$$ for my 48th birthday, and have gotten healthier than i have been in a long time. so i know it can be done if it comes from inside of you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. You gave up candy for a year? Now, that would be hard for me to do. I don’t eat much of it, but there’s always some in the house–or hubby wants to know if we have any. Now, eggplant, I could give up for a year. 🙂 Good for you!

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  4. I am trying to focus on your subject of New Year’s resolutions, but all I can do is smirk thinking of that cute little kitten pictured with the weights. Back to the matter at the heart of your post. I am more apt to try to resolve to do better each day than to make a big deal about New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and getting exercise are always goals for me as I am far from ideal weight. And being kind & more thoughtful it my words and actions is always another goal. I’ll add remembering to take deep breathes and accept being a work in progress.

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    1. That kitty caught my eye, too. I’ve been working on my diet and exercise for the past several years, but I see room for improvement. Those are good goals, I can identify with those. Thanks for the reminder that we’re still a work in progress.

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    1. Thanks, Lenore Diane. That’s an exceptionally good goal when you have children at home. We have a way of letting life keep us much too busy, and those years go by much too fast. May we both be committed! (To our goals, I mean.)

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  5. We had a busy, party-filled weekend, too. And, yes, I ate too much! I’ve just started thinking about 2012 and all that I want to accomplish. I think, among other things, I want to learn to use a sewing machine. It’s a small thing, but I think I’ll get much more out of it than the skills I’ll be learning.

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    1. That would be a wonderful skill to pursue. I know you will get much enjoyment from it. I used to sew a lot, and I still buy fabric/patterns from time to time, hoping to get back to it. I need to do this while my granddaughters are young enough to appreciate doll clothes. 🙂 Sewing is one of the creative endeavors I hope to work into the new year. I already got my machine cleaned and ready to go. Now to get myself in gear! Please keep me apprised of your progress, ok?

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  6. Great post. Love the picture of the kitty!! I need to learn to get more balance in my life in 2012. Like Peggy Flemming, I tend to never have any spare time. Had a very busy Christmas socializing, preparing weekend and feel like I didn’t have time to breathe. I guess I identify with the kitty.

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  7. Goals for 2012? Yes, I am going to exercise at least five days a week, get back into running as the year progresses, work on my book by writing at least 10 pages a week, and enjoy my vacation time by actually taking a vacation…just haven’t decided where to go yet.

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  8. I usually set down a list of goals on New Year’s. Some are little goals, others are quite ambitious. When the year comes to an end it’s nice to look back to see where I am at the moment.

    That times is drawing very near again. I can hardly wait.

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    1. Patti, when have you had time to think of these?! lol I can understand the vacation part–thinking of the commercial phrase, “Want to get away?” That sounds like an excellent idea!

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    1. That’s a great goal, Yulia. How old are your kids? There are some good cookbooks available. I read about one that uses creative ways to disguise healthy foods that kids tend to shy away from. Thank you for visiting my blog, and commenting, too!

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  9. Love the kitty — looks like my Leah. As for changes for the new year — I am going to join you in the health and fitness quest. I am also going to do better managing my time and working on the creativity aspect too. I just need to hurry up and figure out how to do that. 🙂

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  10. I’m still getting my thoughts together for next year. I think I’d like to try an e-book, also improve my physical self. Do one or more photo albums. I did four this year!

    Nancy

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  11. I’ve been thinking about my WORD for next year (maybe FREE), I have a No More Excuses art journal ready to go, and will be spending the week between Christmas and New Year’s sorting things out and setting things up for next year. Still not sure what devotional I’ll use, but I’ve narrowed it down to 3: My Utmost for His Highest, Streams in the Desert, Experiencing God.

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