Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Resolution Challenge!

Saying goodbye to 2010!!

I am the QUEEN of starting big...and never finishing.

So as I sat down and thought about the changes/improvements I wanted to make in my life, I thought of the tortoise and the hare. Slow and Steady wins the race!

I decided to look at the areas I want to improve (or make more time for) and they are:

Organization
Health
Kids
Money/Finances
Spiritual
Food

The majority of these are self explanatory. But the one for my kids is because I feel that I do to much for them. I would rather do it myself, and have it done "the right way". But because of that, I feel a lot of resentment for being the one cleaning up after them. I want to teach them to take care of themselves and a home.

You might be looking at the food one and scratching your head but what I mean by that is, eating out less, making meals using what I have. This probably falls under all categories in a way but I left it seperate. Now...here are the rules...

Every Saturday (starting with Jan 1st) I will post a challenge in each of these areas. Each month there will be a room that we are working in for the organization aspect. So on Jan. 1st you will see a post that looks like this:

Organization weekly challenge: set a timer for 20 minutes and clean out your messiest drawer/cabinet. On Saturday start with your messiest, Sunday the next messiest and so on.
Health Weekly Challenge: drink 6-8 glasses of water. Water. Crystal light, diet soda etc do not count. You can have as much as you want of the others, but you have to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.

Now that you have seen what it will look like, I will also post a daily challenge. This will be put up every day and not listed in the weekly post. For example you will see, " clear off the fridge of all magnets, art work etc. Wash front. Put back only what is needed."

Here comes the fun part! Every time you do a weekly challenge, the following Saturday you will leave a comment. You can say, "wow I did AWESEOME or I read the challenge..." We are not trying to be perfect. Just reading it counts. (: Every month, I will have a prize pkg giveaway. So every daily challenge you join in on, will count as an entry. Every weekly challenge that you join in on, will give you an entry. So every week you have the chance to earn 8 entries!!!Multiply that times how many weeks there are in a month...and you have a really good shot at winning! And if you don't win, you still do, because your life will be a little more organized, your house a little cleaner, your body a little healthier, your kids helping a little more, your budget a little friendlier and your meals a little more homemade! So what do you have to lose?

Now if you thought that was fun, wait until you hear this...

If you comment on THIS post, that you plan
 to join me starting on Saturday, you will be entered into a giveaway!


If you post this on your blog, you will get an extra entry!

If someone signs up because of YOU, you will get an extra entry!


If you win: You will be recieving one of my favorite wall calenders, a fun new planner & pen and my favorite organizing book to get you started!

12 comments:

brinarae said...

Sounds like fun Marie! I'll join you for everything I can. If you have taken the spot of "Queen", I will have to be the "Princess" of starting big and not finishing! I just finished a baby blanket that I started 7 years ago, but I got it done!

Susan said...

I'm totally with you on this one! I wasn't even going to make resolutions this year (since I never last very long with them anyway), but I decided to do it without forcing myself to be perfect. As long as I'm making progress, it's all good. Anyway, I'm excited to see what challenges you have in store for us!

Book Loving Mommy said...

This is great! I can do it if I am challenged but otherwise I put it off. You may be the Queen of starting big but I am the Queen of Procrastination! So, I'll be joining you for sure! And I'm gonna post this on my blog now!

Book Loving Mommy said...

Okay, here is my blog post: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-new-years-resolution-challenge.html

Beth said...

I am so with you on this one! Maybe this will be the motivation I need!!

Lazy Girl said...

Hello Marie! I am your newest follower!! I heard about your challenge via Book Loving Mommy.

I have two blogs and will post an entry about your challenge on my personal blog instead of this book one! Will leave a comment when I do!

xo,
Lah @Lazy Girl Reads

Lah said...

Hey Marie here is the link to my blog post about your awesome challenge! http://lahdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-resolution-challenge.html

xo,
Lah [who is also from LazyGirl Reads]

Leanna Karamath said...

Very nice blog Marie. I found you through the "follow me Monday" on be one fine day. I'm following you now :)

Would you visit my blog too? Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Redheadedmom said...

Sounds like a good idea to me!
I've always said how small chanages are easier to do so always start small.

New follower from the hop!
www.atozformomslikeme.blogspot.com

Leanna Karamath said...

I really like your resolutions and hope it works out fine too.

castlemom13 said...

Sounds like fun, count me in.

Wendy said...

Sounds like fun! Count me in!

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