I need to make changes, and I have been.
Health wise, our family joined the Y, I just added new machines to my weight routine today. I am also on week one of a Couch to 5K program. I am doing this for a few reasons. One, is to look hot. I'm going to be honest, that's what this blog is for. I don't feel hot. I used to be hot, I just didn't realize it then, but I want to be hot again. Second, is because I think being in shape will improve our sex life, better endurance, better flexibility, etc. I just want to be healthier too, I want the whole family to be healthier.
That being said, my Master has been working out as well, mostly on the weights, and I'm so happy and excited about that. I worry about him, I don't mind that he is a big guy, not at all, but I want him to be healthy so he will be with me a long long time!
Also, our daughter has been going too. She and Master have gone swimming a few times, she has done the various cardio machines, and she is in Karate, she is a white belt, working on her first stripe.
Then there are the financial changes. I just finished reading Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover, and I would like to follow his plan. I'm working on selling stuff on Craigslist and eBay, to get us started (and to help cover Christmas). I also opened a savings account to use for next year to save for Christmas, then I'll be able to buy people what I WANT to buy them! Not just the bare minimum! So, I'm excited about that.
With all that in place, I need to work on a routine, so I'm also going to figure out a plan for keeping the house tidy, and then one for deep cleaning the house on a regular basis.
I'm not going to fool myself, the house won't be up to the standards that I want, but I will keep it decent.
I will also be getting more hours at work, at least for now. Which is a blessing, and a curse. I don't enjoy working, I won't lie. I don't mind being a bank teller, I can handle the customers, even when they are asses, and I can handle the money, and balancing. What I hate is the fact that they make us sell things to every customer. I don't mind if a customer could use something, like a person that has a large amount of money in a checking account, earning no interest, of course I'll recommend a savings. Or if a person has a mortgage with 7% interest, of COURSE I'm going to tell them they need to refinance! But to push credit cards on people that can already barely make ends meet, I don't want to help them dig them selves into the hole I'm in. So I won't do that. But, our branch just lost a teller, she got a new job, so there are more hours there, plus there are other branches that are short handed, and I'm helping out a few days at one of them as well. While I would much rather only be working the 24 or so hours a week, but, we need the money, and as I'm a slave, and part of this family, I will do my part.
And, I also plan to start cooking more, I went through my crock pot cook books this evening, and made notes of recipes I'd like to try. I'm thinking maybe 2 a week to start.
I'm excited about all these changes, for the good. I know there will be set backs, but the point will be, not to let them get me down, and stop me.