"" The Exhausted Mom: 13 Ways to Be a New Me in 2013

January 1, 2013

13 Ways to Be a New Me in 2013

Well, another year is upon us.  Yup, 2012 flew by and we are officially in 2013.  Not really sure how I feel about it all.  It really is true that the older you get, the faster time flies! UGH!

Last year I decided that my resolution was no more resolutions.  This year, I'm joining the status quo and deciding to make a few changes in the new year.  13 to be exact.

So here are 13 ways that I plan to be a better me:

1)  Drink more water.

There are some days when I think back and realize that I may not have had any water at all.  GASP!!  I know I SHOULD drink water.  That's why it's my plan....

2)  Take better care of my skin.

I have always been lucky enough to have great skin.  And I don't know if it's the age or laziness, but my face has been looking like crap lately.  

3)  Exercise regularly.

At least 3 times 2 times a week.  Uh huh.  I'm trying.  

4)  Family dinners.

I'm going to make it a point to not be too busy to sit down as a family and eat dinner.  I love talking to my kids and hearing their perspectives of the day.  

5)  Eat out only once a week (or less).

We are so busy all the time that most of the time it's easier to grab something while out than to take the time to cook something.  

6)  Reduce my sugar intake.

Sounds silly?  Not for me.  I am a sugar addict.  The amount I put in my coffee in the morning would make a dentist cringe.  Don't even get me started on the fact that I feel I NEED a dessert with every meal.

7)  Cut the clutter.

I'm feeling very overwhelmed with clutter in my life (and my house).  I would probably be less exhausted if I would just put things away as they are taken out instead of waiting for one of my weekend days.

8)  Take advantage of my city.

There are a MILLION things to do in Miami....I never do any of them!  I want to pretend to be a tourist at least once a month to take full advantage of my area.

9)  Date night.

At least once a month I want a standing date with my husband.  I really feel we need alone time to be a couple.

10)  Read more.

I love reading.  I always find an excuse to not have time for it.  I'm going to substitute some TV time to read.  Key word, SOME time.

11)  Stop obsessing about my weight.

This is harder than it seems.  I'm obsessed.

12)  Learn to let it go.

I will leave my strength for things that I can change and forget the ones I can't.  In the words of Zac Brown Band, I will learn to let it go.

13)  Be thankful.

I am happy.  I truly am.  Sometimes I just overlook my happiness.  I am going to be more thankful for all that I have.  I'm very blessed.

To everyone, I wish a year of triumphs, laughs, love, health, and happiness!  Happy 2013!



  1. Sounds like a nice list of resolutions! #4 was my favorite and yes, it makes a HUGE difference when you start doing this. And by the way, your skin is beautiful! Happy New Year! :)


  2. Great list!! I like that you are making changes instead of maybe adding something in.

    1. I've never had success with adding in...trying something different this year.

  3. Sounds very much like a few things I have been telling myself. I'm a sugar addict too and I can see a big difference when I slow down and cut it out of my diet. Good luck and Happy New Year!

  4. Love your list! I need to do all - especially #12!!! It's just SOOOO darn hard! I also think there should be one more - have coffee with me more often!!!! Miss you!

  5. These are great! And I could stand to implement a few of them, too.


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