Monday, January 4, 2010

Yep, I Made 'Em

I don't know why I do it...

I most likely won't stick to 'em...

So why make 'em?

Yet I did.

Yep, I made some...well two... New Year's Resolutions.
Some years I don't bother, but when I don't bother... I don't bother.
So this year, I made a couple and figured even if I don't make it all year, or half the year, or even a month, at least I will bother to try.


First, I've resolved to 'tone up' this year. Focusing primarily on my abs, I'm committing to "crunches", "bicycles", "full body crunches", "side crunches", and "leg lifts". Just getting started is the hardest part for me. But I did it... on the 1st, I did 300. On the 2nd, I was hurting... but again I did 300. And on the 3rd, I did 300. I've begun. It's a start.
My most important New Year's Resolution is a great one -that I honestly do INTEND to keep. My church gave away free ONE YEAR Bibles. Although they were free, they were not without an obligation. We had to sign a commitment card saying that we take seriously the commitment to read It daily and to hold each other (in our family and in our church family) accountable. My pastor said it best, "If you won't commit to do it, you'll never do it. But if you do commit to do it, you might succeed."

Therefore, following Cameron's initial lead, and grabbing hold of Riley's enthusiasm, we are committing to read our Bible's daily. Hopefully by next year... on the first Monday of 2011, I will be able to say that thanks to a tiny yellow commitment card and our church family who held us accountable, we succeeded and read through the entire Bible together as a family this year.

& may you all have a WONDERFUL 2010!

*PS ~ Wanna see my latest project?
Stop by Scottsville!


  1. That's a great resolution, and how wonderful that your family is doing it together!

  2. I love your resolutions, Erica. I did the "Bible in a Year" last year, but am still working on it. The good thing is that even though I didn't finish it exactly within 365 days, I will finish it! God knows my heart and knows that I want to read every single Word he has breathed.

    Good for you. And the whole toning up thing? Yeah, I'm on that one, too, but I also need to lose some weight. Argh! I can do it!

  3. I'd say those are very doable goals my friend. Good luck with them. 300 crunches? You crazy girl you! LOL!

  4. That's a great way to succeed..getting the whole family involved!

    But crunches...300 of 'em - you're a better person than me is all I can say!

  5. Those are both great resolutions...I'm sure you can keep them both up! That Bible sounds really cool. I've never heard of it...but what a great way to organize and read throught the whole Bible!

  6. Those are acheivable...although I may have started with a few less stomach exercises. Yikes.

  7. I think these are two great and attainable goals. They will both will benefit your life...just in two different ways. You go girl!

  8. Those are two terrific resolutions....and both will yield great results!!

  9. Great resolutions!! But 300 crunches-to start?? I'd have given up at about 48 and gone to find a donut!! LOL.

  10. The years we have made the commitment to read as a family, we have made it...there is something about accountability...especially when your child is holding your feet to the fire. Many years ago, I pledged to read the bible oldest son was 5 years old. He had been reading since he was 2. He used a children's story bible (each story pretty lengthy). I decided this was a big enough challenge for him. Well, he showed up the church by reading his Bible through, not once, not twice, but "5" times during the year. In Sunday School, he continually amazed his teachers with details he had learned. My heart was forever changed through that journey.

    May GOD BLESS both you and Riley on this journey!

    Hugs and prayers, andrea

  11. Since I too have issues with keeping my resolutions, I decided a "goal" to be healthy in and out was better. I will be back to the exercising kick soon (next Monday) and will be in pain with you. The one year Bible sounds cool. I may have to check it out :) Happy Monday!

  12. Good for you! You go girl. Im going to look into that one year bible !

  13. You are awesome and quite the inspiration....300 crunches OW!!! Keep up the great work my friend

  14. Erica,

    What a great commitment to keep in reading your Bibles all year long! I love that you are doing this together as a family! You can encourage and motivate one another to keep moving forward!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  15. What great contrast on the resolutions: heaven and hell!! (reading the Word-heaven, and doing the exercises-hell!) LOL

    Seriously, what a great goal..reading the Bible as a family. I like that.

  16. Those are great resolutions! What a neat Bible..I will have to look for that one!

  17. Those are great resolutions! I like the idea of reading the Bible as a family.

  18. Happy New Year to you too! I am also going to work on "toning up" this year. I am in pretty good shape, but I mostly focus on cardio and I need to get STRONGER. :)

  19. What a great idea to read together as a family! That is a great goal!

  20. Love it. I like the IDEA behind reading the Bible in a year, but am unsure sometimes, as it seems sometimes we need to reread and reflect on certain sections more before moving on. I always do that and never get through it all!

  21. That's great Erica!!! It's good to know that the kids are so enthusiastic about the Bible! What an inspiration. I've got a feeling you'll be keeping that resolution. Now I'm off to Scottsville. See ya there! :o)


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