Resolutions…Make them, Break them, Hate them!?!

We all make them, we all break them, and it’s a bad circle that we get into.  Most often I think the issue is we set ourselves up for failure.  Now, if I made the resolution to try a new bottle of wine every week for 2014 that is something I could stick to I’m betting!  Does it make me “healthier,” “a better person,” “a better parent”??  Oh who knows, but it might just make me feel better!


Wine…yes please?  Some of the bottles from our recent trip to Spokane!  Tell ya more later!

So now for real.  On the ranch here we have a few things that have to happen in 2014:  we need to get all the paperwork/legal side of things done in order to properly run two ranches; We need to ensure we have the best care, best feed, best everything for the cattle we care for; We need to begin marketing the other aspects of the ranch.   But is that a resolution?  Not exactly.  A resolution – by definition – “a firm decision to do or not to do something.”

So here it is, men and women of the world.  My resolution.  I resolve to do a 30 day challenge in January.  Why only January?  Because I would hate to commit to doing something for 365 days if I cannot even do it for 30 days.  30 days is a much more reasonable idea.  So my sister-in-law Jewel (who moved clear over to Washington State a few months ago) came up with the below challenge for us, and we would love you to join us.  We will need a good group of people for motivation because Lord knows I’m terrible at trying to work out by myself!  This of course came together after a good visit with Jewel in Spokane and some much needed down time for William and I…and of course a few samples of wine!  I will tell you all about that trip and places you must go in Spokane tomorrow!

January Challenge

You will probably have to click on the image to check it out, or leave a comment with your email and I will send you a good copy!  Compiled from  Visit her website for more great workout tips!

But for now – I will challenge each and every one to do the above January Challenge in some way shape or form.  Also check out the 52 week savings challenge. Decide first on what you will do with the money you save!  It is just that, for 52 weeks, save the amount of money for each week you are on.  Week 1 – save $1 (put it in a jar).  Week 2 – save $2….Week $10 – save $10….and on and on till week 52.  You will have just about $1400 at the end of the year!  What will you do with that?!

Share with us your resolution if you have one or borrow one of mine!

10 thoughts on “Resolutions…Make them, Break them, Hate them!?!”

    1. Thanks Heather! I’m so in for the wine challenge, and just got done with Day 1 of the workout! Not too bad so far! Your latest recipe doesn’t look like it will be helping me in the workout side of things :D!

  1. Hey Justine :). I have been eating so much food over the Christmas holidays that there definitely has to be a diet and exercise resolution for me this year or I’m going to need a whole new wardrobe. Nice blog!!

  2. I like the first part of the resolution. The work out part I can do with out! I get enough exercise feeding cows and round the clock heifer checking.
    Spokane is about and hour and a half east of us! 🙂

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