New Year’s Resolutions 2012

In 2011, I wanted to:

  • Continue to improve my relationship with Corey.
  • Finish reading The New Testament.
  • Continue to get straight As in school. This includes As and A minuses.
  • Read at least 25 books. This includes at least two classics (and The New Testament).
  • Lose another 30 pounds through healthy eating and exercise.
  • Show up for everything I’ve committed to. This includes school, church, work, 12-step meetings, and exercising (whether this is through boot camp or on my own).

Now that 2011 has come to a close, I’ve realized that I didn’t do a very good job at meeting my resolutions, except for two. My relationship with Corey continues to improve daily. I know it’s something we’re both fully committed to so it’s just a matter of keeping at it.

I also finished reading the New Testament in May. At that point, I started The Book of Mormon and finished in mid December.

I bombed my goal of getting straight As in school. I failed one of my classes during Winter Semester and I received a B and D this past semester in my two classes. What can I say? I’m burned out and my resolve to get As has waned big time. I’ve decided I need a break so I’m doing one more semester to complete the year and then no more until Corey’s done with his schooling in 2.5 years.

I only read 23 books this year, including the New Testament and The Book or Mormon. I read six books in December and just couldn’t bring myself to read two more during the last two days. Instead, I got lost in Skyward Sword, the new Zelda game on the Wii, and hung out with Corey and my niece Aymee and her family. It kills me that I was two books away from completing my goal, but I gave it my best shot. The two classics I read were East of Eden and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Losing 30 pounds didn’t go all that well. But, I’m making steps to make up for that, as the readers of this blog already know. As far as my commitments go, I basically gave up on those as well, but again, I’m making steps to make up for that as well.

In 2012, I want to:

  • Strive to become a better, healthier me by accomplishing the goals I’ve set forth on this blog.
  • Lose at least 30 pounds through healthy eating and exercise.
  • Read the first half of the Old Testament and read The Book of Mormon again.
  • Read at least 36 books. (This includes at least two classics.)


  1. Jules says

    The studio that my workout buddies and I were using has closed it’s doors. Our dedicated trainer is now coming to my house to put us through the paces. It snowed a lot this morning and I was ready to cancel, but he plowed on through and kicked our butts this morning. Nothing like having someone who believes in you.

  2. Ouisa says

    Jenni. Thank you thank you thank you for doing this blog. You really are inspiring and helping me. I MUST lose 50 more pounds before May and I am loving reading your journey

  3. says

    Those are great goals! You can totally do it!! I wish I had time to read 36 books in one year, but with writing and publishing my own I have time for maybe one a month.

    Good luck!

  4. Carlee Larsen says

    Jenni! You are amazing :) These are awesome goals/ resolutions! I can’t wait to see some of them happen. WooHoo!

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