Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions for 2014

Last year I made a top ten list of only bookish goals. This year I'm narrowing those down to five and adding five non-bookish goals.

  1. Read a total of 40 books this year, if not more
  2. See as many book-to-movie adaptations as possible this year (and there's a lot of them!)
  3. Get a library card
  4. Read the books I have on my bookshelves and cut down on buying so many before I've read the ones I own
  5. Keep up with my NetGalley reviews!! (and try not to sign up for so many review only book tours just because I want to read the book!)

  1. Exercise, exercise, EXERCISE! (I know that this is a typical resolution for the New Year, but this isn't really a New Year resolution. This is more of a life resolution. Since I've had Oliver, I've gained weight and I can't fit into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes anymore so I'd really like to get back to wearing them and I feel like now that it's been two months since having him, my body is ready to start working toward that.)
  2. Cut down on my meat intake. I've been slowly cutting down on eating meat since my boyfriend is now a vegan and his food is so delicious I usually end up eating it all the time, but after reading this article about the meat-packing industry (one that almost made me sick just reading about it) I'm not sure I can contribute to that anymore.
  3. Spend more one-on-one time with my oldest. Ever since Oliver was born, I've had to spend quite a bit of time with him because I breast feed and with him being so young he needs a lot of attention. And he's now a bit on the colicky side so at roughly 3:00 in the evening he starts crying for apparently no reason and doesn't stop for quite some time and I have to hold him for a long period of time. I really want to devote some time for just me and Brayden again so he doesn't feel left out or start to resent me and/or his brother.
  4. Go back to work and save money for a new car and a place of my own.
  5. Do something else that I love, other than reading, at least once a week.

I've already started on some of these resolutions, like the cutting down on my meat intake. I don't think I've eaten any red meat yet this year. I have at chicken but that was only twice. I am going to continue to eat fish though. It's healthier for you anyways, plus I just really love fish. I have done a whole lot of exercising. Most of it has been on my Wii Fit, which I don't really consider to be much exercise, but I like down the yoga part. And my 5 year old loves it when I play the soccer balancing game and my Mii gets hit in the head with a shoe. He thinks it's hilarious. I also figure it won't be too difficult to read 40 books this year. It was my goal last year and I read over 50 so I think I'm good there.

So what are your resolutions this year??


  1. Hehe, I LOVE 5! I'm terrible for that too.

    Have you checked out 30 Day Fitness Challenges?
    They only take a few minutes a day but boy do they work.

  2. Exercise is on my non-bookish list, though I didn't post it on the blog. I would love to undertake #5 also but I can't think of anything else.... except blogging. Does that count? I think my life would be complete if I read, blog and exercise all the time. I'd be fit, internet-social and well-read - works for me! Good luck with all of your goals!! :)

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

  3. Nice resolutions! I especially like Bookish Resolution #3 :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  4. Library cards are AWESOME. Though I tend to go crazy checking out books there.

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