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In the new year, I have heard so much about health plans, diets, fitness goals, etc. It’s the same every year, and this year, I have been right there with the rest of the world. Wanting to lose weight but mainly be healthier all around. My diet hasn’t been great since having Weston and I have taken so many months off of exercising that it would be embarrassing to say. I am happy to report that I have gotten back into a routine and already feel so much better! I have a long journey ahead of me and the ever losing swimsuit season is hanging over my head, but it is keeping me motivated.
Keeping New Years Resolutions or staying on track with our goals can be extremely difficult after the new year, new you motivation starts to wear off. For me that is usually around week 3. When that diet starts getting really tough or you are really sore from working out and want just one day off. You know what I’m talking about? This year, I didn’t even start implementing my new year goals until last Monday, so I am still going strong, but I like to think that is in part due to my determination and also to a new yummy protein snack that I will share with you in a bit.
It’s that time again! A New YEAR which means new year GOALS! I love this time of year becaise it feels like we are getting a do-over or a fresh start! I love a clean slate, and I don’t know about you, but I felt like I needed it this month! With all of the ear infections, sickness and busyness of the holidays, I fell way behind on our house up-keep, blogging, Instagram and basically everything else in life. I need this time and reflection and a new set of goals to get back on track. SO, here we go:
This week is going to be very exciting and busy for our family! Ryan has a big week with work related things, we are having Sophie’s 1 year photos taken (pinch me) along with some family shots, and lots of other fun things. In the midst of our busy, there are a few things I have to get done this week. Sometimes, I get so caught up in life’s little tasks that I don’t focus enough on what really matters. Last week was one of those weeks. I’m embarrassed to say that Hamp asked me to take him to the park nearly every day last week and I didn’t take him. I am determined to take him this week at some point!
Weekly Goals and To-Dos:
- Put outfits together for photos and iron them.
- Address Sophie’s Birthday invitations and mail them.
- Post more to Instagram (I was MIA last week).
- Take the kids to the park.
- Exercise every day.
- Catch up on laundry.
- Grow my social media.
- Find a new blog to read.
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I was sitting down thinking the other day – I know, dangerous – the last couple of months I have had a harder time focusing and getting anything accomplished. It has been so discouraging and frustrating. Keeping up with our laundry alone has been a struggle. I guess that is to be expected given that we have been living out of boxes for the last 8 weeks and have a full house. Things have been hectic and crazy. Hampton has been really acting out. I’m assuming this is terrible twos? He has turned into a moody two-year-old teenager and it has been very frustrating and tiring. Also, now that Sophie is crawling, I have two children who are into everything! As I was sitting down to go over the simple goals I had made for myself a couple of weeks ago, I noticed I haven’t really been meeting many of them.
I love this time of year. The holidays are so much fun! Normally, my husband takes time off of work (which never happens) and we are able to enjoy lots family time. After the holidays, I love that we celebrate a new year and make resolutions to better ourselves and achieve new goals. A fresh start in a new year sounds pretty good to me! Here are a few ways to prepare for a successful new year:
Make a list of all your goals. You had to know that making a list would be on my list, right? I love my lists. I seriously make them for everything! They are very helpful in making you prioritize what’s important and stay focused on what needs to get done. I am always so much more productive when I have made a list of what needs to be done versus when I don’t.
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What are your plans? Are you going out on the town, on a hot date or staying home with your kids?
We are welcoming a new year tomorrow. I love this time of fresh starts and new beginnings, opportunities and for us, we are going to welcome a sweet baby girl into our lives. It is an exciting time. Here are 15 goals I look forward to completing this year:
– Complete the Love Your Body Series and #100byVDay (it starts tomorrow!).
– Read 15 books
– Save $1,500.00
– Improve my photography with my NEW CAMERA!!
– Travel as much as possible.
– Read through the bible.
– Sell our house
-…and buy a new one.
– Try 15 new recipes.
– Organize and set up Hampton’s big boy room. and organize and re-decorate our little girl’s room.
– Brush up on my French. I just bought a couple of books to help me get started!
– Take more pictures. I already take so many, but there have still been times I regretted not taking any.
– Clean out our closet.
– Blog productively.
– Make new friends and spend more time with my old friends. Friends are everything (along with family and good food. :))
Well, there you have it! Some of my goals are super easy if I will just get organized. haha This year is sure to be a wonderful exciting time as we welcome our baby girl, travel, and hopefully sell our home. Yes, it is still for sale. Sigh.
Today, tonight and tomorrow, we will be spending time with family and friends while eating more food (Yikes). That LYB challenge is coming at the PERFECT time! I look forward to continuing my exercise journey throughout my pregnancy and the future. My TIU girls have been wonderful in helping me and encouraging me to stick to it. I am so thankful because it has made this pregnancy so much easier than the last.
What are some of your goals for the new year? Do you have big plans tonight?
Happy New Year!
Hello there September! It is so nice to see you! We are officially less than one month away from my favorite month in the whole year! But, for now, I’ll take September! Summer is coming to an end and my favorite season is beginning. Hello boots! Hello scarves! ‘Ello there, Pumpkin Spice Latte!
I can’t wait to see what this month has in store for us! A lot of exciting things are happening over here and I can’t wait to tell you all about it…later. That reminds me, have you linked up to mine and Leslyn’s new Mama Mondays link-up? Link up any of your mama related posts!
This month, I’m going to:
cherish the last few weeks of my baby being under a year old. Why does time have to go by so fast?
slow down a bit, because I’ve been way too overwhelmed.
breathe and take in all of the little things and enjoy them.
be present and in the moment.
drink PSLs like they’re only temporary…because they are.
spend more time with friends and family.
Do you have any personal goals for this month? Do you have any big plans?