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:
I can’t believe another year has come and gone! So many huge milestones were celebrated with my babies, especially Weston in the year 2017. We celebrated 6 years of marriage, 5 years of blogging, dream-come-true collabs (with Madewell, Gap Kids, Carter’s and bob Sweep to name a few), new blog friends, new readers, the start of my newsletter (it’s a work in progress, but I’m tackling it this year so be sure to subscribe in the sidebar!), I joined rewardStyle and so much more! I can not ever express to you how much this space means to me and how much each of you mean to me. I look forward to continuing to get to know you all in 2018 and hope to build an even stronger community. For now, I am going to share my top posts, and top sellers over the course of 2017.
photo by Allison Hilyer Photography
I am totally that girl that always says I am going to eat healthy this year, exercise more, read my bible every day, etc. and I do great for a couple of months, but I always give up sometime in February. Exercising is a huge part of my life. I love to run because it helps me manage my stress and anxiety and I have been slowly starting back after I was cleared to exercise a couple of weeks ago. It has felt so good and has already made me feel so much better physically nd mentally. I do have a LONG way to go and a lot of weight to lose, but I am determined more than ever to try to focus on my diet.
I’m not sure if you noticed, but I took a whole week off of blogging/working for the first time since I started over 4 years ago. To say it was needed would be the understatement of the century. Ryan had the whole week off, too and we enjoyed every minute of it. I must say, it did give me a chance to miss writing and taking photos and playing on social media and of course, all of you! It made me so thankful for this community and the friendships I have made with some of you through this. I am playing a serious game of catch up and going through hundreds of emails today, but it was all so worth the break. We were lazy and it was amazing. I haven’t seen our kids so happy in long time and it kind of made me reevaluate things a little bit, but that’s another story for another time. I want to catch you all up on our Christmas!
I can’t believe we are nearly a week into 2016 and I am just now writing my first post of the new year. Can you guess why? The new year is bringing many new changes to me and my blog and I m so excited about them. I finally made the switch from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress which I LOVE. This change has been a well thought out decision I’ve been going back and forth on for over a year now, so it was a long time coming. I figured since I am getting more serious about my blog and have turned it into my full-time job, I need to make it look more professional. So, what do you guys think?
2015 was a huge year for our little family. So many wonderful things happened and we were more blessed than I could have ever imagined. Here is a look back on last year:
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.
If you would not mind taking just 1 to 2 minutes to fill out this short reader’s survey, I would be really appreciative. I would love to hear what you would like to see more of on Logan Can in 2016!
What are your plans? Are you going out on the town, on a hot date or staying home with your kids?
Merry Christmas Eve! I just wanted to pop in for a minute and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for reading Logan Can this year! Because of you, I have been able to turn my favorite hobby into an (almost) full time income while staying home with my kids and that has been huge for my family. It is the biggest blessing and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us and this blog in 2016! With that being said, we are only 1 week away from New Years Eve! I have picked out a few of my NYE outfit favorites and linked them below:
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas spent with family and loved ones. I will see you back here next week!