I’ve debated for a while on whether or not I wanted to write this post, but I decided that I might as well go for it. Like most other people, I decided I wanted to set some goals for myself for the New Year. I hate talking about New Year’s Resolutions, because I always end up breaking them. This year, I decided that I wanted to set goals rather than resolutions.
Time to get real. Since this time last year, I have steadily gained weight, and I haven’t been happy with how my clothes have been fitting. I did a lot of complaining, but didn’t do anything that would help the long term. I decided that I need to make a conscious effort to improve my heath. I am almost 36 years old and I know that staying active will only get harder the older I get. Due to this, I decided that I needed to set a few goals.
Goal 1: To be more active
I go through active spurts. When I wore my fitbit I noticed I was more active and pushed myself to move more. I have gone through to many fitbits so I decided to try the apple watch. I love that the apple watch takes into consideration activity level for calories burned not just steps. I also decided to re-enroll in a local pilates class that I started this past week. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the class. It’s perfect especially since I get to do it with a close friend! Another step towards being more active is that a few ladies at work and I have set days to work out after school. We are doing the 21 Day Fix workout which is only 30 minutes, and I can get the boys picked up on time. Of course, cute workout clothes and accessories definitely help with motivation.
Outfit Details || Top: Old Navy || Pants: Under Armour || Shoes: c/o LIUID ||
Goal 2: To be more present
As a mom of boys, I at times struggle to want to always participate in the activities that they want to do. It is very easy to put housework and social media in front of them. This year I am putting them first. I have turned notifications off on my phone so I am not constantly checking in. I have also started a quick clean when we first get home. This helps us stay on top of the daily cleaning and gives me more time in the evening. This week we even played a game of basketball. I was reminded how awful I am!
Goal 3: To try new foods
I enjoy cooking, but I seem to get into a rut with the food that I cook. There are so many recipes on Facebook and Pinterest I have seen that look delicious. My goal is to try at least 1 new recipe every 2-3 weeks. Recently, I tried spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti and it is now my go to recipe! I also made this past week fried cauliflower. Surprising, I really liked it! There wasn’t much of a difference in taste! Would you like me to share my experiences with different recipes?
All of this being said I am sure I will struggle with these goals. They are just goals though, and if I can stick with them I know that it will make me a happier and healthier person! What are your goals for this year?
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