If you all are like us it can be really challenging to stick to New Year’s Resolutions. We all have the best of intentions but then reality and life sets in and it never goes as well. This year the big thing for us is being intentional.
For me, this really means how do I want to spend my time. I have a full time job that takes a LOT of my time (including nights and weekends) and often leaves me exhausted. Then I have two little kids who want my attention 24/7 and then my husband and I need time together to keep our relationship strong. Then throw in chores around the house and kids activities and spending time with family and friends life gets chaotic. So if that means I have to say “No” to going to certain events then please know it isn’t because I don’t want to be there, rather I need to prioritize and give myself some slack. I need to re-shift my time and spend it where it makes me happy.
In the same line of thought I really want 2017 to be the year that I put my marriage higher on the list. It is so easy to put my marriage after my kids but I want to start being intentional about planning date nights and alone time to keep our connection strong. Even though while we are out on dates we will talk about the kids the entire time, just being together alone is much needed!
Oh and of course on my list is also to eat healthier. Isn’t that a yearly thing? I want to try and be more planful with meals. I want my kids to try and eat healthier (my daughter won’t eat a single fruit and will only eat corn for veggies). So it is definitely a challenge to make a well rounded meal that everyone will enjoy.
Working out. Ha. Assuming wine glass arm curls don’t count this is another area of focus. I want to get in better shape. It isn’t about losing pounds for me as it is feeling more physically fit. We got a treadmill for Christmas (insert sign of old age here!) and I have been trying to get more time on it. Even if that means just walking for 20 minutes between my meetings. Heck, already this year I tried Soul Cycle and let me tell you, I was sore for days. But, it was actually a great workout and I felt great that I did it.
So lets raise a glass (see I am technically doing an arm workout) and cheers to a productive and healthy 2017!