blahblahblah bloggery jargon, new year buzzwords, new year new me, etc. etc.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way we can get started. I haven't been posting much the past 2 weeks, because I've been busy working on all that I'm about to share. I've taken advantage of January 1 to come up with some new goals for myself. I haven't made New Years Resolutions since high school, and feel a bit silly sharing these but here I am. My pastor also preached a phenomenal sermon two Sundays ago about how sharing goals will help you stay accountable and ultimately achieve those goals. So here goes:
1. My Fitness: I have never needed to work out to be an ideal weight, my metabolism has always been beyond a blessing, and I have never felt comfortable talking about weight because I want it to be clear that I appreciate the body I have. But real talk: every single woman in the world has some body image issues. Period. It's just part of being a woman. And as far as my weight and metabolism, pregnancy changed my body in a big way. All of that to say, I have fitness goals and I'm excited to make them happen. I know I can achieve this first one: I have the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app on my phone (sadly only used perhaps 3 times in 2016 after purchasing), and I have decided to work out using this app for 7 minutes a day, 7 days a week, for 7 weeks. While slightly arbitrary (there's no definitive reason for working out 7 minutes a day for 49 days other than it sounds cool), I want to push myself to exercise more regularly. I also know it's a totally realistic, feasible goal. Shoot I look at social media for longer than 7 minutes a day! I don't have a weight goal, just the goal of losing a dress size so I can fit back into everything in my wardrobe (of course fashion is my underlining goal here!). And ultimately I always want to be able keep up with my already rambunctious little boy.
2. My Budget: Not sure how much to elaborate on this one other than: I need to spend less money. I have set for myself two spending limits. One for fun, meaning anything that I don't need (i.e. makeup and clothes) and one for work lunches. Looking back on 2016 I realized that I spent a lot of money eating out during the work week. As a working mom it's easy to be lazy and eat out every single day of the week, but I want to make an intentional effort to spend no more than the monthly budget I allocated
3. My Words: I have decided to be far more intentional about what I say. I want to be sure that anything I say about someone else, I would be more than ready to say to their face. While my reasons for creating this goal are personal, let's just say in 2016 I was reminded in a very real and painful way that words have huge impact.
So, what are your goals for 2017?