Hope you stick with all your resolutions and have a wonderful 2015.
New Years Resolutions 2015
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2015 is a blessed one for everyone that this blog reaches. It's funny how a new year affects people, and really gets you believing it's the perfect time to make a fresh start. The same way as we always believe that it's best to start dieting on a Monday. If we really want to make changes in our lives, why don't we just decide to make them? Make them now, on a Friday night. Why wait? We always need to justify it in some way. I'm not judging... I'm exactly the same. I could get focused on my diet and fitness regime right now, but I've already decided to leave it until the start of next week when I deem my schedule to be more suited to such an occasion. I've decided to make some new years resolutions too, which isn't something I've made a habit of doing over the years. I rarely see people stick to new years resolutions, and I'm not promising that I will be any different; but what I am going to do is make them public here in my blog. At least that way, if I fail, I can look back and feel double the guilt for failing. If I succeed, I'll make a point of shoving this post into your face a second time and demand praise whilst I stand with my chest out like doing something good for myself was something special that I otherwise wouldn't have done. Anyway, it's January 2nd and I'm officially making the following resolutions public!
A 3 week long trip to America in November and returning in time for the festive season definitely saw me fall off the fitness bandwagon that I had been so successfully riding for months prior. I'm going to get back under 165lbs very quickly, and I'm not going to come above it again for the rest of the year. Doing so will see me maintain a healthy weight for the longest time maybe in my entire adult life.
I'm going to focus on spending more time doing real things individually with both children. Focusing on the small every day moments. I feel like I did so much with Clayton before Alice was born, but since the addition of baby number 2 I get so tired and overwhelmed that I now do less with him and don't do half of the things with her that I did with him. I feel guilty for that. It seems like there just enough time in the day. My resolution is to make time. I will play more, read more and not get so hung up on the house being a mess. Every day that passes is the last time either child will be that age. I don't want to waste those days and regret it in later life.
The doctor says I'm not healthy mentally and that that's the root of all other physical problems I've been battling for the last 6 months. I'm promising myself that I won't skip any more sessions or appointments and focus on getting back to the best me. I might even talk about it more if I feel like that will help... (as it stands, I don't talk about it here in my blog and most people have no idea).
I started blogging in 2013 for a very brief period. Then I took a break. Then I came back for a couple of weeks before taking another long break. In mid-late 2014 I came back to it with a little more focus and managed to stay relatively consistent for the remainder of the year. I'd like to think that I can make 2015 my first full year blogging and stay active for its duration.
For some time I've wanted to compete in a mud-obstacle race but given that I gave up running with chronic knee problems on both legs it's seemed like an impossible ask of my body. 2015 will see me laugh in the face of pain and stubbornly fight with my knees and the message they're sending to the rest of my body. I've today signed up to compete in the Wolf Run. I'll be checking that item off my bucket list come rain or shine in September.
So there's my resolutions and asks of myself for 2015. With you all as my witness, I'm making myself accountable for failure.
Topic: New Years Resolutions 2015
Subject: good luck
Subject: Happy New Year
Good luck with the goals. I always find it good to do a reality check every three months when I set myself goals.
Sounds like some great, positive reolutions. Here's to a great 2015!
Subject: good luck
Good luck with it all but don't try to do too much. I have decided not to make any this year and it has meant that we haven't been in such a rush to eat all the chocolate all at once. Happy New Year.
Subject: Re: good luck
The rush is half of the fun! lol
Subject: Happy New Year!
I have also found that baby no 2 doesn't seem to get as much quality time with me as my first born did. Like you say, there doesn't seem enough hours in the day. It is a good idea to set aside time for each child individually though. I hope you achieve all of your goals for 2015.
Subject: Re: Happy New Year!
Yes, it's something I've become really aware of lately. Pros and cons have having 2 close together I guess.
Subject: New Year
I need to write down my goals for new year too! For sure loosing weight is at the top of it :)
Subject: Great goals
I love the sound of your goals, but don't beat yourself up about not spending enough time with each child after the birth of number 2. Parenthood is completely exhausting. I love the sound of the mud-obstacle race. A Wolf Run is on my hope-to-do list this year too.
We have done goals and aims with the boys this year, more about being the best version of ourself that we can me. I am a huge believer in positive affirmations