Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lets Talk: New Years

Today I'm linking up with Erika and Andrea for Lets Talk! This is a monthly chit-chat with other bloggers and each month is a new theme. This month the theme is New Years. Now that I've had time to get through most of January I have really narrowed down what I want to focus on this year.

Each year I find myself coming up with all these great resolutions that after about a week..{er a day} go out the window. With two small children at home I have decided to focus on a few things that I think will help to keep our house running smoothly and also something to help better myself.

I'm going to call these 'goals' instead of resolutions....sounds less intimidating.

Organization.... every year I vow to be more organized. I always start the year with the best of intentions, a new planner, making lists, keeping appointments organized. Then by february this whole system has gone away and I'm left with an empty...although cute...planner and lots of chaos running through my head.

I purchased the Erin Condren Life Planner in hopes that I can keep up daily apointments as well as use it to meal plan and schedule workouts. My hope is that if it is written down instead of just in my head I will follow through more.

Along with writing things down I also want to keep my house neater. I have never been one to keep the neatest house...I always envy my friends whose house you walk into and don't see a single toy or item out on their kitchen counter tops. While that definitely isn't going to be the case in our house my goal is to pick up all the toys each night before going to bed.

I recently bought this book and hope to start reading a chapter a night. Maybe by the end of 2016 I will be completely free of clutter...wishful thinking! 

Fitness...im sure this is tops on everyones new years resolution list. Having been pregnant for the better part of 2015 I really want to spend 2016 focusing on my health and fitness. I need to be in the best possible shape I can be so that I can keep up with two active boys!

My sister is a Beach Body coach and is always encouraging me to workout. I recently started one of their new programs Hammer and Chisel and is it definitely pushing me beyond my comfort levels. It is often so easy for me to put off a daily workout due to having a baby at home. I am always full of excuses...this year I plan to cut the excuses and do what I have to do to get the workout done!

Today was one of those days...after going in 3 times to put Graham's paci back in his mouth in a 10 minute span I decided to just bring him in with me while I completed my workout. It was a win win for both of us. He was happy and I got the workout in!

So there they are...my goals of 2016! Now that they are written down for all to see I guess I have no excuse not to follow through!

1 comment:

  1. Mom gave me that book for Christmas! I'm the worst at staying tidy, but it really does help!