Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Checking in: January Goals

I started the little blog of mine back in January after many months of wanting to and thinking that I couldn't or shouldn't. Some days I still only think that my husband reads it. One of my first posts was about my January goals....I didn't want to set new years resolutions because I knew that would just set me up for failure.

I thought It would be fun to check in and see how I was doing with said goals...

Before I do that I just have to say that this cute babe turned 5 months old Monday and I can't believe it! I will be doing his 5 month update tomorrow if I can get my act together if not look for it early next week!

Organization.... I feel like I have really taken strides to become more organized. I cleaned out my closet and bathroom, organized our junk cabinet in the kitchen and I've been working hard at keeping things picked up and beds made for the most part. I just recently went through the kids winter clothes and put them in bins and will take them to the attic today. I want to go through the guest room closet which has become a catch all for who knows what.

I haven't been using my planner like I should. I really need to get into it and write everything down. If you have any tips on how you use your planner please let me know....its currently sitting on my desk open to a previous week. #fail

I also have yet to read this sits on my nightstand but by the time I get in bed I really don't want to read. We are traveling to Charlotte in a week for my sisters wedding, maybe I'll bring it and read it in the car. {wishful thinking}

Fitness...... I have been working towards my goal of 3-5 workouts per week. Some weeks it happens some weeks it doesn't. I am working towards getting Graham on a strict nap schedule and hopefully with this I will find more time to workout. Time is an awful excuse I know...there are definitely times when I could workout and I'm either tired {excuse} or have some other things I'd like to accomplish during nap times {laundry, cleaning up, catching up on shows...excuse, excuse, excuse} Hence why I am not a beach body coach.  I do try to get in some sort of workout a couple times a week, and some doesn't happen.

Those were my 2 goals to start the new year off...I haven't completely abandoned ship which is a major win in my book! Throughout the start of this year I've tried to do a few more things that help to make life right now smoother.

Up until about a month ago I would wait to get up until one of the boys woke up. I have never been a morning person and waking up until the last possible minute was always my jam. This did not bode well for me with 2 babies to take care of. I was finding that I didn't have time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up on my morning reads, watch the news, and just generally wake up. I was getting frustrated and not very nice towards Patrick when he would up and leave for work right as the boys were waking up. day he sat me down and told me I needed to make a change and start getting up earlier. This generally would help make everyones mornings smoother and happier. I have been getting up when Patricks alarm goes off at 6 a.m. {give or take 15...20 min}. I do love having the extra time in the mornings....when my kids haven't decided to wake up even earlier. {hello 5 am wakes up....mama does NOT do 5 am!} Over all our mornings have been much smoother since making this transition and honestly I wasn't really getting that much more sleep anyways.

One new goal that I would love to start doing is to be unplugged more. I swear my phone has become an extended body part. {i'm not proud} I know that I don't need to check Facebook 1000 times a day, that those cute pictures on instagram will still be there an hour later, and that the text message from my BFF can wait 20 minutes. For some reason I cannot seem to unplug....I saw a friend posted this "detox" yesterday and I'm seriously thinking about trying it. I'll let you know how it goes....if I can actually bring myself to do it.

So there you update on my goals and a few new ones to start working on! Do you have any goals that you made and have either kept or abandoned ship on? Would love to hear how you're doing in the comments!

Have a great Wednesday friends!


  1. I feel like I should smartphone detox too, but I find it super intimidating!

    1. i agree!! I already feel like i'm setting myself up for failure before i even start...maybe one day i'll get the courage to do it!

  2. I totally understand the workout reluctance. I find if I have to get in a run by myself it might not happen. So much easier to get motivated to do it if I have someone around to accompany me.....just got to get this mind over matter thing down myself and get in that run when no one else is around! I keep reminding myself of how much weight I have lost since starting to run 3 years ago!

    1. you are an awesome runner!! I wish that i liked to run or could even run...i'm terrible. I used to run before i got married and was in college, I did several 5K's and one 10k...maybe one day ill enjoy working out! It is definitely much easier when you have someone to do it with!

  3. It is hard to work out with babies around, so the fact that you have been trying is amazing. I didn't work out until I was 7 months post partum. Now I go during lunch a couple days a week. Thanks for sharing your goals and the updates!

    1. hard!! I definitely make a lot of excuses but one day maybe I will actually enjoy it. :)