At the risk of sounding redundant, I do have a few things that I’m going to try to achieve in 2017, besides giving myself the grace that I think I need/deserve. It’s not anything that I’m going to stick hard and fast to, because I hate setting myself up for failure. Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen for What’s New With You.
2017 – will be my year to finally get that credit card paid off. I have already cut way back on spending in the past month – including dying my hair back to its original color so I’m not spending money coloring it. I’m not sure why I haven’t always done this — I actually really like being a brunette. It’s like I was supposed to have this hair color or something……
2017 – I will get back into reading. I really enjoy reading, but for some reason have always just put it on the back burner for social media or a TV show. And I want that to stop, because I want to be a good role model for boo. I want him to love reading as much as I do.
2017 – I’ll be taking a picture a day of baby boo. I was supposed to start on the 1st, but failed immediately and forgot to get a picture on the 2nd. I started over on the 3rd, and well, so far so good. I wish I would have done this his first year of life to see how much he changed that first year, but I think this will be just as awesome. That’s my Day 1 pic up there. Also if anyone has any cool and creative ways to keep up with this, that’d be greeeeeeat.
2017 – I will continue to go to Orange Theory twice a week – maybe even bump it up a bit if I get that credit card paid off. I absolutely love going, and I seriously bust my ass when I’m there. I always feel amazing when I leave, and I can even tell a huge difference in my body.
2017 – I will intentionally work on our marriage. Having a kid throws so many wrenches into a marriage – so many wrenches. And while I knew that it was going to be completely different, I wasn’t expecting the tiny little fights most days, and going to bed angry. That shit has to stop – it’s not healthy, and it’s not what I want. I’m lucky I get to do life with this guy – and he’s the best dad ever. Time to get all-around happier.
So those are just a few things I’m looking forward to doing in 2017. I’m not going to tell myself I’m going to lose those last ten pounds, because honestly? I’m probably not going to. I feel so much stronger and so much more beautiful than I have before. I am not going to stop eating the foods I love – because I’ll kill you if you tell me I can’t have tacos and pizza. Or wine. I run on those things, and they make me happy. Everything that does not bring me joy will be tossed. I have decided that life is too short to keep or do anything that doesn’t make me happy. I have that choice, so I will make it. My main goal is to just live a happier life – be more present for both of my guys and myself. I will not live to work this year – I will not be obsessed with my job to the point where I let it stress me out every.single.day. I’m done living like that.
I hope you guys have a happier 2017 as well – we all definitely deserve it!