I don’t like to put a ton of pressure on myself to meet specific resolutions for the upcoming year, because it’s a known fact that most New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside come February. That being said, I do like to set goals for myself. There’s nothing wrong with taking a look at yourself and pinpointing some areas in which you could do better. I find that when I have goals to work on throughout the year, I actually do pretty well.
I don’t strive for perfection or to necessarily become an expert at something. But if I’m closer to accomplishing a goal, then I consider myself successful! Slow and steady wins the race, am I right?
MY 2017 RESOLUTIONS OR GOALS
Drink More Water – I honestly fail at this every year, but it’s something that’s very important to me (and to my health). So I’d love to make this the year that I consumer the H2O that I’m supposed to. I’m going to try! (On a positive note, I did quit drinking soda this year). 🙂
Read 8 Books – Ever since I became a mom, reading fell by the wayside. I used to devour books in large quantities, but – these days – I haven’t seemed to have the energy. But the book bug has bit me again, so I’m going to take advantage of that and try to read a bit more this year. I know that this is an extremely low number for book worms, but I only found time to read about 5 books in 2016. So my goal for 2017 is to read 7 books.
Lose the Baby Weight – This obviously won’t start until baby girl arrives in May, but I still wanted to include it here in my list. 🙂 If I could be at least 10 pounds away from my goal weight by the end of 2017, I would be very happy! My theme for the summer and fall will be to get back into shape, so that I can keep up with my energetic kiddos. My plan to lose the weight (which I’ll blog about more as that time arrives) is to use the My Fitness Pal app, to start running and walking again, and to focus on intuitive eating (as well as choosing more whole foods and less processed ones).
Unplug – Generally, I’m soooooo tired at the end of the day (or during any rare, free moment that I might have) that the thought of doing anything else productive makes me feel exhausted. That being said, watching TV or surfing the internet does very little to ‘fulfill my soul’. I hate how I feel after I’ve spent an evening just wasting time in front of the television… I definitely plan to unplug more and to make more time for reading, reading, photography, practicing instruments, and maybe some other hobbies too!