Happy New Year!!!
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately talking about goals and New Year’s resolutions. I was so busy coming up with ideas for others, and I just realized that I never made any for myself. Go figure. So I sat down and made my list of 2016 goals. Here’s what I want to achieve this year:
I feel like I spent most of last year in a hazy fog. It was nothing but baby bottles, stinky diapers, and sleep deprivation. My entire focus had been nothing but all baby all the time. That’s what happens when you have twins and a toddler. But I want this year to be different. I want to spend a little more time on myself, and remember that I am a person outside of being a mommy. It’s a strange concept, I know. I plan on doing this by working through my goals.
Ideally, I’d like to drop at least 20 pounds, and keep it off! I did pretty well with a diet last year, but I fell off the wagon and gained it all back. I do not want to do that again.
Work out 3-4 times a week.
Every week. I am so out of shape it isn’t even funny. It’s exhausting keeping up with three kids all day. I know if I would exercise a little more and build up my stamina some, it would be a lot easier. I’ll have more energy, and I’ll be in a better mood. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Besides working out and losing weight, I want to live a healthier life in general. I want to drink my eight glasses of water a day. I want to make healthier food choices. Keep doctors appointments when they’re needed. Get more rest. I’ve got three kids to keep up with, and I plan on being around for a really long time, so I need to start taking better care of my body.
Take more time for myself.
Like I said above, it’s been all baby all the time. I want to take more time for myself sans kiddos. This is where I admit that I can’t do it all by myself, and if I don’t get a break every once in a while I will go CRAZY. And no one wants a crazy momma. I want to spend a little more time reading and crafting. I want to relax.
Get out of the house more.
It is not easy to get out of the house for errands or anything else when there are three kids to wrangle. Plus the twins are still taking two naps a day, so by the time I get everyone fed and dressed, it’s almost time to start getting them ready for bed again. Needless to say, I’ve been cooped up in the house for way too long. But those two naps a day for the girls will soon be turning into one, giving us a lot more freedom. We can have more family outings with all five of us, and I want to get out with just me and the kids when Hubs is working.
Grow my blog.
I can’t think of a single blogger that wouldn’t have this for a goal! I want to write more, grow my followers, and improve my social media. While I don’t have any specific numbers in mind yet, I’ll be happy with any growth.
We’ve had one of those fancy dslr cameras for years. I’m just now starting to use it, but only in Auto mode. I want to learn how to take beautiful photos in manual mode, and then edit them to perfection. My brain feels better when I’m learning something new (one of the reasons I started blogging), so this year it’s going to be photography.
Have date nights.
Last year I can count the number of dates Hubs and I had on one hand. And it won’t take that many fingers. Part of it is due to lack of babysitters, and you could say that part of it is because we’re too tired. It’s time to change that. We’re having dates at LEAST once a month. We can take advantage of the time when we have family visiting, or we can have date nights at home after the kids go to bed. With our focus being mainly on the kids this year, our marriage has taken a back seat. We fell in love and had kids for a reason. Now it’s time to shift some of that focus back on ourselves.
I didn’t have any goals for myself in 2015, and as a result, everything felt rather stagnant. And I’ve realized that if I’m not working towards a goal or learning something new, I get kinda batty. So here it is in writing. I have goals I want to accomplish in 2016. I will hold myself accountable, and I will get stuff done! Hopefully a year from now you’ll be reading a post about me achieving all of these goals.
How about you? What are your goals for 2016? Tell me below in the comments. And any words of wisdom and encouragement are greatly appreciated!