2013...I feel it's MY YEAR!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Yes, a true burst of excitement which is a big deal for me...I am feeling more positive today. I suppose it's the feeling of the new year and the feeling that everyone is trying to get back to their goals and it's contagious but it's OK, I am happy getting that "bug"!
I have many goals this year and many more that I have not fine tuned yet but I might as well start listing now so it's on my mind:
1.) Get off my butt ASAP! I used to look at exercise as a 2nd job and it worked, I know I need to go, no excuses whatsoever! I plan on sticking to my usuals which is jazzercise, kickboxing, and walking but I want to add something new - my ideas are Yoga & finally try Zumba or some other type of cardio class to just mix it up.
2.) TRACK, TRACK, AND TRACK MY FOOD! I need to hold myself accountable and adjust my calories if I do plan on splurging on something occasionally and not just throw in the towel for that whole day b/c of one meal. I want to plan meals for the week and get the hubby involved as well so that I am not so overwhelmed with dinner preparation and it will help us all stay consistent with making dinner at home. VEGGIES must be included in every meal!
3.) Find time for myself - I used to say that ME time was my exercise time but I feel like I need more than that, I need time to relax and unwind and clear my mind...I think Yoga could help with this more mentally than physically or even try meditation.
4.) Be a better wife - In my mind I don't feel like I have to be superwoman but I do have tendencies to be selfish at times and I forget to give "ME" time to my husband and while I want my "ME" time I have to be thoughtful to give him time as well to do as he pleases and therefore the tension in our marriage might subside as long as we communicate more with each other on what we need instead of focusing everything on our son and forgetting about each other. It's all about balance, right?
5.) Be the MOM I want to be - I want to stop stressing over the dishes in the sink or whether the laundry is caught up, I want to be there for my son and by being there that does mean to make sure the house is somewhat in order but to let some things fall behind if it means spending some quality time playing with my son or reading him a book or just running around chasing him to make him laugh.
In my mind I know that this is my year to shine for myself and my family and I will do my very best and then some and also evaluate daily what is working and what is not working and get help from my support system and start over if I need to. These top 5 are not in any particular order, I want to devote time to each one and maybe in some more than others depending how everything is going. I want to incorporate my exercise with my family as well, I want all of us to be active and play outside and have fun. I want to teach my son that veggies are yummy and necessary to grow up big and strong and I want to learn to make them tasty for him and everyone depending on what it is.
I might even "think" more about having a 2nd child - my husband wants another one but knows that it's my decision because of what I had to go through to get our wonderful son - I basically have to write off 4-6 months for a bed rest pregnancy and how would I do that financially and with a toddler? So, if I feel healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically and can come up with a simple plan of action then I think discussions are in order with the husband. I want a sibling for my son, basically b/c I didn't have that growing up and I feel like it would be so cool but I have to think of everything and I have to make a decision on doing this sometime this year because I do turn 35 in May and I know that is an age for decisions on more children especially in my high risk condition.
Ahhh all the freshness of a New Year - I'm excited and ready for it!! Who's with me???!!! =)