Since I was pretty young, I think my New Year’s resolution each year (and the resolution of so many others) was to lose weight. I feel like in some way, shape or form, weight is up there on many people’s list of resolutions on January first.
I don’t know if it’s just because I am getting older or because I am a mom, but I look at New Year’s resolutions much differently than I used to. I want to lead by example and show my girls what it’s like to be healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. Will I succeed 100 percent of the time…no. But I am using this popular time to “reset” to try and be a better version of me.
Here are some things I plan to work on in 2018.
1- Eating better
Anthony and I are both attempting the Whole30 starting January 3rd. We are going to the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, so we are starting when we get back. I think January will be the easiest month for me to actually keep with it because there are no big events, parties or holidays where I could slip up. I will be documenting my meals and thoughts on the blog too!
2- Less phone time when the girls are home
I definitely need to learn to put my phone down and not always have it with me while I am playing with the girls. It’s a habit just to carry it everywhere but I need to make sure I am only using it to take videos and pictures and not to play on social media.
3- Yell less
I wasn’t sure how to word this one, but I find my temper to be very short lately with the girls. I need to remember that they are little and it’s not always going to be perfect. Yelling doesn’t solve anything.
4- Cook more
I am hoping that doing the Whole30 will force me into this one. The holiday season is so busy that the amount of times a week I cook goes way down. I hope to start back into food prepping and cooking every meal in January.
5- Complain less
Since I am home with the girls all day and Anthony works a lot, I find myself complaining to him when my day doesn’t go as planned. Does it ever go as planned with kids!? I need to realize that things will happen and I don’t need to complain about all of it to Anthony or anyone else!
I think being mindful of all of these things will make me a better mom, wife and all around person. Making a list is helpful so I can remember where I want to be! I am sure I will think of more too, but this is a good start!