I love a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a new beginning. It feels especially fitting now since our lives will be changing drastically after baby number two gets here next month. For me January is when I do my “Spring cleaning”. I do a big purge of each room of the house; clothes, toys, kitchen utensils, etc. All that, plus being in my eighth month of pregnancy and in serious nesting mode, you can imagine my poor husband’s confusion each day when he gets home and everything has moved to a new home.
No crazy resolutions this year for me. The best part of being pregnant over New Year’s is that I don’t have any crazy new diet to start this week. I can can enjoy watching my facebook and instagram friends post workout selfies and check-in at the gym for the month of January….and then watch them all regress back to their normal behavior around mid February (I’m guilty of that myself). And while I have plenty of baby weight to lose this year, I have much more realistic expectations than I did with my first pregnancy. So here is to 2016 and making some resolutions that I can actually keep!
Resolutions for 2016:
- Be present. Live in the moment and soak everything in. All the toddler “I love yous” accompanied by a sticky kiss. All the baby smells of this soon-to-be newborn. All the hugs, kisses and hand holding from the hubby. Because you never know when it will all end.
- Be Healthy. Eat better, make smarter food choices. Get some kind of workout routine in place. Carve out time specifically for taking care of myself and working out.
- Journal more. I used to journal all the time, but life has taken over and I find myself missing it so much. I also want to start a journal for each of my kiddos. Keep track of the sweet (and not so sweet) things they like to do at the moment. I want to remember all the cute things my toddler says and mispronounces, because they will soon be forgotten when she grows out of this toddler phase.