September always feels like the beginning of the year to me. Maybe it’s all the years I spent in school and college; it always felt more like a time of renewal that NYE to me. Now that I am out of school ,working full time, married and a Mother of a (almost) 15 month old, I still feel like it is the beginning of a new year. And true to that fashion I have resolutions I want to keep. Bad habits I’ve been wanting to stop, good habits I want to take on…hopefully they’ll stick. I think part of the problem is an overwhelming pressure I put onto myself. I set these high expectations and unrealistic goals and then give up on them. This year I am going about it differently, I am picking one bad habit to stop and a couple good ones to take it’s place. On deck this year: Eating healthier, exercise, go to church, and taking time to blog.
Eating Healthier: This feels like such a blanket statement. I have never been one to eat vegetables voluntarily…..ever. So while I know I’ll have to force myself to do EAT them, I WILL do it. We had a scare a few weeks ago when Mike got a blood clot in his leg and was in the hospital all week. This really made me think about how important it is for me to be healthy, if not for myself but for Mia. I need to make sure I am around for as long as possible for her and be physically and mentally able to help her whenever she needs me. So while I am not looking forward to eat I will eat my veggies. Maybe it’s an acquired taste?
Exercise: This is not something I hate but is something I always am too lazy to do. I am going to ease into this by taking Mia on more stroller walks that will hopefully turn into runs one day. Also I want to start doing yoga at night once Mia is down. Hopefully this will help me relax and sleep better.
Go to Church: This is something I have been wanting to do for over a year. Hopefully 2014 is the year we can begin a stronger relationship with God.
Wish us luck as we went we this older, wiser, healthier phase in our lives.