Hope you all had blessed and magical holidays with your family and friends. I am thankful for the love, memories and challenges of 2012 and I’m looking forward with positive energy and an optimistic outlook into this new year.
We took the boys out to dinner and dancing at a local club for New Year’s Eve. It was so wonderful to spend time with our family as well as some of our fabulous friends. Realized during the evening I need to work on some dance lessons for ALL my boys – no one really wanted to shake their booty on the dance floor. But I stepped in to help change that a bit and we danced until the balloons dropped at 9:45pm. LOL! Took my tired troopers home, got them to bed shortly after 10pm, and paid the price on Tuesday with a couple cranky kids. But we had so much fun!
I was reminded, though, that my children are still little. Their bodies are designed only to withstand so much. And that got me thinking about my own body and how I am going to treat it moving into 2013. So I started the year off right with a trip to the gym on Wednesday. I had to laugh when 3 people asked me why I had not sent out a blog post update with my New Year’s Resolutions yet! YET?! It was only January 2nd! Well, I’ve had some time to reflect over the past two weeks, I’ve decided what I’m going to focus on for 2013, and now I’m going to share with all of you.
2013 is going to be my year to lose the love handles. Now, I know what some of you are thinking. (And my hubby is probably thinking that those handles don’t really provide that much lovin’)….but they are there. My goal is to have them gone. And to accomplish that I am really going to focus on hidden sugars this year – which means even less packaged/processed food. Honestly, I am pretty good about this already, but there is ALWAYS room for improvement. So honey, you will have to find something else to hang on to 🙂
My second goal to begin 2013 is to be more patient with my children. Once again, they are little people! And their brains are programmed to work at perhaps a little slower pace because they are absorbing so much information. I was there at one time and I know so many people were patient with me. My goal is to really focus on giving them the TIME they need to learn, to play, to interact, to dress, to undress, to brush teeth, to read stories, to say bedtime prayers, to snuggle, and to love. This year I am giving the gift of my patience and time. And I will find a way to balance that with my business goals! (I think)
That brings my to my 3rd and final goal (for the first quarter of 2013 – read my previous post about trying quarterly goals for this year. It will force me to get moving on things right away, to NOT procrastinate, and to check in frequently regarding my progress. And I’m already over my limit of two). So back to my 3rd goal – I am going to get my Better Health By Heather website updated with the AWESOME programs I will be offering for 2013. Truly, I would like to have this done by mid-month so you can help me out by heading over to www.betterhealthbyheather.com, bookmarking my page, and checking back in the next couple weeks to make sure I have done what I said I’m going to do!
And that my friends is the start of my list for 2013. What are your goals and resolutions for 2013? I would love to hear and read about some of them so please feel free to comment. Just know I may check in with you later this year to hold you accountable!
Lastly, I wanted to mention something my family will be doing throughout 2013. We will be filling our “Gift of Good Things” Gratitude Jar – something I saw shared on Pinterest. We will all take turns adding notes to our jar that document our blessings, a funny family moment, a surprise gift, something beautiful in nature, our goals and accomplishments, kind words to each other, stories worth sharing, and basically anything that we are thankful for. On December 31st, we will open our jar and relive all the goodness of the year gone by. And at that time, one of the boys will probably remind me about how much fun they had at the New Year’s Eve bash last year and ask if they can stay up just a little bit later this time around. Hopefully, by year end, everyone will have had some disco dance lessons too, and we will be ready for another entertaining night on the dance floor.