I waver back and forth with how I feel about New Year’s Resolutions. On one hand, I think it’s silly to wait until January to start something new or take control of your life. On the other hand, it is exciting to have a fresh start at the beginning of a new year, and to get hyped about doing things different this time around. I don’t know, I guess it just depends on my mood! With that being said, I used to do monthly goals here on the blog, and while I’m not sure I will go back to that or not, I do have a few things I wanted to share with the interwebs because it holds me more accountable.
2014 brought a LOT of changes to the Montgomery household, and I am having to learn to do things a lot differently (and with one hand ha!) as a baby truly does change everything! Here are just a few things I would like to do in 2015. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but more of a reminder to get my rear in gear.
1.) Read my Bible every day: I was REALLY good about this for the past year or so, as it was the first thing I did when I woke up. Now I wake up to a screaming child and the first thing I do is make a bottle as fast as humanly possible. ‘I’m thinking of switching it up and doing my devotions at night after the baby is in bed.
2.) PR in any race distance: I’m not being picky here. I have been out of the game for a long time not being able to run most of my pregnancy, so really I would be thrilled to PR in any distance!
3.) Foam roll and stretch: As much as I hat to admit it, my IT band and bursitis pain are back, and I have got to keep it under control so I can keep running. If I remember to foam roll before AND after a run, it’s much better, but it’s a hard habit to get into, especially when free time is at a minimum.
4.) Find a good work/life balance: Something I have not done well since having Emma Kate is finding a good work/life balance. Before she was born, I was working 40-50 hours a week between my blog and travel agency work, and that just doesn’t fly with a three month old at home all the time. It’s very hard for me to admit that I just have to cute back on things and prioritize what is most important, and I still haven’t found that balance yet.
5.) Eat more healthy foods: Not going to lie, when I was pregnant I pretty much ate whatever I could stomach. My appetite was VERY finicky my entire pregnancy, so I indulged and ate what I could and what I was craving. I was ok with it, I knew it wouldn’t last forever and that I had a good excuse. However, that time is over, and I am ready to get back to some healthier eating habits. I’m taking it one slow step at a time, because if I try to overhaul all at once, I know it won’t stick.
QOTD: What is one goal you have for 2015?
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Great goals, Heather! I would like to PR myself this year. I know it won’t be this weekend at Disney though lol
haha aw why not
Water hydrate. Water water.
You’ve got some great goals, Heather! I love your one about reading the bible every day. I’m trying to do the same with a book of grace that I got for Christmas. One of my goals for 2015 is to work on speed, so I’m hoping for some PRs this year. Happy New Year to you and best of luck on your goals!
Happy New Year
My IT pain crept back in a little over my vacation so I’m foam rolling and using the lacrosse ball a lot. My one goal is to follow the plan my PT came up with, which involves a lot of HIIT, which I’ve really avoided as much as I could. I want to find the fun in it and enjoy the change.
yeah that’s not my favorite lol
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Great goals Heather! It’s amazing how much life changes after a baby!
Tricia Vaughn says
One goal for me is going to be to show my happiness more. Sounds funny but I withhold my happiness because good friends around me are not where I am in their lives and I don’t want my happiness to come off as negative for them. I have got to quit worrying about this. I have a great relationship with my husband and I should never be ashamed of it or showing it! 🙂
you are correct!
Pay off our van, run my first 5k, and maybe a 10k, get back into shape and be happy with my body. I still have 15-20 pounds of weight to lose from my last pregnancy (9 months ago). That weight HAS to be gone by April, when I’m in a wedding.
those are great!
Karen :0) says
Great goals! Sounds like an awesome start to the year! 🙂
Those are great goals Heather! I too rather call them goals instead of a resolutions! I think one of my big ones this year is to get back into running! I was in a car accident a few months ago and since then I’ve lost my mojo. Which is sad because I was just getting into it! I’m still a new runner and getting the hang of all of it! My dream is to one day run the Princess Half. But for now, I’d be happy just running a 5K!
I also prefer to think of them as goals because that seems more long-term than resolutions. Eating healthy foods is one of my priorities as well as fitting in a little more free time after work.