2018. The year of self improvement. The year of baby number two, and the year of new adventures and courage.
Looking back on 2017, I can honestly say I had a great year. I somehow landed my absolute dream job and get to train, and assist people towards living a healthier life every day. My daughter turned 2 (um, what!?) and we found out we’re expecting a little boy in May! Sure, there were lots of pitfalls, (basically losing September to hurricane Irma) and the daily highs and lows of being a full time working mom… but overall I have nothing but good things to say about 2017.
I’ve never truly been a huge fan of New Years Eve… in the past, it was a whole bunch of hype..you get all dressed up, hair, makeup the works.. all leading up to a drunken night out where you’re 99% of the time left disappointed. Since becoming a mom.. my New Years’ have become a lot less…. drunk? This year for example we’re getting some takeout pizzas, drinks and snacks and meeting up with two great friends and their families at the park so the kids can play. Oh how times have changed– and I honestly wouldn’t change it for anything. (Not to mention I’m pregnant so can’t really woop it up anyways.)
Anyways… lets talk about resolutions for a quick sec. I saw a pretty great quote on my instagram feed yesterday (I re-posted it so go check it out and give it a like!) that basically said to stop calling them resolutions– because to resolve means to find a solution to a problem. You aren’t a problem. Whatever happened in 2017 happened to bring you to a particular place in your life, and where you choose to go from there is up to you. Lets make commitments to ourselves, instead of resolutions to fix something. Theres nothing wrong with wanting to adopt new habits, try new things, or go new places- in fact its encouraged! I will say though, make sure that your “commitments” are 100% authentic to you as a person. With social media being such a huge part of our lives– its super easy to THINK that you want to do something/be like a certain person/go somewhere trendy etc.. I suggest that while writing down your 2018 commitments, turn off your phone.. go into a quiet room.. maybe play some of your favorite music.. and think about whats important to you in the upcoming year.
Over the last couple days i’ve come up with some main commitments to myself and my family that I want to become themes in my life over this next year (in no particular order);
Be a more patient mom.
Spend at least 3 hours a week on self improvement/self interests (whether reading a book, working on my blog etc)
Have more confidence and courage in myself and my abilities (as a soon to be mom of 2, as a trainer, as a wife, as a person)
There are other smaller ones… like do more yoga, sign up for 4 half marathons this year, get more personal training certifications.. but I think that the top 3 are the over-arching commitments that I would like to make to myself.
I hope that this post has been helpful to you all regarding your commitments vs. resolutions, and I’d LOVE to hear what some of yours are! Leave me a comment with your top 3 commitments that you are making this year!!