My take on New Year’s Resolutions

Happy Sunday, Friends!

We are officially one week into 2018 and I thought it would be fitting to share my take on New Year’s resolutions.  Here it is:

Don’t get me wrong.  I believe self-reflection and goal-setting are great things; I just don’t believe we need to wait until the start of a new year to do them.  I believe we should be doing self-checks and setting goals throughout the year.  But I’m also not the kind of girl who waits to start her diet on Monday.  You know the old adage: why put off for tomorrow, what you can do today?  That’s my jam.

But back to self-reflection and goal setting.  I have spent the past year seriously working on my post-twin-mommy body, trying to get back to my pre-babies’ self.  It’s been a struggle at times, but I have stayed steadfast in my determination to get there.  I am happy to report that I am killin’ it in the gym and am now back to wearing almost all of my pre-pregnancy clothes ( a major win for me)!  I will continue to work on all aspects of my fitness this year: lifting heavier weights, increasing my stamina and endurance, and eating a (mostly) balanced diet with treats thrown in here and there.

Another goal of mine is to hone my baking and decorating skills.  I love beautifully decorated sugar cookies and thoughtfully crafted cakes.  I have dabbled in both of these in the past, but never really put forth a strong effort to getting better at doing them.  I have decided now is a better time than any to do this and so, courtesy of Mr. Effortless (cause’ he’s thoughtful and supportive like that), I’ve signed up to take a cake decorating class and also a Valentine’s Day cookie decorating class.  I hope to be able to turn out beautifully decorated treats like these in the near future:

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In short, my New Year’s resolution message is this: personal growth and development should be done all throughout the year.

Cheers to a wonderfully prosperous 2018 full of growth and new adventures for all of us!