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:
Image from The Cake Parlour – London
Image from angelicamademe.com
Image from heidimix.blogspot.com
Image from christyssavories.com
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!