It’s time to start planning for the year ahead but first, I need to reflect on 2014.
My resolutions for 2014 were:
- Try to bring my baby in to the world with only using an epidural. I’m going to try to avoid Pitocin and a c-section). Notice I said “TRY” because it might be out of my control. This can be accomplished. And it was! It might have been over 30 hours of labor, but I only used an epidural.
- Feel somewhat comfortable in a bikini by July 4th. That’s about 3 months after the birth of my baby. All I own is bikinis and I really just don’t want to buy another swimming suit. Plus one-pieces just aren’t as cute. Check!
- Get back some sort of definition in my abs. “Some sort” meaning anywhere from a 2-pack only noticeable when I flex or a full-on 6-pack. Check!
- Limit myself to only one “treat” per day while pregnant. Note that this doesn’t include chocolate because that’s a staple in my diet. I’m talking about the after-dinner cookies or extra chocolate. I guess I found my craving this pregnancy and it has to stop. It might just be the holidays, but my diligence to a healthy diet has been challenged for once in my entire life. I can’t for sure say I accomplished this 100% of the time, but I definitely came close.
- Make time for an outside exercise class after the baby arrives. I’m assuming this will be returning to hot yoga. That’s something I miss being pregnant especially in the winter months. I began bootcamp 5 weeks post-partum and recently returned to hot yoga now that it’s winter.
- Attend church more regularly. Right now we are extremely irregular. A regular pattern would mean roughly twice a month. My regular pattern is about 1x/month. Church+baby=difficult.
I’m pretty happy with the resolutions I created for myself this past year as they were all (even if not 100%) accomplished.
So what does 2015 bring?
- Complete Duolingo’s basic Spanish on my iPad and begin practicing with my husband and mother-in-law.
- Enroll my baby in a music class and some other class (mommy n’ me, tumbling, etc).
- Make at least 2 new mom friends. And actually get together with them.
- Say “thank you” to my husband daily. Often times the little things go unnoticed and unappreciated.
- Do heavy weight training 1-2x/week. I’ve only had energy for cardio and light weights for the past few months.
I’m excited for the year ahead!