New Year//Kiddos//Holiday Bloat//Group Exercise//Journaling//

The Christmas hustle is over, decor is down, tree is gone, house is mostly in place with new toys and such. The girls really have thoroughly enjoyed their new presents and having them home during break to play was great. We also had our “you’re mean” and “I don’t like you” moments too. Sister arguments can be oh so interesting and let me tell you I’ve been there but now my sister and I are as close as can be now!

We were so busy over break. We made homemade play dough last week, slime, we’ve put together new toys that they bought with gift cards. We had our afternoons of down time, so much fun! Tucker is definitely getting into more stuff by the day but I love this stage because they start really responding to you. But how is be going to be ONE this month?! He puts everything in his mouth so we always have to make sure Barbie shoes, legos and all small pieces are picked up at all times.

I had some holiday bloat for sure and last week was great to get back into the swing of feeling better. And I’m ready for a full week of on point nutrition! I’m excited for a normal week back to the routine.

Last Thursday Mallorie asked me if it was time to go back to school! There’s nothing more humbling than when she’s excited and ready to continue learning AND I know she missed her friends!

Makenzie went back to preschool and did great!

Teaching group exercise classes again has been so fun and rewarding, too! I absolutely love instructing. I still love my hour of gym time a day, too. I just had a conversation with a friend last week and we were talking about how there’s so much more balance and happiness in your life when you take time for yourself. I will say it over and over again. Commit a half hour, 45 minutes or an hour to solely YOU or doing a workout class, or doing it with a friend. If you don’t think you have time, make time. We always have the ability to wake up earlier, schedule time a couple times a week where your kids are at school or are being watched, or find a gym that has childcare, the Y has been a LIFESAVER for that. Commit to a better you and better plan and process in 2020 and see changes to a healthier lifestyle this year! It can only get better. If you’re already taking the time for yourself, high five! 👋🏼 So, here’s the thing. There’s one thing stopping you from reaching goals and that’s ourselves. It’s so easy to say I don’t feel like it. When I was so bloated last Tuesday I didn’t want to workout because I felt so tired but Travis reminded me, “you’ll feel better after.” And I did. (And we all know how much I don’t like when Travis is right 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️)

My suggestion is writing down a plan of what you will intend to do for workouts through the week and then adjust as needed! I find that if you write down, even put it on your computer or a note on your phone and try and stick to a schedule, it enables us to be more successful. As always, if you need some guidance, let me know!

Travis started cooking when he’s been getting home since last week a couple times a week and that’s been AMAZING! Seriously, helps so much. Balance is amazing. And to be 100% honest, he’s always been a better cook, I’ll take the cleaning up any time! It’s pretty cute too because Mallorie and Makenzie call him “chef dad!”

This week I busted out my food journal and am logging fully for at least 4 weeks, if not more. That’s my first goal.

So here’s to reaching goals in 2020. They don’t have to be huge goals, small changes lead to big results! Happy Wednesday, followers!

As always, thanks for following along!

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