So we’re a little late on the whole ‘new year ,new you’ bandwagon but here we are. We both have had a very busy start off to this year but things are starting to settle down so now is the time to get back into a routine.
Setting Some Goals
As new moms, getting into a routine can sometimes be tricky. No two days are ever the same. One day you feel like the best mother ever and the next you didn’t even have time to change out of your yoga pants. But we are both determined to reach our goals this year. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that we both share the goal of working out more (cliche I know)
-Working on my fitness: I want to really push myself to get in the best shape of my life this year. For me this isn’t just about having toned arms. It’s really about me being healthy for my son. Don’t get me wrong the toned arms are totally welcomed ( I live in sleeveless country over here). Really though I want to start solidifying a healthy lifestyle as an example for my son.
-This moment: I have quite a bit of trouble keeping my constantly running mind in the moment. Often I find myself thinking(worrying) about things that may or may not happen when really I should be embracing the moment that I’m in. I want to be more present for my loved ones.
-Beside these two major things I always have a lot of ongoing goals I’m focusing on, such as: becoming a better cook, doing more kind/thoughtful things for others, deepening my faith and getting myself organized.
-My mombod: Before I was pregnant I was in the best shape of my life and I worked hard for that. After being on bedrest for the last 8 weeks of my pregnancy and then recovering from giving birth, I lost a lot of my muscle strength. So this year I want to focus on getting back in shape and ready for bikini season, which in Florida is basically the entire year.
-Make more healthy meals: I used to make fresh veggies and lean protein every night. Now some days just fly by and I never even had a chance to pull chicken out of the freezer. I’ve never really used my crockpot before but maybe It’s time to start.
-Be more flexible: This is something I’ve always struggled with. I love routine(to an extent) and I’ve always been cautious to change. But one thing you will learn right away when you have children is that things never go as planned.
Tips For Achieving Your Goals
One of the most useful strategies we have found to help with achieving your goals is to write them down. Make up a mission statement of sorts for your goals with a few thoughts as to why you are doing them and how you plan to accomplish them. Then keep that at your bedside and review it in the morning and right before bed. This can be super helpful if you suffer from “mom brain” like we do.
Buy a planner. We are obsessed with pretty planners. This helps with planning out your week so you can schedule in your workout time, meals for the week and day dates with your little babes. Alex’s favorite planner of the moment is Day Designer. Their planners are not only gorgeous but have goal setting worksheets and daily inspirational quotes.
Be honest with yourself! It also helps to jot down some common excuses you know you use as to why “I can’t.” You can, but only if YOU let yourself.
Also, share your goals with your husband, parents and friends. Then you have a support team who can help you stay accountable.
Finally, don’t be too hard on yourself. Especially as a mother!
Do you have any tips for achieving your goals? Let us know and comment below!