Before I share my goals for 2017, I wanted to check in on my 2016 goals (which I shared in this post). I have copy/pasted them below:
Goal 1: Complete a Whole30.
- I successfully did this in the month of January. I felt great and I think the removal of sugar and processed food, in combination with goal #2, greatly contributed to the fact that I got pregnant that month after several unsuccessful years.
Goal 2: Complete the Kayla Itsines 12 Week Guide by the 15th of May.
- I still find this goal funny because I shared how exhausted I was at one point during this program (only to find out I was pregnant a few weeks later). Of course, this was a bit too intense for me to continue, so I didn’t complete the program.
Goal 3: Think of or write down three things I’m thankful for every night before I go to sleep.
- This lasted for a few weeks and then I stopped. I will say that I tried to really focus on the positive aspects of my day and was quite thankful overall.
I am satisfied with the outcome of those goals due to the number of things that happened in 2016.
If you’re looking to set goals you can keep, I highly recommend you read my post on goal setting. I give a few suggestions for how to write your goals that are “SMART”.
Goals for 2017:
Goal 1: Be active every day. This isn’t a super specific goal, but with a new baby who will usually only sleep while attached to my body it is hard to find even 15 minutes to be active. I plan to use every 10 minute block of time I can find to do yoga and we’ll be going on lots of walks when the weather is decent.
Goal 2: Listen to my body. (Also a fairly vague goal.) Right now I can tell that high intensity workouts would be too much for my postpartum and hypothyroid body. I’ll be focusing on yoga and walks in the beginning and increasing as my body can handle it.
Goal 3: Nourish my body. (It appears I have 3 vague goals this year.) Eat real food. Focus on plenty of vegetables. Eat more fish and stay hydrated.
As you’ll notice, these goals are not about perfection. This morning I did 15 minutes of yoga while Miles napped in the bouncer. As you can see in the picture, the Christmas tree has dried out and needs to be taken down, but I did what was best for my body rather than worrying about the details. We’re also going for a family walk as soon as this is posted.
My wish for you this year is that you’ll take care of yourself. Be active, eat real food, and make healthy choices. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t strive for perfection. Reduce your stress. If you’re struggling with any of these, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to support you as best as I can.