Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having a good weekend. We are in the middle of a 4 day weekend here (for the kids and I). The kids had Friday off of school and they will have tomorrow off. I am trying to get some stuff done this weekend, but also am trying to relax. It is hard though when things are constantly needing my attention.
For example, Friday I ended up taking Jacob to Urgent Care after he came to me and showed me his finger. Infection near his the bottom side of his nail. He ended up with a 10 day antibiotic and an order to do Epsom salt soaks and Neosporin for 7 days. Later today we need to take Ben to get his staples out of his head. It is always something it seems. So before anything else needs my attention, I thought I would hop on here and do a quick update on how I am doing on my goals.
So my 6 goals for 2021 were:
I plan on achieving this by making a monthly goal to help. January's goals are to limit myself to one pop a day and to exercise/ walk 4 times a week. Ideally I would like to walk, however it is January in Ohio so weather will be a factor.
I honestly fell off the exercise wagon this past week. But it was a very LONG week and the weather didn't cooperate. However, I am giving myself GRACE and not beating myself up about it. I tried to make sure that I wasn't stress eating. AND I did end up losing 2 pounds this past week so I will call that a win! And it wasn't a complete loss at exercise as I did half an hour on the Wii Fit and it about knocked me off my butt. LOL I am so out of shape.
I also have another motivation for this. My parents want to go on a beach vacation with us, all their grandkids, my sister, her girlfriend and my brother and his girlfriend. There is no way at the weight that I am now that I will be seen on the beach in a swimsuit. I HAVE to lose weight. Now I have a concrete time goal to help.
Declutter our house.
It has become messy and full of stuff again. I am not sure how it got so full of stuff again. I am going to follow along with a 52 week decluttering challenge from "Snail Pace Transformations" blog. The author also has a Facebook page that is offering the challenge titled "Snail Pace Clutter Removers."
I was able to clean the boys' room this week as they had lots of shirts in their dressers that were too small for them. I was able to take a whole basket of clothes out of their dressers and pass them on to my mom for my nephew.
This month I am doing a low spend challenge and am pledging to use up what we have in our big freezer so that I can defrost it. I also made up a monthly meal plan and will blog about it this week. I want to make this a weekly post.
I did okay with the goal this week. I continued with my food posting on Friday: "Foodie Friday: What are we eating around here?" where I post about what we have been eating. This past week was an okay week. I didn't follow everything exactly but it is all good. I also tried out our air fryer this week.
Be more creative.
I am wanting to do this for a stress relief more than anything. I got 2 sloth coloring books for Christmas and would like to get in the habit of coloring. I also would like to get back into painting a bit. This could also look like making new recipes in the kitchen, etc.
I continued to try to be more intentional with taking time to relax most evenings. A few evenings I colored in my sloth coloring book. Other evenings, I watched an episode of The Mandalorian with Bill.
I love Anne's postings of her daily joys that she was doing weekly on her blog "Cooking and All that Jazz." I have a dollar store planner that I plan on putting by my bed and each night recording at least 1 things each day that I am grateful for.
I have been pretty good about doing this. Some of the things I have been grateful for this week include preschool hugs from my babysitting kiddo, medicine, Urgent Care centers, etc.
And finally, I have chosen a word for the year....GRACE. I would like to offer grace to others and to myself. I find at times I have a temper and get annoyed at little things. I would like to take a step back, offer grace to others and move on. I have tried to put this into practice the last 2 weeks and I have noticed a difference in my mental state.
This week took a lot of deep breaths and grace.
So there you have it. This was a good week to see that life will be trying but I can still achieve my goals.
I think I am doing pretty good so far.
Did you make goals/resolutions/a list of to-dos for 2021? If so, how are you doing?