Stilettos and Diapers: 2016 New Years Resolutions

12.31.2015

2016 New Years Resolutions

A big part of my 2016 is health. I'm really excited to refocus on not just physical health, but mental, financial and home as well. I picked 3 things in each area to focus on. 






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  • Mental
Stick to the Schedule - My days feel so much less stressful when I have a plan. I have a blog calendar and a personal calendar that I want to be more diligent about scheduling evenly. Which also leads me to another area:

Just Say No - I'm a total people pleaser. I hate to say no, but sometimes, it's essential. I have realized more in the past couple years that saying yes to everyone not only hurts me now. My entire family is affected by my decision to stretch myself too thin. 

Stop Comparing - The baby who's holding her head up and, OMG! Lincoln needs more tummy time! The 4 year old that's sitting nicely in a restaurant with no electronics while mine is fidgeting with an iPad. The mom who made gifts for the whole class for St. Patty's Day. I love being that mom, but I'm not going to do those things if I'm already feeling busy at that time. 


  • Financial

No Spend Month - I did this last year, too. It was a fun challenge, that also saved money, helped with impulse purchases and got me in a habit of not buying random things. 

Budget - The Hubs has always been a budget man. He loves to "crunch numbers" and it literally makes my skin crawl when he asks me to do it with him. But, I have a kid starting college in 10 years and thats going to require some focus on finances and sticking to our budget.

Give Back - I believe in give and it shall be given unto you. Giving to church and people in need is a big part of our life and I want to increase it even more. 


  • Home 

Cleaning Schedule -  I was really good about this before having a baby and it literally saved my sanity. It helps keep the house in a constant clean. Not toys off the floor, but clean and laundry not all over my bedroom. It's seriously driving me nuts lately and I'm over it. 

Closet Cleaning - I'm going to turn my hangers around in January and get rid of things that I haven't turned around in June. Then, I want to repeat June - December. The things that haven't been worn will be given away so someone else can benefit from them. 

Make the Bed - This is a little embarrassing, but I've always been a part of the "I'm going to unmake it in 12 hours so why make it" club. But, I've noticed how much happier I am when I walk into my room and the bed is made. I'm going to aim to make it every day when I get up! 


  • Physical

I left this one for last for a reason. It's always a big thing on people's New Years resolution lists, but rarely gets done. I'm giving myself some goals that are completely attainable and not depriving.

Eat Clean - I know, how cliche? I am committing to an 80% clean diet in 2016. This will probably mean a protein shake for breakfast, a salad with leftover protein or a wrap for lunch and a clean dinner. No carb cutting, no calorie tracking, just putting a focus on clean, unprocessed foods and adding in vitamins and supplements. The weekends will be free to be flexible and I won't be giving myself a hard time for a a little chocolate or wine. (I love my dark chocolate espresso beans!) This way the meals becomes a lifestyle, not a depriving diet. 

Meal Plan - This keeps me on track so much. I shop for the things I need, I don't take as many random trips to the store and therefore am not so tempted to buy junk food. My family also loves seeing my menu board and knowing what is coming for dinner. 

Workouts- Some type of workout 3-4 days/week - this can be a walk around the neighborhood, a DVD routine, a hard core gym workout or a long treadmill run. I just want to make sure I'm moving and being active. Also, if I have a night full of bouncing the baby and no sleep? Guess what. My workout is done. 

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34 comments:

  1. I love the backward hanger idea. I'm definitely doing that!

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  2. Oh I love the hanger thing too. I cannot wait to do this, I guess when I am OUT of maternity clothes though. So come spring time, EVERYTHING is getting turned and out with the old. I need to set a few goals as well!

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  3. I'd like to exercise more to get the baby weight off now that my daughter is 3 months old.

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  4. I like the hanger idea and am going to use it. I am going to eat clean in 2016, and make sure to take the time to eat a very healthy breakfast.

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  5. My goal is to drink lots more water.

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  6. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    bbpinktaz60 (at) gmail (dot) com

    My top healthy goal for 2016 is to create recipes for my family that includes more fresh foods, more veggies and fruit. :)

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  7. My healthy goal is to run a marathon in 2016 and drink more water!

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  8. I want to stop smoking for good this year and weight loss.

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  9. I want to do more strength training.

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  10. I'd like to start doing yoga this year.

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  11. working out at least three times a week.

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  12. My goal for 2016 is to exercise more and increase my water.

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  13. I want to explore new healthy recipes so I don't get bored and stay committed to a more balanced diet.

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  14. I'm ready to get back in shape post-baby too!

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  15. I would love to hear more about your favorite breakfast smoothies and also how you ensure you're making an appropriate portion. I would love to start this up for the new year and randomly male smoothies but I lean towards a lot of fruits and I'm fearful it ends up being too sugary. Cheers!

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  16. I hope to eat less fast food in 2016.

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  17. My top healthy goal in 2016 is to get outside more! Take walks, ride bikes, scooters, swim, ect. with my kids!

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  18. My top healthy goal for 2016 is to just live a healthier lifestyle. Eat better and take a lot more walks. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  19. I plan to exercise more!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  20. My top goal is to lose the rest of the weight that I need to lose.

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  21. My goal is to exercise more and to eat healthy.

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  22. to eat less processed foods, because all in all, i think they're making me sick

    adoruhs@gmail.com

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  24. My top healthy goal is to get back to the gym starting later this month.

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  25. I love the way you have it broken down into physical, mental ", and financial. If I finish 2016 20 pounds lighter than I started I'd be so grateful!

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  26. I want to exercise more, by going on nature walks.

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  27. To lose the baby weight and eat clean after I give birth in March!

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  28. My top goal is to eat and make more healthy meals at home.
    Erika W. (on rafflecopter)

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  29. I want to lose 20 pounds.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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