I have said before and I will say it again. I suck at new year resolutions! I barely last a month when it comes to setting goals at the start of a new year. I have found however that I don’t struggle nearly as much if I do the same hopes and wishes any time other than the first of the year. For the past few years now I have been setting myself goals and hopes throughout the year instead. This year will be no different and although I have not yet started many I wanted to get them all down and share what I hope I can achieve in 2018.
Lose the baby weight!
In 2017 I decided enough was enough with my weight and things had to change! I had so many issues while I was pregnant with Baby S, at least one was related directly to my weight and I ended up losing over a stone during my pregnancy. However it didn’t take long for the weight to start creeping back on. In late October/ Early November of 2017 I started to take action. In the months leading to Christmas I lost 11 whole pounds!! In all honesty I have probably gained a bit of that back now as I did take a break over Christmas. Who in their right mind can diet over Christmas?! I hope that I can continue to lose weight through diet but to also try being more active in this year than I was last year. I plan to do lots more walking as a family and getting out a bit more which should help me to be more active as a whole.
Find time for me.
One of my favourite hobbies is to read. It takes up little time and can be optional at any point of the day. I would have been found on many occasion to have my nose deep inside a good book on the bus and any other available place I found a spare few minutes and wanted to relax. I have however noticed that since having Baby S the time I have each day for myself has become less and less. In fact over December I barely found enough time to sleep more than 2 – 3 hours per night and it had nothing to do with Baby S!
This year I will take some time each day to read, browse social media, take a long bath or maybe later in the year I could even attempt a child free cup of coffee! That may be too much to hope for but I will find some time just for myself every day.
Move the blog!
Yes this is the year Us Two Plus You will move.I have already started working on our new home here inside the world wide web! I am really excited to be moving as I have struggled for some time now to get to grips with some things here at WordPress and I would love to be able to just have our own little domain. I have been writing in this little corner of the web for over three years now and I am excited to finally be taking action to take us to the next big step! Do keep an eye out for our big move, I will give you plenty of warning too.
Declutter and organise our home
Over the last few months I have started to let the sheer amount of items in our home spiral out of control. Babies have so many things!! That added to the very large volume we had before, birthdays, Christmas and every day items we have picked up and the house seems to be full to bursting! I have already started to go through and take some things to charity but I will be doing more and more as the next few weeks go on and I plan to continue doing it every few weeks so that we can declutter and get some of the items we just keep ‘in case we need them’ gone.
During this year
Baby S will also be going in with D in their own room well I can dream that Baby S will go into D’s room with him right? We will be re decorating and will lose some valuable space in there so we need to start getting ideas for better storage too.
It might not be much but those are some of the plans I am making for 2018 and although we are now well into January I still wanted to share my hopes for 2018.
What do you plan or hope to happen this year?