Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I dont normally do this, but...

... I've got some resolutions this year. I rarely make resolutions at the start of a new year, mainly because I believe that if I did want to change something I should start it right away. But alas, here I am.

#1, I want to facebook less. Every now and then I go through my facebook and delete a bunch of people that I never talk to or really dont know that well. Honestly, I wish I had the guts to delete like 200 people, but I am way too curious about other peoples lives to do it. Nosy, I know. But even though I dont talk to someone anymore does in no way mean that I dont care about them or want to know how they are doing. And so, I hope to do the reverse.
I plan to post less pictures. I love taking, sharing and looking at photos, but I dont think all 500 of my facebook friends really need or care to see them. So I plan to make a website to post pictures on - and those who really want to see photos can go there. Im not being drastic here, I will still post photos from time to time, but not to the extent that I was.
I also plan to try to do less status updates. I dont want to be known as a whiner, bragger or someone who feels the need to post everything she does or thinks in a day. Again, doesnt mean I never will post updates. I just want to try to limit them from the whole facebook world. I plan to still keep up with my blog - so once again only those who really want to know what I am up to can find out there.

#2 I want to get healthier.
I realize this is the most common resolution, but it is a good one. I had a baby last year. Thats a big deal. And by big, I mean gain 23 pounds over 9 months and then push a 9 pound kid out big. While I was pregnant I ate super healthy. I lived on fruit and veggies and avoided junkfood for the most part. I was also able to drop all my baby weight within a few weeks of Noah being born. I currently weigh less then I did before I got pregnant. Awesome yes - but my body shape has changed, and I dont like it. My waist is no longer as tiny and my hips have gotten wider. This may be irreversible, especially considering that I want to have another child in the not too distant future. But I want to do all I can to make sure that I am healthy before carrying another baby, and it wouldnt hurt to look good doing it ;)
Its hard to find time to excercise with a 5 month old, but I was thinking today that it would work to do some kind of excercise video while he has his morning nap (if anyone has some dvd suggestions please send them my way!) When the weather is nice I would also like to get out walking more.
Eating wise I am usually pretty good. But Noah is now nursing only half the time and before long, he wont be nursing at all. Once that happens I know I wont be burning as many calories a day. I need to think more about what I am putting into my body everytime I open my mouth. I have cut out soda and coffee and I already notice a difference in how my body feels since doing that.

Would be nice to have back the body I had on my wedding day. Impossible post baby?

I dont like making New Years resolutions - because it means that I have to try and hold myself to them. And when I share them, it means others can call me out on them. Not fun. But I know these two things are for the better, so I am willing to give them a fair shot.


  1. I worked out to Jillian Michaels "30 Day Shred" DVD and it is such a great workout and only takes 20 minutes! :) I hope you find something that works for you!

  2. I agree to 30 Day Shred but also think walking is key! Hopefully the rain stops soon:) Walking is the best exercise to do with your kid...the fresh air is awesome for both of you.