. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Just a few

January 6, 2014

Just a few


I haven't really made resolutions the last many years but wanted to this year.  I love making lists and love having goals and think it would be helpful to pick a handful of things I hope to work on this year.  I already wrote out a word for the year and learning how to relax is something I want to focus on.  But here are a few other things I hope to accomplish this year: 

To be more disciplined with quiet times.  Before Addilyn was born I'd wake up pretty early before having to get ready for work and read my Bible or journal.  While I wasn't always consistent I did it much more regularly than I do now.  I pray often these days, during middle of the night feedings or when I'm napping with Addilyn, but I have read my Bible so few times in the last five months and want to change that. 

Get  back in shape. I want to get back into my pre-pregnancy shape and would love to eventually get back to the weight I was before I starting all of our hormone treatments a few years ago.  I am working on eating less sweets and still trying to work out at least three times a week.  I really miss feeling strong and in shape.
  
Run a race.  I haven't decided yet if I'm going to sign up for the Chicago marathon but if I don't do that one then I want to at least do a half marathon this summer.  

Stop comparing.  I struggle with comparing myself to others, my mothering, my baby, my blog and in general need to work on not being jealous and being content and confident in who I am and all the things God has given me. 

Thankful project. I'm really good at being thankful during the month of November and I love that Chris and I have a poster that we write on each year.  I want to make something that we put in Addilyn's room and we write down one thing we're thankful for each day.  

Be more intentional.  I want to be more intentional with my free time, with my time with Chris and in my friendships.  I want to continue to work on initiating things with friends.  I want to not always be on my phone or computer when Chris and I are together.  
 
Not I just need to reread this often and make an effort to work on them!  Cheers to a new year!

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26 comments:

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A marathon?! That would be such a huge goal but how amazing would it be to complete one. I hate running but always wondered what it must feel like to actually do it.

The Girl who Loved to Write said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm working on being more intentional as well!

Diary of a Dreamer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

intention is something I'm working on too. I have no doubt you'll get back to your pre-pregnancy weight if not better, just remember every time you mess up doesn't mean you have to start over- give yourself lee-way!

Also I have those same shoes you're wearing in navy - love 'em! Your outfit is super cute!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are great goals! I have a lot of the same.

Erin @ Love, the Campbells said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I agree with you on the being more intentional goal. I have such a bad habit of checking social media whenever I'm with Andrew and I'm really trying hard not to! I'm with you on the getting back in shape too! I'm really hoping to run at least a couple 5k's this summer if not more. I just need this baby out so I can start exercising again!

Kara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that top! My active project for this year is to learn to kayak, and I am quite terrified! Good luck with your marathon.

Bethany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are great resolutions. I'm still working on the last of my baby weight, and it is hard working out on so little sleep! I also love your resolution to be more intentional. We need to work on that, too.

Hima Rajana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You can totally do all of them- I have faith in you. For your little gratitude project, you might like to make a mason jar for the "Best Moments of 2014" and write them down on slips of paper throughout the year. It's so rewarding when you open it up at the end of year :)

xo, Hima
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maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great resolutions! a lot of mine are the same, especially the quiet time, the comparing and being intentional!

Oh, and I love that outfit!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are all great goals! I am working on a couple of them myself! Getting back into pre-baby shape is so tough. I am still working on it and Ben is almost 17 months! Ha! Running a marathon would be so amazing. Good luck!

Cat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

a brilliant list, good luck sweet lady x

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are really great goals. I especially like the one about being intentional with your time. It's something I need to work on as well!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You can do it all friend :)

Kelsey Higgins said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Good luck with all of these!!! I also love that outfit you have on up there- you have the best clothes! :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are all really great! I also need to work on not comparing myself/my blog to others as well and just focus on me.

-Sharon
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Lauren | Beautifully Mint said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great ideas! I especially connect with the "stop comparing." I do that daily and it always leaves me feeling unsastified and not content. So you'd think I'd have learned already that it does me no good! Thanks for the extra motivation this morning...I haven't made my "new year's list" and this will definitely go on mine! =)

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love all of these because they are so attainable, yet great goals. you can do it! I really really really need to get back into shape!

Lauren Gaines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your resolutions! I also had a baby girl in July and I'm facing some of the same things. It is difficult to find a quiet time to read the Bible (since I want to sleep in as late as our girl does!) and I also struggle with my 'new' body. It's hard to always feel motivated to work out, even though when I do it feels so good!

Jenna Griffin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are great goals, and wonderfully attainable. I'm also loving your outfit! That necklace is beautiful.

Cheers for an amazing new year!

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love your list and goals! Making time to read my bible was a huge task when I first started having kids...I usually did it during bath time...the kids are confined and I HAD to sit in the bathroom with them...it sort of forced my hand. :)

Cody Doll said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are great goals. I love them. I have been thinking about mine for awhile and they are much like yours. =]

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are such great goals! I think you can definitely do it!!

xo,
Angela

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What fabulous goals! I hope you succeed at all of them (and more) this year!!! :-)

Agnes Mayer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your goals. It's nice to write down your intentions, makes it easier to keep up with them. Good luck.

Agi:)

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Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your list of goals. I always feel so motivated when I make a list.

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute cute necklace!!