It’s a new year and we all are making goals; realistic and unrealistic. I have certainly been guilty of making goals that have gone forgotten. But this year, my goals are pretty attainable and I’m starting with myself, my inner and outer me. For too long, I have put myself on hold for my beautiful boy, but it’s time for me to bring sexy back while it’s not too late.
In 2011, I will achieve a healthier, fit, beautiful me by working on the following goals:
Eating healthier to me is avoiding processed foods (which we do), eating more nutrient rich foods (opting for organics when needed), and not opting for low-fat alternatives. It is preparing wholesome meals from scratch, not out of the box or can. I can’t remember the last time I cooked something out of a can besides pumpkin pie. I will continue on this path, weeding out the bad. Yes, you may have seen me talking about frying a baked potato in bacon grease on Facebook. I indulged, lol! Greasy foods are not a regular part of my diet. I would also like to eat more fruits and vegetables, as well as protein to help with my next goal. Oh and how could I forget? Drink more water!
Get Fit / Bulk Up
Because I am thin, I have refused to exercise because I was scared of losing weight. I realize that I need to not only appear to be fit, but I need to be fit inside too. I don’t want to start slowing down as I age because I didn’t take the necessary steps now. Because I plan on having more children, I’m not going for washboard abs (that would be a waste of time!), but I would more than anything love to tone and bulk up my arms and maybe lift and firm my booty (giggle). And because I will be exercising, I don’t want to burn off any of my hard earned pounds. I actually plan on gaining 10 more pounds which would put me at the ideal weight for my height.
Better Grooming Habits
Becoming a mom has caused me to drop the ball in the grooming department. I was never prissy and in to makeup, but I’ve always enjoyed a great lipgloss and doing my nails. I can be such a girlie and tomboy at the same time. This year, I pledge to beautify myself more whether it’s maintaining my untouched eyebrows, painting my nails, or wearing a hat, new necklace, or makeup. I will do something to make myself look prettier even if I know I’ll be home all day in my yoga pants and hoodie.
My son and husband rely on my well-being. If mama ain’t happy, who really is? This month, I will be updating with the steps I’ve taken to accomplish the three mentioned goals. In the later months, I’ll try to consistently touch on these goals which will make for good content since I haven’t been blogging much about myself lately. I gotta get better!
What goals are you making for yourself this year? I’d love to hear!
I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with a gift card (for food & fitness equipment) and compensation to share my journey to healthier living with you as part of the Fresh Start Challenge. Participation is voluntary and as usual, all opinions are my own.