First of all, Happy new year! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend, and that none of you are suffering from this horrible cold that is going around! (Derek and I both had it for the last two days, and it is not a fun way to start a new year)
I started last year with out any new years resolutions. I don’t like the idea of setting new goals just because it is a new year, but by the middle of January, I decided to make one new healthy habit each month.
I have kept most of my new habits, and some I only focused on for a couple months, but it was fun to only focus on one specific thing for 30 days, instead of working towards one goal all year. I learned a lot about myself, I picked up old hobbies, and became more health conscious (Physically and mentally.)
For the month of December, I focused on drinking more water. I’ve always been a huge water drinker, I struggle in the winter time though. It is hard for me to remember that even though I am not in the sun a lot, my body still needs hydration. I made it a habit to drink at least six cups of water a day. I now drink a glass as soon as I woke up (before my coffee) with every meal, and before bed.
I didn’t notice a huge difference in the way I felt, but my skin and hair feel so much better. I get really dry skin in the winter, and I feel like all I do is apply lotion and chapstick all day. I have already noticed that I am not using as much lotion or chapsticck. It’s crazy how our bodies react so much to something as simple as proper hydration.
This wasn’t a huge, life changing habit for me. But focusing on it more has made a difference. If you want to read all 12 of my healthy habits I made last year, click on the “inspire” link up top! ^
We celebrated New Year’s in Brian Head this year. We drove up to Cedar City Saturday morning to grab lunch with Demi and see her new condo, and then we went up the mountain to Brian Head.
We spent the afternoon snow boarding. Derek had never been, he’s only been skiing a couple of times. And I only go about once a year, so it was a lot of fun to learn together and spend alone time away from home. We got pretty good! My only goal for the day was to get off the lift with out falling, and I accomplished it THREE times. Derek and I even made it down the hill a few times with out falling once. I think that snowboarding will become a new hobby that we enjoy together. We had a lot of fun!
That evening, we met up with the guys. They were renting a condo up there since they were snowboarding and skiing all weekend. We watched the fireworks, ordered a few pizzas, and they threw an awesome party! (Like always) Besides getting altitude sickness and feeling nauseous all night, we had a great time. It was fun to ring in the new year, in a place away from home, with our favorite people!
Last year was so exciting for Derek and I. We bought and renovated our house, adopted Harvey, both learned what we want out of life, and figured out what jobs we love and don’t love. Derek also reached his weight goal that he’s been working on for a year and half!
For this year, my only goal is to continue to be happy. I am going to do the things that make me happy, and stay away from the things that don’t, regardless of other’s opinions. I am going to surround myself with people who motivate and inspire me, and continue to grow and change as a person. I am going to focus to make my marriage and family a priority, and always remember what matters most at the end of each day. And most of all, I am going to continue working on self love. I am not going to compare myself to others or try to impress anyone, but myself.
I hope you all have a great new year filled with adventures, new beginnings, and time spent with the people who make your heart full!
Onto the next adventure, Wren