Good morning! Hello, 2016!!
So, I had all great intentions of blogging all through the holidays but, after having a stretch of some rough stuff right after Thanksgiving, I just decided to unplug completely and wrap up my year by sitting back and enjoying life with my friends and family….and that’s exactly what I did! I have spent the last weeks prepping for Christmas, having family dinners, hanging out with some of my best friends, and loving life. I couldn’t have asked for a better holiday season!
Now, here we are…starting off fresh in 2016!
I’m not really a ‘resolution’ person as I try to make small goals for myself as I move through the year but, I must admit, I do get wrapped up in the idea starting over and using the new year as a chance to look at where I currently am and where I would, eventually, like to be! With that being said, here are some things that I want to work on during 2016 to make it my best year, yet!
**Expand my fitness instruction: I have been a Jazzercise instructor for nine years and, due to being part of a franchise, we were unable to teach other fitness programs in the past. A few weeks ago, we got the go-ahead to teach any program that we want and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m thinking I want to get my personal training certification and go from there!
**Meal prep: While I have always been an overall ‘healthy eater’, I would like to spend more time prepping our meals and having more ‘grab and go’ options in our fridge, especially for my husband! When there isn’t anything in the fridge, it’s too easy to just grab something on the go…and I’d much rather eat fresh food that I’ve prepped myself!
**Home improvement: I have already started on this and plan to continue. I have recently done some fresh painting with small renovations, like new trim around our dining and living room windows and will continue with livening up our space with organization and new decor…like, maybe, finally printing wedding photos and displaying them?…two years later. Whoops!
**Work on my marriage: Now, there are no problems in our marriage but I, definitely, think that no matter how well two people get along, there is always room for improvement and always room to grow. I am a “go-go-go” type of person and can easily get stressed. I want to work on slowing down, spending quality time with Lee, and being a more attentive person, in general.
**Take small trips: Right before Christmas, Lee and I traveled to Gettysburg with two of our best friends. We only stayed for a night but had a blast. We haven’t made plans for a big vacation this year, yet, but have decided to, definitely, take small trips and explore the many things around us that we can see in a weekend! All part of cherishing our time together!
**Concentrate on the blog: Definitely at the top of my list…I miss being here in my space!
Here is to an awesome year, friends! I hope you had a beautiful holiday and are embracing your new year with open arms!
Something to share: Are you a resolution person? What are some goals you have for this year? Do you have a favorite memory from this holiday season?