Happy Sunday to YOU! I know I have been in my own little world over here just loving on my newborn BUT that isn’t going to change anytime soon, so I thought I should probably check in on My Goodness Blog and talk about this NEW YEAR with you all! I have missed my regular health focused posts and although my blog is turning into more of a lifestyle blog, I will still keep it health and fitness focused 🙂
So who has some sort of fitness goal for 2017?! Workout more, stop eating like crap, stop drinking pop…. any of those sound familiar to anyone? A new year is a great time to set some goals for yourself and have a fresh start, so good for you for any goals that you have for yourself! But isn’t it so true that trying to be our healthiest self sometimes has nothing to do with our physical appearance or how often we fit in a workout? To TRUELY be your healthiest self, you need to be mentally healthy too! Just as January 1st each year is a perfect opportunity to start workout out and eating better, it’s also a great time to do some self reflecting and find out what it looks like for YOU to be healthy mentally and spiritually. What are some things you could do this year to really have the healthiest year of your life so far?
This will look different for every single person. Some of you may begin to start your day with a daily devotion, or take 5 minutes each day for yourself, some of you might spend more time with your loved ones or connect with an old friend. Get your mind and body right this year, whatever that looks like for you!! And just because today is January 8th, doesn’t mean it’s too late to set those goals! Here is a little look into how I will make 2017 my healthiest year yet.
Physically: Physically, this will be a different year for me 🙂 My body went through the changes that a lot of women experience when they are pregnant and have babies. I am happy with how my body is healing and my #1 physical goal for this year is to love my postpartum body and be patient with it. As much as working out is a big part of who I am, I realize now more than ever that I workout because I LOVE to do it, not because I hate it or hate what I see in the mirror. I’m so excited to start up my workouts again, but as for my body changes, my priority isn’t focused on looking a certain way. My priority is being physically fit so that I can be healthy and being content with whatever healthy looks like on my body. Tomorrow I am slowly beginning to workout again with some Kayla Itsines workouts and will ease my way back into lifting. Naturally, I will be sharing my continued healthy lifestyle journey with you all on my blog. I also am excited to see some of you ready to take on new workout programs and I can’t wait to get started on your workouts!!
Mentally: Mentally I’ve already learned a lot about myself this year and HECK, it’s only the 8th! 😉 I have a sense of freedom with casting all of my new mommy anxieties and fears on The Lord and letting Him take care of it all. Handing it over! If you know me personally at all, you know I just miiiiight be a big of a control freak. Only slightly 😉 This year I am really focusing on letting go and just being ME and trusting that whatever is supposed to happen will happen. I do not want to have stress or anxiety with always trying to figure out why things are the way they are, or trying to understand every single thing that happens. I have much more important things to focus my energy on and I feel refreshed knowing that. JUST LIVE YOUR LIFE (hey! ay ay ay) Yes, I just sang that song out loud as I was typing this! When your mind is right and you are comfortable and confident in who you are and what you stand for, life is just good!!
Let’s make 2017 our healthiest year yet…. in all aspects of your life!! Have a great Sunday all 🙂 until next time!