Detoxing My Way Into The New Year: Part Two!
To keep up with my detoxing theme for the new year, I’m diving into a my New Year’s resolutions or life resolutions as I’ve named them. I’m not interested in doing the same thing we all do every year. You know what I’m talking about, so lets just be honest. Every year after a few sips or champagne, we all sit around and start dreaming of the possibilities this new year could bring. Then day 1 of 365 rolls around and BOOM we cheat. Or a week goes by and you think, “Wow I’m doing so well, I deserve x, y and oh yea gimme z too.”and then there you are, it’s November 1st 2018 and you’ve been cheat eating your way through the year. So let’s not set ourselves up for failure, it’s too much.
Instead of discussing all the grand schemes of change, I’m going to try and focus more on things I should expect and accept of myself. For me, I want to start expecting myself to eat healthier. Now I’m not saying I need to loose weight or completely drop cheese steaks from my list of go-to’s. (never going to happen) But I will be expecting myself to not make the mistake of assuming every night we eat out is an opportunity to indulge. I can still enjoy my meal even if I pick the healthier option. I also want to start expecting myself to work with what I have instead of always needing to buy something new. I have what the experts call a shopping problem. It’s nothing I’m ashamed of. But with all the home improvements I want to accomplish in the new year, I think I need to start saving more and spending less.
On my list of things to accept, well I only have one, Myself. I am who I am and who I’ve always been. I think we could all do with a good soul searching Pinterest search on quotes for the new year! On another forefront I think social media can really affect the way we see ourselves. Especially when you’re a mama. Even though I think I’m doing a pretty great job at not comparing myself to other moms, even I sometimes find it hard to just be satisfied with who I am. In the physical sense, I want to be more present with my family and with myself. Focusing more on the things I love about myself and less on those things I think I “need” to change about myself and our life. Below you’ll find a little list of ways to start trying to accomplish more and stay positive!
- Peanut Power Protein Snowballs – I love these sweet little snacks. I am a big fan of sweets and I’ve used my love of peanut butter to help me stay full, while choosing a healthy option. Even better baking is a very relaxing thing for me which makes this both heath and fun for myself and the boys. This recipe is pretty simple and I’ve even managed to accomplish is in the middle of it all. Whether G was having a tantrum or Bo wanted a quick snuggle this 5 ingredient recipe is a breeze. All you have to do is mix all the below ingredients together and freeze for thirty minutes!
- 2-3 cups peanut butter
- A sprinkle or two of sea salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Drizzle of honey
- Blue Green Protein from Moondeli
- Being Present – This is something I’ve talked about before but it’s definitely worth a good reminder. We all lead busy lives and sometimes with that can come the need to shut your brain off for a while. I get it. But on an outing with friends and family isn’t that time. It will never be that time. I’ve seen it and I’m sure you’ve seen it too. You are out to lunch with a group of friends and at one point, maybe it is before or during, even after the meal. Everyone is just sitting there with their heads down scrolling through mindless content. Shouldn’t that be something we save for when we are alone? With so much time already devoted to social media, can’t we be more strict about when and where we put that time. I’m not saying I’m going to stop posting photos on Instagram or not share the funny things G says on my Facebook. But I can be more mindful of when I do it.
- Kids Reading List – Originally number 3 was supposed to be a list of christmas movies I love watching with the boys. BUT last night after we got home from an exhausting yet fun day at the Polar Express, Gunnar asked me to read him a story. By the 5th book the boys and I were a lot calmer/happier. It sparked something in me and I went crazy researching and scoping out all sorts of fun book options. I want the boys to know all about the world. From different cities to travel too or equality and individuality I think it is all important. You can find my list by clicking – here to see my book list! And you better believe there are pirate books on that list as well!