This year has brought along many intentions, and the best intentions to make are ones that are realistic enough to keep. We have been a one car family most of Lila’s life and with that came a lot of walking. I love walking with her in the stroller and it has been honestly sometimes the best part of my day. She has never been too fond of sitting in the stroller so it really changed the game when we got a stroller that she could face me in. I mean really, that made a HUGE difference. I could talk to her and make faces at her and pretty much just keep her company. What she really wants (even to this day) is to be in baby carrier. But sometimes that is just not possible, now that she is almost 3 and weighing 30+ pounds. I used to not mind it so much but since I hurt my arm last November I haven’t put a carrier on once. It was a huge wake up call to start honoring my body a bit more since I have been living for Lila these past 3 years.
New Year, New Intentions. Now Let’s Keep ‘Em.
- Daily Family Walks
- Less Caffeine, More Water
- Date Nights 1x’s Monthly
Pretty simple intentions right? Well I think that should be the point. Things that are realistic and things that are good for your health- emotionally and physically.
I am very, very proud to say that we have gone on a family walk almost every day this year with an exception of one or two days. Our walks are usually around 3 miles. Sometimes less, usually more. Lila is not very happy about our family walks and will try to convince us to stay home every time. We try to keep her as cozy as possible in the jogger and once we are on the walk she is fine, but asks to go home every twenty minutes. Hubs and I aren’t letting her get to us! We just keep walking…
This is a new one. I never in a million years thought I would be trying to drink less caffeine but here we are! When I hurt my arm I started wanting no caffeine and only wanted to drink water. Then when I started drinking coffee again I noticed I was getting terrible anxiety. At the beginning of the year I switched the black tea. I have been getting those glass bottles of Tejava unsweetened black tea and will only drink one bottle a day. So far that’s been enough to get me awake in the morning and keep the anxiety at bay. I have treated myself to coffees like everything was fine a few times in the past week and each time I regret it by the end of the day. Sticking to one bottle of black tea got added to the intention list after noticing the positives.
Last but not least da da date night! Our goal is to go on one Lila-less date a month. Last Saturday night we went to the Arclight in Hollywood and watched Ladybird. I have been wanting to see it and Jake’s idea of date night is a trip to the movies. Plus I am sucker for movie theater popcorn. I think it’s even better than watching the movie. When we were dating that was the #1 theater we would go to, so it was pretty romantic going back now that we are all grown up. Afterwards we walked to The Highlight Room a few blocks away and enjoyed the nightlife from the rooftop bar. We got drinks and appetizers and hung out and talked for hours. I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better “first” date of the year.
Well that’s all folks. That’s what I am up to lately and hopefully for the rest of the year. If you have any questions let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
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