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New Year, Same Me -- With Some Personal Goals


Hi Friends!

If you've kept up with my instagram lately, you know that I've made a few pledges to start off the new year -- one of which is to start eating healthier this year. That means I am on the look out for substitutes and meal alternatives that don't make me feel super guilty afterwards. In essence, I want to eat well and I want to eat yummy foods while I lose the baby weight.

& yes, I am currently pregnant -- but good habits start early, am I right? I'm not trying to lose the baby weight until baby is officially out of my belly, but I feel like there is no harm in starting to eat healthier now especially since baby currently loves raw fruits and veggies.

The Goals 

So, with that, lets talk goals.. I'm taking a different approach to "clean" eating as I am not sticking to one plan, but rather taking inspiration from Keto, Paleo, Whole30, etc. I plan to limit carbohydrates, but not expel them completely. So if after an amazing week of clean eating, I decide to make some pasta, that's okay -- as long as I utilize portion control and don't over eat. I've never been one to ban a whole food group for the sake of weight loss and I don't plan on starting now.

I also plan to start working out, but because I am currently pregnant my goal is to do at least 30 minutes on the stationary bike I have at home or walk a bit more than I usually would. As soon as I give birth, I'll probably up the time and then eventually head on on over to the gym for a more intensive workout.

Another goal of mine is to conquer the need to drink more (or enough) water something that I am terrible at. I made it a goal to drink more water last year and did a pretty good job until I got pregnant. I just didn't want to run to the restroom every five seconds, but now that I am towards the end of my pregnancy, I tend to be doing that anyway, so I might as well be super hydrated while I'm at it. The goal is drink half your body weight in water, so I'm hoping that as soon as I can pop this baby out I can figure out what that number is.

I am wanting to utilize a skincare routine at some point this year too, I just need to figure out the products that I love and use them more frequently -- a blog post in the future will talk about said routine once I've sorted the cycle out.

Last but not least, the biggest goal regarding my spiritual health is to read the Bible -- cover to cover. I've always been a read a book in the Bible and really study it, but I've never sat down and read the whole thing which makes me feel ashamed. It's January 30th as I write this and I'm happy to say that I've kept this resolution for the last 30 days and it feels great to open up the Word of God each day and dwell on His goodness. It's made the days that much sweeter.

Freebies

So with those goals in mind, let's make this new year a great one! But before I close off this post, I just wanted to say thank you to all my readers and give you guys some freebies. Because this a "cultivating healthy habits" post, what better freebies than prints of veggies?!

These prints are for your personal use only -- so please feel free to print them & use them, but remember that they are not for redistribution.

So go ahead and click on the image below to go grab these cute little veggie prints!


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