Monday, 6 January 2014

Sunday Social: A New Year

Whoop Whoop! 2014 is officially here! I know I'm a few days behind on all the excitement, but that is how I roll peeps! 

So let's kick off the first Social Sunday of 2014!

This Weeks Questions:

1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the new year?
Not to toot my horn, but I feel we eat fairly healthy. We almost NEVER buy take aways. I mean literally, if it’s once a month as a treat then it is a lot. I cook every night of the week and again very rarely use processed foods. We make 95% of our meals from scratch. I don’t feel change is necessary at this moment for us!
2. Any workout tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays?
For me it’s just start slow. With most things, I tend to go over board and dive in all at once. Unfortunately, I get burnt out and down hearted because it doesn’t work. If you’re like me at all, then you’ve probably been pretty lazy over the holidays about, well, just about everything! So now, jumping all in is just overkill. Start small. Don’t set a ridiculous goal thinking you have all the motivation in the world only to realize it’s harder to reach that goal than expected!
Set micro goals for the next months which will eventually add up to your major goal! want to loose a little weight! Fantastic! Rather than telling yourself you want to loose 20 kg....set goals like you want to loose 3kg/ month for the next 7 months...etc!
3. What is your favorite thing you did over the Holidays?
Just the time I got to spend with my kids and Hubby. Our lives are always so busy it feels like and the holidays were no exception. But I was blessed enough to score a week off of work and put every minute of that time into my family!
4. What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2014 that you did not in 2013?
I wouldn’t say these are things we didn’t accomplish in 2013. They are lifestyle changes that we began and want to continue to grow in. Like any human and any family we have our highs and lows. At times we’ve been right on with where we want to be and where we want to go. At other times....we’ve strayed slightly. We have let the business of life flounder our progress!
I’m just as bad as the rest and want to get myself in shape. But it is more than that. I want to create an active lifestyle for my family. We worked hard in 2013 and had gotten off to a great start after LJ was born. However, winter hit us and I wasn’t prepared for the changes to no longer being able to run outside like I had planned. Unfortunately, a gym membership is not in the line of vision for our family at this time, so we will be working towards finding things we can do with two toddlers! Expect to see recipes that continue on with the changes we made to our budget in 2013 (including vegetarian meals!) as well as activities and workouts you can do as a family and couples both indoor and outdoor!
Additonally, I am so proud of the changes Hubby has made for himself and our family this past year. Hubby had given his life over to Christ in June 2013 and has been eager to transform our life to that lifestyle. I’m eager to get our family more involved here. I have a lot of ideas for activities for the kids and devotionals for couples and the family! I’m eager to see our family grow deeper in Christ this year!
5. Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why.
To be honest, nothing major is planned for us. 2012 and 2013 were both pretty busy years. There were weddings and babies and lots and lots of moves! I think what Hubby and I are most looking forward to is settling down and commitment.
Hubby gave his life over to God and I am excited to see where God is taking our family. I strongly believe God has a calling over Hubby and our family and praise Him for the ability after all this time to hand the reins over to Hubby and see where God leads us!
I’m truly looking forward to a year where we focus on our family, spend time with our friends and just take things by day!

Next Weeks Questions:
New Year lets introduce ourselves again :)
1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?
2. Why do you blog?
3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?

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  1. That's good that you eat right, it's really a super important thing!! Happy 2014 to you, and thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

  2. Thanks so much! I love that my kids ask for carrots or bananas or yogurt over candy 90% of the time! Happy 2014 to you too!




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