Today, our word is Renewal - the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again.
This is the time of year when everyone has the best of intentions to really rock their year. The slate is clean, and we can turn 2016 into whatever we want!
I am looking at this time period to kind of reset, start over, and freshen up some things in my life. Although I don't really set resolutions, I do have some goals in mind for 2016. Mostly, they include:
- running 2 marathons
- losing a few pounds
- cross training like a boss (strength training & stretching/recovery)
- being a better mom & wife
So far...I'm glad I still have a full year for these things.
Running has been hit or miss Well, I'm hitting the runs, but my body is still not so sure about it. I've been doing great at strength training with Pilates, but not so great at the recovery part. Specifically using my rollers. My hardest run this week and I didn't even glance at my rollers; until the following day when it became quite clear that I needed to get down on the floor and spend some quality time rolling out my tight muscles.
Losing a few pounds? Well, it's early yet. So uh...yea. Moving on.
Being a better mom & wife is kind of vague. Last year, especially during marathon training, I felt like I was being a bit absent in those relationships. I was kind of just going through the motions, you know? During the holidays, we usually eat in our dining room which is open to the living room so that we can enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations there. Since taking the decorations down, we've continued this instead of moving back to eating in our kitchen nook. I like it better because it feels slower for some reason. Maybe because the dishes in the sink aren't staring me in the face, waiting to be washed? Anyway, I've been trying to converse a bit more over dinner, and last night I even asked my daughter to come help me cook rather than just trying to do it all myself because that's easier. She helped me mix a sauce and then ran off to play again. But hey - baby steps.
So, I'm renewing my outlook on my personal relationships, my physical goals, and my body in general.
What does Renewal mean to you? How are you working Renewal into your life?
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