I saw the above quote this morning, and thought yep- I’m down with that. This year I’m not making resolutions, what’s the point? Most resolutions involve changing who you are, but you shouldn’t have to. You may strive to be a better person, or like the above says, create intentions, but you don’t have to change who YOU are.
This year, I am making intentions and not resolutions.
First of all, I would like to wish my family, friends and foe a happy and prosperous New Year. I hope that 2016 brings you everything you weren’t able to acomplish in 2015, be it losing a few pounds or walking the Great Wall of China.
So, my intentions for 2016, what are they?
Treat myself. I certainly don’t do it enough and very rarely spend money on myself, but I think it’s time I started doing that without feeling guilty. Maternity pay is shit, but I’m not brasic, so I can afford a little luxury every now and then. My mum has treated herself, me and my sister to a day at Eden Hall as a Christmas present, so I’ve booked myself a full body massage. I can’t wait and it seemed like a good place to start.
Accept my body now. Up until yesterday, I planned on getting back to my previous size clothes before buying much else so I didn’t waste money, however I’ve come to realise that, that just because I can get back to my pre pregnancy weigh (plus a bit more) my body shape/size may stay as it is. I’m a size 16 now, they are the clothes sizes I’ve had to buy (top half is certainly due to my boobs shooting up to a 36F- what the actual hell). My hips are huge, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. But do you know what? I don’t give a flying fuck. I had a baby three months ago for God sake. I’m sick of putting pressure on myself. Next week I start back at netball, so that combined with healthy(ish) eating will contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Oh, and I have stretch marks too, but I will be wearing a bikini at some point, if this offends you, then here’s a picture of them now, just so you can prepare yourselves.
Be kind and have courage. Another quote, but that as it may be, I think it’s a good one to live by. I do get stressed and pissed off with people very easily, but it’s time to just let it go and float on by. I intend to be kinder to people, no matter if I know them or not and have a sense of courage I didn’t have before. I think you certainly need it when raising a child.
I think three intentions are enough to keep me going for now. I’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2016, not to mention our daughters first birthday, spa days, theatre trips and a wedding. So once again, Happy New Year.