Okay so it’s been about a month since I wrote my last post about no more excuses. I will not lie I actually really struggled in the beginning with this. I was motivated but then I wasn’t. I was ready but then not. For the first week of the new year I was seriously so wishy washy with my new commitment. I mean come on, isn’t that the week MOST people are super committed?
Anyways, it just wasn’t happening untillll I got a planner. Okay so I’m not usually a planner person, like at all. I have always LOVED the idea of planners but most of the time they would end up pushed to the back of a drawer with maybe a week or so filled out. (pathetic, I know) This time though, I had found a planner that actually “fit” me and what I needed.
The planner I have is the mom on the go planner and it seriously has everything I could ever want in a planner: meal planning, budgeting, places to plan for holidays, tons of place to dump my thoughts, AND it’s adorable.
Putting all of that on the back burner though what this planner really did was help hold me accountable. I was writing things down and actually following through this time. Now I have a neat place to put my workout goals and check them off each day. I have a place to plan our meals and stick to our budget. I know that I am now a planner person though because I have found one that actually works for me.
I never thought that any planner was all that different from the other but that is definitely not true. Seriously there is a planner out there for every type of person and they’re definitely not one size fits all.
I kind of can’t believe I just wrote a whole post about planners but I think I’m sold. I am now a planner person. I urge you all to give planners another shot. Find one that works for you and your life! I watched youtube videos, read blog posts, and tons of reviews before I committed and now there’s no turning back (for me at least).
Oh and did you know that decorating them is a thing now? I mean, STICKERS!
So I figured with 2017 getting closer every single day that it might be a good time to actually follow through and do something with this blog. I created this 7 months ago, 7 MONTHS! I have done absolutely nothing with it but it would cross my mind about once a week that I “should” do something but obviously I wasn’t too concerned.
Anyways, with 2017 coming I really want to make some changes. Yes, I want to lose weight like almost every other person, but more importantly I want to stick to something. What do I mean by that? I mean that I want to dedicate myself to something and FOLLOW THROUGH! I am the queen of making excuses and I am so over doing that. I don’t want to be the queen of something like that (I would like to be the queen of something much cooler though).
In 2016 I decided I was going to start a vlogging channel on youtube. I did it and I worked at it, for a while. Then I stopped picking up the camera as often and I made up so many excuses about why I was too busy to do it. I honestly am still frustrated that I didn’t stick with that like I really wanted to sooooo it will be another goal of mine in 2017.
I have a feeling I’m not alone in this and since I’ve became a mom I’ve gotten much worse. For example, I want to lose weight and know I would be so much happier if I did, butttt that doesn’t mean I get my booty off the couch. I justify it in my mind by telling myself “you have a 1 year old who is teething, it’s hard”. While yes, it is true that teething absolutely sucks I shouldn’t be using it as an excuse, but I do (way too often).
That is why I am sitting down at 11:30 pm and writing my very first blog post on a blog I created 7 months ago. I want to put this out there somewhere so that it might possibly hold me accountable. So here it is, I am declaring 2017 the year of “no more excuses”. I never ever feel better when I’ve made an excuse not to do something, actually I feel quite the opposite. I am always so upset with myself and feel guilty so why do I keep doing it? I seriously have no idea so with knowing that it is time that I actually step up and hold myself accountable!
Maybe, I’ll have my husband help me out as well, just in case. Haha.