2018 is here! This is the very first year with our COMPLETE family! Little baby Rowan is here and we are now a family of five… the Freeman Five? Whoa.
Anyway, I am done having babies. And I am ready to get my pre-pregnancy body back for good. It really does go WAY beyond just losing weight to look and feel good. It is a whole body health I am after – mind, body and spirit.
Instead of just one New Year resolution, I have like… a bazilliondy. Some are things I already do / used to do. Some are entirely new. All are designed to clean up my life and help me to THRIVE.
Oh! And that reminds me! My word for the New Year is.. you guessed it… THRIVE!!!
I will have plenty of opportunities to grow this year, with two toddlers, an infant, and news that my husband is set to deploy for the first time with the Navy this year. *tries not to freak out* I am determined to be the best me I can be, by getting back to the basics and living a healthy, natural life.
So here is my monster list of resolutions, intentions, plans and goals. You ready? *deep breath* HERE WE GO!
Go on the South Beach Diet and focus on real, whole, raw and natural foods.
Take a daily multivitamin, Omega-3 supplement, and probiotic.
Weigh in daily and chart fitness and wellness progress and goals.
Replace all of my beauty and self-care products with safe, natural and chemical free products.
Focus on one to two new areas of improvement every two weeks, for two weeks solid. (For instance, this week I am focusing on getting my feet baby soft, and supporting my thyroid!)
Go to the gym 3 times a week and spend 15 minutes in the sauna after each workout session.
Do 10 minutes of yoga / stretching daily.
Set a daily affirmation and repeat it throughout the day.
Start the day in prayer and Bible study.
Go to church each Sunday and get the kids involved in church activities like Awanas.
Wear my fitbit and aim for daily step and movement goals.
Drink filtered water… and drink enough of it!
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
Avoid BPA in canned foods.
Eat organic, non-GMO, grass fed, unpasteurized and wild caught as often as possible.
Switch to raw milk.
Stop eating all soy products.
Stop drinking sodas.
Walk barefoot outside whenever you can.
Stop using over the counter pain medications.
Get 15 minutes of outdoor sun daily.
Use natural air purifiers while cleaning (beeswax candles, salt rocks, open windows, odor eliminator, plants and air purifiers).
Only use organic feminine hygiene products.
Switch completely to Norwex microfiber cleaning cloths and cleaning products.
Stay up to date on natural living events and news.
Take CreativeLive classes 5 days a week.
Stop using reusable straws, only stainless steel straws to help eliminate waste.
Thoroughly prep surfaces, wash hands, and wash all produce before cooking.
Stay on top of the housecleaning.
Read a chapter from a favorite book at least once a day.
Use aromatherapy with a cool mist diffuser throughout the day.
Huge list? YES. Is there more I forgot to add? You betcha!! Do I got this? Well, I am sure I’ll falter and fail and suck here and there, but for the most part… yeah. I got this!
I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store. It’s going to be our first major “hard” year as a Navy family, and I am setting myself some hefty goals. Cheer me on and send me some good vibes, yeah?