Monday, January 5, 2015

My 2015 Challenge

Hello!  I'm back.  I had no intention of being away for so long, and then winter break happened.  This has been the most relaxed 2 weeks I can remember in what has to be the longest time.  Going into the much needed time off I of course had all these grand plans.  House projects, crafts, master my camera. . .none of which happened, or did I even come remotely close to touching, and I am ok with that.  Clearly I needed a little down time, and that is what I did.

The first week flew by with Christmas and my family visiting.  I love hosting the holidays, making all the meals.  The traditional dishes paired with trying new things.  I love breaking out the fancy dishes and setting the table.  When it's just Martin and I we hardly ever eat in the dining room.  I always wish we did it more often.

And I will totally admit that the second week was mostly spent binge watching Netflix with my husband, cooking a handful of good hearty homemade meals, napping, and spending plenty of time in my pj's.  With a nice night out tucked in there for New Years Eve.

I am definitely looking forward to getting back into my routine, but I am thankful that I let myself relax and do nothing, because most of the time that is the hardest thing for me to do.  I always feel like I should be using my time better, or getting more stuff done, but frankly I think I used my time these last few weeks the best possible way.  I feel relaxed and refreshed and ready to take on this new year.

I've never been a resolutions person.  I like to start things when they come to mind, I'm pretty immediate - take action now kind of mentality.  But I do think the years kind of have themes.  My theme for 2015 is less.  In theory I want to be more organized, and with less stuff it's easier to be more organized.  So no keeping things that aren't used or needed.  If new things come in, then old things need to go out.  I challenge myself to purge as much and as often as possible.

I always think it would feel more freeing to have less, and be more organized with the stuff that I do have.  Perhaps I will find out if that is true this year?  There is one other thing I challenge myself to keeping up with this year, and that is taking care of myself.  Doing the PCOS Diva Jumpstart challenge in November truly made me realize how much what I put in my body, and what I do on a day to day basis can impact my quality of life.  Which doesn't sound like any big revelation, but coming from someone who has always lived a fairly healthy lifestyle for the longest time, it truly is.  I can now feel when I haven't done enough cardio for the week, I start to feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  Or if I've eaten too much sugar or dairy how my body feels off and my anxiety heightens.  Knowing that I have to ability to control those things has been so powerful and I challenge myself to keep it up.

What is your challenge for the New Year?


  1. I'm right there with you, I enjoyed a couple weeks of a little break and a great 4 days off work. I was ready to hit refresh this morning though :) I don't really have any goals this year, just want to relax and enjoy the year! I did a lot of cleaning & purging last year, it does feel great!

  2. Didn't it feel sooo good?! Not sure I'm ready to go back to reality!

  3. The time off was much needed, I think for all of us! Relaxing and enjoying the year sounds like a good goal to me!!

  4. Glad you're back, girl! I'm glad to hear that you had a great two weeks break - everybody deserves that! I don't have any concrete goals for myself this year, other than to live in the present moment and just be happy. Can't go wrong with that, right?

  5. My break was 100% just like yours. Lots of grand plans but did almost none of them. And I'm totally ok with it!! :)
    Love your challenge for the year!