2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

With last year's resolutions, I think I scored a solid 80% on them. That said, I think they were a little bit too ambitious. Maybe perfect for the person I was in 2017, but this upcoming year, I want and need to become a different person and do things differently. These resolutions might not sound like much, but they require a huge mind shift for me. Here they are:

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CURRENT WORKOUT ROUTINE AS A MOM

CURRENT WORKOUT ROUTINE AS A MOM

I have never been fit in my life. The best shape I was in was back in 2013 when I was a smaller rectangle. (I have zero curves and only gain a butt if I gain weight.) I ran at lunch with a coworker a couple of times a week and then slowly realized that he might be running away from me rather than running with me. Regardless, I was probably the fittest I had ever been in my life.

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WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE (TAKE 3 AND FAIL)

WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE (TAKE 3 AND FAIL)

Honestly, after seeing how my first and second cakes turned out, I was pretty confident to bake my first cake from scratch. I was so wrong and this third cake was such a learning experience.

When I talked to my professional baker friend, Marie, after baking my cake, she asked why I didn't talk to her FIRST before attempting this. I yelled: "BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASY." She just shook her head and said I told you that baking is not easy. Specifically, she said:

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WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE (TAKE TWO)

WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE (TAKE TWO)

After consulting with my professional baker friend, Marie, she gently suggested that I try yet another boxed cake first. This time I should be more confident, calmer and I should swear a little less. WTF?! Not going to argue with her, because she (for sure) knew a lot more about baking than me. I did make the following decisions for my next cake:

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WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE

WORKING TOWARDS #MOMGOAL: BAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE

One thing that I learned over the years about New Years Resolutions is that once they are set, you have to actually work towards them. If not, they won't get done. One of the #momgoals I set for this year is to bake a birthday cake for Grace. I have ZERO baking skills. Figured this is the perfect time to learn and try because quite frankly, she doesn't have an exceptional palette yet. She won't know if I "really" screwed it up bad.

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2017 RESOLUTIONS AND #MOMGOALS

Every year I bitch about not wanting to do New Years resolutions and calling them something else. Last year in 2016, I actually called it resolutions/goals/ideals/whatever. This year, I am going to call them New Years Resolutions and going to do the following:

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