So 2017 ended with a fracture of my finger sigh…… N attacked me and it was not pretty, the finger was angled in a way that made me gag, soooo medical attention was required. I decided to bring N with me to urgent care when I went so she could hear the damage she caused.
I was furious and of course in pain so I waited a few days, literally before talking to her about it. When I did I simply informed her the next time she put hands on me to hurt me that I was calling the police and she could explain to a judge why it happened. I told her it had been a year now and I was done being her punching bag. I reiterated I loved her but reminded her that I don’t put hands on her so she was done doing it to me. She understood and I dropped it after that, no point going on and on can’t change what happened.
On New Year’s Day we went to do the Polar Plunge. N and I did the plunge with my BFF M2 took pictures.
Yes I know I am crazy but hear me out. The air was 0 degrees, the water was 32 degrees. If you stand for 2 minutes in a one piece bathing suit, then run in, the water feels warm, I promise. Of course getting dressed is a bear but they had a warming tent so as long as you were fast it was all right. Yep I would do it again as would my BFF but N, well she might be a one and done like M1 and M2.
I then thought about goals for this year and at work they talked about a vision board. Now I made one for fun with the following things on it as I do want to get better at TKD and of course parenting.
I then talked to the girls about goals for the year. I think they heard me but I told them we would write them out then hang them up in our rooms to remember what we want to do this year. I figure the visual will help with the memory for all of us. Now the good news is that the two goals I voiced last year, becoming an assistant instructor at TKD and losing weight did both happen. Now I can continue the weight loss goal with some added features.
So I am going to challenge myself to achieve the following:
- Do all push ups off my knees in TKD.
- Encourage independence for the girls through teaching life skills more frequently.
- Continue weight loss progress.
- Get in better shape to do the Tough Mudder half with my coworkers in Aug. Translation, improve upper body and running stamina.
- Make concerted effort to spend less on food outside the house by prepping more meals for lunch and dinner.
- Practice being grateful and encourage kids to do the same.
So tonight after using me brand new Inst-pot to make dinner I will sit down with the kids to help them figure out two or three things to work on.
I am excited to challenge myself and lets see how the kids do!!!