Can you believe we are at the end of 2015? As we get ready to start the new year it is time to work on our new year’s resolutions and think about the goals we are setting up for 2016. I like picking just a few, simple resolutions for the year instead of making a long list of things that I may just end up forgetting about. Below I am sharing three of my own personal resolutions for 2016:

  1. Continue Exercising DAILY: If you follow me on Instagram (@onesmileymonkey) then you have also been following my fitness journey as I share my exercise routine and my daily workouts.  Last August we set up a small home gym and since then I have been doing 15-30 minutes of daily exercise at home. I have been working on strength training, cardio and flexibility and I have seen so much progress! For me it is definitively not about being skinny, being thin is NOT my goal, I want toned, strong muscles, a healthy heart and a happy soul. If you are looking for inspiration to get into a fitness routine then be sure to follow along as I continue to share my progress, photos and stories on Instagram!
  2. Spend More Time Outdoors: This coming year I want to spend more time outdoors with my family, get out of the house with the children to go explore where we live and take them to new places. Outdoor exploration gives you lots of teaching/learning opportunities and spending time as a family is wonderful. We are also lucky to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!  There are so many gorgeous local places to explore in British Columbia. We just need to get out there…
  3. Schedule Some ME Time To Relax: I rarely take the time to simply relax and spend time on my own decompressing after a long day. I spend my days running around with both kids and I am on work mode after the kids go to bed right until I go to sleep. I get no time to relax or forget about work and responsibilities for a moment. I am a workaholic and I thrive when I am busy but I don’t want to burn myself out, it’s not healthy. So this year I am changing that, for Christmas I received a gift certificate for a spa day and I have already booked the time to get away for a day and get pampered! I see many more ME days in the future this coming year, so needed!

I am really looking forward to what 2016 will bring for our family. A new year is always exciting and full of possibilities, isn’t it?!  What are YOUR new year’s resolutions? Do you make a long list or do you keep them short and simple?

Hope you all have a Happy New Year Friends!