I know January is a global time of renewal and fresh starts, but this January—with baby #3 only weeks away—I’m feeling more driven than ever. Change is in the air and I need to have a game plan. Those sleepless nights are a’coming and my attention and energy is soon going to be spread even more thinly. This New Year, my resolutions are centered on my family and my health.
5 Resolutions (and One That’s Going To Sting a Bit)
1.Get up every morning at 5am. Yep, that’s the one that’s going to sting, but I know that those few quiet hours before my kids wake up is going to be crucial. From 5am-7am is going to be my time to workout, film my videos, read scriptures, and get ready. Growing up, my dad was a dairy farmer and got up at 4:30 a.m. his entire life. If he can do it…I can do it. It’s practically in my blood, right?
2. Tidy up the house every night instead of waiting until it drives me nuts. I find that the day goes much smoother when it starts and ends with a clean house. The in-between may get crazy, but taking 30 minutes at the end of every single day saves me hours of deep cleaning in the long run. Plus, I’m in a way better mood when the house is clean.
3. Consistent family night. Family night is such a good habit to get into. Once a week, we circle around as a family and have a quick little lesson (attention spans are only so long), play a game, and just enjoy being together. Last year was a good attempt, but this year I want to be more consistent.
4. No TV 1-2 hours before bed. Instead of winding down to the TV, I’d love for my little family to spend that time reading books or playing games together. And we’re going to make sure to say family prayers every night.
5. Go back to counting macros after the baby. It’s not for everyone, but I loved keeping track of macros. It’s a motivating way for me to stay healthy and it helped me lose the baby weight before, so I’m counting on macros and a good exercise routine to help me out again!
Healthy Routines and Your Gums
Speaking of healthy routines, most of us have some type of “be healthier” resolution. One occasionally overlooked aspect of our health is our oral health. Your smile is a huge part of who you are! At the start of this pregnancy, I noticed that my gums felt more tender than usual. That’s why I was so excited to try out the brand new Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste. It’s a revolutionary new toothpaste specially formulated with Activated Foam technology that reaches below the gum line. Did you know that even the most diligent brushers can’t reach there?
I love the Crest hashtag #ForGumsSake because really, #ForGumsSake, if you aren’t taking care of your gums, you aren’t taking care of you!
I’m impressed w ith how clean and refreshed my whole mouth feels after using Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste. It gently cools my gums during and after brushing and leaves my gums feeling nice and tingly. It’s actually a foaming and cooling toothpaste that deep cleans my entire mouth. I love the crisp, healthy feel I get after brushing now!
Can we build in #ForGumsSake? Maybe – #ForGumsSake, if you aren’t taking care of your gums, you aren’t taking care of you!
Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste is available at retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger, and online starting in early 2018. Swap out your old toothpaste and give it a try!
The key to making a new resolution stick is all about turning it into a routine. Teeth brushing—that’s an easy one. Now waking up at 5:00 a.m. every single morning…that one’s going to be a bit trickier. (Just remember dad on the farm, dad on the farm.)
Here’s to new resolutions and to sticking with them!