My 2017 Goal of Wellness: The Highs and Lows

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Back in January of this year, I wrote a post entitled “2017: The Year of Wellness”. In this post I described how setting goals just doesn’t work for me because I end up breaking them by February and then getting down on myself for not realizing all of my resolutions.

Instead I chose a word, just one word, to encompass what I wanted to accomplish holistically for myself, for the year 2017. And I choose the word: Well.

Be Well. Feel Well. Live Well.

I wanted to be well physically and considering that I lost 30 pounds in 2016, I definitely wanted to continue down this path and become a healthier version of myself.

I wanted to be well emotionally. I wanted to get into yoga and do meditation on a regular basis. I also wanted to continue to minimize the items we had in our apartment and pare down the clutter, which in excess, can give me anxiety.

Finally I wanted to well financially. Sell some stuff, save some money, pay off some debt. Do what needs to be done.

Those were items that I wanted to continue to work on during the course of 2017 and always remember to be well.

How did I do and why I am writing this in November when we still have technically two months left in the year?

Bet you know the answer!Β  πŸ˜‰

Yup, because of my pregnancy and the baby who will making their debut in the next several weeks!

When we found out that I was pregnant in late Spring, certain things had to be gently laid aside and that totally makes sense in the grand scheme of things. For example, I kept up my daily meditation until my morning sickness kicked in and it was all I could do to stay functioning. The exhaustion mixed with the constant nausea made it impossible toΒ pay attention to anything, let alone meditation or even attempting to do any yoga.

I did walk whenever I could and continue to try to walk now, but I am in the waddling stage and I can’t go very far for too long of a period, but I try to do what I can.

With the exception of crazy cravings, I do continue to try to eat healthy.

I have done really well in the decluttering and minimizing aspects that I wanted to accomplish this year. You can read more about that here and here.

With the help of my husband, we did get rid of a lot of things that just were not conducive to the kind of clutter-free living that we were desiring. I am a huge bookworm and I made myself honestly look at the books that adorned my shelves and posed the value question. “Do I get value out of this?” “Am I really going to read this book again?” If the answer was no, we sold the books. And this is just one example of items that we got rid of.

We did pay off some bills this year and our savings account is chugging along, I am happy to say!

Be Well. Feel Well. Live Well.

I believe that I still lived my year of wellness for 2017 even though I’ve been pregnant for most of it. You have to be healthy physically and emotionally for your baby that is growing inside of you. Wellness is a part of your life even if you may not realize it when you are living for two people.

And I realize that there is still time to go before 2017 is over and I could have written this follow-up post at the end of December or the beginning of January, but I am being proactive because I already know that once the baby is here, blogging will fall down the list of priorities and I wanted to share this with you before that happens!Β  πŸ™‚

How have you guys done with your intentions for 2017? Let me know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “My 2017 Goal of Wellness: The Highs and Lows

  1. So exciting that your baby (another daughter, right?) will be here soon! It’s great that you’ve set yourself up in all ways mentioned to welcome baby #2 : ) Less clutter, better health, better finances … They all combine to create an environment with the potential to give and nurture. Take care, and keep us posted!

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  2. It looks like you did really good against your goals, Mackenzie! And it’s completely understandable how they would be need to be adjusted to accommodate your pregnancy too. You really accomplished a lot and I agree that being well yourself, emotionally, physically and financially, is setting a great stage for your new bundle of joy! I honestly haven’t done a great job with my word connection but I don’t feel terrible about it because my priority changed. I ended up focusing on my getting healthy, which I actually have done versus give it the lip service I have for years. And years. I still feel a kinship to the word connection, so maybe I need to reuse it for 2018. πŸ˜€

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  3. I agree with Tanya – you did great!! Sounds like you found a great balance between living healthy and yet allowing yourself to ebb and flow with the days. Keep it up even after that beautiful baby is born. You deserve it!

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