What a question right? I was driving along heading home from a small shopping trip and lunch with the girls on New Years eve when from the back of the car Madison asks, ” Hey Mom, what is your New Years revolution?” I laughed both at the use of revolution and at the out of the blue question from my 6-year-old. I thought about it for a second but had no answer. I have not made a resolution in years. I punted the question back to her and was faced with an immediate answer of “my revolution is to get a pony”. Now, I did attempt to correct her wording to no avail. I also told her the thoughts of a pony would stay just that, thoughts. 🙂
It made me think though, it would not be a bad thing to set some goals, maybe identify what I want to achieve in the next year. She is a persistent child also and would not let me get out of the car without something. So here it is, my cliché new years resolution, I would like to be more fit and drop another 10-20 pounds. As I have discussed before I had been working on my weight for a year prior to the mastectomy and DIEP reconstruction. In total I have lost about 40 pounds since my peak “high”. I really do feel so much better and would like to continue.
Since the last surgery was the week of Thanksgiving, it really threw me off of my game. I had to limit activities for a week or so and then right into the holidays. The hustle and bustle of getting everything ready for the holidays and of course the elliptical, walking and any other type of exercise related activity fell by the way side. Having the kids home and sick for the last week has not helped either! Very happy to be getting back to routine tomorrow!
SO sometimes it takes a six-year-old to help put things back into focus. It has also made me think about the broader question of what it is that I want. There is of course the obvious, happy children and husband. Good health, financial security but I am not sure that they answer the question of what do I want nor do I think it is an answer that I will come to sitting here typing tonight. It is a question that I will spend some time thinking about so stay tuned, who knows there may be an epiphany.