So here we are, 13 days into 2017, and I’m exhausted.
We started the new year in Miami Beach at the Rec Room with some of our best friends. We drank way too much but thankfully got to sleep in because my awesome parents kept the baby for the night. The first day of this great new year was spent in bed feeling terribly hungover while our sweet baby battled the sniffles. Not exactly how I had planned this “new year, new me” to begin.
Day 3-13 have been spent mostly in bed. I did a 30 minute workout video one day but literally almost died so I’m not sure when I’ll do it again. Plus, I’m still sore. Add that to a sick 6 month old and the bed just seems like the right place to be.
We found out on Monday that Payton has an ear infection. Add congestion and a fever and you’ll end up with a household of sleep deprived individuals. And I mean like no more than 30 minutes of sleep at a time.
The past two nights have been better, but there’s something about 3:00 AM with this girl because she is up and at ’em every morning around 3. She thankfully falls back asleep but by that time you’ve rocked/bounced/jumped/skipped/spun yourself into awake mode. And since her naps only last about 30-45 minutes, it’s nearly impossible to “sleep when she sleeps.”
So here we are, 13 days into 2017, and I’ve realized that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the 2016 version of myself. Why is it that every new year we promise to “be better” and “do more?” What if what we’re doing is already the best we know how to do? Sure I could work out more and eat healthier, but that should be an every day goal. Not just a New Years Resolution.
So here’s to all the moms and not-moms out there that are doing the best they can every day, even if that means staying in bed all day. If you made a resolution and haven’t stuck to it, so what? Today is a new day and a new chance for you to do what YOU want to do.