2012 was a year of big challenges for our family.
Reintegration from an extended deployment is not just a 6 month process.
(and I promise to share more of that story as time goes by…)
So as we continue to move forward, I want to adopt a new family mantra for 2013…
“Trim. The. Fat.”
Did you hear that kids? Are you taking notes? Yes? Ok…
Mostly this applies to actively eating healthier foods and adding 30 minutes of exercise each day.
This doesn’t mean I’m completely giving up bread.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to run 5 miles a day.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to be drinking 8 gallons of water a day.
But it DOES mean I’m going to to eat less (portion size) and do more (get off my booty).
The #Trimthefat mantra is also going to apply to our budget.
Since moving back to the states from Germany, we haven’t been actively saving.
(This bothers me. I know. I’m weird like that.)
Between buying things for our new house and indulging ourselves in the land of 24 hour accessibility
- yeah – we need some serious moderation!
(Dear Target, I’m sorry. But we need to take a break from our relationship. Love, Me)
So. For the next month, we are going to spend money on Food, Gas, and Bills.
Any other purchases must be discussed at length for more than 48 hours.
Yes that includes Etsy shops. No more superfluous schtuff.
I. will. commit. to. meal. planning. #menuplanmonday.
When I shared this idea of #trimthefat on our facebook page,
someone also suggested applying this concept to purging the clutter.
I think this is an excellent idea don’t you?
I know I still have a mountain of things that could be purged from our home.
Including my large rubbermaid tote of maternity clothes.
Except maybe those elastic waist jeans.
Who doesn’t need an extra pair of elastic waist jeans right?
The biggest reasons for sharing this mantra with all of you is #1 Accountability.
And #2 Everything is easier when you have friends encouraging you right?
So, in order to encourage each other daily,
I am asking that all of us use the #trimthefat phrase via social media!
Care to join me? Let’s cut out the extras and start fresh in the new year!
Do you have a family mantra or saying?
What are your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions?
How would you apply this simple phrase “Trim the fat” to your life?