Weekly Wishes – Innocence

I’m so excited to participate in this week’s Weekly Wishes. The theme for this week is Innocence.

Weekly Wishes is a link-up started by Melyssa from The Nectar Collective. It is a place where you can post and share you wishes and goals for the week ahead on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc and then link it up on Melyssa’s blog. I LOVE doing this because it holds me accountable for the week ahead. I’ve shared my goals with the world (through my blog) and I know people will read and wonder whether I stuck to my goals. It definitely keeps me honest!

Before Emmett was born I always wanted lazy weekends on the couch, now I love a weekend full to the brim with fun activities. Don’t get me wrong, a lazy weekend on the couch is needed from time to time but there is just so much to do in life and I’m having a blast doing it with Emmett and Seamus.

This weekend was beyond busy and you know what? I didn’t dread it one bit. My sister and her family were in town and since they don’t live in the area we only really see them 4 or 5 times a year, when we do see them, I make the most of it. Emmett and I spent Saturday down there and then Seamus joined us on Sunday. It was a very laid back weekend even though we weren’t at home, both days were just spent hanging around my parent’s house, visiting. Emmett got to play with his cousin and the different toys that my mom has and they both got to play in grandma’s big backyard. It was an absolute blast!

I mentioned earlier that this week’s picture theme for Weekly Wishes is Innocence, before I go any further into my post, I wanted to share why I feel that my picture is the epitome of innocence. Emmett is 14 months old (today, to be exact), almost everything he does is a first for him and he experiences it with fresh new eyes. When he tries something new it is always with excitement, wonderment or confusion and I love seeing his reactions. They remind me that even though I may have eaten an apple right of the tree before, he hasn’t. I can’t put into words what it’s like seeing your child do something for the first time. This, to me, is pure innocence!

Weekly-Wishes-InnocenceAnd now, Weekly Wishes!

Let’s check-in on how I did last week…

My number 1 goal for last week was to workout 4 times. Did I do it? Heck yes I did! I road my bike, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with my mileage being 9.31, 10 and 13 and took a nice walk over the weekend. Woohoo!! 13 miles on my bike is the furthest I’ve gone in YEARS. It felt (feels) so good to be working so hard, my body is thanking me.

Number 2 was to make better use of my lunches at work. I didn’t do so well on this one, but not because I was lazy but because I was on vacation. This was a silly one to make a goal for a week when I was working only two days and posted my Weekly Wishes on the second day. Woops! Wasn’t thinking clearly.

Up next for number 3 was to work on my link-up for My Finds Friday. I definitely worked on this one, but behind the scenes. I did the link-up again this week, but in a couple months there are some big things coming for this link-up, until then, link-up and patiently await what is coming. 😀

Finally, and most excitedly was to make the most of my days off. I am oh so happy to report that I really did make the most of every single day. As mentioned above, I worked out, I cleaned, I watched some TV and most importantly relaxed. I think the only thing I didn’t do was read but I’m not the least bit disappointed because I used my time so well that there just wasn’t time for a book.

As you can see, I did a pretty good job of sticking to my goals. I love posting Weekly Wishes when I complete my goals, but I promise even on week’s where my goals aren’t meant, I won’t skip posting. That doesn’t do anyone any good, this is all about holding myself accountable for whatever I do, good or bad.

Time for this Week’s Wishes

  1. Workout 4 times. This went so well last week that I want to keep the momentum going!
  2. Make good use of my lunches at work. Like last week’s goal, I want to make sure that I use my lunch for productive things. It can be thing pertaining to work, working out, reading, or whatever else. I just don’t want to sit there doing nothing. There’s just no reason to waste even one second of my time.
  3. Finally, keep a positive attitude all week! I struggle A LOT with being a pessimist or seeing the negative side of things. I want to make this week a positive one.

Alright, those are my wishes! I can’t wait to report back next week with how I did.

Your turn!

What are your Weekly Wishes, goals, hopes or dreams for this week?

Be sure to join in and link-up your Weekly Wishes on Melyssa’s blog, The Nectar Collective. Also, be sure to check out all of my other Weekly Wishes posts!

6 Responses to Weekly Wishes – Innocence

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh wow, congrats on your long bike ride! I hope you can stay motivated this week and get all of your workouts in. I’ve been trying to exercise regularly, too. This week I’ve only done it once so far, but I plan on doing the elliptical and going on a hike tomorrow. I like your Weekly Wish about being productive on your lunch break–I usually just sit there and text the whole time which is sort of a waste!


    • Jillian416 says:

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by!

      I struggle SO much with staying motivated during lunch. Probably bc I have so little time for just me, that when I do I have no idea what to do. I end up feeling overwhelmed and just wasting the hour. I need to stop doing that!

      Good luck on getting all your workouts in! I believe in you!

  2. Katie says:

    Congrats on meeting your goals! And good luck for the week ahead!

    I really love your theme. I’m not a mother, but it’s pretty amazing to see the kids of friends and family discover the world.

    • Jillian416 says:

      Thanks for visiting, Katie!

      I can’t even express how exciting it is to watch Emmett learn new things everyday. Things that seem to boring and mundane to me, are super exciting and fun to him. It gives you a whole new perspective!

  3. Becky says:

    Wow, what a lovely way to spend a few days with family 🙂
    Good luck with your wishes, I made a personal goal (not one on my page) that I would limit my food spending for the day at uni to £5. This way I can’t binge on the snacking in the lecture halls or drown my body in copious amounts of tea!


    • Jillian416 says:

      Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping by!

      That is a really good goal! Just think of all the money you’ll save if you stick to it. For me, that means more shoes, clothes and bags. LOL That’s what always keeps me motivated to stick to my budget, that way I can splurge later. 🙂 Good luck!

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