Weekly Wishes – Memories

Happy Monday and Weekly Wishes – Memories

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!

We had such a great weekend! I had decided at the end of last week that I wanted to go shopping to look for Christmas decorations for the house, but convincing Seamus that we needed to go to Christmas Tree Shops on a Saturday is quite the feat. Somehow I managed it, and thanks to Emmett’s early wake up call, we headed out early Saturday morning. Even as early as we got there, the place was packed and it was hard to maneuver through the holiday decoration displays with a cart and a toddler who wants to grab everything. Thankfully, all of the people held Emmett’s attention and we were able to avoid him pulling delicate ornaments off the shelves.

I ended up with a ton of loot and can’t wait to decorate! I’ll probably wait another week or two, I just wanted to make sure we got out to buy stuff before it was all picked over and there wasn’t anything nice left. I’ll share pictures of how everything looks, once I’ve decorated.

Sunday, Emmett was once again up early (5:30 to be exact), but because of that I was able to get a ton of stuff done and still have plenty of time for play with Emmett. We went grocery shopping early, I did a ton of laundry and then did some food prep for the week. We also read the same 3 books about a hundred times, repetition is where it’s at, right? It was a really amazing day and weekend, now I just need to get through the week so I can get to my next one.

weekly wishes memoriesThis week’s Weekly Wishes theme is memories. I chose the above picture because this was the very first moment I got to hold my son, one of the best memories of my entire life. I had a c-section so I wasn’t able to hold him until after I had been sewn shut. They did bring him over to me while I was still on the table and I was able to whisper sweet things in his ear, but I wasn’t able to hold him until about 45 minutes later. It was the sweetest moment, just feeling his oh so soft skin against mine, absolute perfection.

This week was a big fail, and I even contemplated skipping this post, but if I ever want to get better at reaching my goals I can’t allow myself to skip. So without further ado…

My Weekly Wishes

My first goal last week was to do a load of laundry a night. I didn’t do a single load, until Sunday, I was super lazy and have no good excuse.

Next up was finishing my Everyday Happy class. I also didn’t work on this, but I did work on a lot of blog posts so I wasn’t just avoiding doing any extra work. There’s a slight positive here, I suppose.

Finally, I said I’d move my body and again I failed. I didn’t do a single thing other than a lone walk on Friday afternoon that was super short. Ugh! I’m so frustrated with myself.

This Week’s Goals:

  • Cut out all gluten from my breakfast. More to come on this in a future post, but I’d like to stick with good healthy proteins and fats.
  • Do one load of laundry a night. Yep, this is on the goal list again, when I stick to it, Sundays are easier.
  • Go on two walks. That’s it, two walks and I’ll be happy. I’m thinking of creating a list of rewards for every milestone I hit. I’ve done these before but never stick to them, I’ll either buy the reward before I’ve earned it or I’ll reach the milestone and never buy the reward. I’m going to give this some thought over the next week.

Alright those are my wishes for the week!

Be sure to stop on over and visit Melyssa and The Nectar Collective, and link-up!

The Nectar Collective

Your turn!

What are your goals for the week?

What are your thoughts on rewards for every milestone? Have you ever done it and has it worked for you?

8 Responses to Weekly Wishes – Memories

  1. Ahh… It’s so sweet when you got to hold your son for the first time! I haven’t got any child but I’m sure it must be amazing!
    I can feel you about the laundry thing, I keep putting it off until I can’t find anything else to wear!
    Good luck on your weekly wishes!

    • Jillian416 says:

      Hi Zia! Thanks for visiting! It is seriously THE most amazing feeling touching your child for the first time. No matter the pain you are in, there is something so beautiful about your baby.

  2. estherjulee says:

    that is such a sweet memory. best of luck on your weekly wishes! 🙂 can’t wait to see how you decorate your house.

  3. That’s such a lovely picture of you and your son! I love your weekly challenges you’ve posted. My best friend and I do this together through text messages during the week. She helps keep me motivated and vice versa. It was nice meeting you through the SITS critique. I hope you gets loads of good feedback today!

    • Jillian416 says:

      Hey Rabia! Thank you for visiting! Having someone available to keep you honest is so so important. I’m glad that you have your friend, you should think about also joining in w/ Weekly Wishes too. Such a great way to keep yourself accountable. 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    What a super fun link up! I think “Weekly Wishes” sounds soooo much better than goals. When I hear “goals” I get a little intimidated. I think I will start participating. (Stopping by from SITS)

    • Jillian416 says:

      Howdy Heather, thank you for stopping by. You should TOTALLY join the Weekly Wishes link-up. It has really helped get me focused on certain things that I was slacking in, PLUS Melyssa (the host) is really really sweet. What I love best about her link-up, is that one of her rules is that you visit the blog who posted before you. It’s a fantastic way to find more blogs to read. Anyway, hope to see you next week!

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