Happy Friday friends! It’s the first Friday of the year and it feels GOOD. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still on the new year binge and loving seeing everyone’s goals and what everyone’s up to. Some people get annoyed with it fast, but it’s one of my favorite times of the year because I’m so inspired, especially now. SO many wonderful things are happening with Danielle Alana this year and I can’t wait to show you all. In my first blog post of the year for 2019, which if you missed you can read here, I talked about being more healthy. So in today’s post I am going to go into the “why” part of it and get really personal!
While we’re on the topic of being healthy, I wanted to show you guys this water bottle I found before the New Year started and talk about it a little bit. I drink out of water bottles all the time, and I know plenty of other people do too. The fridge at my house has a water filter so mine is pretty much ready to go. But if you ask Tim, I literally hate drinking tap water. There’s nothing worse! He doesn’t have a fridge with a water filter, so I ALWAYS make him grab my water from the one he keeps in the fridge that’s filtered. When out and about, I cringe even more re-filling mine up! I think mostly what makes me so scared is because of the research behind tap water and what not. This Astrea Water Bottle helps me to get my water from anywhere without question. It’s the first one to be lead reducing AND it gives me great tasting water. You may be seeing me carry this around more often, so I wanted to give you a little back story and why I’m using this bottle in particular.
1. For My Future Babies
Being a nanny, you have to know I love kids by now! I’ve wanted to be a mom so bad my entire life, and now the idea of this is becoming more of a reality. Your decisions and life choices, including your health choices, effect your children big time. Before we start trying for babies, its really important that both Tim and I get into healthier habits. Healthier eating, and making fitness apart of our lives. I touched on this in my 2018 recap blog post, which you can read here. I know a lot of stuff goes out the window after having children, so I really want to make those things stick.
2. For US.
For Tim and I. For each other. Nowadays, I feel like it is so easy to let yourself go down a rabbit hole of bad choices. In marriages too, when life gets too busy, you forget to take care of yourself let alone take care of your partner. When talking about our future together, our relationship is a number one priority and for that to take place, we need to be in tip top shape as well. Being/getting healthy is a priority for also the sake of ourselves! It’s our job to take of our bodies and be responsible when it comes to this duty.
3. For Me
You probably saw this one coming! But in all seriousness, I owe it to myself to take care of me— mentally and physically. I don’t want to be the one who has a hard time recovering from something because I wasn’t physically in shape. Or have to go on a crazy diet because I let myself go too far. Not only that, but my body is eventually going to be a future home for our future children for 9 months. The LEAST I could do is properly treat and take care of my body.
Like I said in my post earlier this week, this has been a goal every year and has never quite really been accomplished. But there’s no more time for excuses. I’ve put this off long enough, and now I’m really excited about it! I know I won’t ever be perfect at it, and that I have a long journey ahead of me, but hey… this is a start, right? Cheers loves!