17 Things To Stop in 2017

I think by now everyone has wrote out their 2017 goals or word of the year. As I was reading through some post, I came across a few different ones where they talk about letting go of things this year. I noticed many people are truly trying to change in 2017 in such a positive way and I love it.   So I am sharing with you 17 things we all should learn to stop doing this year. 

1.  Stop Self Doubt. You can really do anything you set out for yourself. Stop telling yourself you can't when you can tell yourself you can and you can prove to yourself you can be successful at whatever it is. 

2. Stop Worrying. Worrying does nothing good for you. If you are anything like me you worry about things you really can't control. Really focus on the things you can control and change so your worrying becomes less and you embrace life more. 

3. Stop Overthinking. This is almost like worrying but you really just sit and think about it. I am guilty of doing this with the blog. I really over think everything about this little space instead of just writing for myself.   

4. Stop Doing Things You Hate: If you truly hate doing something, stop doing it. If you don't like your job, find a new one. There are so many options out there, there is no need to waste time doing the things we don't like. 

5. Stop Nip Picking: In the end, does it really matter? I am so guilty of nip picking things and wanting things done a certain way. It really has affected some relationships in my life. I honestly have no idea where it has come from but I am working on letting it all go. 

6. Stop being Angry. Why waste the energy to be angry? It's so much easier to have a happy loving life. 

7. Stop being so hard on Yourself. We are all guilty of this, but why? Is it because we know we can do so much more? This is where the stop self doubt comes in too. Know your limits

8. Stop saying Yes. You don't have to say Yes to EVERYTHING. Say no sometimes and just enjoy the quiet time at home. We have a tendency to fill our schedules so jammed pack that we lose the ability to truly live. 

9. Stop eating like Crap. We say it every year, we are going to eat healthy. Do it this year. Why do you keep putting it off? Really look around yourself and figure out why you can not stick to this goal. I promise you, you'll feel ten thousand times better when you start to eat right and drink more water.

10. Stop comparing yourself. There is no need to compare yourself to others. Everyone has such different lives and we have a tendency to only show the good things happening and not the storms we must go through to get there. 

11. Stop Stressing Over Money. Did you know more couples get a divorce over money than anything else? Stop stressing over it. Sit down one day and write everything out. Make a budget. Stick to budget. Write your goals down. Think twice before shopping, do you really need it or do you want it? Understand the difference between need and want 

12. Stop Putting Other's First. This is your year to shine bright. Put yourself first. Relax, workout, work hard and enjoy your life. Do the things you love and go to sleep each night with gratitude.    

13. Stop Rushing. If you find yourself rushing in the morning to get out the door, make a plan to wake up earlier. If you find yourself rushing from one appointment to the next, spread them out. You don't need to rush to get everything done in one day. If it doesn't get done today, there is tomorrow. 

14. Stop the Drama. Nobody likes drama so just don't create it or be involved with it and just watch how much more happiness you'll find. 

15. Stop Repeating the same Mistakes. If you want to change something than stop doing the same pattern. Change something to change the mistake so you won't regret it. 

16. Stop not Enjoying Life. There is so much out there to do and see. Go see and do it all within your limits. Sometimes a simple walk with a friend in a park can change your entire day or mood. 

17. Stop living in 2016. Just stop with it. We're in 2017 & we're moving forward. There is no need to keep looking back. We can't change the past but we can shape the future. 

What do you want to let go of in 2017? 


Loss of Grandpa

picture from October 13,2012 

2016 really sent us for a loop . It was full of trials and heartache. The worst being we lost my Grandpa December 5,2016. 

I just realized that today marks one month exactly since he took his last breathe and we began to celebrate the man who kept us all together. My family is still trying to heal, I know it will take a long time. 

If I learned anything from traveling back to Minnesota for the funeral in the middle of winter, it's I honestly have the BEST family. We all laughed, cried and hugged our way though the celebrations and funeral services. We all leaned on each other and kept each other strong yet let each of us fall apart on our own time. We all made a vow to make him proud each and everyday. 

Grandpa truly lived his life simply. I am trying to live more like him each day. Less stress and lots of fun was the way he liked to live. If you find it today, or any day to say a little extra prayer for my family as we continue to remember this beautiful soul. Thank you in advance.

I am sure I'll be posting more about him. 

Cheers to 2017 & May Grandpa be parting hard in Heaven.  


Goals for 2017

Happy New Year! Crazy to believe that 2017 is upon us. Our New Year's eve was spent staying home and watching Jungle Book. Low key and simple. Than I spent New Year's Day putting away Christmas and we did our usually tradition of going to Benihana's for lunch.

But now that we have a New Year upon us, I want to write down my goals to look back on. I really want to focus on these goals throughout the year. I believe as we get older the more goals truly mean to us. 

Goals for 2017 

1. Health: I say it every year but I really want to succeed this year with this goal. My brother is getting married, we have lots of trips planned, and there really is no better time. I am not getting any younger and the weight wont come off any easier than if I just buckle down and do it. I am hoping this little space of mine will become a great place to document that. 

2. Focus on my marriage: Alex and I have both said it. We want to focus on our marriage, build a strong and healthy relationship with each other. Do some fun adventures and love more than ever before. 

3. Pay off all our debt/save: We've been saying this but we officially have a plan. Last year we paid off a large portion of it but now we are buckling down and finishing this goal. We also want to save money, I already started following a plan that adds up to saving $5k this year. 

4. Start my dream: I've had this dream I have been wanting to do for a year or so now. I think this is my year to follow it and watch it succeed. Don't stress, I promise to share it with all of you in time once I get all the kinks worked out. 

5. Read: I want to read more. I am not sure I even truly finished a book last year. 

6. Get back into blogging: I miss blogging and reading old post. Also, as stated above, I want this little space of mine to be where I document my fitness journey. 

What are your goals for 2017? 


Anyone Out There?

Hello, anyone out there? It's been almost a year since I have really thought about blogging. Crazy! So much has happened and so much has changed, yet so much is still the same. 

 I was thinking about what I want Wifesticated to become or if I should just forget about it all together. Half of me wants to say screw blogging but the other half of me really misses it. So I decided I am going to give it a shot again in 2017 and see where it leads me. I like being able to look back on it and read some old post but than again some post I am thinking WTF 

I want to revamp the page, delete old post and really spruce it up. Any tips out there for that? Any tips on redesigning it or anyone want to help? I am not committing to how many times I am going to post or what it will truly all be about, but I am shooting for two times a week. With that said, please come back on Tuesday for the first post.   

So I hope you'll hang out and stay awhile and we'll take on this adventure in 2017 together. 

Dont forget to follow along on instagram too. 

Take Care,