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I'd never been as much into New Year's resolutions as I am now that I'm a mom. Especially after an eventful year. You may have noticed I took a little break from blogging. I wanted to be fully present during the holidays and also to think through what I want to accomplish this year both personally and professionally.

As cliche as it sounds, losing my baby weight (from both pregnancies, unfortunately) and getting back into shape is very much a priority. I really wish it weren't a thing but it is and I know I'll feel a million times better energy and style-wise if I just commit to more exercise and eating better. I've always loved running so it's not that big a deal but winter in the city is tough and I've never been a gym rat. Although, Leo was on vacation these past few weeks and we shook up our routines with classes at Barry's Boot Camp and Flywheel, which I kind of enjoyed. It's really all about motivation for me and simply getting out the door.

The urge often comes from little things like downloading new music and putting on some cute gear. I'm also trying to make workout dates to catch up with friends rather than just coffee or drinks. I know. Who am I? I hardly recognize myself either but it has to be done. Looking six month pregnant has lost its novelty.

A related goal is to continue to cook more at home, as opposed to ordering in so much. Chobani sent us a ton of its Greek yogurt to use as a substitution for butter, oil, and sour cream and I've been tackling some of their recipes, which I'm really proud of.

I'll do my best to keep you posted. One of the benefits of blogging is the accountability so I'm excited to put it out there.

What about you? Did you make an resolutions for the year ahead?

If you're joining us for #MondayMingle, welcome to the first link-up of 2013! One participant this week will win the new StriVectin-SH Advanced Overnight Resurfacing Serum (a $79 value) that's launching on QVC Friday, January 18th.