18. soak [LISTEN]: What have you soaked in this year? (Baths, sun, ideas?) How did it affect your mentality?
I haven't soaked in either baths or sunshine this past year -- in 2011, we went on our honeymoon in Serbia and Montenegro, and spent a blissful week on the beach in the sunshine. The summer of 2012 was somewhat lacking in sunshine soaking. And I'm not much of a bath person -- my bathtub is less than ideal, so I think I might be more of a lounging bath person if I had a better tub =)
When it comes to soaking in something metaphorical, I think I would say that I soaked in positive energy. As I mentioned in one of my earlier WEverbs, one of my constant struggles is not letting other people's negative energy mess with my positivity. Soaking up positive energy by aligning myself with people who have positive views on life is a great way to avoid negativity in my life.
19. exercise [LIVE]: How did you live actively in 2012? What will change in 2013?
I've always dabbled in a little bit of everything, and this year was no exception. With my growing belly, I've changed some of the things that I used to do, and substituted them for different activities. I haven't been to the gym much this year (and feel slightly guilty when I see that automatic debit from my bank account each month, when I know I haven't set foot on the premises for months!). I've been walking outside a LOT, either with my husband in the evenings or with my co-worker during our lunch break. I used to do hot yoga, but switched that up for prenatal yoga, which I'm LOVING. Such a great way to stay grounded, and pain-free, while also bonding with my unborn baby.