First day of March

Hi friends! I’ve been kind of all over the place this week.. I kept thinking of little things I really wanted to blog about and then my pillow just seemed more important…sorry. I believe in sleep.

A little side note – I’ve been noticing a lot of new readers! Thanks for visiting me, I hope you stick around and enjoy my ramblings… And leave me comments! I love to hear from you guys…We have tons in common!

Today is the first day of March, which means this bone-chilling Winter is almost over. As I get older, I’m realizing more and more how much I despise this season. I love my snowboard….but when it comes to the freezing rain, black ice, gusts of wind, ugh its just flat-out depressing.

I spent a lot of my down time this week on blogs… what else is new? I’m never too tired to read blogs and to stumble around the internet. In my travels I stumbled upon Nutritionella. I found Elle through Lindsay… and discovered their HealthysELF challenge.

The girls created a schedule that gives you three challenges to do a week that will help you focus on becoming the best you that you can be.

This is their mantra:

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I saw this button, and fell in love. Every girl should live their life to these standards… because once you fall into the pattern of these rules, you will learn to love yourself and love your life.

I also decided that I have been depending too much on food lately to make me healthy. I eat right and avoid things that I know are terrible for me, but what about exercise and well-being? I think I may be letting those important things fall by the way side.

Its time for a change! Im starting this challenge tomorrow, March 2nd. A new month, a new season, and a new me…maybe not new.. but better.

Now I have to spend the night trying to avoid the huge box of Girl Scout cookies my dad bought today.

Here goes!

If you are interested in joining in on this challenge click on the button above! It would be really fun to do this with some friends. 

Are any of you doing any challenges like this?

Goals

August was a busy month for me. I just got back from my best friend’s wedding, which was a three day event since I was the Maid of Honor. And the week before that I spent 7 days in the Outer Banks with a lovely bunch of college friends. In between vacation and work I had to help the bride with finishing details, write a speech, make a slideshow, and so on and so on.

So now Im back… it is a new month and I can finally take a breath. Today was a pretty relaxing day; I didn’t work today because of the holiday and I didn’t go anywhere because of the dreary weather. I did some laundry, drank some coffee, uploaded and organized some photos and did some thinking. I decided that since it is a new month and my crazy schedule will has finally leveled out, I should make myself some goals for this month. I’m only going to start with 5 goals…Don’t want to fail on my first try! So here goes…

1) Drink more water. This is something I always try to do. I don’t really drink anything other than coffee or water (occasionally seltzer) but I could definitely drink more water – we all could. Water helps you maintain/lose weight, cleanses your body, and keeps your skin clear. When I’m at work I number my water bottles. It helps keep me focused on how much I’m drinking, and motivates me to drink more. When I started doing this two of my friends at work thought it was a good idea and tagged along. I just have to keep it up! (ps. I almost always add a lemon.)

2) Sit up straight. This one just came up as Im sitting here slouched over my keyboard. My mom usually tells us when we are slouching at the dinner table..but I am rarely conscious of it. I need to work on pushing my shoulders back and better posture. Good luck with this one…

3) Keep my room/car clean. I usually try to keep a pretty clean living space.. but work and life get in the way a lot. My car is the same way, its new so it makes me somewhat conscious of it, but as my car gets older I seem to not care as much. Im either in my car or in my room – so if these are both clean I feel like my brain will be less cluttered. Here goes.

4) Eat clean. While I was on vacation, I discovered the Paleo Diet. My friend’s boyfriend follows this lifestyle and I was intrigued by it. I somewhat follow it already because I cut out wheat and many grains…but I would love to totally cut out preservatives and other bad things. This will take time, but I think I can manage it.

5) Save money. I now have taken on all of my bills (aside from rent and food since I’m still an adult child at home). I still tend to splurge on things I don’t need.. I need to up my savings.

These are probably some typical goals that most people try to follow.. but do they really actually follow them? Lets see how I do.

What would your monthly goals be?