I'm a little behind on the goals recap this month, so you are going to get a weekend post. Wahoo. Hopefully there are others out there who actually catch up on blog reading on weekends. Anyone?
I'm changing it up a bit this month but I will not leave you without some music, books and looks recommendations, don't worry. Here is a collage of my month:
You should listen to: I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice
You should read: The Song Remains the Same (Allison Winn Scotch), Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) and Off Balance (Dominique Moceanu)
You should buy: Victoria's Secret Pink Leggings… I know everyone raves about Lululemons leggings/yoga pants and yes, they are comfy, but I could live in Victoria's Secret Pink leggings and they are much cheaper, so it's a win all around. Just be warned, they are supposed to be for middle school girls, so you may have to go up a size. Yes, I wear clothes meant for middle school girls. Sorry I'm not sorry :)
When I look back at my February goals, I actually met more of them than I thought I was at the time. I definitely saw lots of friends this month (thanks to my staycation), I tracked my workout "miles" and got report cards done without being crazy (apparently I also should've specified get conferences done without being crazy, that is not going as well). The goal I focused on the most was yoga. I wanted to do 5 classes and 5 at-home practices. I actually went to six classes (yay) but only 3 at-home practices, so I don't meet my goal. However, I really wanted to practice twice a week and just forgot that February is a short month, so in that sense, I did okay :) I also tried a new studio that I loved, and actually once used my yoga thinking in a difficult situation… score. Finally, yesterday Caroline came over and practiced her yoga teacher training on me for one of my at-home practices. Cool!
1. Fitness Goals: 3 miles of swimming, 60 miles of bike/spin, 20 miles of running, 4 hours of yoga. Ready, set GO!
2. Clean for 10 minutes on weeknights at 7:20. I got this idea from Caroline, but I can't do it before bed because I'm usually procrastinating bedtime until the last minute and then rushing, so instead I set an alarm on my phone for all weeknights at 7:20. At that point I will set my phone timer for 10 minutes and "tidy up" during that time.
3. Start bedtime routine at 9:00 each night. Yes, I am a child and I need to be treated like a child. I have been slowly making my bedtime later and later lately and this is not helpful to anyone. I am going to start my bedtime routine at 9 and maybe even (maybe) pick out my clothes the night before to prevent stress in the AM. We shall see. Oh, and I should mention I ALSO set an alarm for this. As Eric said "you are going to have a lot of alarms." Yes I will.
4. Spend less. Find ways to save. I have big travel dreams for this summer, and I just booked a trip to DC in April so, I just can't spend much on anything else right now. My new plan is every time I am considering spending money I am going to think about "is there any way I could just not buy this?" or "is there any way I could get this for less?" and see what happens. My latest trade? I've been eating 19 cent bananas every day for snack (approx $1 per week) compared to the yogurt I was eating every day which was over a dollar per day. Over the course of the month, that is about $12 saved. I know, not a ton… but that's $12 I can spend on breakfast in DC :)
What are you most excited about in March? I am SO excited for conferences to be over, my college roommate to come visit and Easter!