March in Review, Goals for April

Hey everyone! Can you believe March is over already? I don’t know why, but it feels like March has just flown by! Ours was pretty good overall, and I have been feeling extra-motivated to work on my jewelry and blog lately. This has helped me create a lot of great content and art….but sadly it has not helped me in achieving my set goals for this month.

But before we get to that….my favorite picture of the month! I’m sure you are getting tired of this one, and I can understand that. But it’s just so pretty! I am surprised by how much I love how this grapevine wreath turned out. It still makes me smile every time I walk up to our door!

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Ok, now that I’ve gone on again about how much I love my new wreath 🙂 On to how my goals for March went!

March Goals

  1. Keep working towards establishing that morning routine!
  2. Add yoga into routine at least 3 days a week.
  3. Add guided meditation to routine at least 3 days a week.

I started off with 3 goals for the month and achieved none of them. I did add some yoga and mediation in to the end of my day, but not nearly as frequently as I would have liked. It did really help me relax on the days I did do it though, so I am still going to try to add that in more frequently.

Now on to the other goal. Shifting my schedule to going to bed earlier and waking up an hour and a half earlier. If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that this is something I really would like to happen. And something that I struggle with A LOT. This month was no different. Actually it was worse than some previous attempts. I was so focused on the projects that I worked on when I got home that I rarely went to bed before 12. Now, I don’t know about you all, but I need my sleep. I value my sleep. I don’t function well on 6 hours of sleep at all. So getting up earlier was rough. It basically consisted of my alarms (yes, alarms) going off at 6:20 and 6:25, me hitting snooze multiple times, giving up and then setting alarms to get up at the normal time. So yeah….I maybe got up earlier 3-4 times for the entirety of March. FAIL.

For a while, I was dreading this post. I was so disappointed in myself for not hitting any of my goals, for not having the strength of will to follow through with what I said I wanted. And yeah, I could have just skipped this post this month. But I strive for transparency on here. I want you all to see me as I am, not as an idealized version of myself or just who I want to be.

But as I got closer to the end of the month and really looked at what I accomplished, my views shifted a bit. I am still disappointed that I didn’t hit my goals for this month. But I’m also really proud of what I got done. I’m working towards some major events, like starting my online business, and working on some improvements to the blog that took up a lot of time and energy as well. And I got a lot done in those areas! And while I didn’t get up early and get every workout in, or add in the yoga and meditation in any sort of consistent way, I didn’t completely fall off track fitness-wise either. I still ate healthy and I still did some workouts in. I may not have progressed much on my fitness journey, but I didn’t backslide either!

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I hope you all give yourself some understanding and appreciation when you have months that don’t work out the way you hoped, goal-wise or otherwise. This is something I have struggled with a lot over the years, and still do. But I am trying to look at all the wins I had this month, instead of focusing on the few things that didn’t get accomplished. And that viewpoint allows me to end this month on a high note instead of feeling bad about myself!

Keeping that in mind, and what I have coming up in April, here are my April goals! I think this month I am going to try to keep pushing myself, but also keep in mind where my priorities are right now and keep my goals in line with those. And as always, planning everything out is key for me!

April Goals:

  1. Get in 2-3 resistance workouts and 3-4 LISS workouts each week, no matter what time I get up – I am still going to try to shift to an earlier schedule, but I need to have my focus on my fitness, not on what time I wake up. This was a problem last month, which lead to me only getting a few resistance workouts in.
  2. Spend at least 1 hour a week outside, without any technology – I know 1 hour doesn’t seem like a lot, but since I’ve basically been glued to work of some sort (when not at my “regular” job) pretty much the entire time I’m awake the last few weeks, I think this is a reasonable goal 🙂 Now that the weather is getting nicer again, maybe a few hikes are in order!
  3. Spend time each day working on the quality of my social media for the blog – This honestly feels a little silly for me to put as a goal. But social media is an important aspect of blogging and something I’m still working on regularly. Plus I do enjoy it and would like my followers to enjoy their experience as well!

That’s it for this month! Are you setting goals for April? How did your goals for March go? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

Sara

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Currently Creating: The Art and DIYs that I Made in March

Hey everyone! I can’t believe March is coming to a close already! It feels like this month has just flown by! Is that just me?  Anyways, this month was really busy for me, and some of that was being busy creating. There are some projects that I hoped I would get to that got sidelines for the month (my mosaic), but I did get one really pretty DIY piece done and a decent amount of jewelry! So without further ado, here is what I made in March!

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I do have one piece of jewelry I’m currently halfway through wrapping, some glass ready to be fired, and some more glass pieces done that I haven’t gotten back yet! Plus hopefully I will be able to get some time down in my studio on Wednesday to work on my mosaic! Overall, a pretty productive month. And that’s what I made in March!

I’m loving this current focus on creating, though I do wish that I had taken the time to work on a couple more non-jewelry based projects this month. Oh well…sometimes one particular type of art eats all your focus, leaving nothing left for the other creative outlets 🙂

Do you ever have that happen? Get super-focused on one project or type of project? Do you just flow with it or do you try to split your focus some so it’s more moderate? I love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

Sara

To see more of what I have created, check out last month’s post!

Sunday Meal Prep: March 27, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week. This week has been a full and busy one for me here! Busy, but very good! To top off this great week, I get to share a great Sunday meal prep with you! I had quite a bit to cook for this one, since we were out of some staples we like to keep in the freezer, plus all our regular food. Enjoy!

Prep these dishes for an easier and healthier week! These meals are anything but boring!

Our snacks this week were our regulars: Sweet Potato Banana Bites and grapes with cheese for me, Cookie Dough Protein Bites for Draz! Our mason jar salads this week were our stand-out favorite: Shredded Buffalo Chicken! I’ve been stuck on these for MONTHS now without having any desire to change them. Sorry if you guys are getting bored with them, but they are just too tasty!

Mason Jar Salads, Sweet Potato Banana Bites, Cookie Dough Protein Bites and grapes with cheese

Speaking of Shredded Buffalo Chicken, that is one of the freezer staples that we were out of. I always like to make a big batch of this and freeze it into portions for our weekly salads. I usually take it out of the freezer on Wednesday when I am planning our menu and grocery list for the week. This week, I realized we were out, so it got added to the list! Having a bunch of this made up just makes things easier, and that is what meal prep is all about!

Along with that, our other main freezer staple was out as well: Breakfast Burritos! I absolutely love our breakfast burritos, so these were definitely going to be made! I ended up making enough for a little over two weeks this time around.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos and Shredded Buffalo Chicken

Now on to the main dishes! This is quite possibly my favorite part of these posts. While everything else pretty much stays the same, our main dishes almost never are! I love trying out new dishes and this is where I do that the most! This week is all new recipes again, and let me just say, they turned out great. That being said, I think I’m developing a slight Pinterest addiction. It just makes finding new recipes so easy! If you want to come join me on my new Pinterest account, you will see what I mean!

I picked three new recipes for this week and I tried to pick dishes that were pretty varied. I ended up cooking Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta and Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, and Potato Hash. Draz ended up loving the pasta, while I just love how the hash turned out! The fajitas were pretty much a dinner-only meal, just for ease of assembly. For the hash, I ended up frying up a couple eggs to go with it whenever I had it, which was just delicious!

Sausage Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash, Chicken Fajitas, Tomato and Spinach Pasta

That’s it for this week! Did you meal prep this week? Try any new recipes? I would love to hear about them, so please leave a comment below!

Sara

Want to get started meal prepping yourself? Check out these posts for my top tips and my staple recipes!

Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!

 

Friday Favorites: The Links I Love – March 25, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? I had a pretty awesome week overall, full of energy and motivation! I actually got some work done! I did get sidetracked a few times and got caught up in a few unintended projects, but that is how life goes! One of the things I have really enjoyed this week is curating this list. I am so excited to bring you the links I love from this week!

Before that, I have my favorite photo from this week! I know you may have already seen it in this post, but I am so in love with how this wreath turned out. It just makes me smile every time I walk up to our front door!

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Recipes:

Spicy Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower from The Iron You

Asparagus Stir-fry with Sesame-Miso Sauce from Naturally Ella

Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs from The Lean Green Bean

Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce from The Recipe Critic

Life:

Hiking the Narrows in the Winter {Zion National Park} from Just a Colorado Gal – This sounded amazing! The pictures are gorgeous and I can just ALMOST imagine being there. Maybe someday!

The Power of Positive Thinking from Making Sense of Cents – This message is so true. Focusing on positive thinking and becoming less negative has been a huge battle for me, but one that has been so worth it! Now, the majority of the time, I am really positive about things and it has made a big difference in my life.

Fitness:

Battle Rope Arm Burner from The Fitnessista – Cute look into the life of the Fitnessista, plus a great looking battle rope workout! I was just talking with a friend the other day about these. I see them everywhere and I want to give them a try so bad!

Why You Are Sore After a Workout from Sweat Stretch Eat – Great quick read on DOMS and how to help ease them!

Art and DIY:

Flower Power: How to Create a Colorful DIY Spring Bouquet from Paper & Stitch – These arrangements are gorgeous! I love all the spring colors. Flower arranging has always kinda intimidated me, but maybe with this post as a guide I can create something pretty! (I don’t know if you remember this post from last year, but I have never actually put flowers in the vases Draz and I made!)

Bedroom Progress from DIY Playbook – As someone who is currently under a major remodel of the bedroom/dressing room, I love seeing others progress and getting some inspiration from them. This is a great post for that! Love the look of the bedroom so far and the plans for finishing!

Blogging and Business:

That Stupid Flat Lay from Venus Trapped in Mars – The struggle is real! I love this look into how difficult getting those great pictures can be. It seems so simple…until you try to do it!

Tips for Shooting in Natural Light from A Girl, Obsessed – Great tips for improving your photography! I just started doing some of these over the past couple months and it’s amazing how much my photographs have improved!

50 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas from A Girl, Obsessed – I’m pretty sure I should just start listing this blog as a whole on my Friday Favorites. It seems to always have such killer posts! Some of the ideas listed here are ones I haven’t even thought of yet and I love the fresh inspiration!

How I Started My Online Store from Design Darling – Wow, 4 years! This post is full of great advice, including one that I have only heard of in the past couple weeks!

Sacrifice & The Hustle with Gary Vee from The Skinny Confidential – This sounds like it was an incredible opportunity! Can’t wait to listen to the podcast!

That’s it! I found quite a few links I love this week! Did I miss your favorite post from this week? If so, I would love to check it out, so leave a comment with a link below!

Sara

DIY Spring Wreath: Spruce Up Your Front Door With a Pop of Color!

Are you all as excited for spring as I am?! While I’m never all that thrilled about winter, I have been going a little stir-crazy the last month or so waiting for the weather to warm up. And yeah, while Iowa isn’t quite done with the cold weather yet, (seriously?! Snow expected this week?!) the beginning of spring does give me hope that eventually we will get to the warmer weather again…hiking, outdoor events, no more coats…I can’t wait!

With anticipating the warmer weather, and the official start of spring, comes the desire to take down all the winter decor and bring in some more color! Only one problem…The only spring wreath I made last year was this one for my mom. So I had no wreath for our front door! (I am also seriously lacking in other spring decor, but that will be a post for another day) It’s a good thing that I absolutely love a chance to try a new DIY project! So, I did what any aspiring DIYer does! I made one for myself!

In 1 hour, add some fun, flair & a pop of color to your door with this DIY! You don't need very many materials or experience to make something all your own!

If you have been with the blog for a while, or on my Instagram, you’ve noticed I tend to stick to the same style of wreath, at least for the base. Pretty much a straw wreath base, wrapped in burlap or yarn. This time I decided to experiment a bit and try a new base! So this is my first attempt at using a grapevine wreath. Overall, I think it went pretty well!

Estimated Time for Project: 1 hour

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 grapevine wreath
  • fake flowers – I used 3 bunches of tulips, in 3 different colors. All but 3-4 individual flowers were used in this project.
  • 1 roll of burlap, any color – I used brown, but a pink or yellow could look really pretty too!
  • wooden inital – Both Draz and my last names start with H, so that seemed like a good choice!
  • paint for initial
  • paintbrush
  • Not pictured: glue gun, twine

Directions:

  1. I started by painting the initial. You want plenty of time for that to dry before you add it on at the end! While that is drying, you can assemble the rest of the wreath. I painted ours a light purple, which sadly didn’t photograph very well. Just trust me. It’s purple!
  2. Trim flowers off of the bunches. I started out with pretty long stems (6+ inches), thinking that would be easier to weave through the grapevine. It ended up getting pretty stuffed pretty quickly! I started trimming them shorter about halfway through, ending up with 3-4 inches being a pretty comfortable length. This leaves you enough to weave through the grapevine without filling it too much. I trimmed some, added those, trimmed more and added those, repeating until I was happy with the amount of flowers on the wreath.Grapevine-wreath-with-tulips-inserted
  3. Move on to your burlap. I made two bows first. Then I wrapped some of the rest of the burlap loosely around the wreath, adjusting until I liked how it looked. I did tie down one part behind the flowers with twine to make it lay a little nicer.
    1. If you feel the need to, this would probably be the point to glue any of the flowers that you want to. I considered it, but decided they didn’t need any. (I actually turned the wreath upside down and shook it around!)
  4. Using the hot glue gun, add your bows to the wreath.Tulips-And-Grapevine-Wreath-With-Burlap-Wrapped-Around-And-Bows-Added
  5. Using the hot glue gun again, attach your wooden initial.

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That’s it! It’s a pretty simple process, but the results are gorgeous! I am in love with how this wreath turned out! I did learn a few things during the process as well:

  • Burlap bows are actually much easier to make pretty than I ever realized! I have actually tried to make things with bows before and I could never get them to look pretty. This time, I had a realization that made them so much easier with a much better looking result! (I am sad I didn’t get pictures of this. I will try to get some next time!)
    • I made a loop with the length of burlap, putting the seam at the middle in the back. Pinch the middle of the loop together and wrap twine around the pinched area a few times, tying in the back to secure. That’s it! It’s so much simpler than anything I tried before.
  • Shorter stems are easier to work with than longer. I know I said that above, but it is definitely worth repeating. SO. MUCH. EASIER.
  • Wire cutters for electrical wire can be used to great effect to cut the stems of fake flowers. I could not find my usual scissors anywhere…nearly dented my nice kitchen shears trying to cut the stems. I then called my dad, who  saved the day (as always)! He suggested using some wire cutters, which we had just used in another project a week ago and I knew where those were. They were even easier than the scissors I normally use!

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I am so happy with how this DIY project turned out! I was a little nervous trying out a new base, but it was so easy to work with and the result was beautiful. I may be making a few new grapevine wreaths in the future.

How are you decorating for spring? Do you like using DIY decor in your home? Are you planning on any new DIY decor for the new season? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

Sara

Sunday Meal Prep: March 20, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing week. I’m still enjoying sinking back into my normal routine and working on improving those same routines this week, and it went pretty well! One part that helped a lot with that, as it always does, was our meal prep! This week was a pretty full week, schedule wise, and the peace of mind that comes from the meals already being prepared helped me keep on track and get stuff done!

I decided to go with another quick and easy prep this week, though I am trying out 3 new recipes! The only downside of the “quick and easy” part this week is I’m sure this will result in a bigger prep next week. We are running low on some of our freezer staples, so those will definitely be included next week!

For this week though, I was able to keep things simple! This prep took around 2 hours of active cooking, which means that I was able to cook AND work on some DIY projects for our in-progress bedroom remodel! I can’t wait until that’s done and I can share it all with you! Anyways…on to what I CAN share with you!

Meal Prep for an Healthy and Easy Week, Food Prep

Mason Jar Salads, No -Bake Oatmeal Protein Balls, Grapes and cheese snacks, Meal Prep

This week’s snacks were pretty simple. We still had some other protein and energy balls left in the fridge from last week, so I decided to try out one new protein ball recipe instead of making our regular ones: No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls! These turned out really tasty. I really like the addition of the cinnamon! I did use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla because, well, that’s what we have in the house 🙂 For the liquid, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and for the addition at the end of the recipe, I used dark chocolate chips. I will definitely be making these again!

Other than the protein balls, I just put together my normal grapes and cheese cups (still my favorite daily snack!) and our Mason Jar Salads.

Spicy Sausage Alfredo Bake, Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken, Meal Prep Main Dishes

For our main dishes, both were new recipes: Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken and Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake. These turned out great, though you may not believe me from the picture! I know that the Alfredo Bake looks a bit browned on the top 🙂 Let’s just say that me and my broiler are still getting to know each other! I put it in for 3 minutes when I probably should have done 2. Oh well! It was still really tasty, and the top was only a little extra browned.

I did make some adjustments to the Alfredo Bake as well. I sauteed some chopped onions and bell peppers in a little olive oil and set them aside. When it was time to add the sausage to the sauce, I added the sauteed vegetables as well. Along with that, I substituted smoked turkey sausage for the smoked sausage and evaporated milk for the half and half. It turned out great! I think next time I may add in some broccoli too. I love that the recipe is easily altered and added to!

Well, that’s it for this week’s meal prep! Have you been trying any new recipes? I’ve been on a huge new recipe kick, probably from getting started more on Pinterest. Have you found any favorite recipes on there? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

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Want to get started meal prepping yourself? Check out these posts for my top tips and my staple recipes!

Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I am so happy that the weekend is here! Or almost here in my case. 🙂 Either way, I’m glad it’s Friday. Any exciting plans for the weekend? I have a few projects I’m hoping to work on this weekend. But for today, I just have a few Friday Favorites to share!

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Pottery painting with Mom

Fitness

3 Steps to a Healthier and Fitter You from Blush and Barbells – A great simple article about starting to get healthier! The fitness routine is still something I struggle with on a regular basis. I completely agree with her that it is an essential part to getting healthier!

Things to do When You Feel Rubbish from Dizzy Brunette 3 – Love this! I’ve been dealing with kinda feeling rubbish on and off for the last couple weeks and this was a great post to remind me of some things that help!

Life and Family

My Self-Righteous Animal Adoption Rant from Oddly Lovely – This one really hit home for me. Adoption is definitely the way to go! Draz and I got Crystal from a shelter and just love her like crazy! I know we will continue adopting whenever we decide it’s time to get another dog.

Blogging and Business

8 Tips for Taking Great Photos from A Cup of Jo – Great list! It has a few things that I had never thought of and can’t wait to try out!

My Top 5 Creative Resources for Bloggers from Makeup Savvy – I love this list! I may be alone in this, but I have only used 1 of these. I can’t wait to try some new ones out!

That’s it for this week! It’s less than the list I normally put together, but it’s at least a few things for you to check out! I hope to be a bit more on track with the blog next week (and beyond!). I do still have some exciting projects in the works, so keep an eye out for new posts!

Have a great weekend! And I would love to see some of your favorites from this week, so leave a comment below with a link and I will check it out!

Sara

Sunday Meal Prep: March 13, 2016

Hey everyone! I am so happy to be back with you all for this wonderful edition of Sunday Meal Prep! These last couple weeks of absence were not at all expected and I’m glad for things to be going back to normal. Or as normal as they get around here! I also am pretty excited to bring you this week’s meal prep!

I’ve been trying out some new things lately and one of those new things is Pinterest! I know, I’m really late to this. How did it take me this long to discover how awesome Pinterest is!? Anyways….back from the craziness that is my delayed discovery….Both of our main dishes this week were found on Pinterest. YOU GUYS!… This thing is awesome! I have found so many tasty looking dishes on there, so expect to see a lot of new recipes soon.

So now, without further delay, check out this week’s meal prep!

Hey everyone! I'm so happy to be back with you all for this wonderful edition of Sunday Meal Prep: Kung Pao Chicken, Stuffed Pepper Soup and so much more!

Kung Pao Chicken Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup Weekly Meal Prep

Let’s start out with this Healthy Kung Pao Chicken. It was a huge hit here and will definitely be made again! Draz and I both loved it! The fresh green beans were perfect for this dish. I did use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos, and doubled the chili paste when I discovered that we were sadly out of sriracha. I think next time I may add in some water chestnuts, but that is more to do with my love of water chestnuts than anything lacking in this dish!

The other main dish for the week was Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup. I will say, I liked this one more than Draz. It was very tasty though and I see making this one again! Just means there is more for me!

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For our snacks, we had all of our regulars: Sweet Potato Banana Bites, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein Bites and my grapes and cheese. I also made some more Sunflower and Oat Energy Bites! Along with our snacks, I made a couple loaves of my Healthier Cinnamon Swirl Bread that we have as part of our breakfasts.

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Speaking of breakfasts! This week was also the week that I made more Freezer Breakfast Burritos! I gotta say, I love our breakfast burritos. They are one of my favorite things that I prep that make the week easier. The other favorite is our salads, which are also in this picture! Honestly, if I had to pick just a couple things to prep each week, these would be it.

That’s it for this week! What are you cooking this week? Any new recipes? Have you found any recipes you love on Pinterest? By the way, since I am just starting out on Pinterest, if you have any tips, I would love to hear them! Actually, I love hearing your thoughts no matter what, so please leave a comment below!

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Want to get started meal prepping yourself? Check out these posts for my top tips and my staple recipes!

 

Quick Update

Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve last talked with you all!

Ok, so I had no plans of being gone this long, but there it is. I’ve been in the process of working on some things that will (hopefully) help improve the blog, among other things. I apologize for the long time between posts, but don’t worry! I will be back to my normal posting schedule tomorrow with our usual Meal Prep Sunday!

I hope you have all had a great start to March and I can’t wait to share some of these changes and projects with you all soon!

 

February in Review, March Goals

Ever have one of those months where nothing goes as planned? That was definitely February for me. It can be really rough to go through the month knowing you’re not making the progress you hoped you would.

I did get a lot done though, just not the things that I had planned on. I made a lot of progress on my jewelry and a few new DIY projects. I had a wonderful last couple weeks and I’m really looking forward to seeing how March goes!

February Goals

  • Keep working at that morning routine – Up no later than 6:30 all days except Saturday (This will start once my back is feeling better…my neck hurts too much to work out for at least a few hours after waking up. Hopefully next week.)

This did not happen. But it was not for lack of trying. As I said at the beginning of last month and in my fitness update, my back was hurting. Then I got sick. Then my back (but a different part!) was hurting again. Then I got sick again, but worse. Yeah…the first 1/2 of February was not very nice to me. But now I’m doing better and I am getting up on time, so yay!!

  • Keep active 6 days a week – Until my back heals up, LISS. After that, it’s back to Kayla Itsines’ BBG for round 2!

Yeah…for the same reasons as above, it was pretty much LISS for most of the month. But I am now starting Week 2 of my second round of BBG and so happy for it! (Very, very sore…but happy!) I didn’t make it 6 days a week when I was sick, but I did push myself to be as active as possible.

  • Spend at least 30 minutes a day working on either the blog or my art.

Yes! I actually manage to do this almost entirely. I’m sure I missed a day or two, but for the most part I have actually done very well on this one!

Favorite Pictures from February

March Goals

  1. Keep working towards establishing that morning routine! – I’ve done okay this last week, but I really need to make it through at least a whole month. I know I feel better when I get up early, get my workout in (with time to warm up and stretch) and get ready at an easy pace. I just need to stay focused on those positives and make sure I get to bed at a decent time!
  2. Add yoga into routine at least 3 days a week – During workouts and yoga is about the only time right now that my mind quiets down. I think this will help my productivity and overall mental state
  3. Add guided meditation to routine at least 3 days a week – This goes along with my second goal and I think will achieve the same ends. Plus it’s just a good practice anyways.

That’s it for this month! Do you set goals for yourself each month? How do you deal if the month doesn’t go as planned? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

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Want to start setting goals but aren’t sure how to go about it? Check out my Top 5 Planning Tips!