April in Review and My Plans for the Future of the Blog

Hey everyone! Are you loving that May is finally here!? I know I am. The weather seems to be finally warming up and staying warmed up…though I could do without all this rain! I think May is going to be a pretty awesome month. 🙂 Especially because Draz and I are taking a vacation this month for our 2 year anniversary! We aren’t actually planning to go anywhere this year, but taking the time off of work will be wonderful. We both have side-project stuff to work on, but we will be spending plenty of quality time together as well and I can’t wait! Ok….before I start rambling too much….on to my April review!

April Goals:
2-3 resistance workouts and 3-4 LISS workouts done each week – LISS yes, resistance no. My back is still acting up a lot, so I’ve been doing smaller workouts where I can and trying to keep up my physical therapy. I really have been itching to workout, but I’m trying to be careful and not injure myself more.

Spend at least 1 hour a week outside, without technology – nope. not at all. Part of it has been the weather (cold and rain anyone?) and part has been my schedule. I am hoping to get outside more in the coming month!

Spend time each day improving my social media – I think I did this for the most part. I’ve been doing research and trying a few new things, so we will see how much of a different those things make!

April Overall:
April was a great month overall! I didn’t make the progress in some areas that I would have liked to, but that’s ok. I have made a lot of progress in other areas and am really enjoying life right now! The realization that I was pushing myself too hard and working too much was a big one…It’s amazing how much of a difference just taking a little bit of ‘me’ time has made!

One of my favorite pictures over the past month, taken at the beginning of May 

My Plans for the Future:

Some Immediate Changes:
As I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post, I have decided to cut down to 3 posts a week – Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This is most likely going to be a temporary change as I get some routines in place and get my Etsy store launched. During this change, I am going to cut a couple of monthly series posts. This is so the posts you are getting from me are quality and on topics I am excited about (and I hope you are too)! So I’m thinking the Goals and Fitness Updates are going to be cut for now.

If you like these and want me to keep them, be sure to let me know in the comments!

Further in the Future:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately on the true focus of this blog and I hope to fully bring the posts that I put out into alignment with that focus in the near future! I don’t think that this will bring a huge change…more of a clearer feel to the blog as a whole and to how I think I can help, you, my readers, improve their lives! I’m not quite ready to share this full vision yet, but I do think you will love it!



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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