Hi there! My blog posts continue to be few & far between, but I’m excited about what February has to offer! I have a few different “challenges” going on with myself this month that I believe are going to tremendously improve my quality of life, my discipline, and my mental/physical health.
- NO TV
I have committed to watching ZERO television this month. I realized in January that I was getting very addicted to Netflix (mostly Criminal Minds – which I’ve already seen!) I felt like a lot of time was being wasted with Netflix playing in the background, distracting me from what I should be doing, or I would stay up late to continue watching it, allowing it play in the background as I fell asleep. We all know that’s not the medicine for a good night’s rest. I believe that cutting out television will allow more time for blogging (yippee!), more time for reading and self development, more time for fitness, more time for cooking, more time with Nick, and more time working my Arbonne business.
- DISNEY PRINCESS HALF MARATHON
My half-marathon is this month and I haven’t done a great job of blogging about training, etc. so my guess is that most of you don’t even have a clue that I’m running a half marathon this month! But surprise, I am! I’m actually really excited because it’ll be another opportunity to see my sweet and dearly loved blog friend, Meg! Training has been a lot better this time around than most. I’m up to about 9.5 miles, should be at around 11 or 13, but my knee has still been giving me trouble. I have finally accepted the fact that it’s my IT band and I’ve been doing a lot of stretching and foam rolling to work it out. It has proven to help tremendously with pain during a run. I just completed 5 miles this evening after work and didn’t stop to walk once. That’s a huge accomplishment for me! I’ve been getting miles in, but they haven’t been great miles. They’re either painful, or I have to take a lot of walking breaks to get through it. I seriously wanted to take a nap instead of go for a run today, but I pushed my butt out the door and completely surprised myself!
**(left) Disney Wine & Dine with Meg (right) Me before the 2012 Disney Princess when I was in the College Program**
- 30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING
I’m doing Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program this month. I was supposed to do it in January, but that fell apart pretty quickly. Nothing like next month, I guess! I started it today and for the most part I’ve done really well so far. We had donuts brought in for our staff meeting this morning and I said NO even though I had been craving donuts the day before. Later in the day, someone dropped by some cookies for me. I would love to say that I 100% refrained, but that’s not the case. I ate half a cookie. I wasn’t proud of myself, in fact I was disappointed, but tomorrow is another day and I get another chance to say no to temptation. Also, the rest of my day was great, food wise! I get in a really bad habit of consuming sugar & sweets so I needed something to help combat that before race day. I love all the Arbonne products and the protein shakes are delicious!
I can already tell that my month of no tv is going to change my life! Tonight, I got home, went for my 5 mile run, came home and showered, finished a book that I’ve been reading for far too long, made dinner, started a load of laundry, and now I’m about to head off to bed. I’ll be in bed by 10pm tonight! I definitely think I’ll be well rested by the end of the month, my Arbonne business will be strong, my training would have been successful, my quality time with Nick will be more interactive and fun, you’ll see more than just this blog post, and I my self-development will be off the charts!
Cheers to a wonderful FABuary!