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Wow! We're already a week into February! It's Little M's 7 month birthday (where does the time go?) and my youngest sister's 17th birthday (Umm...SERIOUSLY...where does the time go?!) Happy Birthday to my sweet girls!
February is a perfect time to check in on your 2015 resolutions/goals/whatever you call them. And what better time than over a a yummy almond latte with a friend? So, how are y'all doing so far? I wanted to do a little check-in on here because just like many of you...my January definitely wasn't' perfect! The great part is, I've made some changes and I have 11 more months to keep working!
First up - my sugar "cleanse". I haven't been super successful here, but I've made some major progress. I think my problem has been I didn't set strict guidelines for myself so I found ways to "fudge" (haha) my plans. On the plus side, I didn't actually eat any fudge. More good news: I big time cut out on desserts/treats. I mean, trays of leftover Christmas goodies got tossed because I wasn't munching on them! My main sugar splurges were chocolate almond milk, granola, sweetened dried fruit in trail mix and occasional dairy free chocolate chips. I also had a few actual desserts (I can't resist apple crisp guys!) but tried to keep them to once a week. My real problem with sweets is that once I have them, I want MORE AND MORE. So addicting! I don't want to cut it out cold turkey but that might be what it takes if I really want to make a change.
Running. I think I ran an average of 5 miles a week in January. Yikes! Definitely not where I should be if I want to start training for a half soon...but I'm getting my motivation back and am planning to start building up my base - starting now! I still haven't signed up for any halfs yet which makes the planning and motivation a bit harder. The life of a transitioning coach's wife makes planning for things like that a little more challenging! I have been enjoying the nicer weather here in CO though, and loving running with Miss Oakley and Little M! Read about our running adventures here!
Yoga. I got the BEST Christmas gift from my hubby this year - a month of unlimited yoga! I'm going to post more about it soon, but I had a blast digging deeper into my yoga practice last month. It also explains why my running and strength training have taken a back seat...I wanted to take advantage of all-the-free-yoga!!!
Grace. This is going to be a yearlong/lifelong challenge for me for sure. I've never had a "focus word" before I really like the intention that it brings to my days. I have caught myself changing the way I respond to things in order to "give grace" to others, and I have had numerous moments when I can see God giving me His grace.
Moving forward...I'm excited to see what February brings! We might do a little traveling and I'm hoping to do a lot more running. I'm also hoping to continue to limit my sweet treats!
how about you?
Have you been sticking to your 2015 goals?
What can you do this month to help you get back on track?
It's great to see you! I'm Alyssa and I blog about all the things I've found "essential" in my life as a fit mama and football coach's wife. You'll find all kinds of fun stuff here like workouts, oily info, football stories and more!
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