I did pretty well in February with the goals I set out for myself. I am going to continue the squats (modified) and organizing the house. I recently spent a few hours going through stuff in the garage and sorting stuff, getting rid of things, recycling a bunch of empty boxes we were hoarding for some reason…they weren’t even good boxes! So I am slowly and surely making my life at home a little more cleaner and simplified.
There’s a bunch of stuff I still need to go through to figure out if we are going to donate or sell it. For example, cleaning the garage I found two giant boxes of puppy pads from when we got Bella (ahem, a few years ago now) and never used because she was potty trained! Why do we still have these?!? So I sold them! I took an entire carload full of stuff to Goodwill to donate. Usually I give stuff to the Vietnam Veterans but I wanted the stuff gone asap so I just drove it to Goodwill. It felt so good to get rid of things!
We have other stuff to donate but I think we need to call Habitat for Humanity. We have an old medicine cabinet that is still pretty nice, some other house construction stuff…it seems better to donate that stuff there.
Now, on to March:
1 ) No Desserts Monday – Thursday Nights
This one is going to be HARD. I have such a sweet tooth. But I really need to reign it in. I was under so much stress with some stuff that’s been going lately that I was really out of control with eating chocolate at home. It was bad. I gained a few pounds in the last two months as a result (2 since December). DAMMIT.
So I am going to make a valiant effort to not eat sweets during the week. Wish me luck!
2) Register for a few 5k Races
There are two 5k races I want to sign up for with the Portland Parks & Rec $5 5K series.I want to register for those and I may look at some other races for this fall. I think it would be fun to do the Halloween Run Like Hell 5k. That was my first race ever (many years ago). It might be cool to do it again!
3) Drink 80 ounces of water every day.
I’m hoping this will help me with some of the issues I’ve been having: dry winter skin, feeling dehydrated, maybe it will help curb my appetite a bit.
I currently drink somewhere between 24 ounces and 40 ounces at work and I drink a sparkling water with lunch and dinner. But I can definitely be doing better.
4 ) Learn how to use my new Pressure Cooker!
I am SO excited about this. I have a bunch of recipes I’ve been saving to try once I got one. I am especially excited about making hard boiled eggs. I’m also curious about making soups and stews. If you have a favorite recipe, let me know!
QUESTION: What are your goals for this month?