Squat Challenge –
I was doing so well with my squat challenge and then in the second week, I started to have knee pain. It was pretty bad for two days (to the point where it was even uncomfortable using my standing desk at work). I decided to take a break from the squats to see if that was aggravating my knees and I believe it was.
I was bummed! I was feeling really good about doing the squats but I think maybe it was too much too soon too often. So I took a break and then went back and modified the challenge. I did squats every other day and did less than what was planned. I also did other exercises to focus strength training on my glutes (like Donkey Kicks).
I still call that challenge a success, even though I modified it.
Get Organized –
I did A LOT to get organized in February. I went through my makeup and cosmetics and threw out old stuff. I got some new organizational baskets for the bathroom.
I went through my wardrobe and donated a lot of stuff that doesn’t fit anymore, or I never wear it, or it looks worn out and old.
I moved an old bookcase into Logan’s room (there was a nightstand there before) so I could organize his books onto the shelves (they were scattered all over his room) and put all his stuffed animals in one spot. I donated some of his old clothes that don’t fit, I went through other baby stuff (and toys) to give to a friend who is having their first baby soon. It felt so good to be straightening up!
I bought a big plastic tub with a lid to put all the unused jars (for canning) in one place instead of scattered all over the garage. I got these organizers for my closet:
We went to IKEA one day and got two of these:
They are really going to help with the office organization and the clutter. I’m glad we bought two, too. This is the before in the office closet:
Packed full of clutter! Scrapbook supplies (I don’t really do it much these days but I want to save it for arts and crafts for Logan), office supplies, paper, computer stuff, pens, envelopes, mailing supplies, cards, etc. It was all scattered around in different storage containers in the closet. I knew we could do better.
It looks SO much better! I got everything super organized and labeled. I got rid of some stuff. It’s not 100% done yet but it’s close and it makes me feel good that it’s less cluttered.
Try Going Vegetarian (A Little Bit) –
I definitely got more vegetables into my diet in February and I feel pretty good about that. But I wouldn’t say I was consistently trying to go vegetarian on a regular basis.
I didn’t love the zoodles. They cooked down to kind of nothing and got lost in the sauce. It basically felt like I was just eating marinara sauce with turkey meatballs. I definitely prefer spaghetti squash for a non-pasta pasta dish over the zucchini.
QUESTION: How was your February?