MY LOVES! Thank goodness it’s Friday.
I honestly kept thinking it was Friday on TUESDAY because I had fun plans with friends that night which confused my poor sad brain. So the rest of this week has DRAGGED.
But I’m excited to be back reporting on the month of January and talking about plans for February! February is my birthday month so it’s always my favorite 😀
At the beginning of last month, I talked about bringing back a focus for each month. In January, I was resetting my home and my brain and working on some mega organization. I tried very hard to avoid writing lists of what to organize and instead just wanted to organize when I had the time and energy, but more so than I would in a typical month.
I mostly succeeded! The only thing that feels like a sort of “fail” is that I started to organize my office and didn’t fully complete it. I scrambled to get it at least presentable by the end of the month, but a couple drawers still need some major help.
But my closet, bookshelves, pantries, and kitchen are all in FANTASTIC shape! There’s so much that I would still love to organize, but I got a ton done in one month and I don’t think I would have done that much if I didn’t have that “focus” in mind.
ALSO. Another “goal” for this year is to be a little kinder to myself. Can we please work on that together? Some months, my “focus” will be easier and sometimes it will be harder. And I need to take that into account. This month should feel even more victorious because it was a tough month to get anything aside from the bare minimum done. I still have not fully recovered from the insane cold I had last month, and I have an awful near-constant cough. I started a little treatment plan to try to kick it. And my poor cat continues to battle whatever the hell is going wrong with his eye(s) so during this month, I have given him drops/creams at least 6 times a day AND we’ve gone to the vet at least once a week (for TEN WEEKS NOW, actually. Ugh.) So that makes organizing a crapload of my apartment feel stupid satisfying. I don’t say any of this for pity or sympathy – but as a reminder to us ALL that we just need to do our best, and that fluctuates based on our circumstances.
SO LET’S TALK FEBRUARY!!!
My favorite (birthday!) month! 😀 I was super tempted to give myself a fun, lighthearted, self-care focus. But I think that’s going to wait until after my wedding. I am getting married in less than three months (!!!) and I have FITNESS GOALS! It’s time to take my workouts UP A NOTCH.
In January, I also focused on consistency to get back on track after the holidays. Which helped immensely, and I’m still riding the slow progress train I started on our vacation back in September/October.
But now that I’m being more consistent with my workouts, I’d like to step up what a “bare minimum” workout means to me. I’m thinking specific things like: Increase the length and frequency of my HIIT workouts. Challenge myself with heavier weights. Cut down the yoga and 30 minute workouts I allow in a month.
I am soooo close to where I’d like my body to be (my goal is just to be totally comfortable walking around in my bikini on our Hawaiian honeymoon. I do NOT like setting a goal weight or anything of the like.) that I think one month of pushing myself will get me there. Better to do it a couple months before the wedding so I can just maintain and focus on more important things as the wedding gets closer.
So that’s my plan.
WHEW, I rambled way more than I expected.
TELL ME: did you set a goal for January? Or make progress on some resolutions? Have any goals for February?