January is over! I am very happy about that. January was a rough month for me mentally but I’m feeling better now. My energy levels aren’t quite there yet, but my motivation has come back! Which is super important to me. February is a short month and I’m expecting it to go by just as fast as January went by. My January goals were very focused on making myself feel better and getting my toes wet with exercising. This month’s goals are fitness and mental health goals. I want to focus on my wellness more than anything, and recovering from January is super important to me. Here are my goals for this month.
Stick to my 28 day workout challenge
In my January Goal re-cap, I went over how I got a subscription to Daily Burn. Daily Burn is a super cool fitness streaming service. They have hundreds of different fitness videos that cover all levels of fitness. I decided to use their two of their programs to make my challenge. I want to work out every day this month. I will be using their Cardio Sculpt and their Yoga Fundamentals programs. Their Cardio Sculpt program includes six days of 30-minute fitness videos and one day of rest for 12 weeks. While their Yoga Fundamentals program has two days of 30-minute videos a week and 5 days of rest. I will be completing a yoga class on my day of rest for Cardio Sculpt and I will also do it one day during the week. My goal is to stick with the schedule I made for myself! I have it printed out and I’m putting stickers on the days I complete. Who doesn’t love stickers? I’m really hoping I can finish this goal. By trying to complete this goal I’m building a habit to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Something I hope will stick with me for the rest of my life
Start using my 5k Training app
On the first day of January, I downloaded a couch potato to 5k fitness app. I had planned to follow it perfectly all through January, but that didn’t happen. I want to try again this month. The 5k training app is an 8-week interval training app. It is divided into three training days a week with only 30-minute workouts. I think this combined with my other workout challenge will be great for me. Not only do I get to workout more, but I’ll be forced to go outside in the sun and jog. In the end, I’d like to finish this app and get into running. If I can stick with this app this month, I’m going to sign up for a 5k in May and keep re-doing the 8-week training.
Declutter my Apartment: Kitchen, Dinning Room, Living Room
As I’ve said a couple of times throughout my different posts on this blog. I live in an apartment that is a bit small. It’s not tiny, but it isn’t huge either. Over the past two years, my fiance and I have accumulated a lot of clutter. There are a lot of things around the apartment that we do not need. All these things make the apartment look untidy all the time and it’s driving me crazy.
Last month I organized the kitchen, but I also redecorated and decluttered my home office. My fiance and I painted the furniture in the office to match, got decor, threw away or donated things we no longer wanted. We ended up donating a total of 4 boxes of things, a desk, a storage container and a computer monitor. It’s amazing how much junk we had. The office looks great now and I want to do this all over the apartment.
This is a pretty hefty goal, going through the office took about 3 days. My overall goal is to declutter the apartment, but this month I want to focus on the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room. I’ve been reading a lot about decluttering and how it can help with your mental health. I didn’t think it was a big deal, but after I cleaned out the office I felt so much better. It’s become my sanctuary in our overly cluttered apartment.
Cook More, Eat Out Less
Last month I started getting into the habit of cooking more of our food and eating out less. It became so easy for us to just order food when I didn’t feel like cooking. Not only is this horrible on our wallets but also our waistlines! I love to cook, but our kitchen is tiny and overcrowded so I hate being in there for very long. However, in January I organized the kitchen and made it less crowded. I don’t mind cooking now and I’m excited to take on the challenge of cooking more.
Go to Float Therapy
This goal is a bit of splurge. Last year afloat therapy treatment center opened up 15 minutes away from my house. If you don’t know what float therapy is, it is a sensory deprivation tank. You are probably thinking, “That sounds terrifying”, and it kind of is. You get into this tank that has a very high salt content, so you float in shallow water. The water is also heated to relaxed skin temperature, which means after a while you can’t feel where your body ends and the water begins. You can float in the dark or with light, you can float with music or without music. It’s a very relaxing treatment and I feel the most relaxed afterward. The only issue, it’s $75 a session. Which is a bit pricey when you don’t have much money. The money I’ll save on not eating out all the time should cover the cost of a session. Or I can hope my tax refund comes in. Either way, I’m going to make sure I go. I love it and I would do it every week if I could.
Do a Spending Freeze
A spending freeze is a way to save money and get out of debt. Basically, it’s telling yourself not to buy any non-essential for a period of time. The basic rules are, decide what you will spend money on and only spend money on that. I’ve decided to go with a 2 week period, just as a test drive to see how well it goes. I’ll start on Feb. 5th and end it on Feb. 19th. I will extend it if I feel like I can do it. But this is my first spending freeze, so we’ll see how it goes!
And that’s the end of my goals for February. This month I only have 6, however, those 6 are pretty big goals. Even though they are big goals, I honestly feel like I can complete these. Not only will these goals help my physical fitness, but also my mental wellness as well. I hope you come back and see if I completed these goals.
Do you have any goals for February? If you do, what are they? Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great day.