This year seems to be the year that flies by! I can’t believe it’s already March. For me, this year is all about personal growth and learning new things. February was filled with knowledge and growth. It was a great month and I enjoyed myself. Though the weather did get a bit weird during the third week. It got up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. I live in Florida, but even for me, it was a bit weird to get so warm so early. It has me worried about how summer will feel. I hate super hot summers, but I feel like this one will be one of those. I also took a mental health day off of work this month, I needed some breathing room. I was feeling a bit burnt out and I really needed to recharge. I’m lucky enough to work for a company that values it’s employees well being. It was also a good goal month. I’m pretty excited for this recap. I did really well this month and I am incredibly proud of myself.
My February Goals
✔ Stick to my 28 day workout challenge
This was my biggest goal and the one I really wanted to hit this month. I put all my effort into it, and I completed my goal! While I didn’t do everything I scheduled every day, I did do most of it. I’m super proud of myself. I lost a couple pounds, I could have lost more if I was focusing on what I ate. I really got into the habit of working out at least 30 minutes a day. When I feel tired, I don’t even want to skip my workout. I know once I’m finished I’ll feel better than I did before. This was a hard goal to keep up with at first, but now it feels so natural to work out almost every day. I couldn’t imagine my days without exercising.
✔ Start using my 5k Training app
I started using the “my 5k Training app” three days a week, as it suggests. It’s been a lot of fun and I’m a better jogger/runner than I thought. The way 5k Training works is that you run for a certain amount of time and then you walk. It’s interval training at it’s best and it works really well for someone who is a beginner like me. I highly recommend the app 5k Runner, Couch Potato to 5k. The announcer isn’t obnoxious and you can hear her clearly. I also love the fact that at the end of your interval training it shows you a map of where you ran, how fast you ran, and the distance. It’s really nice to see your progress on a map.
✔ Declutter my Apartment: Kitchen, Dinning Room, Living Room
I’m on a journey to not only declutter my home but also my mind. I wanted to declutter my kitchen because I live in an apartment that has a tiny kitchen. Even if I have just one or two things on my counter tops it looks so messy and cluttered. I didn’t like it, so I decided to make a change! It didn’t take me nearly as long as I thought it would, I found places for my appliances, got rid of extra serving spoons and measuring cups. With everything cleared off my counters, my kitchen looks two times bigger than it normally does. Now being in my kitchen is fun and not stressful. My dinning room and living room were super easy to declutter as well. All I needed to do was put everything that was out back to where they were supposed to go. It took all of 30 minutes, I’ve also been keeping up with putting everything back up. I love living in my clutter-free zones. I cannot wait to do it for the rest of my apartment.
✔ Cook More, Eat Out Less
By far, this was the hardest goal to keep to. I used to eat out multiple times a week and every meal on the weekends. My solution to not eating out every night was to simply make the food I want to eat at home. I made homemade wings, cheese fries, and tacos. While these are not super healthy foods, it’s healthier than if I went out and go them. I was able to portion everything out and make healthier choices with what went into the food I wanted. I also started to semi-meal prep again, which I’ve been enjoying. I’m not sure if I’ve lost any weight from doing this, but I do feel healthy, less bloated and happier. I think those things are better than a scale victory.
✖ Go to Float Therapy
The float tank was a splurge for me and I honestly couldn’t do it. I had been on my spending freeze for a while before I decided to go to the float tank and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money I knew I should have been saving. While I didn’t do the float tank experience, I did try to take time for me to relax more. I even took a mental health day off of work. Even though I didn’t go to the float tank, I still allowed myself to sit back and relax.
✔ Do a Spending Freeze
I thought doing a spending freeze would be hard. It turns out, it wasn’t that hard at all. Once I got into the rhythm of not spending money, it was easy for me to stick to it. I had a harder time stopping my spending freeze than I did sticking to it. Which was a shocker for me, but it’s good to know that I can do it.
Those were my February goals! I completed 5 out of my 6 goals, which is a victory for me. It’s the first time I’ve completed most of my goals in a while. Did you have any goals for this past month? Did you stick to them? or let them slide? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for reading and I hope you have a marvelous day!