Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At work, we're starting a challenge (tomorrow) - drink.more.water.

The rules? Everyday for the next 28 days (because it takes 28 days to create a habit) you have to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 120lbs then you have to drink 60oz of water per day. 

We're keeping a tally of each day we succeed to help hold us accountable. 

Will you join in this challenge?!

I have started scouring Pinterest for fun ways to jazz up my water - like frozen flower + berry ice cubes... Feel free to share your fun tips + tricks with me! Let the hydration begin!

Monday, February 10, 2014

I still haven't purchased coffee in February. Boom. This is what I call success.

Speaking of successes/failures, goals, intentions, resolutions... (Those are all words that get thrown around a lot during the beginning of a year, huh?) Recently, I've been pondering about all of those words and how to decide on them, set them or measure them. I thought maybe if I could list the things that are most important to me, then I would be able to figure out my goals, successes, intentions, resolutions...

Alright, things that are important to me (ie. the things that make my heart beat faster and my eyes grow wider) in no particular order...

1. Nate
2. Friends/Family
3. Community/Time with the above
4. Jesus
5. Coffee
6. Health

From there I came up with two BIG goals/intentions/resolutions/future successes:

1. Plan my AMAZING wedding to the most AMAZING man I know. (The biggest party I'll ever get to have with my friends & family - it shouldn't be stressful; it should be AMAZING.)

2. Share LIFE on this blog. (That's my life and the things that are most important to me. See above.)

So, that's how I did that. Now, I'm finishing my avocado english muffin dinner (you can eat that for dinner when you're an adult and your other half is at work until ten) and I'm going to watch an episode of Undercover Boss for a happy little cry before bed. (I mean, seriously, have you watched the show? You always cry.) And I'm gonna thank God for every opportunity I had today and then get some good rest.

(Thanks for the Monday Motivation from Pressed Juicery!)

Monday, February 03, 2014

I feel like once February hits, it is no longer a new year. You're already one month deep into the year. (PS. 236 days until I get MARRIED. How did that happen so quickly?!) Anyway, February is no longer the time for resolution making - it is time for action! It doesn't matter how small or large the action/habit/change might be - all that matters is consistency.

Me: This month I'm going to make coffee every day at home... Until we go to San Diego.
Nate: That's cheating. That's not the whole month.
Me: No. It's not. I'm saying I will make my own coffee every day at home until we go on February 26th. That's practically the whole month and I'm making the rules anyway.
Nate: Well, who is holding you accountable? What happens if you don't do it?
Me: Then I have to do it again in March and it's longer than February, so it's punishment.

This is going to stop me from wasting all the coffee I was given for gifts and save me those dolla dolla bills before we head out west! Also, I'm hoping it will create (2014 word alert!) a good morning habit for me. We shall see - definitely ask me how it's going when you see me...

I'm still reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. And I am currently in a music rut. Suggestions, please!