Crazy how another week has gone by! I love how the weather seems to be getting warmer during the day, especially since the weekend was super warm outside. I’m a summer baby, so naturally the clouds seem to be my enemy and the sun my best friend. For the most part at least, I would prefer to always have a little shady spot to rest under. I’m not too crazy where I’m just up to lay in the hot, blazing sun for hours on end! I just like warmth.
This weekend was sadly spent mostly indoors though despite the nice weather outside. I got in A LOT of reading this weekend, with the newest book on my personal development list, “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero. It’s an interesting read, and really not what I expected but I’ve been enjoying it all the same.
I was able to focus my attention on quite a few of my goals this weekend. I got the
laundry done and was able to clean up the room ending up with another bag to send off to donation! I was able to read up on fellow bloggers posts, and was consistent with my workouts. Plus I actually got a run in over the weekend! I haven’t been running much since the New Year started, which is a shame because building my speed and endurance is one of my major goals this year! I really pushed myself though the entire run, and even though my speed gave me a 12:20 mile time, I was quite proud with myself afterwards. It was good motivation to starting my 5k training this week!
Another action step I took this weekend towards my goals was stopping by the local library to pick up the audio book I placed on hold for beginner’s Spanish! I already started listening to it and have learned a few things, and have also gained some confusion about others!
Last week my boyfriend and I finally made it to the Tuesday night spin class he’s wanted us to go to. He’s taken it once before without me and felt the instructor was really challenging and wanted to experience it together. Sadly this was our third attempt and still a fail! The first time I got the times mixed up with another date and we got there thinking we were early and ended up being ten minutes late. If you ever go to fitness classes, especially spin at the gym you know they get packed fast! So fast that the second time we went 15 minutes early and were STILL considered late as all the bikes were reserved and filled. So this past week my boyfriend got there thirty minutes early and saved me a spot, only for us to happily be sitting at our bikes to learn that the instructor was out for the month! It was still a good sweat session, but definitely not as challenging as we’d hope with the substitute instructor.
As I mentioned before I’m focusing more on yearly goals but rewriting them on a weekly basis so that I can alter them whenever if needed and focus on the process and action steps I need to take now and until then. So far I feel I’ve made some good, solid goals for me to focus on and haven’t made any changes from last week.
- Pay off my student loans of $7K by June
- Build my running endurance & speed to a 30 minut/< 5k time
- Grow my blog by blogging 3x a week & visiting 2 bloggers daily
- Build strength and complete a full push-up and pull-up by 2017
- Help others on their fitness journey through monthly accountability groups
- Learn new skills starting with practicing Spanish daily
- Maintain a clutter-free life by decluttering/cleaning 2x a month
- Develop a routine/schedule to find more time for things I enjoy
- Explore outdoor activities and fun workouts classes weekly
- Focus on clean eating w/weekly meal prepping and planning
Even though I know I didn’t hit on all of my goals, I’m really proud of myself for all the steps I did make towards any of them. I feel I’m finding balance in my life and being able to focus on what’s important to me while still living my daily life. It’s all a process and we just have to believe in it.
What goals did you take action towards for this past week?