Current Health Journey

Hi Guys!

At the beginning of the month, I shared my goal of losing 10 pounds this month with you all. Well, today I thought I would share how i’m going about doing that, in case you are also interested in losing weight/getting healthy/etc…

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First i’ll start with my workout schedule.

I’m currently working out 5 times a week, with my two off days being Wednesday and Sunday. For my work outs this month, I am running on the treadmill for 1 mile. My goal is to slowly work my way up to 2 miles, however that probably won’t happen until next month. I’m just not there yet.

I’m also getting over 10,000 steps every day, workout day or not.

Now for my diet.

I’m trying to stay away from: Chocolate, Candy, Soda, Bread, Rice, Pasta, and Ice Cream.

For the first part of the month I’ve been just doing my own thing, no real diet plan other than avoid those foods i just previously mentioned.

Starting today i’m going to be doing the Beachbody meal plan for a 1,200 calorie diet.

I used that meal plan last time I was focused on losing weight and I believe it really did the trick. I just adjust the meal plan to my liking for example; I don’t do the Beachbody shake they recommend, and I also don’t use the portion fix containers.

Here is the meal plan:

Breakfast (M/W/F): Veggie Egg Muffins on Whole Grain English Muffin with Orange Slices

Breakfast (T/Th): Sweet Potato Veggie Hash with Turkey Sausage with Red Grapes

Shakeology Snack (DAILY): Vanilla Chia Shakeology Smoothie **I don’t do this**

PM Snack (DAILY): Apple with Peanut Butter

Lunch (M/W/F): Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken with Black Eyed Pea Salad

Lunch (T/Th): Avocado Chicken Salad on Toasted Whole Grain Bread

Dinner (M/W/F): Roasted Pepper Tuna Melt

Dinner (T/Th): Roasted Chicken over Wilted Spinach Salad

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The meal plan covers Monday-Friday, so on the weekends I just do meals that are similar to these meals. If you are interested in this meal plan, the recipes/shopping list are on their website.

That’s how i’m going about getting healthier/losing weight/getting fit/etc. Now for my results so far, I’ve lost 7 pounds!!! With my total goal being 10 pounds this month, i feel like 7 pounds so far is a great start!!

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Are you on your own health journey? I’d love to hear what you are doing, and how it is going.

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Goals For January 2019

Hi Guys!

Instead of doing a blog post about all my goals for the year, i thought i would share each month my goals for that month, because they can change.

There are some big goals like “get down to my goal weight this year”, which doesn’t change monthly, but most of my goals this year will change each month.

So without further ado, here are my goals for January 2019…

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  1. Read 4 books – My major book reading goal this year is to read 50 books, so for January i want to read at least 4.
  2. Lose 10 pounds – Almost 2 years ago now, i lost a lot of weight, but unfortunately i gained all of it back and then some. So for January i hope to lose at least 10 pounds!
  3. Buy only 1 coffee from a coffee shop – I’ve gotten so used to every time i leave the house i buy myself a cup of coffee, i want to put a stop to that. So this month i have challenged myself to only buy myself 1 cup a coffee from a coffee shop this month.
  4. Go on at least 3 field trips – We have been slacking in the field trip department, so i really want to start making them a priority.
  5. Get at least 10,000 steps each day – This shouldn’t be too hard of a goal, as i usually get 10,000 – 12,000 steps every day, but i want to start being more intentional with my steps because next month my goal will be even higher.
  6. Drink at least 4 bottles of water each day – When the weather gets colder i find it harder to drink water, so i’m really pushing myself to drink lots of water each day.
  7. Workout 5 times a week – This can be hard for me, because if i’m getting 10,000+ steps every day i can convince myself that i have moved enough so working out isn’t necessary, when it really is.
  8. Put my phone down more and be present with my family – I wouldn’t say i am obsessed with my phone, but i can get lost in mindless scrolling versus being present with my family. This goal isn’t specifically for January, but for the whole year.

That’s it, those are my goals for this month. I’d love to hear your goals.

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Happy New Year!

Hi Guys!

I hope 2019 is off to a great start for you!

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We had a really great Christmas and New Year, just enjoying the time together as a family. Right now we are still on a little break from school until Monday, which i am so ready to get back to a somewhat normal routine.

A little update on what’s coming up on the blog…

  • With every new year, comes new goals i set for myself for that year, so i plan on sharing all those goals in a different blog post, coming soon.

 

  • Tomorrow i will have our January reading list up on the blog.

 

  • Last year i did some favorites posts (January favorites, February favorites, etc.) and i thought that was fun, so i’m bring it back again this year! I’ll be sharing my December favorites next week.

 

  • Other things i will be sharing this month include; Winter themed learning, baby fever, menu planning, morning routine, and more!

 

That’s all i really wanted to say, i was hoping to get this post up Tuesday, but life happened instead.

I hope you all are doing well, and be sure to let me know what your goals/resolutions/intentions/etc. are for 2019, i’d love to hear them.

Take care,

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2019 Planner {Free Printable}

Hi Guys!

As promised i’m back today with my 2019 planner!! If you saw my 2019 blog planner and you liked it, but you are not a blogger, then this 2019 planner is for you…

2019 Planner

This planner has almost 100 pages!!!

It includes:

  • Monthly pages
  • Weekly pages
  • Monthly menu plan pages
  • and more!

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Once again i just printed it out on regular copy paper and then used my Fellowes Binding Machine to bind it all together.

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Now it’s ready to use! Super easy! Once again, if you don’t have a binding machine you could use a 3-ring binder, or anything else you want. It’s very customizable.

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You can download my 2019 planner HERE!!!

Happy planning!

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Blog Planner 2019 {Free Printable}

Hi Guys!

This year i decided to make my own blog planner versus buying one. That way i could put everything into that i wanted and wasn’t having to pay for all the extra things i don’t even use.

So if you are a blogger yourself and your looking for a very simple basic blog planner for the new year, then this one is for you…

2019 blog planner

Included in this 30 page blog planner is…

  • Year at a glance
  • Monthly calendars
  • Monthly extra information pages
  • and brainstorming pages

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I printed my planner out on regular paper, but you could use cardstock, if you want something a little bit sturdier.

And then i used my Fellowes Binding Machine to bind it all together.

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Now it’s ready to use! Super easy! (If you don’t have the binding machine, you could use a 3-ring binder, or anything else, it’s super customizable that way!!)

You can download it for yourself, HERE!!

And if you are not a blogger, but you could use something like this in your life, don’t worry, i’ll have my 2019 planner up soon!!

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Happy Holidays

Hi Guys!

I kinda fell off the Blogmas wagon, but for my first time ever doing Blogmas i made it 17 days, so i’m pretty proud of myself for that. Especially since i didn’t plan to do Blogmas at all, i only decided to do it on the actual first day of Blogmas!

Hopefully i will do it again next year, and be able to make it all the way through.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. We were really hoping to have a white Christmas, but that didn’t happen. However, a few days after Christmas we got a good dusting of snow, so the kids were happy with that.

Right now we are really looking forward to the new year, i’m already starting to work on a list of goals for 2019. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the new year.

That’s all i really wanted to say, i hope you all are doing well.

Oh and If you are a blogger yourself, be sure to stop by again tomorrow, as i will have my 2019 blog planner up on my blog for free!

Until then, take care!

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