My new year’s resolution this year was to have a no-spend month for January. My goal for the no spend month was more about resetting habits over saving money, but saving money is always a bonus!
During the last few months, I got in the habit of buying Starbucks and lunch every single day. My morning Starbucks run was more about getting away from my desk in the morning and treating myself, but half the time I wasn’t even finishing my drink—such a waste! It’s also a huge waste to be throwing away a reusable cup every single day. I was also buying lunch out of convenience because I wasn’t taking the time to grocery shop or prepare foods for lunches. I was spending at least $10 on lunches and also buying a bottle of water every morning too! In total, I was spending at least $15 (sometimes more) on things that could be cut out.
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The new decade is just around the corner. Something about it being 2020 makes it feel like a really big year. I’ve shared before that I actually really like new year’s resolutions. They get a bad reputation for being the time of year everyone does a crash diet and floods the gym for a month before going back to the same old routine. But you can’t achieve a goal if you don’t start it, and now is the time to start!
I’ve found that the most important part of setting a goal and sticking to it is to make it realistic. You are not going to work out every single day for the next year, so don’t tell yourself you will. But you most certainly can work out a few times a week this entire year, so why not goal yourself to that and see what you can do!
Here are ideas for 12 changes you can make this year to improve yourself in the new decade:
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Last month, Rachel Hollis (of Girl, Wash Your Face fame) came to speak to us at my work. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of her. I like the fundamentals of her messages, but I don’t always agree that people just need to “try harder” to find success. The one part of her talk that did stick with me was that its never a bad time to start new goals. I naturally tend to be a very goal oriented person, so I feel like this is something I have always done, but I like the reminder that you don’t have to wait for a new year to work towards a better you.
The best way to achieve your goals is to have a plan that breaks down the goal into manageable steps. When I am training for a marathon, I have a coach build a calendar with 16 weeks worth of daily workouts. Going from casually running to racing 26.2 miles is only achievable when you work towards it each day.
When I’m not training for a race, it’s hard not to find myself a little lost with what I should be doing. I try to do a couple of days of strength training, a couple of days of running, some yoga, and rest each week. In order to plan out my week, and give myself little goals, I started using a weekly calendar.
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I always thought I would dread turning 30. Like thats SO old right? I feel like there is a lot of pressure on us to have certain milestones accomplished before we turn 30, and it’s considered that everything goes downhill from there.
What’s funny is that I feel like I am the happiest and most content in my life as I approach the big milestone! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve made taking care of my body a huge priority and feel better than I ever have. I also feel like I have finally learned to stand up for myself and walk away from toxic people, relationships, and situations.
Through the ups and downs, I’ve learned a few thing that I wish I could tell my 20 year old self!
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My Sunday routine is one of the most important parts of the week. I like to ensure everything is prepared for the week ahead to reduce my day to day stress. This routine is especially important when work gets busy and when I’m in the peak of marathon training!
Saving a few minutes here and there throughout the week means getting to work earlier, being able to get home and get to my workout sooner, and getting to bed at a decent hour! Here is what I do almost every Sunday to help myself out during the week: Continue reading “Easy Sunday Routine for a Successful Week “
We all have those days when we feel like the world is stacked against us. Maybe something major is weighing on you, or maybe the little things are adding up. Either way, its okay to take a grown-up time out!
If you’ve just had one of those days, here’s 9 ways to take a break and make yourself feel just a little better.
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