Sunday Reflection (Patience)

Good evening, Lovelies! ❀

So, I was sick for the majority of this past week. Mainly from exhaustion because of waiting to hear back on our loan for our house, but now I’m wondering if it’s some cold that’s going around or if it’s allergies. Anyways, I stuck to my focus list from last week as best as I could, but I may have to repeat some of those this week. πŸ˜‰

Today, while cleaning, packing and playing with our daughter I began to understand another type of patience that I am beginning to learn. I love being a mother and seeing our daughter grow and learn more and more everyday. I really cannot wait to find out what her interests and passions are! This is where the patience lesson comes in because I know it is going to take awhile for her to develop her interests and passions. Heck, she’s still only saying a couple words right now! But thinking about patience in that particular way helped me understand patience as a whole. Helped myself learn how to slow my thoughts down and remember that everything will come into fruition the way it is supposed to. Not a minute too early and not a minute too late.

It’s nice to finally get a better grasp on this important life lesson, so I’m hoping this method of helping myself “slow down” will stay with me from here on out – ESPECIALLY with this home buying process. It has been a LONG two weeks when we thought we were originally going to find out, but it has also been a long two months since we originally fell in love with this home! But we’ve survived the stressful anxiety for this long, so a few more days shouldn’t kill us! πŸ™‚

This week I definitely want to focus on these things:

  • Life:Β Continue working on getting into a daily routine (thanks DST for the loss of an hour! haha!); continue cleaning and packing things up – need to “spring clean” the apartment regardless if we move or not!
  • Health: Continue “clean” eating with salads and breakfast smoothies; restart workout schedule; and continue taking daily supplements.
  • Blog: Continue with journal idea and begin thinking of a draft for monthly post.

Thanks for taking time to read my post! What does your focus list look like this week? Were you able to relate to anything I shared in my reflection on patience? Feel free to share any thoughts you may have about my post in the comments below. Also, to receive updates, sign up to follow my blog!

Toodles! πŸ™‚

 

Fitness Tip Friday!

Good Morning, Lovelies! ❀

I suppose I should start each of these posts with a friendly reminder that I’m not a doctor or medical professional and these fitness tips are just based solely on my own experience! πŸ™‚

So today I would like to give you a tip about SLEEP!! More often than not I do not get as much sleep as my body requires (mainly from spreading my time and energy too thin). However, each and every day — especially when I’m sick — I remind myself how crucial it is to get my shut eye!!

Off the top of my head I know that sleep helps not only keep your immune system in check, but it also helps when you’re working out and exercising a lot. After reading this article, “Why is Sleep Important?,” on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, I realize how tremendous of an impact sleep has on my overall wellness! Sleep benefits you in more ways than one including your mental and physical health, as well as your quality of life.

My husband and I can definitely tell when one or the other has not gotten our quality amount of shut-eye the night before. Although, we are aware of this and know that we need to improve this part of our lives, it tends to be difficult with different work shifts and a little one in the house. However, we do the best that we can and that’s all you can really do with any goals you have in life. You want to try your best and make sure you stay consistent when following through with goals you set.

My Weekly Fitness Focus Goal: Over the next week, I hope to try going to bed at least 15 minutes earlier than I normally do. Then gradually another 15 minutes earlier until I achieve my ideal “bedtime.”

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read my post! What do you think about my tip? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below! What kind of “mini-goals” would you like to set for yourself this week?Β 

Toodles! πŸ™‚

Sunday Reflection (First “Official” Post)

Hello, lovelies! ❀

Over the past week I have grown to learn more about my blog and kind of how I would like to utilize it. If you saw Friday’s post, then you know that I would like to do weekly fitness tip posts every Friday. I also thought it would be nice to do a reflection on my week every Sunday, along with a short focus list for the upcoming week. Other than that, I feel that I may only have one or two monthly posts that will probably vary on the topic.

As for today,Β I was relaxing and spending time with my daughter when it hit me (yet again) that I need to do more of that – enjoying the moments that are here and now right in front of me (not on my phone!). I need to stop spending so much time worried about things that are out of my control. Friends and family have told me time and time again that you are only in control of your thoughts and actions, no one else’s. One thing I notice about myself (and have for the past two years) is that every time I reach a point of balance and contentment it’s as if my mind can’t handle it. When this happens my mind starts to slowly spiral out of control and generate a whole list of new projects and ideas that I should take on. Now, some of these ideas have made a great addition to my life, but others have not. What I’m trying to get at is that the most important part of my week should be spending time with family because that is the thing I treasure more than anything. I also recognized that all too often I spread my time and energy way too thin because of all the new projects I jump into. So, onto my focus list this week:

  • Life:Β Work on getting into a daily routine to help with prioritizing and time-management; keep up with cleaning; and start packing things up (hopefully!)
  • Health: Keep improving eating habits (“cleaner” foods); keep exercising daily; and keep taking supplements daily
  • Blog: Start keeping a journal to help keep thoughts and ideas for blog posts organized and together

Thanks for taking time to read my post! What kind of things are you wanting to focus on in your life this week? Do you relate to anything I shared in my reflection? Feel free to share any thoughts you have about my post in the comments below. Also, to receive updates when a new post is up, sign up to follow my blog!

Toodles! πŸ™‚

Fitness Tip Friday

Yes, I am fully aware that this isn’t my “official” first post yet, but I wanted to start with my “Fitness Tip Friday” because over the past few months I have learned more about fitness and general wellness. I feel our health is the most important thing we need to pay attention to because if you’re not well, then what will you be able to do?? Therefore, every Friday I plan on sharing a little fitness tip to those of you interested in general fitness information. So here we go! πŸ™‚

Getting discouraged too easily by your workout routine for the month? Why not trying to break it up a week at a time? My mother is always telling me to only take life “two week at a time” because I tend to overthink and dream about the what ifs down the road. So, the same could apply to your workout routine. Right now I’m doing a monthly ab challenge with a fitness group I’m a part of on Facebook and when I saw what we would need to accomplish by the end of the month I almost fainted!! However, it’s only March 4th, so I should not be worrying and overwhelming myself with what I need to do three and a half weeks from now. I should be focused on today’s workout and preparing myself for the next few days. Luckily, today is a rest day! πŸ˜‰Β (Doesn’t mean I’m not going to Zumba or do some other “fun” exercise today, though!)

Today’s Fitness Tip: Stay focused on the here and now. Break your goals (fitness & life) into “bite-sized” goals so as not to overwhelm yourself! (Stress doesn’t help you reach your fitness goals!)

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below with how you stay focused and motivated on your goals! πŸ™‚