Holy Sleet & New Goals

Holy sleet mother nature.

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Pardon my very bad weather pun.

We got an inch of sleet here in Boone today. What. And then it started snowing on top of that. Double what. I just want spring, is that such a ridiculous request? Thankfully it will be 65 this weekend, talk about some bipolar weather.

On the bright side, it was a good day for a cup of coffee. But let’s be real, everyday is a good day for a cup of coffee 🙂

Lots and Lots of Goals

Actually I only have three goals to talk about. I just like to exaggerate. I love springtime because it’s such a refreshing time of year (if Mother Nature decides to actually let us have spring this year) and a good time to uh, getyoshitotogether before the end of the school year, graduation, summer, defrost after winter, whatever your situation. So let’s talk goals:

Best Body Bootcamp

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I’m started Tina‘s Best Body Bootcamp this week (and loving it! My muscles are already crying for mercy in the best way possible). Every week she asks us to set 2 goals to work on throughout the week. This week I’m focusing on:

  • Sleep: I suck at sleeping. That sounds like a ridiculous statement, but it’s true. Most nights I average 5-6 hours for no good reason at all other then I’m bad at going to bed early and I always wake up early. This week I’m trying for at least 7 hours of sleep every night. It’s been a little rocky so far, but I’m trying!
  • Stretching: My legs have been super duper tight lately and I need to stretch more consistently especially after working out. Plus since this tendonitis flare up I’ve been going gung ho on whatever anti-injury measures I can find and stretching seems to be key.

Monthly Resolutions

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For the month of March I made the goal to clean up for at least 5 minutes everyday. I was actually pretty successful at this goal, thought you probably couldn’t tell by looking at my room, but it does look a lot better than it did at the beginning of the month which is a plus. My roommates and I even took a day to spring clean our entire apartment and I straightened up my room a lot.

The point of this goal was to get in the habit of picking up after myself, which actually worked. Now I have to pick up at least one thing off my floor before I go to bed (who am I?). Now if I could just get the rest of my life organized…

Now that it’s April (when did that happen?) it means it’s time for a new monthly resolution. I already know I’m terrible at maintaining more than 1 or 2 goals at one time so I’m tying this goal back into one of my bootcamp goals:

SLEEP

Sleepy kitty.

I’m slowly learning that just because I can function on 5 hours of sleep at night doesn’t mean I should and it certainly doesn’t mean it’s healthy. When I was sick a couple weeks ago I slept all day long. Seriously, I think I slept 18 hours that day, at least. And you know what? It felt glorious. Well minus the whole puking my guts out. Sorry that was gross, anyway it was a wake up call (haha, sleep puns) that I feel so much better when I have an adequate amount of sleep.

So my goal this month is to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. I’ve already failed the past two nights (6.5 and 5.5 hours, yikes), but I’m hoping to redeem myself. I know 8 hours of sleep is ideal for most people, but 7 is a pretty healthy amount and much more attainable for me than 8, so I’m going with that.

Do you set monthly/weekly/yearly goals?

How much sleep do you usually get?

Is anyone else as ready for warm weather as I am? If it snows one more time I will seriously start crying. Not even being dramatic.

March Resolution

Today’s the last day of February, um, WHAT. Where did the month go? I know it’s the shortest, but still, I think I blinked and missed the whole month.

The end of the month means (paycheck!) oh, and that it’s time for a new monthly resolution, but first, let’s talk about February’s.

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For the month of February I made a goal to sketch for 5 minutes everyday and plank everyday. Well that was a big fat fail. Actually I’m being a little dramatic, but January’s Meditation Challenge was much more successful. I think my problem this month was setting two goals. I thought I could get away with two since they were so different (one for the brain, one for the body) and they were relatively small, but I think it got a little overwhelming some days and some days I just straight up forgot.

Overall I was probably around 60/40, so the majority of the time I did what I was supposed to do, which I’m more than happy with. I mean it’s way more than I would have done had I not set the goal for myself. I’ve also gotten back into the habit of sketching/doodling which I really enjoy and is doing wonders for my creativity.

So maybe I wasn’t 100%, but I still feel good about it.

Moving into March, my new goal is 5 minutes of cleaning everyday. I’m not a neat person by nature (my parents will definitely vouch for that one), I’m getting much better about picking up after myself but there are days (especially when school is crazy!) where my room looks like a tornado has torn through it. Whoops. I think taking 5 minutes, everyday will make give me time to pick up whatever I’ve thrown on the floor during the day, without being an overwhelming amount of time. Because after 30 minutes of cleaning I start hating life a little.

Truth.

Are you a neat or messy person?

Do you have any goals you’re working on?

P.S. My giveaway ends tomorrow! Hurry up and enter! I’ll probably end up picking a winner late Friday night. Go win some stuff!

2013

Cue the cliche New Year blogpost, I’m not resisting it.

I’m pretty sad to see 2012 go, it was a great year for me and the last one of my irresponsible college days. I’m looking forward to 2013 but it’s going to be a pretty daunting year. I’m finishing up my last semester of college (seriously? Where did the time go!) and then it’s off into the real world. Honestly, I’m pretty scared, I have faith that I’ll be able to get a job and survive financially but the thought of being out on my own and responsible and what not is kinda hard to get my head around right now. But I know I’ll survive and right now I’m focusing on making the most of the rest of my senior.

Whew, now that all that serious stuff is over…

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Some 2012 highlights:

  1. I started my senior year of college!senior year

    (Which included lots of potlucks) 

  2. Moved into an apartmentfriends

    Apartment life is about a million times better than dorm life. It makes me feel a little grown up too 🙂

  3. I turned 21!number9
    And celebrated with my first legal beer!
  4. I completed a graphic design internshipbiscas2
    Lookin’ all business casual and what not.
  5. Went gluten-freebrownies

    Which solved some of my digestive issues and made my gut one happy camper.

  6. I ran lots of racesPhoto on 2012-03-03 at 18.57 #2

    Including seven 5Ks (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), an 8K, a 10K and a 4 mile Sticky Bun Run!

  7. And I started this blog

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It’s been a pretty amazing year and I’m hoping 2013 will be equally amazing!

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I’m not big on resolutions. I really struggle with consistency so they last about a week before I let them fall by the wayside. So this year I actually want to focus on consistency. I want to set shorter term goals (I’m thinking along the lines of a month or so) and focus solely on one goal each month and work on creating habits, rather than having several lofty yearlong goals I never do anything about. I was reading Danica‘s blog and saw she was doing something similar and I really loved the idea. I did really well with my 30 days of yoga goal back in November and the “30 days of _____” is something I want to continue into the New Year.

I haven’t figured out exactly what I want my January goal to be, I’m thinking I want to start with meditation but I’m still brainstorming some ideas so I’ll let you guys know when I figure it out. I think sharing these goals will also help me be more accountable because I’ll feel pretty silly if I make a big deal about it and then don’t actually follow through.

How did you celebrate the New Year? I didn’t end up running that 5K and snuggled up with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN instead. Such a party animal over here.

Do you have any resolutions this year?

What was your favorite part of 2012/Anything you’re looking forward to in 2013?