Tuesday, January 23, 2018

3 Changes I Made This Month

January is notorious for being a month of starting and failing at new year's resolutions. This month I started to make some changes to improve my health I think health is something that everyone is always trying to improve, but hard to stay committed to. These are 3 changes that I feel have really helped me to improve my health and stay dedicated to it.

Started a fitness journal.

Casey Ho from Blogilates has a video where she gives a few tips to help people improve their health and lose weight. One of her tips was to start a fitness journal and in it record everything you eat and the workouts you do. Of couse, I'm all about the journaling anyways, so I took an empty notebook from my collection and turned it into my fitness journal. It really makes you more aware and accountable for exercising and eating right. It also gives you space to reflect on how the changes you're making are improving your life.

Bought a fitness book.

Another YouTube trainer I like a lot are Karina and Katrina from Tone It Up. They have a new collection out at Target with workout gear, protein shakes, and a book. I felt like it was worth it to spend some money to get me a bit more motivated to work out and eat healthy, so I bought their book which you can find here. I looked at a few other options, but I'm so glad I went with theirs. I love the positivity they put out in both their videos and book. They also pack the book full of information in a very conversational way and help you to improve not only physically, but mentally as well. On top of all that they walk you through 4 weeks of excising, eating better, improving yourself and gaining more confidence!

Cut out soda.

I am a bit of a soda addict. I love having it as my caffeine in the morning and at lunch. However, its super bad for you and I know it doesn't have any benefits. So I decided to cut it out! First I gave myself the goal of going 5 days without a soda, and then rewarding myself with some new workout clothes (much needed as mine are all from college). Then I just kept re-setting that goal with a new reward. Hopefully it gets to the point where I don't even think about it!

What are you doing to work towards your goals? Have you made any changes? What helps you stay fit? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Look Inside My 2018 Planner

I am all about organization (or at least trying to be organized). I have been all about my planner the past few years. I've been using a Happy Planner and bullet journal the past few years. It's worked pretty well using the two since the planner helps me plan in the future and keep track of all the plans I have while the bullet journal helps me stay on top of my to do lists and keep all of the collections/lists I like to make in one place. This year though, I'm attempting to combine the two into one. 

Get ready for a photo heavy post all about how I did made my Happy Planner into a planner-bullet journal combo. I'll also be linking a lot to different items I used to make it, but this is in no way sponsored I just like these products and am linking in case you want these items, too.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Currently Binging

With time off for the holidays, I've been binging a lot of podcasts and shows lately. With time off there's nothing better than lying around binge-watching a good series. Podcasts are something I didn't really get at first, but now I love listening to podcasts while I'm doing stuff around the house or in the car. In fact, I've been listening to podcasts more than I've been watching shows. Most of the podcasts are crime related, but please don't think I'm a psycho!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Best Moments of 2017

2017 was a good year for me personally. It was my first year after college and it was a great start. I love my job and have put a lot of energy into it this past year. Aside from a job I enjoy, the other major highlight from this year has been adopting my fur child, Maya, spoiling and loving her every day. Having a pet really makes a difference in your mental health and improves your life! I couldn't recommend adopting a pet enough if you're thinking about it this year. Anyways, here are my 10 best moments of 2017!