It’s time to get to organized, ladies and gentlemen!
I have been staring at my mess of a room for months now. I usually am really good about keeping my room clean and all. Yeah, not so much lately.
I am having a hard time with it, though. I know there is stuff I want to sell, stuff I want to keep and stuff I need to get rid of. I’m just having trouble getting started.
I got this book recently. I think it’s about time I give it a read!
Any advice or suggestions?
I had deemed this month OGO (Operation Get Organized). Instead, I started something the last week of February and have kept with it so I figured that would be my change for March.
I call this month’s change The FACE!
Why? you ask. Well, for a long time, I would go to bed without washing my face, brushing/flossing my teeth (I know, I know) or taking my contacts out (!!!). When I started my job back in January, my boss told me that appearance was important as I am the first person that people see when they walk in the door. I may not agree with this, but do understand it. Plus, I really love makeup and hadn’t really had any reason to wear it before. Now, I wear it Monday-Friday (I am glad I take the weekends off).
At first, I thought it was going to take me forever and that I was going to get to bed really late. In reality, it literally takes me 15 minutes to take OUT MY CONTACTS, take off my makeup, toner, moisturizer and floss and brush my teeth. Speaking of face products, I have DRY skin and HUGE pores. Any recommendations of good facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer? I think what I am using is too harsh on my skin and is dry me out even more. HELP!! That’s it. 15 minutes a day! Who knew it could be that easy. There have been a few times where I’ve skipped but paid for it a few days later with signs of breakouts (which I capped right away).
I am really liking my new routine. It helps me finalize my night and get ready for bed. How is your March change coming?
Oh, my February change has come to a stand still. I really need a kick in the butt and some help.
February…..let me just tell you that month was hard. I also have to tell you that is the reason I wanted to do this change this early. I need as much support as I can get. That’s what we’ve got each other for, right?
I’m still exercising, though not as much or as hard as I want to. I know I need to look into changing up my workout. I also need to get back to counting calories and eating healthier.
I think this is the hardest change I have to make this year. I will make this work!
Now, to figure out what my March change is going to be. I have a few things in mind and I want to do them all at the same time lol.
I’m writing this post to ask y’all a few questions: How is your February change coming? Are you succeeding? Are you finding it hard to stay with this change this month? Are you still stilling to the change you made in January?
I want to hear from you. You are important to me. You keep me going. So, please share with me.
As for me, I kicked it into high gear in the middle of January with drinking more water. Since then, I have actually learned how to drink water. I know this may sound weird but it’s true. I would drink a 16 oz. bottle in the morning then not drink anything until after 12. I was then cramming 60-80 ounces of water down my throat in 4 hours (I wanted to be done by the time I left work, which is 5 pm). Oh man, that just lead to a lot of bathroom trips. I learned that you have only drink when you are thirsty and space it out. Now, it’s much better.
February started off well. I was exercising 3-4 times a week. I was eating healthier. Things where going well. Then the weekend with ALL the food. Then the UTI hit. I didn’t exercise all week until Thursday. I felt it. I know that I need to get back on track. I’m just having a difficult time keeping myself motivated. I’ve done this before. Why is it so hard this time?
Have you ever had a weekend that was just full of food? So much food that you don’t know where it all went?I live in the South…we eat
Yeah, that was a few weekends ago for me. I ate so unhealthy . It started on Thursday with pizza, then Friday with Taco Bell, then Saturday brunch at Jolie’s (OMG….if you ever come visit me, we will go eat our hearts out), then chilli at grandma’s, then breakfast Sunday morning at Dwyers (again, if you come visit me, we will have breakfast Sunday morning here), followed by fish tacos at PJ’s parents house then stuffed pork chop, stuffed jalepeno, stuffed mushroom and corn on the cob at our friend’s house for the Walking Dead premier.
Y’all….that A LOT of food consumed over the course of a weekend.
I wasn’t feeling good Sunday night and woke up Monday morning feeling worse (turns out I have a UTI- I’m on meds now and it’s getting better). I weighed myself. I wasn’t that surprised with the weight gain I saw on the scale. I was disappointed. I was disappointed that I let it happen. I don’t want to see that again, but it’s difficult to work out when you have to go pee like every five minutes. What do I do?
I need some help here.
Last week, I wanted to throw my hands up and say ‘I quit!’ But, I didn’t.
I wanted to say ‘screw it!’ to calorie counting and eating healthy. But, I didn’t.
I wanted to sleep in that extra hour. But, I didn’t.
Instead, I kept going. I held my head up high, gave myself little pep talks and continued on the elliptical (I even think I am finding my stride). I set my alarm 15 minutes EARLIER so I could get out the door on time. I am now enjoying the food that I am nourishing my body with instead of not caring what it was and just eating to eat.
No one said this was going to be easy. I knew this going in. I also knew that I really needed to do this early so I could make it stick.
Here’s to the journey!
Can anyone else believe that it’s February already? Yeah, me neither.
So, here I am….facing my second change. I had a tough time deciding on this one but I think I got it (and I may have started a little early….sorry!)
I am going to start exercising and eating healthier. This means that I have to add something to my list because these where two separate things on my list originally (I already know what it is but y’all will have to wait and see lol). I am still drinking water, but have learned that I have to drink about 101 ounces of water a day to stay hydrated and lose weight.
I started exercising last week. It all started with having to buy new jeans the weekend before. I was not to happy when we left the store (on the up side, I do like the jeans I bought). PJ and I decided that something needed to change. We are working out three days a week together. I have dance on Monday nights, along with Zumba and dance on Thursday nights. We have even started drinking the green monster smoothie! OMG…..SOOOO GOOD! You MUST try it! This morning, I used apple juice in place of milk. I liked it just as much as with the milk.
To be honest, I was scared to put this change up. I’ve always struggled with weight lose and exercise. I know I can do it. It’s the sticking to it part that I have a hard time with. This is why I decided to make this change early. I know I am going to need all the help I can get.
What’s your change for February?
Hey y’all! Heather here from Musings of Heather. I will tell you now that until two days ago, I was having a hard time with my change this month (drink more water). I’m really not sure why. To me, it seemed so easy since I drink water already (I am not a huge soda fan).
That was until I had to buy a pair of jeans. Then it all fell apart. I realized that I had to do something NOW.
The easiest thing I could do was to INCREASE MY WATER INTAKE! How hard is that? Not really. So, here I am, at the end of January, drinking AT LEAST 64 ounces of water a day (oh man, my bathroom usage has increased as well…haha). Now, I’ve only need doing this for about a week (while all month long trying to get this to stick), but I know that this WILL become a habit.
How’s your January change coming along?
Hey y’all! In case you don’t know me, my name is Heather and I blog over at Musings of Heather.
Change is nothing new to me. I mean, we go through change all the time. I just knew when I heard about this project, I had to get involved. To be honest, I hate change. I hate adapting to something new. I knew going in, that this was going to be hard for me. I also knew that by doing this here, I would have people to hold me accountable, as well as to count on. I posted my list of changes I want to make this year on my blog. I have decided to start with what I think is the hardest thing on my list: eliminating refined sugar from my diet. The reason I picked this one first is because I know that it is something I will have to work at. I have tried this once before. It started off well (yes, it was hard) but I managed for a while. Then Easter happened and it just stopped. They say that it takes 21 days for something to become habit.
Living in the South, we are now into Mardi Gras season. That means King Cakes and all sort of sweet treats. I don’t know if I set myself up to fail. I guess we’ll see.
So, here’s to a year of change!