I am satisfied with this 1st week of February! I started with self-care Monday which entailed a massage and an epsom salt bath. I decided to take the day off from working out because I hoped that it would help the positive effects of the bodywork last longer. I am not sure if that was the answer because I woke up with a terrible pounding headache on Tuesday that would Not go away. In fact it intensified when I got home from work that night. I read that sometimes after a massage you can get mild flu-like symptoms because toxins are being freed. It could also be that I was dehydrated.
On Tuesday I ran a mile with my high schoolers and it took me 9 minutes. I was hoping that exercise would help my headache go away. I got a little relief, but it returned with vengeance. That evening I tried taking a nap, but that had little affect. I took an ibuprofen and went to yoga class and that did the trick! After Yoga I did a resistance training workout then ended the night with Mixxedfit. I think that my body likes it best when I am active.
I woke up with a headache almost everyday last week so I am not sure what is up. I also felt pretty exhausted after work. I think one of my friends made a good point. I have cut out coffee so maybe/hopefully it is just withdrawals from lack of caffeine. I am going to make it a point to monitor my lifestyle more closely this week so that I can pinpoint what might be causing those headaches.
It was fitness testing week hence running the mile. And on Wednesday I did 40 push-ups without stopping and 40 sit-ups in one minute. I think that gives me a good baseline! My nutrition was not very good and I made use of the convenience of eating out more than I would like to admit so that is something that I am going to work on this week.
I was a little disappointed with Saturday morning because I had planned on doing Zumba, weightlifting, and Mixxedfit, but I only did Zumba because I was so tired. I used it as an opportunity to “listen to my body and recover.” I want to get good at that because I am embracing this healthy lifestyle as a long-term plan.
Today was Absolutely wonderful! Christopher came home and the sun was shining all day long. We also got a greenhouse and spent the afternoon assembling it together! When we first bought the house last spring our very first joint piece of furniture that we purchased was a porch swing! And now we have our own greenhouse. I can’t wait to start gardening. I feel so blessed to be in a wonderful/healthy relationship. I want to keep learning, growing, and building trust with the man of my dreams.
Focus On Faith and Finances
Learn about faith.
Count my blessings.
Build My Foundation
A Girls gotta get her beauty sleep!(this applies to you guys too!)
Move Your Body!
Plan your track and track your plan (keep a food journal
Create a Vision Board
Do What you must.
Create Healthier Habits.
This month I am going to continue working through my January goals. In addition I am focusing on faith and finances. I want to work on strengthening my faith. I think I have a tendency to stress and worry about things rather than trusting that God has a plan. I want to work on having more faith in God and also believing in myself and taking responsibility for my life and my actions. I think it is true that God helps those who help themselves.
I feel like I am on a good track right now with my work and exercise habits. Now I just want to add in nutrition and studying.
What are your goals for February? Do you have hott plans for Valentine’s Day? I think I have a nice long weekend thanks to mid-winter break!
Have a good night my Dear Darling Friends!!! I will see you tomorrow!
Love, Joy, Peace, and Blessings Always,