January Accomplishments, Highlights, and Favorites

January

We are a week into February. This past week feels like a haze to me– I have been really tired. At the end of January I did some reflections of the month and my accomplishments in my bullet journal, and I wanted to share them here!

 

 

 

Accomplishments

Books Read: 6. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda  by Becky Albertalli, The Rest of Us Just Live Here  by Patrick Ness, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell)

Miles Run: 17

Miles Biked: 47.5

Swim Distance: 1 mile

While these numbers, except for the book one, are not particularly impressive, I think that January was overall a good month for my health. I started getting back into a more consistent exercise routine, and I completed a nutrition program/class called Swim, Bike, Fuel, where I learned a lot. There is still a lot of room for improvement, and I have big goals. Some really good things I have been doing lately are increasing my water intake (with a goal of half by body weight in ounces each day), taking supplements, and integrating more self-care into my daily routine. This past week has not been too strong of a start for February, but the fact that I am working towards something is good.

Highlights 

  • New Year’s Eve: A fantastic way to bring in the year! Read more about this here!
  • Chattanooga: A much-needed, perfect long weekend. Read more about this here!
  • Getting back on a bike (although it has been an indoor one) and into the pool!
  • Boyfriend Book Club (W. and I read The Cuckoo’s Calling together)

Favorites

  • #Millennial: My new favorite podcast (the hashtag is silent). It’s funny and informative. I feel like for the first time I am actually engaged in what is going on in the news and politics, which is important with the upcoming election. They also taught me how to spell the word “millennial,” which I had been spelling incorrectly. I love them so much I decided to donate $10 a month and become an Associate Producer. I get to submit ideas, and they talked about one of them on the show! So cool. Check them out here!
  • Swim, Bike, Fuel: I talked about this above, but here is some more detail. SBF is basically a nutrition program designed for female triathletes. I have big triathlon goals (announcement still coming) this year, so I thought it would be useful. I loved it! I will do a better review in the future, but you can find out more about this program here!
  • The YMCA: Getting back into the pool meant I had to join a gym again. I am very glad that W. and I chose the Y! We have access to convenient locations all across the city. I love the pools, the fitness classes, the workout spaces…! One location has a hot tub and sauna, which is an added bonus.
  • Lush: Part of my self-care routine this past month has been taking more bubble baths. I bought a lot of bath bombs from Lush when I visited my family in Orlando over Christmas, and I have enjoyed my use of them so far! It is nice to relax :). I also bought the Ocean Salt cleanser which I have been using on my face once a week. It makes my skin feel nice afterwards, and I like the smell. It’s also nice to use an exfoliation product that does not ruin the environment.

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