So as some of you may remember, back in January I decided to work on one or two "healthy living" goals a month. 2013 was going to be my year! :) Here are a few of the posts if you would like to revisit them or are reading my blog for the first time.
January - fast food
February - Sleep and Exercise
March - Drink More Water, No Soda
April - No new goals, just focus on the ones I already have
May - Unplug from Screens More
Summer with the kids home was a little bit of a vacation from goals. Not that I gave up completely. I did manage to fit in exercise, drink more water, avoid fast food, and sleep better sometimes :) But not always. The difference is I am more aware, and more likely to choose better for myself.
The children are officially back in school as of last week. But have been off the past three days due to the excessively hot weather here. Some of the classrooms in their school had 100+ temps inside. So really it was a safety issue.
But next week is September, and they should be back in school full time after Labor Day.
Time for a fresh start.
So I will be revisiting some goals and keeping them realistic...
Going to bed earlier. And by early I mean by 11pm on school nights. That may seem late to some people. But for a girl who has no trouble staying up until 12:30 or 1am, it is early :)
Exercise! Maybe not every day, but at least 5 a week. If I know I have a day or two "off", I am more likely to keep things consistent. Right now I am at about 3 or 4 which is not bad, but I know I can do better.
Drinking more water! But allowing myself one soda a week. A treat really :) I noticed this summer that if I told myself I had that one Dr. Pepper a week to look forward to that I didn't crave it as much. And some weeks I went without because I just didn't need it.
So there you have it. Going to focus on those three goals for September and we will see where it leads :)
Also, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that my blog rolls are gone from the side. I was feeling a little overwhelmed seeing all the blogs there, and decided to move them all to a blog reader. ("Bloglovin) But I am still not sure I am sold on the idea because I am kind of missing the ease of just clicking on the links from my blog. Plus, Bloglovin wouldn't let me comment on a few blogs earlier tonight. So I may be adding my regular blog friends who I like to check in with frequently back in a blog roll. A smaller blog roll.
The blogs I don't regularly comment on, such as manufacturers or magazine blogs will probably stay at the blog reader since I just read those. I need to see how I feel about it all in a week or so.
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Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend. And if you are in the USA, enjoy the holiday on Monday!
I will be back next Wednesday with a post.