It had been quite awhile since I posted last week so I decided to look through my blog Thursday evening to refresh myself on what I had posted and boy was some of it eye-opening! Remember those “life changes” I was striving to make and how proud I was of myself when I started? Well, I think it is time to re-visit those. My original post listed the life changes I hoped to adopt to make myself a better person and then I broke them down to be a little more manageable here. With everything that has been going on in my life I pretty much fell off the wagon with all of these and now it is time to hop back on!!
Life Change 1: Wear my FitBit Flex Daily (goal of 10,000 steps daily):
Time to dust this off and charge it up! I plan to charge it today and wear it to work tomorrow. I haven’t worn my fitbit since starting at Target so I am interested to see how active I am there.
Life Change 2: Track Using MyFitnessPal Daily:
While I definitely think it is a good thing that I have been cooking a lot more lately, it is harder for me to track (mainly because it takes a few more seconds to do—which is NOT a good excuse). I definitely find it encouraging to have a visual representation of my day so I just need to do it. Pre-planning will also help make this easier. So far today I have tracked my breakfast :)
Life Change 3: Eat More Whole Foods/Eat Less Processed Foods:
For me, this is a constant struggle and I am sure it always will be. I try to make good choices when it just involves me, but when I am cooking at home for me and Chase I don’t always follow this rule. Plus there is definitely a difference and “his and hers” snacks in our house. I have recently been really looking at foods to check out ingredients and that is always eye opening. I need to continue to focus on my individual meals and make changes at home when possible.
Life Change 4: Cook more/including meal prep to be prepared at work:
I talked about this last week in regards to my changing schedule at work. I know I will have to make this a priority so that I do not slack off when I get off work at 7. While planning is key it is also going to be important to prep ahead when I can! I began working on a “new” Pinterest board for some quick and easy dinners last Thursday to get my ideas flowing! I also plan to use Sunday afternoon/evening to make my plan for next week!
Life Change 5: Live in the moment–enjoy every single day:
It is so easy to find yourself looking forward to something; whether it be a vacation, holiday, or just the weekend. It is ok to look forward to exciting things, but don’t forget to enjoy your time in the present. I think my life is pretty awesome right now and I plan to enjoy it all I can! A good way to remember this is my daily gratitude post.
- Thursday August 24, 2014: I was able to look at the first pictures I took with my new camera and I was pleasantly surprised! I am loving my new camera so far!
- Friday August 25, 2014: I was able to meet with my new staff pharmacist and I am excited for new changes.
- Saturday August 26, 2014: Chase and I had a date night at one of our favorite Greek restaurants, Athenas.
- Sunday August 27, 2014: I got two compliments on my watch at work, which let to two different, but great conversations with my guests at work.
- Monday August 28, 2014: I had a super productive day at work and was able to take advantage of our last day of overlap to step out and grab lunch!
I plan to enjoy the nice weather this afternoon! I can’t believe that it is 74 degrees at 11:15am in July! Hopefully I can take some pictures and practice more. You know what they say–practice makes perfect!!
Speaking of practice here are a few pictures I took yesterday evening. I tried to focus more on exposure and was happy to see they looked much better when I viewed them on my laptop this morning.
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