November: The Goals, Changes, and Challenges
Good evening fellow positive foodie friends! How is everyone enjoying November!? It’s definitely off to a great start here in London weather wise!
As usual, I took complete advantage of this beautiful weather and wore shorts Shorts in November!? I’d go for that any day
Last night I posted about the importance of having a positive attitude instead of going with my original plan of posting about the new goals, changes, and challenges that I have made for myself now that we are beginning a wonderful new month I am so happy I put this topic off until today because I got some amazing feed back from so many of you I appreciate every single comment that you leave for me to read I read them all and usually leave replies too So make sure you check for replies
It seems like a lot of us have the same opinion on living a positive life which is awesome because who wants to be grumpy!? We were all given the great gift of life, so we should definitely embrace it and make the most of it
For the past day or so, I have been absolutely loving all of the posts popping up throughout the blog world talking about setting new goals for the month, ways to make the most of the new month, and inspiration on staying motivated! So many posts have (many more than the ones that I shared links for) have increased my excitement about my own goals that I have created for the month
I was trying to organize my goals into specific categories according to which area of my life they relate to, but you know what? One of my goals are to chillax a little bit more, so I’m just going to go ahead and list my goals; in no particular order
This list consists of many goals that have came to mind recently, but trust me… the way my mind works, the list will keep growing each day
– Learn to relax more
– Start using my agenda again
– Be in bed by 10:30
– Stretch before and after exercising
– Say positive affirmations daily
– Attend church weekly
– Write down at least one thing a day that I am thankful for
– Be more spontaneous
– Give others compliments
– Give myself compliments
– Take my time while eating
– Continue challenging myself
– Integrate pilates into my routine
– Become more environmentally friendly
Alright, so I definitely could make this list much longer, but I am sure you get the point. When you overview this list, you can clearly see that there are so many different areas in my life that I want to work on which is a great thing! Goals are a beautiful thing. The list above could use a lot of explaining and elaboration so I have decided to do “continued” posts on my goals for the month These posts will be categorized as so:
– Fitness goals
– Nutrition goals
– Spiritual goals
– Academic goals
– Personal goals
– Blog goals
I think I have a good outline so far and am so pumped to share not only my goals with you all, but the changes and challenges that I have made in each area as well! There are so many updates on my fitness that I can hardly contain myself I am really beginning to notice results and want to share them with you all I haven’t posted too many “progress” pictures, but I think I am ready to start doing so!
I am also really excited to share more information with you about the foodie side of my life Of course I am still having my beloved bedtime snack, but I’ll be sharing some other changes and challenges that I have made
I hope you are all stoked for the posts to come because I sure am From fitness goals to goals for my blog, I hope you all will enjoy the upcoming posts!
So to kick off the exciting line up of posts I have been planning for all of you, I will start something new tonight! A new page has been added to my blog (one of the goals I have made for my blog!). This page coincides with my goal of listing one thing a day that I am thankful for. The page is called Appreciate and will list one thing each day that I am thankful or appreciative for I love this new addition to my blog and invite each of you to add the page to your own blog and take part in this with me For my non-blogger readers, grab a journal and write down one thing each day that you are thankful for I did the journal version of this for the entire summer and noticed a huge change in my appreciation for life itself I started to notice even the smallest things in my day that were amazing and beautiful (I think I became a much more positive person because of it!). I highly suggest that each of you try this along with me
You might notice that you become a happier you Who doesn’t want that!? Let me know if you decide to join in on the fun!
What I am Appreciative for Today:
– Food Science Lab being cancelled this morning! I used my entire day to study for my upcoming midterm This made me so happy and feel much more confident about my upcoming exams!
Last night I mentioned that tonight’s post would be a fitness post, sorry about not following through with that, but I can promise you that tomorrows post will be fitness focused and share the goals, changes, and challenges that I have made for myself in the area of fitness I am so excited to post it tomorrow! I was thinking about saving it for last (I always save the best for last), but I am just too excited, so why not change things up a little bit (be more spontaneous – monthly goal!) and post about one of my favourite topics first
However, I’m not going to totally skimp out on the fitness portion of this post. I can’t do that to you guys! I love you and fitness too much
Today was quad day. Let’s just say I was a sweaty mess after this routine (and it takes a lot to make me sweat!) which is a clear indication that it was a good workout and I pushed myself I increased the weights for multiple exercises (talk more about this tomorrow) and also added in some core stuff at the end (plank variations; stuff like that).
What I really wanted to share with you all today was this video
Pat Flynn has some awesome YouTube videos! I really admire his technique, so I watched this before my workout and really concentrated on proper form while performing my goblet squats since they are a new to me exercise!
Of course I always concentrate on form while performing any exercise, but I love to watch videos such as this right before I go to the gym if I am performing a new exercise so it’s fresh in my head
Ok, before I get too carried away with my love for everything fitness… I better say goodnight! I still have some studying to do before bedtime.
Love you all! Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Did you take part in workout Wednesday?
Have you tried any new exercises lately?
Do you incorporate goblet squats into your exercise?
Do any of my goals listed above match up with your November goals?
What are you appreciative for today?