well helllooooo february, you sneaky little thing you. somehow you popped onto the scene before i could say jack robinson.
but welcome just the same.
i actually finished something y'all.
the #janphotoaday challenge in instagram.
i know, big whoop, i managed to take a photo a day for a month, give me a prize.
but for a girl who usually gets distracted by other bright and shiny things and fizzles out on projects 2/3 of the way through...i'm a wee bit proud of myself for sticking it out.
29. inside our fridge
30. nature (actually a combo of nature, water, reflection, my shoes and a bit of me)
31. me, again (no make up & sweaty after an awesome turbo fire workout)
so that was a fun little photo challenge. i started fatmumslim's new one yesterday (feel free to join me).
speaking of being sweaty from my turbo fire workouts , i've made more of an effort to do them, you know, regularly. last week i exercised 5 days and am on track to do the same--or more (!!)--this week, which feels, well...fabulous. i love the music, the moves, the intensity, the punches and kicks and the challenge. my goal is to stick with it for a month (of 5+ workouts a week) and see what happens.
of course my food choices could be better. i have patterns of good days followed by scary days, so as always, consistency (discipline? commitment?) is still my biggest struggle.
in other goal related news, i read 6 books in january (i'm keeping a list in my 10-yr journal):
1.) the phantom tollbooth by norton juster
2.)in the garden of beasts by erik larson (very good)
3.)rules of civility by amor towles (nyc in the 30s, loved!)
4.)11/22/63 by stephen king (could. not. put. it. down. soooo good--even if you think you don't like stephen king, this is not horror guru stephen king at all, it's history, it's time travel, it's what-if, it's a love story and if you are a fan of his novel IT, you are in for a treat)
5.)i feel bad about my neck & 6.)i remember nothing by nora ephron (so funny and sharp)
i also started a few others but quit them when they didn't grab me or make me want to care about them.
6 down, 37 more to go.
(i made a goal to read at least my age in books this year.)
this month i hope to:
exercise 5-6 days a week
eat well (less meat & junk, more fruit and veggies)
read my bible & pray more
read more books
take more photos
write in my journal (more than the daily 5 lines in my 10-year journal)
write real letters
continue project life
smile more and be nice
wish me luck