Not to sound cheesy, but spring is the season of new beginnings, right? There is that sense of renewal when the trees are budding and the birds are chirping. I made a lot of changes in my life this winter – it has not been easy. My whole family is putting a lot of effort into helping me finish school – it has taken a huge leap of faith for everyone involved. I can’t help but think how grateful I am for the opportunity to improve myself and work towards new goals. I thought it would be a nice idea to “put pen to paper” and think about what I’d like to accomplish this season.
I haven’t been posting my workouts the past week or two. They’ve definitely been happening, but I’ve been super sick and trying to take it a little easier. I have asthma, so getting sick is a huge barrier to working out hard. I’m hoping this week I’ll start to feel better and start posting again!
1. Spend a lot of time with family, enjoying the beautiful children we have and cherishing our time together.
2. Plan an awesome overnight date with my husband and a fun, little family trip.
3. Take more videos of my sweet girls learning, playing, and enjoying. Save them 1000 times on 8 different devices, burn them onto DVDs, etc. (I hate this job, but it needs to happen!)
1. Successfully complete my first nursing clinical this summer – really nervous about this one! I’m sure I will be fine, but I’ve worked so hard and waited so long to get here. I just want to make sure I’m giving it my all.
2. Post on the blog 2-3 times per week, increase readership.
3. Stay organized with school – I have a tendency to be more like “organized chaos” – which is not very organized at all.
4. Study for boards as I go, try not to be last minute about it. I took a two year hiatus from school to have my babies, so I really need to be reviewing material A LOT!
1. String together several strict pull ups. (Right now I can only do one at a time without a band.)
2. Accomplish 65# overhead squat
3. Power clean 115#
4. Work on pistols (I broke my ankle several years ago – ankle mobility is a huge issue for me here!)
5. Do a ring dip!
6. Starting to think about potentially competing in bikini/figure at some point in the next year or two – am I crazy!???
1. Focus on less gluten-free cheat meals. I love GF pizza and GF bread, etc… but it’s been too much lately. I want to focus more on having that as a truly a “treat.”
2. Kick my every night chocolate habit. I love chocolate, and I don’t think it’s bad for you. I just have a tendency to WAY overdo it. A few times a week would be much better than every day.
1. Read The Bible daily. I have the app, She Reads Truth, that has a convenient 1 year bible format. I’ve been trying to commit to reading each night, even if it’s only just the new testament passages. It’s really a lot better than the print format because it tells you the % completed and that’s really motivating! I really need to stop making excuses on this one.
2. Develop more confidence and empower myself to be who I am. This is a tough one, and it’s truly hard to apply. But, from things like just writing more and not seeking approval from others before I post, or sharing my real, post-baby body on social media – those are all things that are important to get out there.
I’d love to read about your goals for the spring/summer, whether it be personal/professional, fitness-related, or not!