It's Wednesday, which is usually confession time around here, but since it's the last day of April, I thought I might do a monthly recap of some of the stuff that you may not have seen/read around here, which means I'm still getting my confessions in too. Two ducks, one stone, right?
This month was a very productive one for the blog. I'm really surprised at how many posts I was able to pump out and how much reader interaction was going on up in here! A huge thank you to all of you!
1. Though I owe the majority of this month's blogging awesomeness to my blog planner, here's some other stuff that helped me get my blogging mojo back:
//Desktop wallpaper by Cocorina. I mean, how can you not be inspired to blog when you see this on your screen every day?
//Printable calendars by So Pupuka and Oh the Lovely Things. I'm the kind of person that needs to have something to cross off, so these calendars help me stay on track. I have one at work and one at home.
2. One of the benefits of my blogging boost this month was the amount of photos I was able to take. Usually I'm too lazy or too caught-up-in-the-moment to stop and take a picture, but this month I was able to get a few shots of some of the things we did this month:
Ritidian Beach, Guam
Guam's 'Smokin Wheels' Event
Merizo Pier at night
Practicing their egg hunting skills before the big day...
Swinging away in Merizo
My phone was so excited about all the camera use that it got a couple shots of the inside of my pocket.
Paparazzi fail. Trying to sneak a picture of my dad's doppelganger at the post office.
Our spread for the Merizo Fiesta.
3. This month was full of new beginnings for me. The beginning of getting my blog on the track I want it to be on, the beginning of my "for real" wedding planning, and the beginning of many new friendships with new bloggers.
Today was also the beginning of my healthy-ish lifestyle after calling myself out on it yesterday. This morning I dragged my ass out of bed, put on some tunes, and did 30 minutes of yoga. It was just enough to energize me but I felt like pushing myself just a little bit harder before I hopped into the shower so I did this quick circuit:
By the 4th burpee I was pretty much dying but I stuck to it and finished. (Go, me!) And instead of drinking 4 cups of coffee and binging on sweets and fatty foods all day, I am proud to say that I only had 1 cup of coffee all day and have been drinking water after that. My homegirl Kathy suggested a sort of schedule to keep me on track until my body (and mind) get used to it so here's my master plan, since I'm all about planning this month:
6am - Work. It. Out.
8am - Light breakfast/snack.
10am - No more coffee. Water only for the rest of the day.
12pm - Lunch, but no overindulging.
2pm - Snack on almonds or apple chips.
4pm - Tea time.
6pm - Dinner.
I'm not able to stick to those 'meal plan' things. I like the freedom to eat what I want, but this time I'll save my cravings and indulgences for dinner time and try not to OVER indulge. Unfortunately I didn't have breakfast or lunch today because I was supposed to have a dental appointment and had errands to run, but I did munch on some almonds and though I did indulge in some yummy Doritos, I only allowed myself a small amount before closing the giant bag and shoving it back in my desk. Uh, I believe that's a point for me!
So what are some of your favorite moments from this month? Anything new? How are you with your fitness habits?