Last night I posted a picture of my January calendar…I had decided not to really make any resolutions for 2021. Why? Well, in the past they just haven’t worked out that well for me. So I went in with a different plan – habit tracking!
For the most part it worked! I picked a couple things that I knew I could do on a regular basis – water intake and exercise. Proud to say that I got all of my water in and exercised all but 4 days in January. Exercise and water do the body good for sure! 🙂
For the other 3 things I thought this would be a struggle, but I kept putting one foot in front of the other…I will tell you this, I love a good cold beer here and there, but I know they are empty calories so I set out to try and limit my alcohol intake. I went nine days then had a beer with dinner one night out with Jerry. The following weekend we had a members night out and let’s just say I had a “few” 🙂 This was probably the hardest “habit” to conquer because it’s easy to come home and reach for that beer or wine to “wind down”…but I chose other things to focus on instead. I know it’s not the same, but I’ve started having some tea in the evenings (decaf!) and that has helped.
I went 31 days with NO Ice Cream!! During January, I wanted to cut out as much junk food as possible (had 2 days where I had some cookies 🙂 ) The ice cream win was HUGE! To combat that sweet tooth I just had healthy options available at home; a go to favorite is protein ice cream – mash 1/2 banana, scoop of protein powder (I use vanilla), almond milk then freeze for about 45min! Yum!
The last thing I did was try to eliminate at least 5 pieces of “clutter” from home/work. This is definitely helping as I ridded our house (and part of my office) of the unnecessary. It really does feel freeing!
I’m going to continue in February and continue to focus on these 5 things as well as add one more “habit” to track…a daily blog post! I keep meaning to post every day, but then I get sucked in to other things. So I’m going to provide a post (try to any way!) every day in February…Should be easier at the end right?? Tune in for information, inspiration and motivation in the next 27 days or so!
Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!