Good morning! How about some goal talk? Because, you know, you don’t see enough of it on healthy living blogs at the beginning of each month.
When I was making breakfast yesterday, I decided I wanted pumpkin oats and eggs. So I made my oats (1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, a few tablespoons of pumpkin, cinnamon and stevia) and my eggs (1 egg plus about 1/3 of a cup of egg whites) but I decided I REALLY didn’t want to dirty another plate.
So, I just threw my eggs on top of my oats and called it breakfast. It was pretty good with the yolk dripping into the oats – plus a bit of almond butter on the side.
Creative food combo, or just laziness? You decide.
So how did I do with my goals for September?
1. Touch my toes.
I didn’t do as well on this one as I would have hoped. While my flexibility has improved, I haven’t quite gotten to my toes yet – more like just above my ankles (which is better than I was at the beginning of the month, when I was barely halfway down my shins). Toes, I will get you one day!
Extremely unlikely you’ll ever get me doing this, but I can hope, right?
2. Make my new home a home.
Done and done! Eric and I are in love with our little apartment and how we’ve got it set up.
Love! Especially the bathroom (is it weird to be slightly obsessed with your bathroom?)
3. Be socially active in school.
I think I’ve done pretty well in this aspect! I don’t make friends easily, but I have been making an effort to reach out to people in my program and find things we have in common. It’s a good group of people, and I’m going to enjoy having classes with them this year.
I highly recommend making friends over sushi.
4. Learn how to balance school, fitness and life.
This one is definitely going to be an ongoing process! I started a new program that only has me working out 4 days a week, which affords me a bit more time – not a bad thing. I think sometimes I prioritize blogging over schoolwork, which is NOT a habit I should get into. I love my little corner of the blogworld (and all of you who take the time to read it!) but I do need to make sure I keep focused on school. It’s not too much of a problem now, but once I start getting into heavy assignments I may have to rearrange some things.
Overall, I think I did pretty well!
Out with old goals, in with new.
1. Do yoga twice a week.
For extra accountability with this, I’m going to join Courtney in her October yoga challenge! I’m modifying it slightly to meet my needs (twice a week as opposed to three) but I think it’s a great idea. I can keep focusing on my flexibility, while giving myself some peace and quiet time so I don’t get too stressed from school.
2. Up my protein to at least 110-130 grams a day.
I talked about this yesterday, but just to reiterate.
I want more muscle. Muscles need protein.
Ergo: Eat lots of protein.
Grow muscles! Grooooooooooow!
3. Eat more in general.
Again, mentioned in yesterday’s post, but I think I need to raise my calories as well. I want to focus on getting in 5-6 small meals a day with an acceptable amount of calories (not going to diverge exact numbers for comparison’s sake, but it’s a few hundred more daily than I tend to get now). I will likely be uncomfortably full (and Meg has reassured me that it’s completely normal) but it’ll be worth the physical and mental discomfort if it means I gets more results from my current program.
4. Have an awesome birthday, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.
I have Thanksgiving this weekend, my birthday in a couple weeks, and Halloween at the end of the month (obviously). October is always an awesome month for me – I want to continue that streak and have a fabulous time this month. P.S. the protein rules will not apply as much during these celebrations – birthday cake > protein shakes.
Note to self: Find that tiara again. Birthday necessity.
Definitely a good set of goals to get me through the month.
<— Did you have goals for September? How did you do with them?
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