Happy Friday! If your week was anything like mine, it was slow! I really love “Getting Back Into Routine” January, but that doesn’t mean that it is an easy month!
I am going to link-up with High Five for Friday again, but am going to share 5 daily things I have been doing daily – instead of the normal randomness.
I don’t make strict New Year’s resolutions, because I know by March my zeal and vigor will be almost non-existent. But, I always love the “new beginnings” that January brings, and I always find myself committing to “new things” – which may last 3 months – or a year. Here are five things I am changing daily – we’ll see how long they last!
I Have A Renewed Vigor for my Lose-It App
If I am totally honest, I got very sloppy with logging my calories over the holidays. Very sloppy. I absolutely love and believe in the Lose It App – but I have to be on board mentally for it to work. These past two weeks I have been 100% ON BOARD. Like, I log after every bite. (Well, not really). I am still not eating well 100%, but I know what I am eating and am keeping my calories in check. I am also working out about 3 times a week – but no matter how much exercise you do, “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet”. I believe this 100%. (Read more about how I use the Lose It App here.)
I Am Eating An Apple A Day
Ok, I know this is weird. And it hardly deserves to be blogged about! But, I have become really intentional about this. I have heard from several people that their trick to staying slim is their eating an apple whenever hunger strikes. An apple – a simple apple. I have been eating at least one a day – sometimes more – and I love filling up on fruit before I full up on Wheat Thins (my all time favorite snack right now). Ok, that’s all I’ve got to say about apples…
I Am Waking Up Early
This is something I always try to do – and something I fail at royally! I am a really bad sleeper (like, I have been diagnosed, I am that bad) and when I wake up I am exhausted. But, I started something new this week that is super exciting for me! Yes, it is another app, but I am pretty excited about it. I am using the Sleep Cycle App that wakes you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase. These few days I have been amazed at how happy I am when this thing wakes me up. You put it under your fitted sheet face down, and it calculates your sleeping patterns. I love the graphs, and overall, it is worth the $.99. I am super pumped about this one!
I Am Reading Through the Bible In a Year
For Christmas, my Father-In-Law gave the each child (and child-in-law 🙂 ) a One Year Chronological Bible. This Bible orders the events chronologically, and divides the entire Bible up into 365 days. I love a plan, and the fact that my husband and I am doing this together is so special. Because the whole family is doing it, there is a lot of accountability – exactly what I need!
I Am Planning a New Blog Project – That You Will Love!
I wanted to create a project that begins a new leaf for my blogging. I wanted something is larger than this blog – is simple, feasible, exciting, and new – and includes every reader, not just bloggers! Let me tell you, it’s hard finding a “new idea” in the blog world. So, stay tuned next week when I showcase what is going on!