5 November Goal - RESULTS

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If you missed my original post here is the link. It may be late but it's fun to see what/how I did last month and although I know I didn't meet all my goals I am still proud of my success.

1. Take My Vitamins Every. Single. Day.

I started out strong taking my cocktail every lunch for at least two weeks. However, I fell off the wagon but I am still trying to remember (as I look at my little vitamin box seeing I still haven't taken today's mix. I don't think I took them consecutively enough to see/feel results but I am really going to try to keep taking them.

Is it just me or is taking vitamins pretty much the hardest thing to do next to getting out of bed? I don't know what it is. I will do it for a bit and then I stop for no reason. I have done it where I set up a reminder every day but, I ignore it half the time. During the week everyone probably remembers but, then the week end comes and everything goes down the tube. So I am going to make a conscious effort and take 'my vitamins' every day for a whole month. I am going to make this an experiment as well. We take vitamins because they are supposed to make us feel better. Well, after I take my vitamins for a full month, will I feel different, better hopefully. I will keep you posted.

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2. Start Personal Training

This didn't even happen once. Pre-baby I loved to work out and feel good. Probably because I had more time or cared more, no that's not true, I do care I just don't have the time and since cutting out carbs (a lot, but not all the time) my weight is exactly where I want it, making it even harder to get motivated to workout. However, I am lacking in the toning department and really need to find the time even to do just a 15 workout a day to gets the blood flowing. I notice when I don't work out, especially in the winter I am a lot colder then when I do. Placebo? Maybe but it's motivating because I hate being cold.

I ain't rich but, my husband is very knowledgeable when it comes to health the fitness. He claims he can get me into shape by just going outside and well, I believe him. So, for the month of November I am committing to him to get my butt perkier for our pretend trip to Mexico this winter. :)

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3. Organize My Spare Bedroom

I can't believe but I actually got around to organizing some of my spare bedroom. I painted the headboard, put up some pictures, got rid of some crap, moved the bookshelf into the hallway and the result of my effort is now when people come over I am not ashamed however, I still advise them not to open the closet.

 It's the junk room of the house and whenever we have guests I am always scrambling to make it presentable, I just want it to always be presentable. The struggle is real people. 

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4. Commit to One Night A Week-End as My Night In

Maybe not every week end I go to do this but most I did. I love staying in and enjoying my time with Maddox and Jay just reading, playing whatever with no pressure of a commitment I have to attend with baby. Especially with the winter full on here in Ontario it is going to be hard to get me out even one night a  week. My January goal might change to making myself go out one night a week.

With the holidays approaching I am becoming overwhelmed just thinking about all the things we have committed to. Like everyone else, we are booked at least one day every week-end from now until Christmas. So to keep myself sane I need to have at least one night at home and low key.

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5. Organize my projects-

Again, didn't finish ( I know a common theme) but I did work on organizing all my sewing projects. They were in nice piles in my closet but then I got sick of looking at them and decided to throw them all into a suitcase and deal with later. One day in the near future I will be able to sew and finish all my projects, one day.

Lately I have been really into having a notepad with me at all times to jot down things that enter my mind throughout the day and it really helps me to make lists, prioritize and so on. Doesn't mean I do all the things but it helps me figure out what I want to do.

That being said, I have like 10 million sewing projects that I have started and although I want to complete them sometimes I get overwhelmed and don't know how to complete them and just throw it in a pile. So my goal is to list all of the projects I have on the go, prioritize them all and then for each one right out what steps I need to do to get them done. I think this is a great exercise for me to do as it will help me visualize what needs to get done and really can or not.

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