We are half way through the year. Every year seems to go faster and faster. 2019 has been a year of change and setbacks. The year of happy tears and heart aches. So much has happened and yet so much is left to do.
I don’t know why I love the first of each month. It feels like new beginnings. It is a chance to grow, learn and set new standards for yourself. This month is no different. I have goals. I have goals, damnit!
First and foremost: I’m doing a hydration challenge. I’ve really slacked on keeping up with my water intake. It never fails, when I don’t drink enough water, it affects my entire body. My goal is to get 90+ ounces of water a day. I’m learning a lot about the water we drink and the things we can do to improve it so we get the most out of our water consumption. Thanks to @therealfoodmama for this goal and for being so informative on just about everything food and nutrition.
Second goal: cutting down on my animal consumption. This one I have thought about a lot for over a year. It is something I have wanted to try for a very long time. After my husband became ill, he was told to cut down on red meat. We rarely eat red meat now, except when we go to a steakhouse. I don’t purchase for the house. Any red meat dishes, I use turkey as a substitute. Unless it’s Pot Roast… I haven’t really looked in to a Pot Roast that isn’t made with meat.
Anyway, we pretty much only eat chicken breast or lean turkey. I will occasionally eat Tilapia or shrimp but since no one else in my family likes either, I don’t make it often. The reason why I’m finally diving in to this challenge is because I recently came down with a stomach virus after consuming some sort of meat product. I couldn’t help it, it was Memorial Day Weekend, burgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets galore and I devoured it all. I was out for the count for days. I will spare you the disgusting details. Needless to say, I get nauseous whenever I see any kind of meat so it’s time to make the jump.
This lofty goal will be challenging as I have no idea what I’m actually doing, but putting it out in the universe means I have to try. So here we go. Thank you @Angie.Armada for this goal and challenge. I’m ready to see the difference eating less meat makes.
Numero 3: After many, many years, we are finally taking a 1 week vacation that is not Disney related! The family is headed to Washington and Canada! It will be my kids first time on airplanes and they are excited. The goal is to have a good time, soak in as many sights as we can. Eat the foods. Take the pictures. Make the memories. I am so freaking excited and I just can’t hide it!
Goal 4: Run some miles. I am on a no set mileage goal at the moment since running has really taken a backseat. It is unbearably hot in Miami and I refuse to run outdoors with the all the layers I have to put on. The month of May was a treadmill month and this summer is looking like more of the same. Some treadmill miles so I don’t lose my stamina should do the trick.
My first RunDisney virtual 5K has to be completed between June 1st and June 30th so I know I have a guaranteed 3 miles. While on vacation, I want to get in at least 1 or 2 miles in Washington and 1 or 2 miles in Canada. Those are Bucket List miles and I am even more excited that I get this opportunity to complete them. I keep thinking about the background and scenery. I’m a sucker for a good backdrop. I am doing mental cartwheels and hoping to get some actual cartwheels done in both locations without hurting myself. It’s going to be a happy month of running.
My 5th and final goal for this month is to work on this little blog site and put it out there. This one is just scary to the point that it induces vomiting. I don’t believe anything I have written so far is any good but it’s all me. I’m excited and nervous.
If you know me, you know that my self esteem is not the greatest. I have a hard time believing anything I do is worth anyone’s time. However, I started this blog in hopes to reach out to that one kid that feels they don’t belong. I can’t do that if I keep it to myself.
So I’m finally jumping in. Wish me luck because I still don’t know what the hell I’m doing!
It’s going to be a great month of knowledge and growth. Let’s do this!