I can’t believe it is the last day of January! Funny how the first part of the month seemed to go by slow, and then the last week zipped by. I think it happened, I just don’t remember the specifics 😀
Mondays are now the new run days for me. No lifting. I headed out this morning and it was noticeably lighter out – yay! I hopped on the treadmill and did 3 quick (relatively) miles. Then it was time for breakfast (my very favorite part of the day).
Banana custard oats with peanut flour and jam.
Look how beautiful and sunny it was out today.
Guess that is to appease for the 2 snow storms that will be here the next couple of days. More than a foot total by the end of Wednesday. Yay…. Of course, you know that means moving Bagel Wednesday dammit!
I had a very yummy lunch today. I mixed up some Vanilla Greek yogurt with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, then topped with toasted pecans.
With a pear. This time anjou instead of red pears (they were on sale).
So the month of January is done. I didn’t really set any goals for myself because I had done my to-do list for the entire year. But, here is the progress towards some of those goals.
1. Weight. I am in weight loss mode right now. I lost 2.5 pounds for the month of January. I am a little ambivalent about that, as it wasn’t even all that I gained in the week of Christmas. Love how what comes on in a week takes 2 months to get off. Of course, I wasn’t strictly adherent and had cupcakes, and soft pretzels, and a weekend chocolate binge 😀 . I would probably have done better had I not enjoyed those so much (but I don’t care).
2. Practice guitar 3 times a week. I have been doing awesome on this. I have been doing 5 days a week, and have progressed my time to at least 20 minutes per session. It’s building up the fingers as they get sore from playing. I broke a string yesterday and even went right out to get a new one so that my zone wouldn’t get interrupted (which was also an excuse for the library and coffee yesterday – bonus!). Gotta keep it up.
3. Learn basic plumbing. I have been reading books and John made up plans for our half bath we are going to install ourselves in the laundry room. Most of you probably don’t know that I rehabbed 2 houses myself, so I can do a lot of home maintenance/rennovation, but plumbing other than seating a new toilet or sink was not something I did. Now I will do that. We are taking the plans to get the permit this week. I am excited about that!
4. Make more money this year. Well, I lost one of my jobs, so strike out on that one so far LOL!
So, some progress made already. Now I need some specific smaller goals for February to talk about tomorrow.
I forgot to take a picture of my latte today, which I had with half of a protein bar, but you can imagine that.
I did, however, get a shot of dinner!
John made up some tomato sauce the other day and I decided to put in on the chicken. I am so adventurous! Winter blend on the side. It was more like cauliflower florets and chunks of broccoli stems. Lame! I am a broccoli snob. I like Bird’s Eye baby broccoli florets – and that is what you pretty much always see on my blog. I am brand loyal on certain things and my florets are one of them.
Evening snack tonight?
Pistachios all portioned out and waiting for me to get hungry. Stay safe and warm all snow bound peeps! Think spring really hard 😀
Question: How was your January?