Let’s get real…there are a lot of things I need to do better, and as a big believer in self-improvement, I’m going to share 5 of them with you today. It’s easy to make excuses as to why “things are the way they are,” but it’s better to make an effort to change them than to let them get stale and become a negative part of your life. I’m always reading that you are much more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down, so here we gooooo!
We have a big health-related post coming up, but this is definitely something I struggle with. I know how to eat clean, I know how to work out, and I enjoy both…sometimes. My problem, like many, is that I fall off the wagon when anything shifts my schedule in the slightest. I’m trying to keep my eating 80% healthy, but weekends are definitely a struggle for me. I downloaded the MyFitnessPal app, and it definitely helps, but I really need to get it together, and make time for health/fitness daily. It’s not that hard, it’s just about creating a plan. Stay tuned for an update…
My days are typically 6:00am – 10:15pm – Avery eats around 9:30-10pm and is just starting to sleep through the night (sadly, not every night lol), so by the time 10:15 rolls around, I feel like I have some “me” time. I take that time to browse blogs, Instagram, read the news, catch up on DVR’d shows, etc, but I really need to be resting. I wake up every morning feeling “SO TIRED,” but it’s my own fault. I want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day instead of feeling like I need a gallon of coffee just to get out of my pajamas. I’m going to strive for a nightly routine that goes something like this…put Avery to bed, put pajamas on, wash face + brush teeth, read for 20-30 minutes (reading books should also be on this list!), and go to bed. I think this will help me feel so much better – right now I’m falling asleep between 12:00 – 12:30am with the occasional 3-4am wake-up call from Avery, and that’s just not enough sleep. More sleep = happier & healthier!