Monday, October 10, 2011

6 Weeks to the big Three-Oh!

There are just over 6 weeks until my birthday… My 30th birthday. While I feel really good about my place in life I know I could feel better physically (and mentally) if I changed a few things.

With that in mind, I decided to issue myself a challenge. The main goal: To focus and recommit myself to healthier/happier living. The overall challenge is to eat better, move more, de-clutter my living space (which has the added benefit of helping my mental space) and focus.

I’ve decided that the best way for me to do this is one step at a time. So, instead of making one LARGE commitment I’m going to give myself a few mini-challenges a week and really focus and commit to those goals.

Here we are… Goals for Week 1 (Oct. 10th-16th):
Drink a full 8 cups of water a day
Get back to dance classes plus exercise at least 1 additional day
Put all laundry

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Obviously, I'm not good at this

So, obviously I’m not very good about updating a blog. I’ll try to be better, but that’s all I can promise.

What’s going on in the life of Rachel?

Well, I got engaged on Dec. 24th! So, in addition to the things I was trying to (or in some cases just wanting to) balance before – work, dance, getting in better shape, eating better, turning my house into a home – I’m also working on planning a wedding!

It’s actually really exciting.

Anyway, the plan is to do a better job of posting here. It will continue to be a mish-mash of things I’ve done, ideas I have, and things I’m trying to motivate myself to do.

Current projects include:
Trying to get a set habit of flossing every night (not exciting, at all)
Determining a location for our ceremony/reception (we want to do a one location wedding)
All things wedding – mostly looking for inspirations right now (we have determined the colors – black and red (silver accents, I think)
Trying to move more (this includes taking a weekly Zumba class and yoga)
Attempting to re-do the upstairs bathroom (just yesterday we had a new toilet put in, and our shower doors taken down and a curved rod put up. I want to tear all the wallpaper down and paint)