On the first month…

January’s Goals

As you may have read in my previous post, my goal for 2018 (a.k.a. ‘the year of 30’) was to take on a new personal goal each month. The goals are not meant to be lofty. They are small aspects of life that I have either a) attempted to improve habits before or b) have thought about improving. My intent is make gradual changes that I can incorporate into my life for a better and healthier lifestyle…so you won’t see anything super drastic here!

Also, with each goal, I am going to try my best to make these changes with resources that I already have or that are not too expensive to obtain. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that you need a lot of things to induce changes in habits, but truth be told, you most likely do not!

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This month’s goal is centered around improving general health. I’m focusing on drinking more water, eating healthier, and getting back into a better workout routine.

I know what you’re thinking…This sounds like a LOT!

And- it is! BUT my approach is a little less intimidating. I’m going to break down what I’m specifically doing for each ‘sub-goal’. Today’s post will focus on:

Drinking more water

I am terrible about drinking water. My grandfather says that if you’re mouth is dry and you’re feeling thirsty, you’re body is very far from receiving the amount of water it needs. The point being, that you should never feel that kind of thirst. I’ve noticed that if I don’t make a concerted effort to drink water, I just don’t drink enough!

The first step I’ve taken is to document how much I’m drinking. In my planner, I write down how much I drink at work. It motivates me to drink more and be more cognizant of how much I’m drinking. I even note anything else I drink during the day (tea, coffee, sparkling water, etc.)

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Simple tips:

  • Keep a water bottle at your desk at work- let’s face it, you probably spend 80% of your time during the week here, so be smart about it!
  • When you’re out and about- carry a water bottle with you! (I am AWFUL about this) – you can save the environment, save money from not buying water or any drinks, and prevent yourself from drinking other things
  • Get a glass of water when you’re eating out. If you were to get a soda, etc. substitute that with water. If you have to have your morning coffee/tea or treat yourself to some wine- that’s TOTALLY okay!!
  • Write out how much and what you’re drinking! Let it motivate you!! This can be tracked using an app, or written in your planner (if you’re old school like me…)

 

This Thursday, I’ll discuss how I’ve been doing with this effort, and what my experience has been with this little change.

OOTD

IMG_0024.jpgThe blue velvet skirt is from Ann Taylor – Velvet Pocket Skirt; is currently on sale (extra 60% off!!) The fit is really nice, and the waist is high enough to where it can hide your tummy and be comfortable all at the same time.

Top- is LOFT; but an oldie!! Essentially a light grey with lantern sleeves. Here are some similar options: here or here.

Shoes- I’ve featured these WAYYY too much… What can I say, I think that they’ve become my season favorites!!


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