In no particular order…
Much to my surprise and delight, I was given a FitBit One and have become quite addicted to it. I was never really interested in these activity trackers until I learned more about them through Weight Watchers. Now that I have one of my own I can see how it does motivate me to move more than I normally would. I do a lot of exercise and standing, but when not, I am a ‘sitter’… not anymore! The FitBit reminds me that I am nearly a daily goal and that really does motivate me to achieve them. And I love that it awards me little badges and rewards for reaching milestones too. So far I have earned a Boat Shoe, a Sneaker, Happy Hills, and Marathon Badge.
Through my association with SweatPink, I was given a free trial of the gigabody.com workout site (have you entered my giveaway for a free trial of your own?). I have really been enjoying the workouts I find there and have been working out with The Captain. That is always a bonus for me! Check out my giveaway HERE.
And speaking of SweatPink… I have been having fun with some of the #NoExcuses 2015 Challenge so far. Every day there is a different activity to do and share on social media. I haven’t done them all, but I am finding it motivating and I love seeing all the pictures on Instagram from the other participants.
21 Day Mindfulness Eating Challenge
I am so glad I took part in this 21 Day Reset hosted by Laura from Mommy Run Fast. Laura is a very caring and motivational coach and I found the FB group to be helpful too. It was good to focus on healthy food choices for the duration and it has set me on the path to success with healthy and mindful eating through 2015 I am sure. I have kept the daily informational/motivational emails Laura sent so that I can refer to them for little refreshers thorough the year.
I am so gung ho about running right now and about taking part in Laura’s 5 by the 5th Challenge, that I actually made sure to get it in early in January…. even though I was reminded later that it doesn’t actually start till February! Haha! I am such a keener. But it is great to be enjoying running again and looking forward to getting out instead of feeling like I should do it. it. I am not going to give any thought to speed at all this year... just enjoy the doing.
Everyone knows how much I love Tommie Copper gear. And I also love that they have been very, very good to me. This week an unexpected package came to the door and when I opened it up there was a pair of my favoritie compession leggings, a beautiful new scoop neck compression shirt (yes, with thumbholes) and a pair of stylish compression socks. This picture really does these awesome garments no justice at all and I will be sure to share some better ones when I wear it all for the first time! Honestly, if you are not wearing Tommie Copper compression clothing you are really missing out on superior comfort, support and warmth… all for performance as well as recovery.
I know some parts of the continent have really been slammed with Winter this past week and I hope no one feels like I am rubbing it in… but we have been having wonderful warm and sunny days lately. There are flowers blooming everywhere… and not just the usual Spring flowers like daffs, snowdrops, crocuses and hyacinths… there are camelias and rhododendrons in bloom and the cherry trees are showing some beautiful pink blossoms as well.
This week we saw the first turtle of the season emerge from the muddy depths of the lake to climb up onto a log to enjoy some sunshine too.
And we are spending lots of time walking along the Strait and down on the beach below the bluffs. I think I have become acclimatized… I still want a jacket and gloves occasionally!
Smartie Pants Phone
I cannot tell you how much I have come to love my little Samsung phone! I was late getting to the smart phone party and am thorougly enjoying myself now that I have arrived. I am always looking for news apps and have started using the Weight Watchers app to track my food intake every day... so much better than writing it down in a diary. I am also loving the FitBit app and have finally gotten more active on Instagram with it too. I haven’t quite figured out the Pinterest app yet but all in all, I love that I can have so many accounts opened simultaneously instantly instead of having to open/close them like I do on my pc. I would love to find a 21 Day Fix app… but haven’t yet.
So… January has come to a close, and I am really looking forward to a Fabulous February… have some medical appointments to square away, our wedding anniversary to celebrate, and lots of other things I will share with you later.
How did January shake out for you?
Anything special in February on the horizon?