Friday, February 27, 2015

Goal Tracking & A Giveaway!

If you remember this post from a few weeks ago I talked a lot about the things I wanted to do differently and some of my goals and changes that I wanted to make going forward.  It’s been about a month now and I thought what better way to hold myself accountable then by recapping my progress…

Revamping my diet…
PASS.  This is going really well.  You guys can tell by my Friday Favorites posts and Instagram photos that I am UHBsessed with my spiralizer and have been eating zoodles at least 2x a week.  That is about how often I was eating regular pasta and this substitute has been amazing.  I’ve eaten them both raw and cooked and have really enjoyed every recipe that I’ve tried.  I’ve also been really focusing on stopping when I’m full, that is a challenge for me because if I love something (which is mostly everything I am eating) I just keep going until it’s gone rather than stopping when I’m full.  So far, so good.

Revamping my workout routine…
HALF-PASS.  It’s been hard to work out because my back has been bothering me, I have a lower back issue that stems from when I dropped my motorcycle a few years ago and tried to pick it up, never the same since.  I really need to get to the chiropractor.  I’ve been really taking it easy on the DailyBurn workouts since this started.  I’m hoping that between the chiro and the yoga classes that I’m registered for in March that I can start feeling better.  My next big purchase is going to be a treadmill because it’s something I can do, I love to do, and it won’t cause me any pain. 

Revamping my finances…
HALF-PASS.  I still had a few expensive Target trips and did some minor online shopping, but we made our first full house payment in February and we got a really nice, unexpected tax return this year which gave us a nice little boost in our savings.  I would say pass, but I still feel like there’s a lot of room for improvement.

Revamping my Infertility Treatment…
PASS!!!!!!!! This by far was my biggest accomplishment this month, mostly thanks to our new doctor who shares some of my same concerns and is addressing them, you can read more details here!  Although the one thing I said I really wanted (PGS) he advised against, I’m trusting him as a doctor that following his recommendation to not have the testing will be the right choice.  I hope I don’t regret this.  Fingers are still crossed for the Eeva testing as well and my hysteroscopy is scheduled for Tuesday!

Revamping Life in General…
PASS.  You all saw that I went from a blonde to a brunette again which I haven’t done in a couple of years.  I decided to make a change and I love it!  I've also been trying to organize and box up some of our stuff that we haven’t really used since living at my parents and getting it ready to be moved.  I got all of our bedroom furniture ordered, but putting it all together will be on the list for next month!  I've also been working on weeding out the closet and selling and donating different things.  Lots of good things happening.

One of the other things that I've added to my self-care routine is the It Works! Wraps and their Greens.  I've used their Greens for a while; I add them to my smoothies because they are equal to 8 servings of vegetables!  They come in different flavors and can be mixed in with just water.  I will tell you, these wraps really do amazing things and using them along with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, you will be thrilled with the results.  I've even used the wraps at times that I’m not working out at all and have seen amazing results.  I’m pairing up with my amazing friend and sponsor, Amanda to giveaway not one, but 2 wraps and a week’s worth of the Greens!  You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!  The winner will be announced a week from today! 
I am not going to be really adding anything to my list of goals, I’m just going to continue to work on these, even the ones I've passed on, I still want to continue to work on.  I've realized, especially now that we are on the finishing stages of the house, it's impossible to 100% commit myself to all of these things, but  I feel confident that I will continue to make these lifestyle changes for the better!


  1. Girl!!! I think not eating when full is a huge step (at least it would be for me). I hate that you have the back pain, but it heals and you don't have to deal with!!!

    Target - I basically avoid it so I don't spend money ;)

    Happy Friday friend! Looks like you have made a lot of progress with your goals!

  2. You are doing so awesome girl and congrats to you guys on making your first home payment and also on getting a refund - that's the best!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Way to go with your goals, you are doing awesome!! I wish I could say the same, you are definitely bringing some motivation!

  4. What a great and inspiring post! You're rocking it E! Also, you're the second person today to mention a spiralizer and I desperately want one now! haha Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend! xo

  5. You are doing an awesome job with your goals!! So inspiring to read this! Have a great weekend lady!

  6. Plllllllease share some of your zoodle recipes with me?! I really want to start incorporating those into my dinner menus! Such a good way to sneak in the veggies (I will be mixing them with pasta because I can't give up my beloved noodles! And my husband would never go for it, ha ha!)

    1. Hey girl! Not sure if you're a no-reply blogger or what, I didn't receive an email that you commented, but I wanted to let you know, and are both great places to start along with Pinterest, you can just search zoodle recipes and you'll seriously get like a million!

  7. I feel like I admire you so much because you are one of the few people in this world that really takes life and truly makes it their own! I am so excited for all of these positive revamping changes in your life and can't wait to see how they all work together to make it the best!

  8. these look awesome! AND you are doing so well!!

  9. way to go on your goals girl! the revamping your diet is a huge one, serious accomplishment.

  10. You are doing so great on ALL accounts! Go you!


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