Monday, June 2, 2014

May Recap and June Goals

I'm back! I had a wonderful time in Amsterdam with the bf (and a not so fun overnight layover in Moscow), but it's great to be home. 

Since I just got in yesterday night and am battling some serious jet lag I didn't have time to meal prep. But, after 26 days of less-healthy living, I did take the time to set some goals to get back on track this month. So here's a look at how I did in May and my goals for June
May Goal Recap:

1. Workout 16 times during my trip
I technically only did 14 "workouts" but I walked miles most days in Europe, so I'm going to call this a win.

2. Eat mindfully and deliciously
I did drink lots of delicious Belgian beer and eat a ton of cheese, waffles and pancakes, but I think I did a better job of enjoying everything in reasonable quantities instead of shoving all the foods into my mouth as fast as possible. You know, like I normally do.

3. Kick my work goals' butts 
I had a very productive trip to the Philippines with lots of good meetings. Fingers crossed all the follow through goes well.

4. Keep up with the blog while traveling
I did really well with this until the last week, mostly because I lost my phone (and free data connection) somewhere between the Brussels airport and train station. Pretty much the biggest failure of the month

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5. Enjoy my vacation
On the plus side, I think losing my phone did help me focus on enjoying my vacation since it forced me to stay off social media. Once I got over the serious Instagram withdrawal anyways :)

June Goals:

1. Make (and stick to!) a workout schedule:
Even though I did my best to fit workouts in during my trip, after almost a whole month away from a regular schedule I definitely need the discipline of a monthly fitness schedule. Just have to make one...

2. Start food journaling again
I have a love/hate relationship with counting calories, but after so many days of non-normal eating I definitely need to get back to being mindful of what I'm eating.

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3. Get back to running
After the Chardonnay 10-Miler I took a small break from running, but with the beautiful California summer weather I definitely want to get back into it this month.

4. Try a new fitness class
Hopefully this will help keep me from getting bored with my fitness schedule. 

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5. Explore my city
It's been 5 months since I moved but there's still a lot of Santa Barbara that I haven't seen yet. And after spending so much time away recently, it'll be good to spend some quality time with my new town.

Q: What do you have coming up this month? Any more votes for what my next phone should be?


  1. Oooh can't wait to see what fitness class you choose so I can get into it once you review it haha. Sorry about your phone womp womp

    1. Lol thanks Lindsay that's super flattering :)

  2. Yayy welcome home!! Those pancakes look amazing. I am resuming food journaling this month as well - not the funnest activity, but I know it keeps me disciplined (sigh).

    1. Thanks Jenny! Good to know I'm not alone with the love/hate food journaling relationship :)

  3. I am a blackberry gal through and through. The actually keyboard makes it very easy to blog from my phone (except at the moment my "A" key is
    I lost my phone last summer on the way to the airport In south Carolina. I was devastated at the fact that I lost so much personal information and pictures.

    1. Yea the biggest bummer was losing all my Philippines food pictures. Not sure I could make the big switch to Blackberry but good to know!