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Enjoying the ride so far in 2019! I am off to a good start with all the things I said I would be working on and that is huge!
It is hard to stay focused when you have a lot going on. No matter where you are on your journey, I understand the challenge of doing what you say you're gonna do.
So lets talk dirty.....and I'll tell you what I've been up to for the past month in all the areas of my to-do list!
Health: I am making strides with fitness and strength. Doing 30 minutes of cardio; up from my 15 minutes pre-surgery. This can be anything from doing an elyptical machine at the gym, to walking or a circuit that involves jumping rope and burpees.I am making a point of doing something every single day even if I have to make a little circuit in my house of stairs, sit -ups, squats, etc. The point is to do something everyday. Even with strength, I am taking a cue from everything I see on instagram where they are showing combined movements with weights and stretching. I do believe this is a way to tone and strengthen your body in ways machines and traditional exercise routines can't.
Nutrition: For me my nutrition is pretty good, so thats why I'm ready to ramp it up a little farther with reducing my carb intake and doing intermittent fasting. I've just started doing this a couple days ago and I'm psyched to see what the difference will make over a couple weeks time. I believe with fitness and nutrition you need to start slow and tweak your program every so often so that your body doesnt get too used to it. Its good to shock your system to see new results. I'm only eating low carb, high protein, highly nutritious veggies for the time being. I also love to drink probiotic teas to cleanse my system.
Beauty Routine: I am a self confirmed beauty junkie. I love masks, creams, oils and serums. My latest addiction is the Hanacure system. I use their lifting mask once a week and actually have so many people tell me how great my skin looks! On top of that I am loving another new product that you leave on through the night. It's a mask by a company out of CA called Youth to the People. I also started to do light therapy 3-4 times a week at 10 minute intervals with a LED Photon mask. I like the red light for rejuvination and collagen stimulation for my face and neck. Really loving the glow my skin is getting from those new additions to my routine.
Family : This one is always a work in progress. As you know I have two daughters in college. My oldest Allegra will be graduating from Penn State University this spring, so she will be the first one to "leave the nest". I am supporting and encouraging her job interview process at this time. The rest will follow; but the best gift you can give your children is ownership of their lives. The more you own your own life and make them accountable for their choices as young adults, the more they will own their lives. This summer we are working towards Allegra establishing herself in a city where she takes a job. While Gabi my younger daughter will be staying in Manhattan to do an industry internship while I prepare for my move to CA.
Relationships: Well, January has been an interesting month. I have been having a blast by reminding myself to stay in the now and enjoy what comes and not worry about whats not coming. I love meeting interesting people from all over the world. I am not one to shut a door just because someone is in another town, state or country. To me life is filled with amazing possibilities. There will be time in my future to see who comes, who leaves and who stays. I am flowing:)
So that's my February check in after starting on my personal 2019 to do list...! I hope you also have started your 2019 journey and made some changes. It's what you do today that changes your tomorrow.
Love & Light,