Tuesday, February 28, 2012
As part of the "Back Into That Bikini Challenge" for team "Living Healthy in Our 20s," I'm adding a blog post summing up my accomplishments this February. I've accomplished a lot, though not everything I set out to accomplish. And that's how it should be, really. Aim for the stars and hit the moon, right? Better to try and fail and try again than never try at all.
My yoga/Pilates membership was for January only. So in February, I learned how to work out on my own without going to a structured class. I didn't work out as much as I used to when I was in Champaign and had Tae Kwon Do practice, but I kept up some regular activity, which is better than nothing and totally self-motivated. I have set out walking on my own many times, whereas before I felt too unfamiliar with the area to do so. I've done some ab routines on my own, though not as much as I would have liked.
As for my eating, well, I haven't really accomplished anything. I have my hopes hung on changing once I move out of my fiance's parents' house. We found a place we're interested in moving, but it might be out of our price range, so we'll see.
Of course my biggest accomplishment this month is that I got a "real" job for the first time in my life. It's full-time, salaried, with benefits. The pay isn't what would be considered a lot, but for me, it seems great. It'll be more than twice what I've ever made in any previous year. Then again, as soon as we move out, our expenses will be much higher as well. With the job come other expenses I haven't had: lots more gas for the commute, high-priced city parking, at-work lunches, "business casual" clothes that I don't have. * Sigh! * My first few paychecks are going to simply disappear with the cost of having a job! Will anyone notice if I wear the same pants to work everyday?
At any rate, I feel good about managing to keep somewhat active and really very good about finally getting a "real" job in life. I wonder what March will bring...