We all can agree that 2020 started out okay, and has slowly been going downhill with the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that COVID-19 and its effects on our independence have caused me to stray away from the goals that I set for myself this year. I started out the month of March having lost 12 pounds, but I noticed that in the past two weeks, I have gained 2 pounds. I mean, yes, it could be worse; but, I would like to continue to lose weight through dieting since the gyms aren’t likely to open soon.
Anyways, here is my monthly recap, plus my plans to change for the future!
What do I need to start doing: For this month ahead, I plan on becoming more organized. I created a 30-day content calendar so that I can write multiple blog posts in one sitting, allowing me extra time during the week to study and do schoolwork. Converting to online classes has been a struggle, and I don’t want to slack off, so I will be dedicated my weekends to getting ahead on schoolwork, and leaving the weekdays to study and review.
As a hobby, my sister and I have been using Doordash to deliver food. This allows us to get some fresh air and not go stir crazy from being in the house 24/7. We have been going for a few hours every day, and I plan on saving up this money to go towards the deposit for my new apartment!
What do I need to do more of? In my last reflection post, I talked a lot about budgeting and saving up. I also addressed my desire to procrastinate less and learn new recipes so that I won’t rely on fast food as often. If you checked out my Amazon Haul post, you will notice that I purchased a 10 pack of glass containers to help me with meal prepping and organizing food in the fridge so that cooking at home will not become overwhelming. Now, while I have been getting better at testing out new recipes, I have been struggling with consistency. I slacked off after the start of self-quarantine but I am determined to get back on track towards weight loss.
What do I need to do less of? Surprise, Surprise… I still need to work on procrastinating. Now that I’m at home the majority of the time, I need to create a schedule to keep me busy and ahead of everything. I plan on using my planner more. I was doing well with planning for a few weeks, but for some reason, I stopped and haven’t started back.
When I’m in the house I need to do less of sitting around and start incorporating some type of workout into my routine. The gyms probably won’t open again for another month, but I still need to remain active!
What do I need to stop doing? These past few weeks, my sleep schedule has been drug through the mud. I haven’t had 8 hours of sleep since before spring break. I need to stop staying up late (watching Full House) because I’ve noticed that when I am up later, I get hungry and tend to snack (which is a no-no right before bed).
What have I achieved? While weight loss was at a plateau, I was able to keep off 10 of the 12 pounds that I lost, so I believe I should be celebrating! I have been doing well at saving up and will be placing my deposit for my new apartment soon!
Sorry if I have been posting sporadically over the last few weeks. I need to create a schedule to keep me focused while self-quarantined. My dog, Skyye, also had puppies, so I’ve been spending time with her and making sure that her babies are nice and healthy! I have another post for tomorrow and Saturday, so be on the lookout!
P.S. I am playing around with the layout of my blog posts, so you may see that my next few blog posts vary a bit. I will continue to move items around & add/remove other items until I get my desired look. Hopefully, this won’t bother you too much!