March Focus: Consistency

We are a week into the new month and I must be honest, I am still struggling with motivation and consistency. I am feeling better about some things and slowly working my way back to finding joy and contentment in things that used to make me happy. They’re baby steps, but steps nonetheless and I hope to look back in a few month’s time and see some changes and how far I’ve come in these baby steps.

I’m excited to be running the Trail Trashed 10K with the hubs this Saturday! We haven’t ran a race together since last January, so this will be fun! I’ll be sure to share a race recap next week! I’ve also signed up for a local half marathon in April to help me get my running groove back and prepare for Zion Ragnar in May!

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So, to help this process along, I’ve made a list of 4 things to help me stay consistent this month. Check them out and see if they can help you too! We’re in this journey together!


  1. Put all Workouts in my Calendar

    This is nothing new to me. I have been putting my workouts on my calendar for years. I even color code the workouts/runs in red. However, I’ve also been deleting or ignoring them for awhile now. Just always have some excuse, as to why it doesn’t get done. So, this time, I am being really purposeful and mindful of my days and ensuring that I plan my days out accordingly and that I am realistic of what I can do each day.

  2. Get dressed to workout first thing in the morning

    This may not seem like a big deal, but it’s been a huge help to me! My mornings are busy with getting the kiddos off to school and cramming in some work in between, so I don’t get to workout or run first thing in the morning. But, if I just get dressed in my workout clothes first thing, then I’m mentally preparing myself to get out there and take that Body Pump Class or to get out there for my run!

  3. Meal Plan + Prep

    I’ve been slacking on this one for awhile. I’m usually pretty good at planning dinners, but I’ve gotten lazy with planning and prepping breakfast and lunches. I tell myself I don’t need to do it because I work from home, but I know that when I don’t plan/prep, I’m more likely to graze and snack.

  4. Set Small Attainable Monthly Goals

    I don’t want to get overwhelmed with how far I still have to go, so setting smaller goals to work on throughout the month is supper helpful. By focusing on these reachable “mini goals”, I’ll be one step closer to where I want to be and how I want to feel! For this month, these mini goals are to do 30 burpees a day + drink 64 + oz of water daily!


I’m certain that if I stay consistent and focused this month, I will see results and those results will help me keep going!! I’m sure it will work for you too! Let’s stay focused and consistent together, shall we!

2018: The Year of Consistency

The start of a new year is always a good time for change.  It's a time to set goals and make plans on how to achieve them.  Don't let the haters bring you down before you even get started.  We all have to start somewhere and for a lot of us, January 1 just feels like an ideal time for a fresh new start. 

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I feel that in 2017 I was not just treading water, but actually taking some steps in reverse.  Life has it's ups and downs but if we don't get a hold of ourselves, we can continue on a downward spiral that is even harder to get out of.  I know I've been inconsistent with just about everything in my life lately and it's time to make a conscious effort to be consistent with my actions.  From what I eat, drink, how I work, use of my time, etc. It's time to stick to the plan.  So, I'm here today to share my goals and plans and hopes for this new year. 

Fitness + Health Goals 

  • Consistent Meal Planning/Prep - Working from home, I always felt that meal prep was something I didn't need to do.  I could always take a break from my work and make my meals.  But the truth is, I don't always feel like taking the time to cook just for myself so I end up winging it and it's not always balanced or the healthiest options.  I have been pretty good about meal planning for dinners, so I want to keep that up and add meal plans for breakfast and lunch too.  I also plan to use Sundays as a day to prep some meals or have semi-prepared options that I can easily and quickly turn into a complete meal.  For example, making a batch of paleo egg muffins, having boiled eggs on hand, and making enough dinner for lunch leftovers the next day.  
  • Run 3 days/week + Gym 2 days/week - Getting consistent and back to a routine with my workouts is a must.  Although I always have a monthly plan on my calendar for my workouts, I do not always follow through.  I am determined to make this a priority in my life again!
  • Weight Loss - Without having consistent workouts and meals planned, I have let the weight creep back up.  This is the year to get back on track and not let all the hard work I've done go to waste.
  • Post Monthly Goals - When I first started my weight loss journey, I shared a lot.  Maybe even over shared! But, it helped me stay consistent and accountable to myself.  Somewhere along the line I started thinking that maybe I was sharing too much, that people didn't want to see/read about what I was doing and I stopped sharing and eventually that led me to taking it easy.  I started relaxing too much and without that accountability on social media and my blog, I started to overindulge too much and workout less and less.  That stops now! Hope you're ready for a maybe a little over sharing but just know, I'm doing it for myself! Not to brag or make anyone feel bad, but rather to put myself on blast in the hopes that it will keep me accountable and maybe give someone else ideas on how to do it for themselves too ;) 
  • Blog a min. of 2 times a week - You'll be seeing a lot more of me this year!  I really enjoy blogging so I want to make sure I'm on here a few times a week sharing my thoughts, ideas, frustrations, travels, race recaps, family life, and everything/anything else of this messy life!

I'm also working on my race schedule for 2018, so be sure to check those out HERE! If you have any suggestions for races I should put on my radar, please let me know in the comments. Or, if you'll be running one of the races I'm doing this year, let me know so we can meet up! I'm debating if I want to run a marathon for 2018.  What do you think? 

These are the main goals and objectives to get back on track and feeling better about myself. I don't want to feel sluggish and tired all the time like I used to, so it's time for consistency! Do you have a word for 2018?