goals

March Overview and April Goals.

Boy it was been a crazy few weeks for everyone around the world with everything going on regarding the COVID 19. First of all I hope you and your family are healthy and well! March was such a busy and exhausting month for me; I know most people are either staying at home, working from home or actually having to go to work right now. I am one of those who is actually still going to work; I’m a nanny so I literally just go from my house to theirs so it is ok right now but it’s been so hard and I feel like only nannies would understand this. Being a nanny is always so tiring but to be home all day with the kiddos and having the parents and in my case grandparents there too can be so hard. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but for some reason kids think that because their parents are there they can act however they want and say what they want. Ive been coming home extremely tired and my anxiety has been so so bad lately so I decided to take next week off to just recharge and rest.

My March goals were to:

  1. Upload 5 blog post which I did – woohoo!
  2. Read 1 book which I did not sadly!
  3. Be more social on social media and interact with fellow bloggers – I have been a little better but not as good as I would like since I got insanely busy too.
  4. Follow a low fat diet… yeah that turns out it didn’t have to be a low fat diet after all when I finally talked to my doctor so I have been back on fasting instead.
  5. Lose 3 to 5 pounds…which I lost 2.4 pounds which isn’t too bad considering how stressful this month has been and I am such a stress and emotional eater (hence why I started a 100 day fasting challenge for myself so I can have some control over my eating and weight too)

So for April, my 5 goals will be some what similar to March:

  1. Upload 7 blog posts!
  2. Read 1 book/audiobook.
  3. Intermittent fast everyday – aim for 16 hours but 14 is ok too!
  4. Drink more water!
  5. Be more social on social media.

What are some of your goals for this month???

Check out my last blog post: 100 day Fasting!

challenge, weight loss

100 day Fasting

With everything going on I knew that I wouldn’t eat as healthy or as good as I would like so I decided to get back into intermittent fasting. I challenged myself to do a 100 day fasting challenge and to aim for 16/8. Today is day 11 and so far I’ve done good, there’s only been 2 days where I didn’t reach 16 hours and that is really ok. I did notice that 2 days that I didn’t reach 16 hours was because I ate past 7 pm the night before. For example last night my brothers girlfriend bought her new puppy to our house so I was distracted and played with the puppy for a while and by the time I got to eat it was closer to 7/7:30 so I didn’t finish eating till 8 pm so for it to be 16 hours I had to fast till noon today and that’s hard for me since I’m awake and working so early. I woke up this morning and was starving so bad so I waited it out for a bit took a shower and I was still hungry even after drinking water so I gave it and had breakfast so I only fasted for about 11.5 hours and really that’s ok! I’ll try better today by trying to finish eating by 6:30 or 7pm the latest tonight. I’m going to share my results here! I’m hoping this helps me shed a few pounds since I’m such a bad stress eater and like everyone else right now I’m under a lot of stress with what’s going on in the world. As far as exercise goes I’ve been trying to go on 2 long walks with my nanny kids a day and if we can’t then I have an elliptical at home that I’ll end up using after I’m off for about half an hour to an hour.


How are you handling the stress? Are you still keeping up with healthy eating and exercising?

life

Let's Be Kind…

The past few weeks have been so insane for every single person in this world! It is such a scary and stressful time right now with the coronavirus Covid 19 going around and affecting so many people. A lot of states/countries are on lock down right now; I know my city Los Angeles is at a safer at home right now meaning unless you’re an essential worker you can’t go to work or you work from home. I’m a nanny and I’m considered essential currently and my boss’s company is considered essential right now too and so I go to work and back home for the most part. The kids and I do go for walks around the neighborhood but other than that we are always at home either doing online school or playing games. Maybe I can post a blog post of things to do with kids during this time while everyone is at home with their kids. I really hope everyone is doing ok and being safe; but mostly importantly I hope everyone is being kind to others. I am so disappointed with some humans right now who are not thinking of others mainly the elderly and are taking everything off the shelves at the stores and not leaving any for the elderly. I’ve heard so many stories of older people crying because they can’t find the essential things…it absolutely breaks my heart. But I know now stores are opening their stores an hour or two early just for elderly and those who are pregnant and/or have disability and that makes me so so happy! I really hope this virus calms down soon and we can all go back to our daily routines.

health, infertility

Finally went to the Doctor…

About three weeks ago, I did something that I have been wanting to do for so long but kept putting it off for fear of what the results would be. I finally went to the doctor to get blood work done to see if I do or do not have PCOS, which I kept thinking I did because I had all the symptoms for it practically. I did the blood work and sure enough I was officially diagnosed with PCOS, which I was not at all surprised about it; what I was surprised about was the fact that I was also diagnosed with super early stages of pre diabetes and cholesterol. My doctor and I decided that it’s best for me to go on a diet or better yet change my lifestyle to try and get rid of my pre diabetes and cholesterol and hopefully my PCOS too. So now instead of taking medicine to help control it all, I will be changing my eating habits and exercising which exercising I have been good about this year….been doing some sort of cardio every day and strength training at least 2 to 3 times a week. I think my eating habits is what is going to be the hardest thing for me to change but I know I can do it… I have to do it so I can get rid of these craziness and lose weight and hopefully get pregnant naturally instead of doing infertility treatments; which I’m open to doing if I’m still not pregnant by the end of this year because that would have then been 2 years of trying without success. I would love to connect with others who are struggling with the same thing.

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March Goals

Boy this year is just flying on by isn’t it? It’s hard to believe it’s already March 1st, but it is and it is time to write my monthly goals for March. But first, let me look back on my February goals; I was able to complete all my goals except for one. I did not lose 6 to 9 pounds like I had hoped to lose but that’s ok!

Here are my monthly goals for March:

  • Upload 5 blog posts.
  • Read 1 book.
  • Be more social on social media and interact with fellow bloggers.
  • Follow a low fat diet.
  • Lose 3 to 5 pounds.

What are your monthly goals for this month?

xoxo

self care

Self Care Sunday: Alone Time

Alone time is something I use to take for granted and not appreciate…up until a year or so ago. I’m a nanny so I’m always taking care of and looking after kids, when I get off work, I come home to my husband; I hardly ever take time for myself now a days. My husband and I decided that once a month maybe even twice a month to take a break, meaning he will go on a solo adventure or out with his friends for the day while I stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet. I rather be home then be out. This is not only beneficial for me but also for our relationship.

I wanted to share a few benefits of why alone time is so necessary for us.

  • Great way to recharge.
  • Helps clear your mind.
  • Improves your creativity.
  • Reconnecting with yourself.
  • Helps your become more focused.
  • You gain self-confidence.
  • Learn to be more indpenedent.
  • Helps reset your priorities.
  • Gives you an opportunity to plan your life.

I would love to know, how many times. a week or even a month do you get alone time? What do you do?

life

10 Random Facts About Me!

  1. I love reading romantic books.
  2. I love to dance.
  3. I hate the smell of cigarettes and weed.
  4. I want a tattoo but am too scared to get one.
  5. I rather stay home than go out any day.
  6. I love to do photography and hope to do it part time one day. Check out my photography instagram.
  7. I overthink about everything…literally! So bad!
  8. I hardly ever drink alcohol.
  9. I am allergic to shellfish.
  10. I was almost kidnapped and they almost drove over me as I tried to run away.

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Self Care Sunday: Hydration

I don’t know about you, but I am really bad about taking care of myself. I’m a nanny and a wife and I tend to care for others constantly and never really put myself first. I want to work on that, work on self care more often; therefore, I decided that I would love to do a self care Sunday blog post to share what I’m adding to my self care on a weekly basis. For this blog post, I will be focusing on hydrating. I know I need to drink about half my weight in oz of water and I well I suck at doing that. I am better about drinking more water than I use too, however, I still need to be drinking more.

About 60% of our bodies are made up of water and so I want to share 10 benefits of drinking water with you:

  1. Gives you more energy.
  2. Helps you sleep better.
  3. Clears up skin.
  4. Aids in weight loss.
  5. Flushes body waste.
  6. Improves brain function.
  7. Fewer headaches.
  8. Helps digestion.
  9. Fights bloating.
  10. Maintains the balance of body fluids.

I will be challenging myself to drink AT LEAST a gallon of water a day but will try to aim for at least 145 oz of water. I would love for some of you to join me in drinking a gallon of water for a week and hopefully keep it going after that as well.

anxiety

Giving up coffee…

If you know me then you know how much I love my coffee, so I’m so sad that I have to give it up for a while…at least a few days. Well I don’t have too but my anxiety has been through the roof the past 2 weeks and I honestly think its because my coffee intake has increased a ton. I was drinking at least 2 to sometimes 3 cups of coffee a day and I even had green tea extract pills in my vitamin pack that I was taking so it was a lot. I have officially as of today stopped taking the vitamins all together including the green tea extract pills along with coffee. I am drinking tea and ice tea which has some caffeine in it but that’s ok. Other than a major headache which I currently have right now, I have been feeling great…no signs of anxiety today which is awesome. I miss coffee so bad if I’m being honest. I just love everything about coffee and I might even prefer it over tea, which is the number 1 thing I was obsessed with growing up and most of my adult life pretty much.

Fingers crossed this little break from coffee and the pills helps get rid of my anxiety again for a long time then I will slowly introduce coffee and multivitamin pills only (not green tea extract) into my daily life and take it from there…..but for now, if you drink coffee please enjoy some for me too!

xoxo