Admittedly, I did such a great job with my January goals that I’m slightly nervous I won’t be able to top myself in February. That’s ok, because this month I’m keeping things simple.
In January, my migraines got to be at the worst yet. Yesterday, I worked from home for the second time in one month. Luckily, my doctor was able to figure out what’s going on!
I have a bulging disc in upper back. (also know as a protruding disc) This means that the material between two of my vertebras is swelling and putting pressure on my nerves. This is causing my tension headaches, numbness in my hands and sharp pains in my back. It’s not the greatest news, but I am SO relieved that I know what is happening.
With that said, things are going to slow down for me a bit in February. Here’s what I want to accomplish:
-Take care of myself. This means getting enough sleep, staying hydrating and keeping my stress levels down. These are all major contributors to my headaches.
-Enjoy new blogging opportunities! This month I’ll be attending a beer run with the Chicago Running Bloggers. Also, I’m involved in three blogging challenges-Healthy sELF, Jamie @ Studio Eat’s 21 Day Intuitive Eating Challenge and Katy Widrick’s 28-Day Blog Challenge!
-Average four workouts per week
-Swim at least four times
-Run at least four times
-Lift at least four times
-Yoga at least four times
-Spin class at least three times
-Read at least one book
-Continue to focus on making sure I have my “me” time to decompress
-Continue working towards clean eating and make progress with Intuitive Eating
-Lose weight, no specific number just make sure the scale is still going down
-Get back in the habit of going to church
So there you have it, a lot of goals but much more specific and small this month. Wish me luck!
Have you ever had any back issues? What are your goals for the month? How are you changing things up from January?