February, Where Did You Go?

The fact that I am reflecting on February a day late (and with an extra day in February!) kind of sums up the month itself.  I was a big procrastinator!   But, here’s my reflection on how the month of February went and how I did trying to make the most out of it.  I have 6 main categories that I am focusing on, so without further adieu…

  1.  Ewan:  He is such a good boy!  What I do need to work on with him though is his motivation.  He is not very intense and can be very lazy.  I need to find some activities that he enjoys that will help make him more focused.   If I can help him improve, then I will become less frustrated with him and that will make for a happier mama!
  2. John:  What can I say, we just get along.  He laughed at me yesterday for thanking him for doing the dishes.  He said that it’s his job too and I completely agreed.  I also told him that I will keep on thanking him for things that he does whether it’s his job or not just so that he always knows that I notice and appreciate him.  I don’t want him to ever feel that I take him for granted and that’s one way to show it.  I do think that I need to think of something more creative for us during March.
  3. Family: Well, I wasn’t such a great daughter, grand daughter, sister, etc. in February.  I had a week off in February, and I didn’t take that opportunity to go visit my family.  Part of it was laziness and the other part was selfishness.  I just wanted a week to stay at home, here in NYC.  My plan was to get lots done (car inspection, taxes, wedding stuff, cleaning, etc.).  I completed  about 50% of what I wanted to get done.  And now, I don’t have a long period of time again to go visit them until summer.  I didn’t play that right and I feel upset about it.
  4. Friends:  I did go out a couple of times with friends, but I am so bad about calling and even texting.  I gave up Facebook for Lent and while I have to admit, I feel pretty good about it.  I feel… lighter, lol.  At the same time thought, I feel out of the loop on lots of things.  Perhaps if I kept in touch better on a more personal level (calling and texting) I wouldn’t feel so out of it. I feel like I need a boot camp in being a better friend.  I’m going to research that topic for my own sake and to share in my “regular” posts.
  5. Looking Good and Feeling Good:  I completed month #2 of the p90x3 program!  I completed 24 out of 29 workouts.  I missed a bunch more days than I did in January, as in I completed about the same percentage, but I doubled up and worked out 2x a day to make up for the days that I skipped.  I don’t know if that is necessarily a bad thing, but I would like to be more consistent in March and workout on the day that it is scheduled.  BTW… I have lost 0 pounds in 2 months.  But I have lost 1/2 inch in my waist (that’s what I needed for my wedding dress) and a 1/2 inch in both my thighs.  My numbers don’t show much, but I feel toner.  I have before and after photos and I’m getting there.  I need to add in more ab workouts in March though.  Another focus of mine under this topic is my dental health.  I just went to the dentist on Saturday and she said I was lookin’ good.  Cavity free!  I’ll take that, woo hoo!  I still need to snack healthier and LESS!
  6. Being Me:  I have continued to blog regularly.  🙂  I have even signed up for a photo challenge, so that is my something new for the month.  I’ve put in much more time and effort into my Lemongrass business in the last couple of weeks, so I am looking for some increased sales in March.  I do need to raise more money for my American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk that is approaching rather quickly.  But I am attending a meeting in a couple of weeks, so I am looking forward to meeting other fellow walkers, since I am doing it by myself.  And the wedding plans, well… we’re still planning.  🙂

I apologize for this rather lame post.  But, this one is more for me that anyone else.  I like recapping and reflecting.  It’s part of what makes me, me (#6! LOL).

Happy March Everyone!