Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Spring is almost here, just another month. I know we all can't wait for the warmer weather. The flowers will be blooming, and allergies will be in effect. We clean out our homes and pack up all the winter gear and get ready for the warm sunny days. I usually almost never do spring cleaning. I rotate out my wardrobe at the most. But there are still a few key pieces that stay with me year round. So those drawers are untouched. This spring, I have 2 things I want to try out - for myself.

Starting March 1st, I am following MJ Fan Girl and going on a No Buy for the whole month. No shopping, only necessities and stuff for the house. This has 2 purposes. 1 - to help me save up some cash. 2 - to let me dig deep through my wardrobe and see how creative I can be with what I already have. I want to see if I can revamp my current clothes to make fantastic outfits without the added cost. Especially for me, I buy all these accessories and never use them. So I'm going to make the most of what I have and prove to myself that newer is not always better.

I'm also going to start my own "March MadnesS: Fitness Edition" Forget about New Year's resolutions, this is about spring cleaning - for my body. Most everyone has forgotten about their resolutions, and I'm just now starting. But it works. I know the gyms will be empty! I'm not trying to be a skinny chic. Weight is not the goal here. Being fit and healthy is. As I am now, I can barely walk up and down the stairs without wheezing. Not a good look. Not to mention my craptastic weak ankle. I want, no need to work out so my joints loosen up and drop a few pounds so I can ease the pressure off my ankle. There is no real deadline or end goal. I don't want to psych myself out. Just do this in a healthy way, at a steady, comfortable pace. I'll also really work hard at weaning off the meat and becoming a pescatarian. So far I've been good at staying away from red meat, now to slow down on the chicken. It's been a little harder than expected because I not only have no will power, but the Mister is the one who cooks most of the time. I can't force him into pescatarianism, so I have to really hunker down and say no to the bird.

Any one else "spring cleaning" or have ideas/tips?

Slow and steady wins the race.
-L

1 comment:

  1. I love the March Fitness Edition Idea. I think its great to try and focus on being fit. After seeing this I'm off to do my Kim K DVD haha (you know I love it!)

    And also, my diet is heavily pescatarian. I really don't cook anything besides fish at home. I especially love making salmon, using various marinades everytime I cook. It's flavorful and super healthy. I do make chicken from time to time but, I try to only cook fish/veggies/light starch at home. I marinate in a ziploc baggie over the weekend and when I get home I bake 30-35 mins as needed and its super easy!

    If you find any good recipes please share! :)

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