5 Weeks to 30

My crafty husband did it again!  Thank goodness we moved his broken surf board all the way across country with us, otherwise what would we sit on? 😉

Yeah, I’m a little sore today.  The absolutely best thing to do when your muscles are sore and tight is to get moving.  It can be counterintuitive and downright painful you’ve got to get the blood flowing in the muscles to aid in the healing.

The first 5 minutes of my run this morning were really pathetic-feeling and looking.  As my body warmed up and loosened up I began to stand up straighter, tread lighter, and lengthen my stride.  Before long I was feeling great and thrilled to be moving. Remind me of that next time I moan about being sore because it was hard to talk myself into getting out the door this morning.

I am a procrastinator.  I just am.  It’s a quality that I have been working to improve, especially since living with a super go-getter (♥Tate♥).  But the truth of the matter is that I kind of thrive on a tight deadline.

So while I’ve had my entire 20’s to prepare for my 30’s I have left a few things to the final 5 weeks.

5 Weeks to 30

My 30th birthday is coming up in a mere 5 weeks FROM TODAY.

Yeah, yeah, I am well aware that I will wake up no different on May 12th than when I went to sleep on May 11th but entering a new decade only happens every 10 years so I think it deserves some serious recognition.

There are a few not great habits/qualities that I would like leave behind with my 20’s and a few new ones that I would like to foster and carry into my 30’s.  Over the next few weeks I am going to set some serious intentions for change, some major, probably most minor.

Here are my first two habits that are on their way OUT

Interrupting. Everyone does this in conversation, especially when we are really excited about the topic and just have so much to say about it that we need to get our points in NOW.  But it’s rude.  And it makes people feel like you’re not listening.  I will increase my awareness of my interrupting habit and do it less (it is occasionally appropriate in conversation after all).

Mindless “Tasting”. I snack while I cook.  A taste of this, a (couple dozen) spoonfuls of that and before I know it I’ve consumed hundreds of calories and barely chewed or enjoyed them, not to mention that I’m no longer really hungry for dinner but want to sit down and eat it anyway.  I’ve gotten way better at this over the last few years but it’s still a habit that I want to break.   Sometimes I am really hungry when I cook, in those cases I will make a small snack (an apple, some chopped veggies) on a plate and slowly eat it between stirring and chopping.  Since I rarely use recipes it’s necessary to taste along the way, just not 10 times with a big spoon.

Thanks for helping hold me accountable!