A Mid-Month Update!

Good Morning! I was just looking at the calendar and can’t believe it is already January 19th! This month is really flying by.  I felt today would be a good day to update you all on my goals.

So what were my goals?

Fundraise.

One of my goals was to hit my fundraising minimum of $4000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Boston Marathon.   I hosted a fundraising event on January 7th and raised a ton of money for the cause.  Additionally I had a sale with Sparkly Soul Headbands which was quite successful.  Lastly, I am still running my Prizes for a Cause fundraiser here!  By making a minimum $5 donation you can enter to win gift cards from Holabird Sports, Go Sport ID and a 4 week training plan customized just  for you!  The prizes are perfect for keeping you on track for your new years resolutions!  I have just under $1000 to go before the 31st!

Start Training For Boston Marathon.

Done! I am on week 3 of my training plan and things are going well! I’ve been doing easy runs on Tuesdays, speed work on Thursdays and my distance run on Saturday mornings.  I’ve been practicing yoga for my cross-train days and am taking one or two days a week off depending on how I feel.

Boston Marathon Finish Line

Study for my NASM Personal Trainer’s Certification.

Honestly, I’m having trouble finding the motivation to do this, but slowly I am starting.  I hope to be back in a good routine for this by the end of the month.  I’ve been trying to avoid getting up at 5am to study but it kind of works the best!

Yoga. 

Done!  I’ve still been practicing about 3 days a week.  I am using it as my cross-training and strength for the marathon.  I will say, this is quite the challenge! Yoga builds strength throughout my whole body so sometimes I can be pretty sore.  Running challenges my body in a different way and I can continually feel my body getting stronger and more powerful!

Yoga!

Relax.

Oh yes! I have made a priority to do this and have been loving it! Reading, watching movies, cooking and getting a good 8 hours of sleep have all been happening quite regularly in my life.  I feel much more balanced than I did in December.

Speaking of relaxing, I think it is important to set time aside for this.  It’s kind of been my mantra lately.  Sometimes I think we all get caught up in our to-do lists or goals and dreams and we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to relax or rest. Rest and relaxation are just as important to living a healthy life as eating well, exercising and setting goals. If you don’t make this a priority in your life than you should start.  Set aside one planned night a week to come home and do nothing.  Watch movies, read, cook a nice meal.  Do something to rejuvenate yourself and get some good rest.  I promise you’ll feel better and happier if you do!

Rest and Relaxation

And a few side notes to wrap this up…

Please click on over and enter Prizes for a Cause!  Only a couple of people have entered so your chance to win is pretty high! There are different prize packs.

Prize pack 1 has a $50 gift card to Holabird Sports, a $25 Gift Card to Go Sport ID, a customized 4 week training plan designed for you and Sparkly Soul Headbands!

Prize pack 2 has a $25 Gift Card to Go Sport ID, the book Perfectly Fit Intuition by Jana Hollingsworth, and Sparkly Soul Headbands!

Prize pack 3 is a $25 Gift Card to Go Sport ID and Sparkly Soul Headbands.

To enter please visit my fundraising page and make a minimum $5 donation:

http://pages.teamintraining.org/ma/boston12/wolsonus9n

Leave a comment on the post Prizes for a Cause post telling me you donated and what name you donated under!

Here’s How the Entries Work:

$5.00 = 1 entry

$10.00 = 3 entries

$15.00 = 5 entries

$20.00 = 7 entries

$25.00 = 10 entries

Over $25.00 you get an additional entry for every $1 you donate!  So if you donate $27.oo you get 12 entries!

You can get additional entries after the minimum $5 donation by:

Copying and Tweeting “@LiveRunLoveYoga is raffling off gift cards, training plans, and more prizes for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! http://www.liverunloveyoga.com”  Be sure to leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted with the link!

Follow @LiveRunLoveYoga on Twitter and leave a separate comment to tell me you did so!

“Like” LiveRunLoveYoga on Facebook and leave a separate comment to tell me you did so!

If you give up your morning coffee and make a donation you will be doing a little good for a good cause since all proceeds go directly to my fundraising efforts for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

And lastly, I’m working on my response to the controversial New York Times Article, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” by William Broad so be sure to check back tomorrow for that!

How are your January Goals coming?  Are you sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? Do you set time aside to relax? Do you find rest and relaxation make your feel healthier and happier?

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3 thoughts on “A Mid-Month Update!

  1. Josie says:

    Sounds like your goals are going really well. I have been so busy I haven’t even really looked at my resolutions since Jan 1st…. oops! I should probably put them somewhere where I can see them!

    I don’t take specific time to ‘relax’ but I think it could be beneficial. I love spending time on the internet etc but it doesn’t really relax me at all. I do however like afternoon siestas 🙂

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      Thank you! I wouldn’t pay much attention to them unless I blogged about it haha! It keeps me accountable. I’m with you on the internet, I find reading much more relaxing! And afternoon siestas are amazing!

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