So. Monday, We Meet Again.

Did anyone else spend the rainy weekend in their PJ’s & slippers, Netflix n’ chillin’? No? Just me? Jokes on you. I was able to peel away from the couch to cook gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinners on Saturday and Sunday. Ah, what a luxury!

Monday’s always drive me into a goal-oriented mindset. What do I want to accomplish this week? What’s on my plate? (Literally and figuratively) What’s new? How much money do we have, and where’s it going?

My goals for the week:

  • Workout four times
  • Eat healthy meals all week
  • Finish reading Jubilee Trail
  • Spend quality time with Adam
  • Bake something yummy (and healthy!)

I normally work out somewhere between 1-4x per week. Sometimes more, sometimes not at all. I belong to an incredible rock climbing gym, and have access to a modest weight-lifting gym very close to my office. I tend to go to the lifting gym on my break hour, but my success in the gym relies heavily on my success in the kitchen, preparing my lunches ahead of time. I cannot workout on an empty stomach, and if I don’t bring lunch to work with me, I have to go home and cook instead of the gym. (I’m open to Chipotle for lunch on occasion, which happens to be on the way back from the gym to my office, but we’re on a tight budget lately!) This week, I’ve prepared my lunches and have quite a few leftovers for dinner, so I’m ready to tackle my healthy meals goal.

Finding time to read has been a struggle this weekend, because I received my new Surface Book 2 in the mail last Thursday. I’m not going to go into details, because I want to elaborate later, but oh my gosh. I have been stunned by the features of this laptop-tablet hybrid! I have seemingly endless energy when it comes to exploring my new computer. Formerly, I didn’t have a proper computer to write from at home, and I came to realize, it’s kinda difficult to blog without a computer. Hm, imagine that? Anyways. I’m motivated to finish Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow as long as I can resist the distraction of my new laptop. Not because I have to, but because I want to! This story has me hooked. I’m just loving this story about a city girl’s experience journeying by wagon through the wild west.

Quality time with my husband… the most important ingredient for a great week! Our son goes to bed at 7:00 PM, so this affords us the opportunity to talk, cuddle, or just hang out next to each other for a few hours. We always do this, but in my opinion, it’s important to acknowledge the need to do so.

Lastly, something that’s been on my mind for a week or so. I’ll be making this banana bread after a couple of my fruits ripen up enough. I add Trader Joe’s dark chocolate chunks and walnuts to my recipe. It’s my go-to, easy-to-bake recipe. Everyone likes it and it takes minimal effort and clean up on my part. Win-win.

I find that writing down my goals helps to keep me focused. Working out and eating well paves the way toward a larger goal in mind, which is to be fit and healthy. These baby steps will help me accomplish a larger vision. Smaller, daily-based goals encourage me to look forward to something, and to discover success throughout the week.

Happy Monday!

Also: why I’m married to my husband, and As Bright As Heaven book review

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Rachel Jones

Writer, wife, mother, live-r of life

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