I apologize for the delay in posting on my blog, but a lot has changed in my life the past few months and so I needed some time to to take care of myself before I shared aspects of my life again. I was initially going to post my goals in January, but haven’t had the time to sit down and type them all out. To keep things short, I will be sharing my goals that pertain to my name – Three-E- Beverley: Exercise, Eating & Expenses.
- I’m currently training for my first half marathon. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances last year I was not able to attend my first race in San Diego. I was experiencing right knee pain and the doctor highly recommended that I lay off my knee and work on strengthening exercises to build muscles that will help with my running. I was bummed, but knew I didn’t want to create any further injury to my body. So these past few months I’ve been working on strengthening my gluteal muscles and with all the hard work I am happily re-training for my first half marathon again. I’m extremely excited because I was lucky that an opening became available for the Zion Half Marathon two months before the race. This National Park has been on my travel bucket list for a while now, so I’m extremely excited to explore the Park after my race. I have less than 3 more weeks till race day – nervous and excited, but my goal is to enjoy the running journey… even if it may take me 3 hours to complete the race.
- Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide aka BBG – I first heard about the guides after a Shape Up Event from my girlfriend Debbie. I loved seeing all the inspirational transformations on Instagram so in January when Kayla Itsines announced re-starting BBG 1.0 all over again, I figured I give it a go as well. I’m currently on week 10 and am loving the whole fitness journey. I’ve been sharing all my sweaty selfies with my fitness friends on my Insta-Snap and it’s been such a good way to keep myself accountable on this fitness program. I definitely feel my strength growing everyday.
( Transformational photo – you can follow my fitness journey on Threeebeverley on Instagram )
- I love to eat, but who doesn’t? I’m pretty dedicated to meal prepping, but would love to dedicate one month to Whole 30 or not having any type of Sugar aka Candy for a month … well maybe 2 weeks … ok I take it back … for at least one week…I CAN’T HELP IT…. candy is my stress reliever! What’s yours? With all that said, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day these past few months. I’m in love with local organic products and have been incorporating them into my meals in the morning before a hectic 12 hour shift at the hospital. Whole 30 will be a tough commitment for me to dedicate myself to because I’m in love with eating toast these past few months. I still have 9 months to decide, right? Anyone tried whole 30? Would love to hear your thoughts about the tiger blood- it’s such a mystery to me.
- I closed escrow in the month of January. Crazy eh? I bought myself a beautiful house. I can’t believe I took this huge financial step in my life, but I believe it’s an investment that will benefit me financially in the long run. They say that buying a house, getting married and having kids are the three most stressful events you will experience in your life. I can definitely account that buying a house was extremely stressful for me. However it’s been such an amazing experience and I look forward to the hundreds of hiccups that will be heading my way. I plan to continue to max out my 401k, roth IRA as well as my HSA, but we will see how my finances develop this year …I wake up everyday in awe of my new home. I still can’t believe I have a house of my own where I can turn up the music, sing, and dance as though no one is listening and watching …because no one is …and it’s been the most liberating feeling.
Well there it is! All my goals for 2017 – Will update you on the whole journey and thank you for following along.
xoxo – Beverley