Ready, Set, Weekend

Ready, Set, March

By now, the novelty of new year has worn off and New Years’ resolutions have mostly been forgotten. Though, in my case, my closet full of ill-fitting clothes, unkempt nails and exhausted weekdays after just four or five hours of rest at night serve as constant reminders that I’m behind on the commitment I made to take care of myself this year.

 

My efforts have been inconsistent at best. I completed my annual wellness exams with various medical professionals in the last few weeks, but have yet to follow up and follow-through on the advice I received. I did buy a new pair of prescription glasses after my visit to the optometrist, but usually forget to wear them despite the blurred vision and headaches I experience; a problem I’ve had since the seventh grade (no, contacts are not an option for me). Two weeks ago, I took a much needed day off of work, my first since starting this job last October and last weekend, I got some much needed exercise on a family hiking trip. Though, I’m sure the McDonalds we ate on the way home offset the days worth of physical activity.

I’m recommitting to releasing weight and adopting a healthy, active lifestyle. Seriously, this time. My plan is to focus on improving how I treat my body and not only the number on the scale (though I’ll be celebrating every pound released!). By the end of this month, I will have eliminated junk food from my diet and exercised for at least three hours each week.

I’m kicking off my journey to a healthy, active lifestyle with a really fun Caribbean dance class this weekend. It has been on my to do list for months! Here’s what else I’m looking forward to this month:

CIAA // It’s CIAA weekend in Charlotte and the city is at fever pitch. Unsurprisingly, I’ve heard more about the parties and events happening across the city than I have about the actual basketball tournament. I plan to check out a little bit of everything, especially with Bean away visiting his grandparents this weekend (whoo hoo!).

A Wrinkle in Time // The classic children’s novel premieres in theaters this month and I wouldn’t miss seeing that powerful woman-led cast on screen for the world. I haven’t read the book before, but I will before seeing the movie!

Be Our Guest // My good friend from home is visiting me in Charlotte this weekend and my sister and brother-in-law are visiting later this month. I’ve missed them all so much and I’m grateful that we get to connect in person instead of over the phone for a change. I’m counting down the days until my sister gets here. Not only will she dote on me and Bean, she’s taking Bean back to Brooklyn for a week while school is out on spring break! I plan to use my short break from parenting as a staycation, as in stay in bed for as long as I can. Kidding!

What are your goals for the month? Let me know in the comments below or using #ReadySetCLT across social media. Want to recommend something for us to see or do in Charlotte this month? Send them over on FacebookTwitter or Instagram!

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