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2020 Accomplishments: January - June

Friday, September 25, 2020

To keep my focus OFF of the scale, I set 3 mini-goals each month in terms of trying NEW things in the way of 1) activity or a class at the gym, 2) new food or recipe, and 3) behavior or read a self-improvement book. Also adding "miscellaneous" as 4).

I’ve been doing this the past couple of years and it really has kept me motivated to just keep on pushing towards my goal and truly enjoy the journey. The scale is just a measurement of my weight, but I like to keep track of all the ways I’ve stepped OUTSIDE of my comfort zone and give myself a pat on the back for all the ways I’ve GROWN.

emoticon January emoticon :
Food - ?
Activity - ?
emoticon Behavior or Book read: 30 day journaling challenge with Keisean Raines, "Becoming" (Michelle Obama's journal prompts based off of her book with the same title)
emoticon Misc - began teaching Kids Yoga (WITHOUT training emoticon ; my "supervisor" insisted that I did not need to spend $ on training because I was going to "learn as I go" emoticon . He was NOT a yoga teacher and did not understand that "not knowing what I should or should not be teaching children as far as yoga poses COULD have presented a liability issue if a child injured themselves or someone else. And that liability could have jeopardized my teaching license. Teaching adults is completely different than teaching children. emoticon )

emoticon February emoticon:
emoticon Food - vegan omelette made with chickpea flour
Activity - ?
Behavior or Book read - ?
Misc - Kidding Around Yoga 40 hour training in Chillicothe, OH (4 hr drive). There was so MUCH I learned in this training & it really EMPOWERED me to do my job BETTER! The first two months teaching elementary students left me so stressed (and I contemplated "quitting" because I felt I was "in way over my head." emoticon However, after the training, I was excited to implement what I learned, and was actually looking forward to writing "lesson plans" each week! emoticon So glad I didn't listen to my supervisor! emoticon

emoticon March emoticon :
emoticon Food -
a) 22 day Vegan challenge (and considered extending it until the end of Lent)
b) 30 class Yoga challenge with PurYoga (however, was unable to complete due to COVID-19)

emoticon April emoticon:
emoticon Food -
a) Carrot Bacon (Tabitha Brown on YouTube)
b) Crunchy Granola (Minimalist Baker)
c) Dave's Killer thin-sliced bread
emoticon Activity:
a) Wii Bowling challenge (w/ SP's "Walk It Out" group)
b) WW's Up for the Challenge (on WW Connect) - week of April 19-25
c) "Yoga Therapy" class via Zoom
d) "Un-canceled Project" with Run The Edge (5k, 10k and half-marathon virtual races)
emoticon Behavior - Melanin Yoga seminar
emoticon Misc - WW workshops on Zoom

emoticon May emoticon:
emoticon Food -
a) Black Bean Tacos (can't recall whose recipe I used)
b) Amaranth (ordered via Amazon)
c) Tofu Bacon (Pass The Plants on YouTube)
d) Turmeric Wellness Shot (Nita Ita on YouTube)
e) Irish Sea Moss aka Jamaican Sea Moss (made it for the first time)
f) BBQ Tempeh Ribs (connoisseurveg.com)
g) Vegan Oatmeal Raisin cookies (lovingitvegan.com)
emoticon Activity - "Community Class" with one of Daybreak Yoga's Teacher Trainees (studio is based in Bedford, OH - just outside of Cleveland)
emoticon Behavior - "Miracle Morning" routine (read the book in Nov 2018, but did not begin implementing it until the pandemic hit)

emoticon June emoticon:
emoticon Food -
a) Vegan Fried Cauliflower (Sweet Potato Soul on YouTube)
b) Vegan Cheese Sauce (Make It Dairy Free on YouTube; uses "beans" as the base)
c) Vegan Taco Meat Filling (Pass The Plants on YouTube)
d) Leah's Better Bites Very Strawberry cake bites (bought at a local vegan takeout)
emoticon Activity -
a) Zumba Dance Party on Zoom (and on my birthday! emoticon)
emoticon Books -
a) The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall (highly recommend if on WW purple emoticon)
b) Lean & Clean by Hannah Jannish (aka High Carb Hannah on YouTube; another suggestion if on WW purple) (e-Book)
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  • LIONESS627
    @ MILPAM, yes Chillicothe was the first capital of Ohio. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any extra time to do any sightseeing, but definitely planning to return to check out the Serpent Mound and other Indigenous sights.

    Carrot bacon just had ingredients/seasonings added. The air fryer helped to give it a “crunch” emoticon
    307 days ago
    Chillicothe, I believe, was the first capitol of Ohio. I hope you had some time to be a tourist.

    Carrot bacon? I can only imagine the additives to make one become another. emoticon emoticon
    307 days ago
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