Freefall to Fly is Rebekah Lyons’ memoir about a jarring move from Atlanta to New York City, the panic that induced, and how she escaped the trapped feeling.
I actually discussed this book with a group of other women who had read it, and only after the discussion with them did I come to the conclusion that this book could be for almost anybody, but it is certainly not for everybody. What do I mean by that? I mean, I know a good portion of any given group of people I would recommend this book to would probably like it, but I have no idea how to tell which people they would be.
1 Times Square, 2008 NYE (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here we are at the last day of 2012. I was thinking about what one word I would use to describe this year, and you know, I can’t pinpoint one. Contenders included joyous, exhausting, triumphant, devastating, difficult, life-changing and life-affirming. I think they could all apply equally, depending on which part of my life I’m looking at and/or the time frame.
The 30 days is already over! Whew…I don’t know if I would call it a blinding success. I didn’t lose 30 pounds or 20 inches and my teeth aren’t whiter and my skin isn’t glowing. I didn’t expect any of these things though; the challenge was really more about being intentional about my health. And that, I did accomplish.
As you can tell from my uncharacteristic lack of posts this past week, I have been excruciatingly busy. And being busy does not always allow for putting physical and mental health first, but this past week, amongst all the craziness (which I hope to visit later in a blog post), I did try to keep my health goals in mind. So, even though week 2 of my 30 Days of Healthy Challenge wasn’t perfect, I’m still proud I didn’t fall completely off the wagon!
Public domain image (translation: no, that’s definitely not me. I mean, look at her perfect form. Definitely not me.)
So, I stumbled upon a website called Social Workout, and decided on a whim to commit to 30 days of consciously meeting healthy goals. I try to think about being healthy every day, but sometimes I think about healthy things while eating pie straight out of the pan with a giant serving spoon.
So, this site inspired me. (It’s social media, so log on and find me; we can connect fitness goals!) There are several categories you can go to and select goals to set for yourself, including fitness, meditation, eating, sleeping, green living, and ‘other’ goals. I set goals in every category except sleep. Because, let’s be real, I’d just be setting myself up for failure.
Here are my healthy goals:
- Do four workouts per week for four weeks
- Buy local one day per week for four weeks
- Declutter (get rid of) one item per day for 30 days
- Eat 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day for 30 days
- Write one thing I’m grateful for per day for 30 days
I’m pretty pumped…hopefully I can keep these up for the next month. I plan on checking in on the blog once a week to tell y’all how I did. So here goes week 1…see you on the other side!