Thursday, January 30, 2014

JANUARY: Month-End Check-In on My 2014 Goals

I am working on holding myself more accountable to working on my goals for 2014. I think I may need to do a month end check-in just to keep me honest.

So far, things are looking pretty good.

1. I quit smoking "cold turkey" on January 5th and am going strong with no desire to smoke.
2  I also, have been using my LA Fitness membership.

Yes, I'm going to the gym almost every evening. For the month of January, my only goal was to show up at the gym as often as possible and just walk for an hour on the treadmill. At first it was to fight the nicotine withdrawal and insomnia that came with it for a solid week but now I am going because I like the feeling.

3. I have begun working on my Spanish studies but, honestly that has been not as consistent but some effort is being made.

4. I have been getting a bit more social.
I convinced a friend to join me in exploring different LA food joints. This month we went to this spot in the San Fernando Valley called "Lotus Vegan". Yes, I said vegan. No, I'm not becoming a vegan but I would like to add a few vegan dishes to my life but I prefer someone else to cook it so it actually tastes good. The cuisine was largely Thai and I loved it. It is pretty close to my house.It also has a nice vibe to the place so definitely going back again soon.

Not a bad start ...

Giving up cigarettes has been the best thing I could have done for myself. The cool thing is I am still able to hang out with my friends and play cards on Saturday nights. They still chain smoke and I don't try to get them to stop, I just drink some water and enjoy the company of friends. For some reason, something clicked in my mind and I am determined to remain an ex-smoker.        

2014 is a new beginning. A fresh start... I am excited for what amazing unknown blessing are already on their way.   I got a feeling... It's gonna be an awesome year!!!

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