December 16, 2014 by Katie
Last week I attended a training in which we were asked to be open about our truth right at that moment – that we needed to create a “safe space” where people can speak without feeling like they are going to be judged or attacked. One of our rules for the discussion was to assume that everything someone says is said with the best intentions.
March 10, 2014 by Katie
I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for the week! I was inspired to write today’s post after doing a podcast with Lifestyle Accountability a couple months ago. Good thing I finally got around to it now…
Three Steps to Finding Your Motivation
Whether you’re going after a fitness goal, working your way towards a degree, starting a business, or simply changing small habits in your life, these Three Steps to Finding Your Motivation can easily apply.
1. Find Your “Why?”
It’s hard to work for a goal unless you have a good reason behind it. WHY do you want to cut dairy out of your diet? WHY do you want to finish graduate school? WHY do you want to run a half marathon?
January 2, 2014 by Katie
Well, it’s about that time! 2013 was a BIG year for me, and I’m hoping that 2014 brings just as much change. I think this is the first time I’ve ever reached a New Year and I am really, really looking forward to the year ahead. Law school is behind me, the Bar exam is behind me, and only new things are to come!
Before we get into 2014 though, let’s take a look back at my goals for 2013:
1. Be more thoughtful with my time. This is something I think I did much better with for a majority of the year, but once September game it just went out the window. I’m awful with my time nowadays since I have way too much of it. This is definitely a goal that will be added on for the upcoming year.
2. Build Strength. Womp womp. Haha, I did work on..
June 3, 2013 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I had an amazing time at home with my family celebrating my cousin’s wedding – more to come on my weekend tomorrow or Wednesday! You know what else happened this weekend? The first of June! Those of you who have been reading for a while now know that I have new “goals” at the beginning of each month. Although I don’t always follow them perfectly, I like to stop every once in a while, step back, and reassess certain areas of my life. Sometimes life is speeding by and it’s important to stop and reflect for a moment, which is something I like about doing these goal posts!
First up, I like to recap how I did with the previous month’s goals:
1. Graduate law school. BOOM! Done! Granted we still haven’t gotten grades back… But hey, I’ve got the photos to prove it!
May 3, 2013 by Katie
So I’m a couple days behind on this one, but you all can forgive me, right? Since it’s the beginning of a new month it’s time to take a look at how I did on my goals for last month and then make some new ones for May! Warning: May goals aren’t too thrilling… I’ve got a crazy busy month coming up so I’m trying to keep it simple!
Here’s a recap of my goals from April:
1. Run outside at least once a week. Hmmm. Didn’t do awesome at this since I’ve been injured, but I actually think I ran outside almost every week, especially since I had the 5K on Sunday, my run with Emily and Kelsey, and I ran 1.5 miles outside the day after Boston. So like 3 out of 4? Sounds good to me.
2. Follow Jamie’s Intuitive Eating Challenge EVERY DAY…
April 2, 2013 by Katie
Before I get started today I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your supportive comments on yesterday’s post! I always get a little nervous posting things so personal, but I know many readers benefit from being able to relate to my story, so I’m glad I got such a good reaction! Thank you for being great readers!
Time just needs to stop. Seriously. APRIL!? I graduate in like… 7 weeks? Freaking out. Deep breaths. Not about graduating, but all the work I have to do in between. Oh and guess what starts the DAY AFTER graduation? My Bar review class. Fantastic, right? Glad I didn’t try to plan a post-graduation trip…
Haha okay, rant over. Since it’s the start of a new month that means I’m going to review my goals from March and make some new ones for April! For those of you who are new to the blog, I usually do this each month as just a way to reassess things, take a step back and look at what I’m doing. They aren’t hard-set rules, just things I’d like to accomplish.
First, let’s take a look at how I did in March:
March 1, 2013 by Katie
It’s MARCH!!! Can you believe it?! I can! I’m so excited for this month, I’ve got lots of fun things coming up. Obviously, we have book club this weekend which is one of my favorite things ever. I’m also running a trail 5K, going home for a few days, then off to Colorado for the rest of of my spring break, and once the month is over I am officially 1.5 months from graduating law school!!!!
Seeing as it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s time to go over February’s goals and then tell you all my goals for March. Just a reminder, these aren’t hard-set hit or miss goals. Just things that I hope to think about and work on, along with many other parts of my life. I just think it’s helpful to write things down every once and a while, and re-evaluate things that I’m doing (or not doing).
First, here’s a look at how I did with February’s Goals:
1. Follow May Cause Miracles every day. Um yea… if you read my “Not Perfect” post closely, you’d know I fell off the bandwagon on Day 16. I really found the book helpful during week 1 but for some reason couldn’t get week 2 to connect. I still really think this book will be beneficial for me so I hope to get back…
February 3, 2013 by Katie
Guess where I am?
Nope, not Minneapolis, I just stopped there on my way to Kansas City! I’m home for a few days and looking forward to it. Feels like I only just left! Oh wait…
Anyhoo, for those of you who’ve been reading for a while you know that every month I do a goals post for that month. I didn’t do one specifically for January since I did 2013 goals, so we don’t really have anything to recap, but I figured I should start back up the tradition and share with you my goals for this month.
I considered not doing it at all, but after the survey you all took I thought I’d do the post since it let’s you in a little more on my personal life.
January 8, 2013 by Katie
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a good start to your week! My day yesterday was… pretty lazy. Haha, after a full Sunday I wanted to take a day to relax and it was pretty nice!
First off, let’s announce the Chef Earl’s giveaway winner!
Send me an e-mail, Christina, and we’ll get your Chef Earl’s products out to you asap!
A couple months ago Caitlin wrote a post about writing a list of 100 dreams, inspired by a book she’s reading called 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. I read the post just after my 25th birthday, and it got me thinking about dreams in life and I decided to write out my list of 100 dreams.
January 4, 2013 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good (and shorter!) week and a good start to the New Year! Don’t forget, you have until 11pm on Jan 7th to enter my Chef Earl’s Giveaway! I know I’m a few days behind on this, but I’m a little attached to WIAW and Thursday Thoughts, so I pushed back this post until today!
I’m not a huge fan of new years resolutions, just because I don’t think people should wait until January 1st to reevaluate and make changes in their life. However, I’m all for goals and having things to work for, so today I’m going to re-cap the goals I made at this time last year, and make a few more for 2013.
Re-Cap of Goals from 2012:
1. Practice Intuitive Eating. I think this is something that I, and most people, will need to work on for most of our lives. I came clean about my issues with binge/emotional eating this summer, but it’s still something I struggle with. I’ve improved immensely…