Juicin’ June & Other Goals

Happy first day of June my little bunnies!

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Did you guys remember to say “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” this morning?

I know it’s a British tradition (shout out to my UK readers), and although I’m not really superstitious, it’s something my family has done for years! Of course, I did NOT remember this morning so I guess I’ll just be on the lookout for black cats and broken mirrors 😉

So, with this year already at the halfway point, I’ve been doing some thinking…

After reading this post by Amanda and this post by Colleen, I started considering the making a few goals of my own. While I’m not usually a goal-setter…I mean, how many of last year’s New Year’s resolutions did I keep?

The answer…um, 0.5?

But like my girls Janetha and Lindsay, I AM a list maker…and a wanna-be artsy fartsy type.

So…allow me to present to you what took up about 4 hours of my afternoon today:

Ta-daaaaaaa!

And in case you’re wondering, I AM still picking dried bits of mod-podge off my fingers! 😉

So why did I spend the majority of my Friday off, pouring over a table covered in
half a dozen magazines with scissors in my hand and cut out letters stuck to my face (don’t ask)? Well, I think there are a few things you should know about me…

1. I have an EXTREMELY poor memory

2. I am a visual person when it comes to ANYTHING

3. Ever since I got back from BLEND I’ve had a really hard time regaining my focus and direction (guess my brain’s still on vacation)

So now, I not only have a constant reminder of my goals (that fits oh so perfectly on my refrigerator door) with lots of pretty pictures to look at, but it is also something to hold me accountable and motivate me in a positive way.

June Goals:

Mind:
Finish reading Mockingjay
Paint a picture (without a tutorial)
Go ONE WHOLE DAY un-plugged…no internet, no Netflix, NO CELL PHONE!

Yeah, pretty sure that last one’s gonna kill me, but I have become SO dependent on my connection to social media lately that it has really gotten sad and that really needs to change! BB doesn’t even have to ask what I’m doing half the time…he knows I’m Instagram stalking! 😉

As for Mockingjay…I’m halfway through today!

Body:
Juice every other day
Aim for 4 liters (128oz) of water each day
Strength training at least 3 days a week
Run 5K at LESS THAN a 9:00 pace

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve had a good run…barring any MORE self-inflicted injuries, I hope to get back that inner peace I used to find out on the pavement.

Blogging:
Host a guest post on KMB
Finish reviewing NuNaturals liquid stevia AND post the giveaway (oh, you LIKE that one, don’t you? ;))

Now I know you’re probably wondering about the whole juicing thing…but Heather, you don’t have a juicer!

Well, I do now!

BB and I went into K-Mart last weekend to check out patio furniture…they didn’t have anything I liked so we ended up wandering around for a bit. BB headed straight for the tools while I just happened to find myself in the kitchen aisle (I know, who knew, right?).

After about 15 minutes of perusing, I turned to leave the aisl and track down BB when all of a sudden, a yellow clearance tag caught my eye…

20% off baby!!

And, since I made a trip to Sam’s Club last night JUST to pick up some carrots in bulk, I decided to break it in today!

Yum!

Lemon Parrot Juice

by Heather Powers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 4-5 large carrots
  • 1 whole peach
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in a juicer
2. Serve in a glass (with or without paper umbrella)
3. Sit back and smile as you sip your juice knowing you are getting like 200 BILLION milligrams of beta carotene
4. Wash hands 201 BILLION times to get the orange off your fingers 😉

Parrot juice…get it?

It was soooo fresh and delicious…took me straight back last summer in Cali!

What goals do you have in mind for June?

So, who wants to be my very FIRST guest poster?! 😀

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