“Happiness is like a plant: It must be watered daily with giving thoughts and actions.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda
I recently was browsing through some wonderfully written blogs, and found one that started talking about goals for the month. I love having goals. The thought of having a goal helps me strive for it even that much more. I know it’s not the beginning of August, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start. Last month I managed to complete a goal that took me a few months to complete. You can read more about it here. So, my goals for August are:
- Stay more active with my blogging.
- Keep working out.
- Complete a new “28 Day Challenge.”
- Try to meal prep.
- Stay organized and use my bullet journal more.
- Keep being happy.
These are things that I’m trying to be more conscious about. Sometimes writing them down makes them feel more real in a sense. Out of these goals that I decided on, I think the last one is the most important to me. Trying to keep my soul happy. During this pandemic it may seem a little harder to do, but I’ve been trying to find different things to do. Some things that I like to do are yoga, working out, hang out with my family, write, and play some video games. I find that these activities help me find happiness in the days. What are some of our goals for August? What are some things that make you happy?
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
My Morning in the Heat
Summer is really starting to feel like it’s here. Taking Rex on his walk, he tuckered out faster than I thought he would. That was okay with me though, I forgot to put sunscreen on and I felt my shoulders burning. After I got him some cool water and some air I decided to do another HIIT workout from Monday. I wanted to do it before the heat became unbearable.
Grabbed my water, and my Ipad and headed to the backyard. Its the only space where I have enough room and don’t feel like I’ll bring the house down with all the exercises. By now it’s a little after eleven o’clock and the heat is making itself known. I’m doing my thing, sweating, keeping up and then it was time for burpees. I have a love hate relationship with them. I did them to the best of my ability but then, I felt it. After a while you start to really know your body and when you push your limits I was doing just that. I heard the slight ringing in my ears, followed by everything becoming muffled. I felt myself getting a little dizzy and tunnel visioned. You guessed it, the heat was getting to me.
Thankfully, I’m able to recognize when my body has had enough. I stopped, let my heart rate slow down, drank my water and got inside to the cool air. After a few minutes, my body began to cool down and get back to where it needed to be. Did I finish the workout? No. That’s okay though. I was a little bummed out, but I would rather be safe than not.
Things to Watch for:
- Heat Cramps. Heat cramps will feel like more intensified cramps.
- Heat Exhaustion. The skin will be pale, clammy with excessive sweating. Stop the activity and cool down immediately.
- Heat Stroke. Skin will be hot and dry, seek immediate medical help. This is very dangerous.
Be careful and stay safe working out in extreme temperatures. Make sure to have a source of hydration accessible. Wear comfortable clothing for you and your environment. Most of all, have fun! I hope my little excursion of the day helps with becoming aware of your body and in a hot environment 🙂 Have fun working out lovelies! 💚
“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
– Marcel Proust
“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems.”
– Pat Riley
- the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
- an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Thank you everyone who is following and tapping into this adventure that I am living! I can’t believe it has already been 6 months! It took a little bit of encouragement and pushing but when I made my blog it was like a life goal was started. I’m glad I did and I have so many more ideas, adventures and tips to write about. Cheers to more post and more of you lovelies listening in!
“Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.”
– Zig Ziglar