This month has come to an end….
January has definitely been really good to me! My training has been stronger than ever, Zoe is excelling in her lessons, and Josh has had his biggest sales month to date! We have certainly been blessed! No matter how high our highs are, or how low our lows are, we are always thankful!
My goals this month were pretty basic. Most I accomplished no problem. Whenever I do not smash a goal, I do not beat myself up over it. I reassess the goal. Remind myself why I made the goal and how I can better accomplish it.
Goal 1 To continue with the 5×5 training. This was a no brainer. I have been seeing some huge strides in my physique this off season. My first bulk, I had some gains, but nothing like what I have seen this year. I have a better grasp of training as well as nutrition, which I have said before is the main component to gains and getting lean. Being told by so many “bro thinkers” that doing squats and big lifts more than once a week was going to damage my body, originally had me a bit leery of the 5×5 program. I am happy I did my research and went against what was being preached to me. I truly enjoy the 5×5 strong lifts and my body does too!
Goal 2 To gain 5-10lbs on my lifts each week. This was not a problem. I feel stronger than ever!!! I have raised some lifts only 10lbs this month, but others have gone up by as much as 30lbs. It is insane!!! To be able to do 5 working sets of 5 at what was my max weight before we moved, on some of the exercises has me blown away! My bench press has gone up 5lbs every week and I am now pushing more than I ever could and 5 working sets of 5 is no joke! My deadlift will increase by another 20lbs next week. This will put me at 5 working sets of 185lbs. 195lbs was my max when we moved and I could only pull one, so I am stoked!!!!
Goal 3 Is posing, posing, posing. I have been a rockstar at not only keeping to this goal, but also perfecting my poses. I think I finally have it figured out!!!! Zoe has been a beast at keeping me accountable as well. She knows when she needs to put her foot down ha ha ha ha
Goal 4 This goal was to get our finances back on track and start to recover our savings. I am a proud wife! Josh has managed to get us caught up and get our savings substantially back on track in a matter of 30 days. The man is nothing short of amazing! He has had a record month at work and is striving to achieve his own goals that he has set for himself! He is working hard to be a top writer at his company this year and get that next promotion! I am certainly in awe of his tenacious drive and motivation!
Goal 5 Was getting Zoe’s lessons on par with school. We are thinking of starting her in the fall, but still weighing in on that We both believe she is ahead of the game. She has started reading this year and has also started basic addition. She is a sponge who loves to learn! It amazes me how much and how fast she can learn!!! At 4 years old, she is blossoming so fast. We are cherishing every moment of it!
Goal 6 I have narrowed the suit styles down to just a few and believe I have the color picked that I want. I wasn’t able to get the fabric quite yet, but that will be done soon enough It is very exciting for me to be designing my own suit this year! I am hopeful that it will turn out great!!! With so many online photos, it’s hard not to find a suit design that inspires you!
Goal 7 To represent my sponsor Saturn Supplements to the best of my ability! This is something I pride myself on doing each and every month! Saturn has been supportive of me since the beginning and for that i am always very grateful! Please take a moment to show some love on their Facebook page!!! Just click here, like, and tell them who sent you