January

January. What a month, huh? Of all the 12, it’s the one that holds the most promise. A fresh start, new beginning, renewed energy and purpose. I freaking love January!

Here’s what I’m focusing on this month:

  • Alcohol free Monday – Thursday. This is my guideline throughout the year, however things generally go in a much more festive direction come November and December. So, I’m bringing things back to reality with no alcohol on the weeknights. I’ll make a couple exceptions throughout the month when I’m out for special occasion. Other than that, it will be sparking water for me.
  • 30 days of movement with BurnCycle. BurnCycle is hosting a fun challenge for January. It’s 30 days of movement. We started January 2nd and will go until January 31, exercising on the daily. This can be a class at BurnCycle, cross training, running, yoga, etc. If you’re near a BurnCycle studio, sign up and get moving! I heard we’re celebrating our success with a partaaaaay in February. Here’s what I’m aiming for each week: BurnCycle x’s 2, strength training x’s 3, and the rest a mix of yoga, cardio and toning.
  • Writing daily. Even the most life-giving practices take commitment. For the first time, I am placing some discipline around my writing. And if it doesn’t kill the enjoyment vibe for me, I’ll keep that goal up for 2017.
  • Trying out ClassPass. Yes, it’s taken me this long to try out ClassPass. They did a promotion before the new year and I couldn’t resist. $22 per month for 5 classes, for 3 months. I’ll mainly be using it to give Barre3 a shot and drop in on some yoga studios throughout the Portland area. P.S. They’re currently running a promo for $19 for one month of ClassPass, which includes 5 classes.
  • Filing taxes. Let’s get this damn thing out of the way.
  • Washington DC. I saved the most exciting for last. I’m headed to Washington DC for the Women’s March on Washington. I’ll be meeting up with my aunt, cousin and a few friends from around the US. I’m marching for myself. For my daughters. All women. Sexual assault victims, people of diverse religious backgrounds, immigrants, black and brown people, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and those who don’t fit in the box the incoming administration has proclaimed as “American”. I cannot wait to join hands and walk beside the people who insist on something greater for American that what is being promised. Are you going? Let me know! I’d love to meet you there.

What does January look like for you? Is there anything you’re looking forward to?

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2 Comments

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    Cheryl Wysocki
    01/04/2017 at 4:51 pm

    Natalie,
    I honor your commitment to join the women’s march later this month. I think it is important to show our strength in numbers and represent those whose voice goes unheard. My support and prayers go with you…
    With love,
    Cheryl

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      hellodaynatalie
      01/05/2017 at 11:28 am

      Thank you Cheryl! I am really eager to stand and march. I’ll bring your spirit along with me.
      Love,
      Natalie

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