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My 2015 Commitments: July Check-In

My 2015 Commitments: July Check-In

Today a new month begins and it is time to go through my 2015 July Check-in with you and assess my progress. It’s all about accountability.

Before writing this post, I went back to read June’s check-in to have a look about where it started. I had already forgotten that I was not all high spirits in the beginning of the month already. Yeah, June was a not-so-good month for me. I will do my best to turn the table in July.

Here is how things went throughout the past month.

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Invest in my health

I am not going to say that things went totally bad here, but I did have other expectations. May was really a OK month and I did see some evolution in my overall well-being. I guess that after getting green light from the neuro-surgeon to “slowly return to my activities”, I set my expectations too high.

Instead to just improving my walk, I thought I was good enough to try a basic 5k plan. Wrong! After feeling very unwell after all my trainings as from week 2, I decided to drop it for now. I was getting really depressed. My legs and my brain are not talking. The muscles are there, I can run, but after a while it feels like my brain shuts down. I literally lose control of my legs. I have been crying like a baby. It is frustrating, it is annoying and it is depressing.

Instead of letting the negativity take over my mind, I decided to drop the whole running thing and I will limit myself to daily yoga at-home sessions and walks. In August, I will reassess things again. You can check my progress on Instagram and see how I move forward with the #1MillionMinutes campaign.

I took time to map my food and adapted my intake. I’m still putting on weight because my intake is bigger than my outtake. But I am eating health for maintenance and healing. There is no need to stress out.

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Keep on organizing

The speed of my declutter was not the same as in May. I am not exaggerating when I say I was unwell most part of June. So I was in survival mode most of the time. Maintenance was important, however I did not go crazy cleaning all around the house.

I did start building some organization lists in Evernote. It is a work in progress, but I am sure that they will be very helpful. My labelling is also helping me out a lot. 

Because I was not able to train as I was hoping for, I ended up having more time to plan things. And Evernote has become really helpful. I am also using it for blogging and it has made my life much simpler.

Learn more and more

I think that I can call June as the month as I learned the most so far. I can still sit around and read even when things are not that good (not always, but most of the time). And that is what I did.

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My last acquisition was the Master Package of Building a Framework. I am sincerely excited about it. Interacting with other readers has also been a very rewarding experience. I am loving it! I shared a sneak peek of their interview about SEO on this post and here’s another one for you.

I have been reading Abby’s blog for sometime and even use one of her printables for my editorial calendar. Learning from her has been a really rewarding experience that I cannot recommend enough.

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And that is it for this month. Please check also my previous check-ins for 2015:

My 2015 Commitments: July Check-in.

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Have a fabulous July!


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Debbie Rodrigues

Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.

Hello, my name is Debbie Rodrigues.

By day, I am a powerhouse Senior Executive Assistant; by night, I am a planning enthusiast. When I'm not cycling, you'll probably find me journaling in my free time.

On my website, you'll find tips to elevate your skill set, build confidence, improve productivity, and achieve success in the things that truly matter to you.