Monthly Challenges March 2017

Spring is just around the corner and so is the purchase of our house! for my March monthly challenges, I’m embracing the new beginning to try a little self-improvement that (in my mind) is long overdue.

30 days of Hairstyles

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I have always been jealous of the girls who know how to do things with their hair. 99.9% of the time mine ends up in a messy ponytail to keep it out of reach of grabby hands when I’m on behavior calls with my students. That being said I know plenty of women who manage to maintain a balance of beauty and function when it comes to their hair… this month I’m hoping to become one of them.

Morning Routine

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I’m planning to use this month do develop a morning self-care routine. Right now I have a lot of things that I do inconsistently and a lot of things that I want to try. My plan is to use this month to try them out and develop a routine that is suited to me. I know that consistent routines are an important part of keeping me from feeling overwhelmed and I’m looking forward to using my space (in our place!) to find the balance I need.

Are you an expert at doing hair?  Do you have a morning routine you love? Shout out with any advice you have in the comments.



Monthly Challenges February 2017

This month I’m hoping to maintain and improve my habits from January while adding a few new elements to the mix.

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I’m hoping to continue building strength and flexibility in my body (and maybe gain a new perspective) by working on my handstands all month long. This challenge from Beach Yoga Girl has given me a great set of poses to add to my practice.


In preparation for our move next month I’m hoping to purge down a few more of our belongings with the #MinsGame from the minimalists. I don’t have a ton of stuff as it is (I’ve been paring down for years) but as I pack up I’m hoping to clear out some of the pieces that have continued to slip through the cracks.

What are your plans for this month? Is there an area of your life you could stand to minimize?

Monthly Challenges: January 2017

As part of my ongoing effort to be more intentional with my life and my choices, I’ve decided to participate in several positive lifestyle challenges. I chose two challenges to kick off the new year, each focusing on a different area of my life.

30 x 31 Capsule Wardrobe

Inspired by project 333, I chose 30 pieces of clothing to wear for the month of January. These 30 pieces will be the basis of my wardrobe at my full-time job, volunteering, and my part-time work. I did not include workout clothes or pajamas in the 30 pieces. I have a fairly well-curated closet already but I liked the idea of a challenging myself to remix new pieces and really determine the value I get from each of the pieces I own.

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30 Days to Splits 

I’ve had my eye on this challenge from Blogilates forever now, but have yet to get around to doing it. I love yoga for the calming effect it has on my mind, but I would really like to start pushing myself more to increase my flexibility.  I know from past experience that these Blogilates monthly challenges pack a punch, so I hoping to emerge from January feeling a little more flexy.

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Are you a New Years resolution kind of person? What goals are you setting for yourself this month? Be sure to follow along on Instagram at #middlemonthlychallenges for updates throughout the month and to share the goals you’re working towards!