Planning vs. Doing

Howdy, howdy! How was everyone’s weekend?

Hopefully fantastic!

Ours was- very busy, but rather productive. On Saturday morning, I went home and got organized before heading back out in the afternoon to do a little apartment hunting with Shane.

We were a little worried we’d have to put on our name on some crazy waiting list, but the place we love is only 50% full right now. We were told if we fill out an application, they can hold an apartment for us for 3 months. So I think the plan is to run by and grab one sometime this week/weekend and fill it out so we can start moving in mid April or early May.

It’s super exciting!

Then, after apartment hunting was done, we went back to BB and B for a few last minute additions to our kitchen registry. I have my first bridal shower coming up in February (woohooo!!!), so I wanted to have a good amount of items on my list before hand.

After that, Shane and I met up with some friends for a murder mystery show that was very…interesting.  And we’ll just leave it at that, shall we? 😉

Sunday was spent lounging around and doing some other organizational things. I also made time to get out and enjoy the amazing weather we were having yesterday! Dad and I went for a pre-dinner power walk that ran us about 2.5 miles. It was a perfect cap to the gorgeous day! And a great, very busy weekend.


Now it’s back to Monday. Errr…Tueaday.


I wasn’t ready at all this morning- but I had a little extra motivation to wake up early so I could see my favorite morning news anchor! (I’ll fill you guys in on this a bit more in a few days, I promise.)

I hit the gym at 5:30 this morning for a quick leg/shoulder/back circuit, 15 minutes of the arc trainer and 15 minutes on the stair master.

As far as workouts go- it wasn’t the best. :/ But it was better than nothing. I’ll likely try and fit another in later today.

Maybe this guy?

For this lovely Tuesday there’s something else entirely I’d like to focus on a little bit.

p vs d

Ah yes, the subject of planning vs. doing.

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret- I am a perpetual planner.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m the queen of list making, agenda toting, calendar printing and plan making. I can make plans for days. Business plans, fitness plans, diet plans, goal lists, ect. You name it, I’ve probably made some sort of a list or plan to go along with it at some point or another.

I’m really good about planning. I’m also good about getting excited for new plans to come into effect.

What I’m not so good at…is always following through. I’m always looking for the next best thing, a new plan to create, something that will really work this time- then petering out when I get bored or don’t see what I want soon enough.

It’s a mess.

I taked a little bit about this in terms of fitness in –this- post a little bit ago, but it’s just as true about career goals, wedding planning, packing for trips, ect. as it is about that stuff.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting pretty tired of it.

I think it’s time I do a little less planning, and a lot more doing.


I think Nike is onto something.

I’m still a big lover of lists, don’t get me wrong. And goal planning is great. But planning can’t be something that continually gets in the way of doing, and I’m afraid that’s something I’m very guilty of.

If you don’t like your circumstances- change them.

If you’re tired of feeling overweight- do something about it.

If you feel stuck at a job you don’t like- start looking for a new one.

If you’re experiencing a negative relationship in your life- either take steps to actively fix that relationship, or move on.

All of this is so much easier said than done. I know that.

Change is hard.

So is staying the same.

Choose your hard.

On that note, I want to leave you guys with some inspirational quotes. (I know, I know.) These are from all over, including pinterest and other forums.

Granted, most of them are fitness related- because this is a healthy living blog and that’s also my main focus right now. I think you’ll be surprised how often “fit quotes” can translate into all areas of struggle in our lives.





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