If I’m being honest, I think February is my least favorite month.
It’s the shortest month of the year ,and yet it seems to drag on interminably. But also this February, Cary and I both got sick with either COVID, the flu, or some other really bad upper respiratory crud. Both of us tested negative for COVID, however it may have been because we’re both vaccinated and it was too early for our viral load to be high enough to result positive. Either way, I had symptoms for about two weeks. Thankful that I already had some time off scheduled with work, but after going through 5 boxes of tissues, I’m ready for us to not be sick simultaneously again for a while.
Otherwise, the month was pretty busy and hectic. However, we still managed to set aside some time to go have a nice dinner out for Valentine’s Day. Although February is not my favorite month, this one turned out to be okay despite the plague.
RECIPES I TRIED/MADE
The Best Soup You’ll Ever Eat via Ambitious Kitchen
Sun-dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs via Half-Baked Harvest
WHAT I BOUGHT
Vital Proteins Women’s Multivitamin
goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
lululemon Belt Bag
Neutral Claw Clips
“Find Your People” – Jennie Allen
divi Hair Serum
Candle Wick Trimmer
BOOKS I READ
The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
In A Dark, Dark Wood
Reminders of Him
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Curious about my reviews? Check them out on the page What I Read in February
MOVIES/TV SHOWS WATCHED
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Kung Fu Panda
Pride & Prejudice
Sweet Magnolias: Season 2
FAVORITE POSTS ON KITCHY LIVING
My favorite: What I Read in February 2022
Reader’s favorite: Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
The Joker And The Queen – Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift
Light Switch – Charlie Puth
Oh My God – Adele
Still loving Muscle Burns Fat Advanced by Beachbody. But this month I also really enjoyed going on outdoor walks. I haven’t had a gym membership since 2020. But honestly I don’t even miss it, except for maybe the ellipticals and the stair stepper. But I love being active in new ways and doing lots of body weight and free weight exercises. For me, exercise isn’t about calories burned. It’s about doing something that feels good for my body. It’s about treating it with respect and loving it enough to want to be in shape and stay healthy. That’s a form of self-love that I always want to prioritize. And after getting sick earlier this month, I didn’t have a lot of get up and go for a while. But I think being patient with yourself and not trying to get back into exercise too soon is a great way to show your body you value rest just as much as the hustle.