FOCUS in February

Last month, I shared with you my word for 2015 – CONFIDENCE.

I also shared with you my word for January – INTEGRITY.

Well now, February is here and after some deep thought, I have a word for these 28 days – FOCUS.


February | Focus 

This is what FOCUS will look like for me in regards to Health & Fitness this month:

Health | Focus on swimming; nutrition; recovery nutrition; running schedule; how my body feels; my end goals for triathlon and half marathon 


I met with Rhian, my Windsor Tri Nutritionist at the end of January; she’ll be sending me through some information and recommendations to implement. I’ve already started by adding protein shakes into my day after training to help with recovery. I’ve been religiously taking my vitamins too – vitamin D, B complex, black garlic and iron. 

Although I’ve been ill, I’ve tried my best to stick to my training plan. This hasn’t been easy, or perfect but I am prepared for the consequences. 

In January, my Passion Planner got delivered! I backed this project on kickstarter at the end of 2014 and am happier than ever to have it in my life right now! It helps me to focus on my daily goals, weekly goals, monthly and yearly goals. I get to break everything down into manageable chunks and schedule it in.

I’d advise you to buy erasable pens (I picked up a couple at Muji) as well as a few colours of highlighters. I schedule in my work hours, my workouts and social commitments to see what time I have left to do everything else. It gives me a realistic overview of my week. I’ve also broken down bigger goals such as moving house, and created a timeline as to when I need to get everything done for this to go smoothly!

The monthly reflection for the end of January was thought provoking too. Here are some of the questions for you to ponder…

From 1 – 10, how do you feel overall about the month of January?
What was the most memorable part of January? 
What were the biggest lessons you learnt in January? 
What or who are you especially grateful for this past month? 
Name three things you can improve on this coming month. 

Elle 🙂 



  1. Georgina Spenceley
    February 5, 2015 / 19:21

    Love this 🙂 hope the protein shakes help you as I know you mentioned the other day you hadn't been recovering properly. I love my passion planner too – thanks so much for sharing it! I also use erasable pens, love a bit of stationery haha x

    • Elle Linton
      February 5, 2015 / 23:31

      I'm already thinking about getting my passion planner for 2016! hahaha! …I wish I thought of the erasable pens just a couple weeks earlier! Bugs me having things crossed out and then I can't write in that space (I don't own tipex!) glad you love yours though 🙂 xoxo

  2. Chi-Chi
    February 6, 2015 / 08:56

    Great minds think alike…….February is supposed to be a Focus month for me too (quite fitting)! Not gonna lie, it has been a struggle for me in quite a few aspects of my life (e.g. fitness and work) and January was not the month to try to tackle these struggles.I'm not expecting results by the end of this month, but at the very least I hope to have quite a bit of clarity xwww.thatgoodgirlchi.blogspot.co.uk

    • Elle Linton
      February 6, 2015 / 22:21

      Indeed 🙂 I'm with you! At the end of the month, I just want to be able to look back and identify any actions I took towards my goals! It's my month to keep my goals in the forefront of my mind and create from there! …look forward to hearing how your month goes xoxo

  3. Matilda Iglesias
    February 10, 2015 / 00:32

    I love that you have a monthly word and a yearly work, what a great idea. I know 2015 is a year of Finish for me. I need to finish what I started. As for January, well I have to think about it. Spending time with my family was fantastic, also setting new goals as well. Biggest thing I learned was organisation when it came to blogging every day in Jan (a little challenge I set for myself).

    • Elle Linton
      February 10, 2015 / 18:56

      FINISH…that will be a massive breakthrough! It's something I'm sure we are all guilty of at some point! The reflection questions at the end of this post are amazing for looking back, recognising your learning (as you have done) and applying that to what's to come x

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