I hit the gym this morning with Mr. Mister and even managed to take a quick selfie after we finished abs. That boy is a machine and he kills me more and more every time we go to the gym together.
Let’s see how I did for March.
Clean up eating.
This month I really did much better thanks to prepping so much of my food in advance.
Not to say that there weren’t some times when I fell off the wagon…
It’s all about balance, right?
Weight Training Three sessions in February turned into six in March. Still not where I want to be, but having a workout buddy that pushes me hard has made a huge difference.
Walk Lola We made it out a total of three times this month. I am improving, but still not where I want to be.
Pinterest List I bought a few things that had been on my boards, but I didn’t tackle any actual projects this month and that’s okay with me. Last month I got a lot accomplished on this one.
Eat at the table Meh, not really that great, although I am personally eating at the table more to make sure that I am not snacking all day long.
Declutter Calendar I made it halfway through the month…again. This seems to be a theme.
Make a budget to find out where my money goes. I am still logging away and paying attention. I keep adjusting things to see if I can bring things down more. I need to make more of a game of it.
Pay off Credit Cards Still only making the minimum payments as of right now. Have to find more room in the budget, which probably means no more races for a while.
Put Money into Savings account. See above.
Couponing Starting to see some payoff here finally. We are stocked up on toiletries and lots of food staples. It’s getting easier every single week. It’s still time consuming, but I am really working on getting that food budget down.
Stop using Debit Card. This moves to the forefront as of April. I had to get yet another debit card due to fraud. I changed my card at the gym this morning and the lady told me that this is the fourth card I have had since I started there. She also informed me that I could bring in a voided check so that I could get around the debit card, so that is what I plan to do next week. I am so over all of this hassle.
Practice more gratitude :: Crickets:: Whoops, I totally failed on this one.
Read 20 books I only read one book this month but since February was such a good month my total is nine for the year. I need to go pay off my overdue fines at the library and pick up some new books for April.
People over once a month for dinner and games. I finally figured out why this one keeps getting pushed back. Most of the people who I would like to have over have adopted some eating habits different from my own and I am not comfortable cooking for them! Vegan, Paleo, low fat…I freak out under that kind of pressure. So I think I will focus on meeting friends either at my home or out and about and let those count. As long as we aren’t glued to our phones and we are paying attention to each other, then I will accept it.
Dinner with T&A, lunch with girlfriends at the Preteen Hangout, lunch with R, and lunch with MW
One pair of jeans that are not Mom Jeans. Done, and I am almost ready to look for another pair and finally throw out my Mom Jeans that I keep wearing.
Go to MNO at least twice a month for homeschool support. Done.
Destination Race I need to make a decision about this soon. I keep trying to wait until I can squirrel away some money. My first choice is looking like the Army 10 miler or maybe something in OKC.
Drop Half Marathon time to 2:30 Well, we all know how this month’s half went. I don’t know that I could have gone slower if I had tried. I am hoping that the clean eating and the strength training will help me get leaner and faster.
Incorporate more hill and speed work into training. Hooray hills!
I made it to hill repeats two out of the four Wednesdays this month and I even did them all by myself with no one to drag me out of bed. That makes me really happy, that’s not something I would have done a few months ago. I skipped the one just before my half (to save my legs) and the one right after (because I was lazy) but I feel like I can make it more times in April.
My mileage went up again, even after taking this past week off!
Now I feel like I have a goal for April even without a race on the calendar.
Overall, I feel pretty good about this month. There are still some areas that need focus, but I feel like I am making some new habits which is the ultimate goal. Of course, just about anything would have been better than February…
How are you doing on your goals for the year?
I need some new books to read, what are some of your favorites?
If you do a Resolution Wrap Up, post it in the comments so we can all come and check it out!