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February recap and goals for March

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Goals:
*Continue 10 minutes of daily exercise streak
I did really well with this. There were a few days where I had to force myself to do a sparkvideo or a yoga video just to keep the streak alive, but I guess that's kind of the point.
*Follow half marathon training plan without missing a run
I missed one run, but it was to give myself a break before my next long run. I've been really good about getting the long runs in when plans/weather doesn't cooperate on the weekends.
*Incorporate strength training at least 2x per week
This one is a draw. I've been making sure to do strength training, but I didn't give 100% effort to each session. And I've totally neglected my lower body because I've been running so much. Definitely room for improvement.
*Eat mindfully. Taste each bite. Slow down. Realized when I'm full.
Work in progress. It's really hard at work (M-F breakfast and lunch) because I eat at my desk so that I have time to take a walk break in the afternoon. I do stop and think about bites maybe 2-5 times during each meal, which is an improvement.
*3 "treats" per week.
FAIL. I kept reasoning with myself ("I need more fat for the day so I NEED the peanut butter." "Pudding has milk, so I'm getting protein." Lazy day=pizza.) Okay, so not a total fail, but I need to work on it.


March Goals:
*Continue 10 minutes of daily exercise streak
*Follow half marathon training plan without missing a run
*Incorporate strength training at least 2x per week
*Eat mindfully. Taste each bite. Slow down. Realized when I'm full.
*Think before you eat. (Questions to ask self: "Am I actually hungry?" "When did I last eat?" "Should I just go to bed instead of having a snack?" "Is there a healthier option I could have instead of ___?")
*dedicate 45 minutes to abs each week (can split up if needed)
* MEAL PLANS!!

Well... most of these goals look familiar... I really want to hone in on my eating habits this month. And meal plan. I feel like I was really on a great track with meal planning and let it fall to the wayside because of J's schedule. We are both looking to reduce consumption of processed foods, and a little meal planning goes a long way in that regard.

For exercise, I really do need to branch out a bit. I am running a lot, but honestly, I get off work at 4 every day. I have time/energy to do 10 minutes of abs after a run or to do a full 30 minutes of yoga before bed.
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JOANNHUNT 3/10/2013 11:33PM

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/7/2013 12:27PM

    :)

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1DERLAND14 3/1/2013 10:49PM

    awesome goals! I've tried to rationalize the milk/protein thing too.... however, you'll get it. Keep working hard. You did an amazing job in Feb... I'm sure march will be just as awesome!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 3/1/2013 2:47PM

    Thanks for the support! I'm hoping the "newness" of a new month gives me the push to tighten the reins a bit!

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CLPURNELL 3/1/2013 2:12AM

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On February and sure you will do awesome in March as well!

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LAURAAT 2/28/2013 12:23PM

    I really respect the idea of repeating goals. It shows you really learned last month, and what you need to work on. Great job last month, and great goals for next!
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