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Goodbye, February. Hello, March.


Friday, March 01, 2013

As I do at the start of most months, I was feeling good about what I could achieve in February. Then the month progressed and I just fell off track. No legitimate excuses, I just got lazy. That said, below is how I did with my monthly goals and be warned, it isn't pretty.

February goal accountability:
Starting weight = 114, BMI = 21.5
Ending weight = 113.4, BMI = 21.4

Fitness:
1) Strength train at least 3x per week
75% - I ACCOMPLISHED THIS 3 OUT OF 4 WEEKS. I GOT IN 11 ST SESSIONS IN FEBRUARY.
2) Achieve a minimum of 2,000 fitness minutes for the month
76% - I DID NOT MEET THIS GOAL. I HAD 1,528 MINUTES OVERALL FOR THE MONTH.
3) Take at least 10,000 steps per day a minimum of 20 days this month
85% - I DID NOT MEET THIS GOAL. I HAD 17 DAYS THIS MONTH WITH AT LEAST 10,000 STEPS.
4) Lose at least 2 pounds this month
30% - I ONLY LOST .6 POUNDS FOR THE MONTH.

Nutrition:
1) Drink no more than 8 diet sodas for the month
88% - I HAD 9 SODAS IN FEBRUARY BUT I'M SUPER EXCITED BY MY PROGRESS ON THIS ONE. THIS IS WAY BETTER THAN I'VE DONE IN PREVIOUS MONTHS!
2) Track all food and stay within range for at least 25 days this month
92% - I STAYED IN MY CALORIE RANGE FOR 23 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

Personal:
1) Put at least $350 in savings each pay day (there are 2)
100% - I MANAGED TO PUT $700 INTO SAVINGS IN FEBRUARY - YAY!
2) Commit to cleaning house at least 1 day per week
100% - I WAS SO MUCH BETTER ABOUT KEEPING UP WITH HOUSE WORK IN FEBRUARY AND I'VE BEEN LOVING IT AND FEELING WAY LESS STRESSED ABOUT IT.
3) Have at least 10 random acts of kindness/pay it forward actions
20% - I ONLY HAD 2 OF THESE WHICH MAKES ME REALLY SAD. I JUST WASN'T FOCUSED AND THOUGHTFUL IN THIS REGARD.
4) Read at least 2 books during the month
75% - I FINISHED ONE BOOK AND AM HALF WAY THROUGH A SECOND. I'M REALLY GOING TO TRY HARD TO FINISH IT THIS WEEKEND AND GET IT BACK TO THE LIBRARY.

Given that I wasn't overly successful in February, I'm going to keep nearly the same goals for March. I turn 40 near the end of the month and I really want to bring it in on a positive note in terms of eating and exercise. That said, let's go!

March Goals:

Fitness:
1) Strength train at least 3x per week
2) Achieve a minimum of 2,000 fitness minutes for the month
3) Take at least 10,000 steps per day a minimum of 21 days this month
4) Lose at least 2 pounds this month

Nutrition:
1) Drink no more than 8 diet sodas for the month
2) Track all food and stay within range for at least 28 days this month

Personal:
1) Put at least $350 in savings each pay day (there are 2)
2) Commit to cleaning house at least 1 day per week
3) Have at least 10 random acts of kindness/pay it forward actions
4) Read at least 2 books during the month
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OPTIMIST1948 3/3/2013 9:56AM

    The plan and reflection is awesome. I dont know,if I would,make it. I am thrilled with your progress on all fronts!

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CELIAMINER 3/2/2013 8:42PM

    Love the way you plan!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/2/2013 7:37PM

    Great job setting goals and recording your progress. Though you might have wanted to achieve more you still did a lot. Here's to another great month! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 3/1/2013 10:31PM

    I think you did great! You really worked and met or came close to many of your goals. emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 3/1/2013 2:15PM

  I think your February sounds fantastic, even if it fell short of where you hoped it would be :) Cheers to a new month

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/1/2013 1:41PM

    Honesty - 100%!!! You'll do great! Let's kick it together this month! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 3/1/2013 1:32PM

    You can do this!!! March is going to be our best yet!

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FITFOODIE806 3/1/2013 1:23PM

    High five on the soda. I know that's a hard one. happy March!

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ALICIALYNNE 3/1/2013 1:01PM

    You can do it!

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JENAE954 3/1/2013 12:58PM

  emoticon great progress!

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CHRISBEM 3/1/2013 12:51PM

    the great thing about a new month - that psychological reboot! time to start fresh - this is the first day of the rest of your journey!

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