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March Review

Monday, April 01, 2013

On January 1st I posted a blog detailing some areas in my life I want to focus on this year. Another goal I have is to take a few minutes at the end of each month and see how I did. Don't want my goals to be forgotten as the year wears on.

1. Continue to exercise and eat well - Really falling into a rhythm here. Got my 1000 minutes of exercise in for the month. I have always been happy to just trot along on a 5 (12 minute mile) on my treadmill. Lately, I've put a little pep in my step and it feels great to see the improvement. I've also started swimming again, which is a nice change and an amazing workout. Still eating most of our meals at home and limiting my alcohol.

2. Be productive at the office and at home - March was good in this area, but not great. We were out of town for several days for spring break and still managed to keep everything reasonably together, so I consider that a success. Want to really focus on this area in April. My desk still looks like someone vomited paper and files all over it.

3. More quality time with the girls - This was great. We had a kids' vacation for spring break. We are doing cooking with mom night, going to the grocery store together, and I played Legos with them some.

4. Pay off debt - Really worked hard and focused and was able to make real progress here in March. Super proud of me and DH!

5. Encourage others - Yes and no. Been doing great encouraging DH and the girls, but have slipped with another person in my life. Not sure she's in a place where she's ready to be encouraged. DH is exercising regularly and the girls are starting to become fitness junkies like their Momma. It is so cute!

6. Patience - I'm doing much better here. I'm listening better to clients, Mom, and the girls. Mom came over to eat dinner last Tuesday. When we were done she asked if I wanted to play cards. My first instinct was to make an excuse and try to get her out of the house so I could relax on the couch. Instead I played cards with her and was glad I did.

The month as a whole looks pretty good. Guess if I'm going to get some work done at my desk today, I better get to it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NUOVAELLE 4/2/2013 1:37AM

    It sounds like you've been successful so far! Checking your progress with your goals at the end of every month sounds like a great idea. The important thing is that you keep on trying at each and every one of your goals.

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SCUBAGAL07 4/1/2013 12:50PM

    Awesome idea to recap your goals at then end of the month. You sound very organized to me.

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KICKINGKILOS 4/1/2013 10:38AM

    I really need to work on the 'patience' bit.
All your goals are good, and wish you a wonderful spring.
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BRASKIN 4/1/2013 9:31AM

  giving yourself time to reflect is important... emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 4/1/2013 9:30AM

    Good call on the Mom thing - after all, life is uncertain. Better to invest in relationships!
Blessings to you on the journey to a healthy lifestyle - how wonderful the DH and kids are joining you!

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