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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!
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    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.
    1638 days ago
    Awesome idea to recap your goals at then end of the month. You sound very organized to me.
    1639 days ago
    I really need to work on the 'patience' bit.
    All your goals are good, and wish you a wonderful spring.
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    1639 days ago
    giving yourself time to reflect is important... emoticon
    1639 days ago
    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!
    1639 days ago
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