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April 2013 Goals

Monday, April 01, 2013

Happy April 1st! No, I’m not talking about April Fools Day but rather monthly goals. I don’t always do monthly goals but I feel like I should this month. Lately, they haven’t been sticking but I’m going to try like hell to do them this month. I really need to refocus on my health, even with all the crazy school stuff. So here they are.

emoticon Goal 1: Drink 8 Glasses of Water (Daily)

I haven’t been making water a priority lately and its starting to wear on me. Whenever I start to slack off, I make it a goal of 8 glasses per day. Do I really need 8 glasses? Not sure, but it’s a nice number to shoot for.

emoticon Goal 2: Work Out 4 Times Per Week

I have been struggling with everything lately – food and fitness. With a half marathon at the end of this month, its not time to slack on the exercise. I don’t care what I do, I just need to move my body 4 times per week. Walks will not count toward this goal – only major sweat sessions.

emoticon Goal 3: Meal Plan Weekly

This will make things so much easier during the school week. Meal planning is key and I need to do it more often. This week’s plan is actually to just use up leftovers from Easter celebrations. Easy!

emoticon Goal 4: Track Food Daily

This one will be tricky as I have some homemade goods from family from Easter, which are not easy to track, but I will do my best. I need to be aware of exactly how much I’m eating (either too little or too much). This will help me get back to a good range and healthy eating.

emoticon Goal 5: Read For School

I hate reading sometimes. The papers I need to read for school tend to be a little “thick” and “heavy” but I need to do it. I’ll figure out a more concrete plan (maybe “read for 20 minutes every night”?) but I need to read more journal articles and textbooks in general along with my other work. To measure this goal, I plan on keeping track of time spent reading and number of articles/pages.

Other Non-Goals

There are some other things I want to do this month but I never make more than 5 or 6 goals per month. These are “bonus” goals. Maybe I get a gold star for every day I do these? LoL!

emoticon 7500 Steps Per Day
emoticon Eat 90% Paleo
emoticon Run 3 Times Per Week
emoticon Strength Train 2 Times Per Week
emoticon Daily Yoga

You can see that if I chose to do all of these things (plus the other goals), I would be overwhelmed. I have to pick and choose and be realistic about what I think I can accomplish right now. I think that’s it for now. I’ve already printed a copy to hang on the fridge and I’ll upload a copy to my tablet too for easy tracking. No excuses!

emoticon What is your top goal for April? emoticon
Like I said above, with the half marathon on April 28th, now is not the time for laziness!
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    Wonderful goals! emoticon
    1876 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    Those are awesome goals! I have trouble keeping track of calories myself being as that I'm at college and I can't meassure everything out exactly how I would like to. Along with that, we aren't given nutrition information. My main goal for this month is going to be to start eating healthier. I am keeping a food journal on my laptop to help hold me accountable. Under this goal I have two smaller goals. The first one is not to eat any fried foods this month, and the other is to not drink any soda! After day one I'm still doing pretty good lol Good luck with your goals! I know you can do it!!
    1877 days ago
    Looks like achievable goals
    1877 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Great goals! You are going to rock this month emoticon

    I just posted my main goal for April!
    1877 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Great goals - both in terms of what you're going for, and in terms of do-ability! My big goal for this month is to increase my running. :-)
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