Where did the time go?! I can’t believe it’s already March 1st! For those of you that are new(er) readers, I like to set monthly goals for myself that focus on my personal health, nutrition, and fitness. I also set goals outside of that realm, but I don’t always share them on the blog. Obviously I’m a big believer in goal setting.
I decided this month that I am primarily going to focus on these goals that focus on my diet, and these goals that focus on my lifestyle and mental health. All of these things are my primary focus right now, so I don’t want to overwhelm myself by setting even more goals for the month of March.
I do need to evaluate how I did with my February goals though, so let’s take a look!
Goal #1: Include more healthy fats into my daily diet.
I definitely feel like I’ve done a good job with this one, especially within the past couple weeks. You can see an example of a day of my eats lately HERE. I’ve really been trying to add in more nut butters, olive oil, fatty fish, and avocado. I’m actually really enjoying it too! I find that it keeps me more satiated, and I have far less cravings.
Goal #2: Make a point of stretching/foam rolling at least 3 times a week.
Ehhh, I did just OK with this… It really depended on the week. There was a couple weeks where I stretched and/or foam rolled almost every day, but then there was one week that I realized I barely stretched at all. I’m glad I am making stretching more of a priority overall though. I used to rarely ever stretch, so I’m glad to be seeing some improvements in this area!
Goal #3: Research and find a good beginner half marathon training plan that will work for both me and my running partner/friend.
CHECK! You can check it out HERE. Only a couple more weeks until I start the official training! Eeek!
Goal #4: Continue to loosely follow my “eating plan”.
I’m happy to say that what my initial “eating plan” has now pretty much become habit for me. Including a mid morning snack and eating more at the beginning of the day is just part of my normal routine now, and I’m loving it. My self control with nut butters has overall been better, and emotional eating has significantly decreased as well. Woohoo!
Goal #5: Intensify my weight training workouts by adding more weight and/or lengthening my workout time.
If the fact that I’ve been pretty sore most days of every week says anything, then I think I did pretty well with this one. I really focused on this because I was tired of not getting the results I wanted. Of course there were a few workouts here and there that I could’ve lifted heavier and more intensely, but overall, I’m happy with how I did on this one.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I did pretty darn well February’s goals, don’t ya think? I’m tellin’ ya, creating attainable and affective goals for yourself truly does make a difference! As always, please let me know if you have any questions about goal setting or if you need any help setting goals. I’d be happy to help!
Have a wonderful first day of March! Yay for spring coming!
- What are some of your current goals?
- Are you good at taking the time to stretch and/or foam roll?
- Have anything fun planned for the month of March?