And now for some house-keeping.
As you know, I hit my running and walking goals for March but I haven’t filled you in on how my other goals went.
- run at least 10 miles a week √
- 3 strength training sessions a week (two Core Four, one kettlebell) √
- walk 100 miles √
- work up to 5 minutes of meditation most days of the week I worked up to 4 minutes many days of the week, so I feel successful with this goal.
- use my car less (I don’t drive that much but lately I’ve gotten a little lazy about driving to the clinic) √ Goal accomplished and it’s a good thing because gas prices are ↑
- practice yoga 5 days a week I practiced yoga an average of 4 times a week in March and I definitely notice an improvement in my flexibility…I still want to get up to 5 days a week average though.
- 150 walking and running miles combined
- 20 yoga sessions (15 minute minimum)
- continue 3 strength sessions a week
- twice a week Pilates (look for my quickie 8 move mat routine coming up later this week)
- fill my raised beds with topsoil and prepare for May planting
- use one new recipe a week
I am excited about the last one and surprisingly it may actually be the most challenging to accomplish. I am miserable at following recipes but I love to learn creative new combinations and cooking techniques. The challenge is not to follow each step or measurement to a T but rather to follow through on finding a recipe, buying the ingredients, and planning a meal around that dish.
Spring is such a natural time to make changes in your life and set your intentions on improving habits. Do you regularly set goals for yourself? If so, do they have a timeline (like a month) or are they ongoing until accomplished?