Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March is a wrap!

Whew. March is over and it flew by for me (as they all seem to do lately). I'm really not excited about it being April. The semester is over at the beginning of May and the last month of the semester is always *insane* with everything coming due all at once. Considering I am a procrastinator, this sends my head spinning in all directions. (Yet, I realize it is completely my own fault).

But, let's recap March, shall we?

At the beginning of the month I set some goals for myself, much like I did in February

About halfway through the month I made a few changes though and most of the goals were no longer relevant. For example... I decided to start training for the Dam to Dam 20K (I know, who AM I?) so that wiped out the "finish C25K" goal but I would still consider that goal as passed because I'm running so many miles each week. I began my third week of training this week and I can honestly say I'm enjoying it! I'm running 4 times a week, the first two weeks a total of 12 miles each and this week is a total of14 miles. This third week has been a little bit rougher, but I think that's just because I'm tired.

In other areas:

Agency work: I made a goal for myself to work 60 hours (which fulfills my 15 hr/week commitment) and I blew that goal out of the water by working exactly 100 hours (I knoooow). Hopefully that sets me up to be able to slack a little through April... I always admired the folks that do this job full time (cough, cough, Angie, cough, cough) but now I admire them even more! On a regular schedule, that job is hard!

Reading: I wanted to finish six books, but I was only able to get in five. (Only... that's kind of funny. Five is still a lot of reading). If you're interested in what books I read, check out my Goodreads page.

Subbing: I was only able to sub 4 1/2 days. With Spring Break in the month of March it was just too difficult.

Classes: I might as well accept that I am a procrastinator and will put things off until the last minute. I work better under pressure anyway.

Health: I stopped counting calories! It just wasn't working. I know I was eating the wrong kinds of calories, so I decided to hop on the Weight Watchers bandwagon and start counting points. I'm not a member for Weight Watchers, though. I'm just trying it out to see if I like it. I'm in my third week of counting points, and I have to say, I enjoy that all fruit is no points. ;) 

I'm not going to set any specific goals for April, besides to keep doing what I'm doing. The changes I made in March seem to be really working, so instead of adding more to my plate, I'm going to keep it simple, keep doing what I'm doing and just try to make it through this hectic month.

Other exciting happenings in April:
  • My dad and sister's birthday is the 13th (yep, they have the same birthday!)
  • The entire fam is going to see Jimmy Buffett (we got 7th ROW!) on the 17th! I cannot wait for this! The entire reason I am such an oldies fan and a fan of musicians like Jimmy Buffett is because of my dad!
  • Easter! This year we're celebrating with lunch at my grandmother's house, with probably church in the morning.
  • Books 'n Bars this month is at Americana on a Sunday morning! I'm kind of excited about this one. Americana has an awesome bloody mary and mimosa bar... yuuummm! (look for my review of March's Books 'n Bars tomorrow!)
  • My subbing availability is almost already full for April and May and most of them are at my favorite middle school - I LOVE THIS. 
That's really it for me. How was your March? Any exciting news? 

11 comments:

Meghan said...

Sounds like it was a great month for you!! I see you just finished reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, was it good? I saw the movie, and I loved it!! I may be a little jealous of your Jimmy Buffett concert :D

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Good job on the running front! 12 and 14 miles a week is great! You are going to be ready for the Dam to Dam in no time.

April will be busy but soon it will be summer! And then there is swimming and BBQs and fun!

Mrs Xenos said...

Girl you are brave! 20K. I'm training for my first 5K (thanks to you inspiration). Can't imagine a 20K.

PS...I'm loving the C25K program!

mylaughablelife said...

Great job on your training! As someone who has been on a running "yo-yo" for a few years, I can tell you the best thing to do is not worry about your pace, and just keep getting the miles under your belt. The hard work WILL pay off!

Weight Watchers has always worked for me--if I wasn't so co-dependent on my BodyBugg I'd be back on it to lose these pesky 20 lbs or so.

Somehow I STILL have not been to Americana which makes me very sad considering I LOVE a good bloody mary bar!

Wow, that's a long comment--Happy April!

mylaughablelife said...

Great job on your training! As someone who has been on a running "yo-yo" for a few years, I can tell you the best thing to do is not worry about your pace, and just keep getting the miles under your belt. The hard work WILL pay off!

Weight Watchers has always worked for me--if I wasn't so co-dependent on my BodyBugg I'd be back on it to lose these pesky 20 lbs or so.

Somehow I STILL have not been to Americana which makes me very sad considering I LOVE a good bloody mary bar!

Wow, that's a long comment--Happy April!

Stephany said...

Way to go on the mileage, girl! That's awesome. I probably log 5 miles on a good week, ha.

I hope WW is going well. I love the program so much. Counting points seems so much easier than calories, for me.

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Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am glad that the training is going well! Just take it a week at a time - you'll be ready on race day! :)

That's awesome that you already have so many subbing days booked in April! :)

Good luck w/ WW - it worked so well for me. I was in WW in 2009, it was so so so helpful. Especially learning about portion control, and I liked the accountability of going to meetings and having to weigh in. So I fully endorse that program!

Becky said...

What a great month for you! I need to do a recap of how March went for me and set some April goals, but I need to decide what my April goal is first! (Which means that post won't go up until at least Monday!)

pinkflipflops said...

I am pretty jealous of that 7th row seat. I love Jimmy Buffett. We've seen him many times but we always get lawn seats. We all say that when we get 'old' we'll get real seats.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Josh's sons birthday is the 13th too!!!