Thursday, March 1, 2012

February wrap-up!

Ummm, it is March 1st. Let me just say what everyone is thinking. How the heck did that happen already?! 2012 is no doubt going to fly by!

At the beginning of February I set some goals for myself. Let's check out how I did!

  • Drink a minimum of 75 oz of water a day -Fail. About halfway through the month I got insanely busy, and with that insane busyness I needed copious amounts of caffeine. That's my excuse. Lame, I know, but that's what happened! 
  • Work out 4 times a week - Another fail. I did still work out quite a bit, and sometimes got close, but nowhere did I work out 4 times a week. If I could magically turn into a morning person this problem would be solved, but I am so NOT a morning person.
  • Finish C25K - Fail. Ugh, I'm still following it, but I'm wimping out on certain runs and I keep going back to the old ones. Like the run 8 minutes, walk 3, run 8 minutes.... repeat 2-3 times. I did bump up to the 10 minute runs, but I keep skipping the 20 minute run. I know I could probably do it but I keep chickening out! Can you run for 20 minutes without stopping?! (Don't answer that. I am such a wimp)
  • Sign up for the Red Flannel Run - I did sign up, but then that weekend I felt so under the weather and the weather was actually really, really cold so I sat this one out. I did do two practice runs that week, so I'm still counting this one as passed. So, Pass! 
  • Consume less than 2 alcoholic drinks per week - Pass! I hardly drank at all in February and am quite proud of myself! 
  • Substitute teach at least 10 days - Fail. I was only able to sub 8 days. Subbing 10 days a month probably won't be possible as I can usually only sub on Mondays and Fridays. Wednesdays are usually early out days and those days are hard to get a job.
  • Work 40 hours at the agency - Pass! I killed this one! I ended up with over 60 hours! I guess that evens out the subbing days since I couldn't get in 10!
  • Enter all meals into My Fitness Pal - Fail. Meh. This one is so hard. I hate entering the "bad stuff". Ya, know?!
Ugh, looking at this I kind of feel like a failure! I know that February was extremely busy and I really threw myself into work and school. Hopefully I can do a little better in March with these same goals! I'm going to change the subbing goal to 8, and I'm going to change the agency goal to 60 hours. I'm also adding one more goal:

  • Read 6 books - with spring break I should be able to get this done. I have three different book clubs to read for and then a few other books I want to get read this month, so I'm going to try it! Hopefully I make it!  
  • Blog 3x/week - Hopefully I can get back on the blogging bandwagon and make time for it. 
  • Work harder on getting all assignments done for the week on the weekend - this one will be much harder to measure, but I will be able to tell if I succeed at this one. I have been telling myself that it makes sense to wait until the last minute because then the material is fresh in my head for the class the next day, but this method is not working out overall for my sanity!
What are your goals for March? How did you do in February?


Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Yeah, February was a difficult month! I think your last goal for March is the hardest. It makes sense to get it done and then review it at the last minute, but that never happens!

Donna said...

I saw a quote today that made me think of you: "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." That totally applies to me, too, because when I do run it is SLOW. You can do it!

Jen said...

Do your work as early as possible never save it! I like your goals:)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I don't make monthly goals, but I am doing well on my financial goal. My medical bills will get paid off this month so I can start workign towards saving more/paying down student loan debt/etc.

In March, I really want to build my weekly mileage back up. I'd like to be in the 16-20 mile range. Running with my running group again will help!

Anne said...

Would totally LURVE to lose 5-7 lbs!!

Don't feel like a failure....Feb is a short month. ;)

Reads, Rants, Raves and Reviews said...

You weren't lying about loving to read! Good list of goals to work towards!

Becky said...

Dude. You are not a failure. And it's March 5th and I'm just now reading the post you wrote on the 1st so join the club of life getting crazy!

My February was a big fat fail too! I can count on one hand the number of times I went to bed at a decent time. My goal for March is to push myself with writing which I'm trying to do a little bit each day!