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Goal BLOWN AWAY!! (Avert your sensitive ears to this one, folks!)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Before I review the rest of my March goals, I first would like to review my 4th goal for the month of March. You'll recall:

emoticonActually meet or exceed 500 fitness minutes this month. Write down a workout plan each week so I'm not making it up on the fly. Having a plan should help me just get it done.

Well, I'd like to proudly report: I made this goal my bitch. I slapped it around, I made it call me "Shorty", I made it polish the souls of my New Balance Cross-Trainers with it's tongue! Not only did I "meet or exceed" 500 minutes, I more than doubled that!!! I rang in March's fitness minutes with 1,011 minutes! If I had known, I would have done 4 more minutes. My failure to do the math meant I came in 4 minutes short of 9,000 total fitness minutes logged. Oh, well. ALSO! This is the very first time in my SparkPeople history that I have logged 1,000 fitness minutes in any given month! WOOHOO!!!!

As for the rest of my goals:

"If I'm going to have something "unhealthy" to eat, I have to have something "healthy" with it." This one is still a work in progress, although I will say it made me infinitely more conscious of the food choices I make. I ate at McDonald's a few times and got chicken nuggets with fries, but also a fruit and yogurt parfait. I tried to match a vegetable or piece of fruit with everything I ate, but wasn't always successful. Still needs work, but was a definite help!

"I bought the seeds, so plant them!" I did exactly that. I planted tomato, sugar snap peas, cucumber, and sweet pepper seeds. I bought seedlings of another tomato variety, strawberries, and eggplant, too, and got those sown. Hopefully I'll have little edibles sometime.

"Continue tracking food and water. 3 days a week, 1 weekend day." I think I met this goal most weeks, but I think tracking more consistently would be more helpful. Like, I should set aside certain days to track so I know if I'm "on track" and to see if my dietary habits change during certain times of the week.

"Eat healthy, home-cooked dinners 4 nights a week." Oh yeah. I made a menu and followed it for two weeks, cooked that much the week before that, and then made sure I was eating something homecooked the week after. I need to figure out how to do the menu with more budget consciousness for all my roommates in mind.

"Eat breakfast." Ooh, uh... I am going to call this one another that is in progress. I tried for breakfast some days, but really didn't put that much effort into it. I could definitely do better with this one. I just need to sit down and have a plan for it also.

"Stay on top of homework, assignments, and attendance in class." This one needs improvement as well. I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty bored in my classes right now. I'm not finding them very stimulating and I feel like I'm not learning too terribly much. Plus, a 16 week semester is too long! My attention span runs more around the 10 or 11 week zone. So, I need to push through the disinterest and make sure I'm staying on top of things a little better.

I'll be thinking of some April goals in the next day or so. I'm currently spending my much-needed spring break at my parent's house. I got to visit with my dad (who is still caring for my grandmother full-time) and I got to spend time with my middle brother, who I almost never see when I'm down here 'cuz I can't pull him from his computer long enough. I have a cuddly kitty snoozing on my bed. I have a tummy full of legit Mexican food. And now I'm going to call it a night.
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  • no profile photo CD11324640
    YAY!!! Your blog made me really realize what goals can do for us!! I am so proud of you for kicking your goals behind!! :D Congrats on your fitness minutes! I hope that you can accomplish the rest of your goals as well this month!! Keep up the awesome work!! :D
    3306 days ago
    Now that was an awesome blog ! Congratulations on not only exceeding your fitness goal, but shattering it into teeny tiny pieces !!!

    And definitely stay on top of your homework. You don't want to end up cramming at the last minute. Cramming just causes a person's stress levels to increase exponentially.

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    3307 days ago
    I am so, so glad you exceeded 1000 minutes! That is awesome! You had a seriously rocking March. And, YAYAY for seeds! Even if you just get a little produce from them, it's so much fun watching stuff grow. Last year I had peas on a trellis in my flower/herb garden so every time I went outside, I grabbed a handful. I never had enough for a meal, but they were so good!

    3307 days ago
  • RSTM99
    I love you how you call it on both sides, sometimes I tend to hide from the (nutrition) goals I didn't meet but if I do that, how will it magically get done. Thanks for reminding me of the highlighting the GOOD and keeping the rest on the to-get-done!
    3308 days ago
    Congrats on your fitness minutes! Ahhh-mazing! :) Enjoy your spring break!
    3308 days ago
    You are definitely a work in progress. Congrats on all the success you have achieved.
    I recall my younger more carefree collage years as full of so much, it's remarkable you have been able to met so many of your goals.
    Hay don't feel bad about the breakfast, still this many years later, and a lot wiser and knowing better, I still have trouble with eating a breakfast. Or a proper healthy breakfast.
    You'll get there,
    My best to you. I love that you are cuddled up with a furry warm kitty.
    I cuddle with a hairy little Yorkie dog, called Titan.
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    3309 days ago
    HAHA made it call you shorty! Love your sense of humour!
    3309 days ago
    Well, you Bad Ass! Go girl! Great review. And my favorite line "I have a cuddly kitty snoozing on my bed"...yeppie! I didn't know...congratulations! Picture please!
    3309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2012 3:35:30 AM
  • ABB698
    Way to rock it! emoticon
    3309 days ago
    You do that thang!!!
    3309 days ago
  • GABLE227
    emoticon You kicked fitness minutes' tail! Woot! As for the rest, you will make it up in April
    3309 days ago
    Congrats on your fitness minutes. Good job!
    3309 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4429274
    *heh* Love, love, love the attitude.
    3309 days ago
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