1. Run 70 miles.
I was 2 miles short of this goal. I blame the short month (28 days…who thought of that?!). I also devoted two evenings to try out swimming laps at a local pool in place of running. I welcomed the variety to my workouts so my joints got a break and my muscles were challenged in a new way. I have also re-evaluated my half marathon training plan and I am confident I can surpass 70 miles in March.
2. Do yoga or extra stretching for 60 minutes each week.
Check! I penciled in the minutes I was stretching each day in my workout log and was surprised how challenging it was to get to 60 minutes each week. It was well worth the effort. I was even rewarded by the Flexible February challenge from Fitting It All In. I won a NuNaturals prize package.
3. Complete a plank a day for 5 days each week.
Check! I wasn’t always good at checking in on twitter, but I would put a plank at the end of each workout (5 times a week!). I even noticed some abs poking out in the middle of the month. I want to continue strengthening my core.
4. Complete 3 fitmixer workouts each week.
This quickly dropped from 3 to 2 to 1 to ZERO. I’m not entirely sure why I lost motivation in this department. I do know I had a lot of social commitments after work this month and since I didn’t want to skip runs, my boot camp workouts often got cancelled. To remedy this, I need to start working out in the morning and schedule my workouts at the beginning of the week and actually write them down so I am committed. More about revamping my workout outlook soon.
5. Eat 3 servings of vegetables each day.
I give myself half a check for this goal. I got a lot better about adding more vegetables to my lunches and other meals, but I still want to eat a larger variety of vegetables. My habit is to reach for starches before leafy greens. I think I will keep this on my goal list for one more month.
I have not yet drafted my March goals. They are still a work in progress. I recently picked up “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” at my local library and I’ve been rethinking my cross training. I will post new plans and goals in about a week.
I have a 10k race coming up this weekend, so that will keep me motivated for now. Do you have any new goals for March to share? Let me know in the comments.