Monday, March 4, 2013

February Goal Recap

Here is a look at how I did with my goals for February.

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.

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