Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Looking Forward: March 2012 Goals

I am still really enjoying setting monthly goals this year.  A lot of these look similar to January and February but I have a feeling that March is going to be more hectic than the first two months of the year have been thus far. 

During February I stopped using WW to track my food/points.  Since then I’ve noticed that I’ve been doing a lot more snacking while sitting on the couch watching TV or while on the computer so I’ve made it a goal for March to eliminate eating in the living room and at the computer desk.  I’ve decided that if I am hungry or need/want a snack then I should sit down at the table to eat it.  I’m hoping this will help me better determine if I’m snacking because I’m actually hungry or if I’m snacking because I’m bored or it’s something I’ve always done {when watching TV or on the computer}.

I haven’t gained nor lost any significant amounts since I stopped counting my points but I have noticed that I’ve been enjoying more “cheats” than normal.  Ideally I’d like to limit my “cheats” to 1x per week without too much indulgence.  I don’t want to feel deprived so I’m sure this will continue to be a battle for me. 

Workout Goals

  • Continue to run 4-5 times per week
  • Cross Train 2x per week
  • PT Exercises 3x per week
  • Strength Train 2x per week
  • Yoga 1x per week
  • Continue Plank-a-day {plank, side plank, and bridge}
  • Continue Pushups but only 3x per week {try to do some on my toes / work on form}

March Pushups


  • Start the March Madness Legs Challenge {I adapted it below but changing the rest day to my long run day and by adding lunges twice a week --- we’ll see how long my legs can handle this and I’ll make adjustments as needed}

march madness legs

Non-Workout Goals

  • Create a cleaning schedule for March
  • Re-start using the De-Clutter Calendar
  • Get up to date and stay on track with reading the Bible {using this calendar}

Weight-Loss Goals

  • Continue “No Ice Cream” until end of Lent
  • Eat out no more than 3 times this month
  • Reach 10% loss {from starting weight} + an additional 1%
  • NO snacking in the living room or at the computer desk
  • NO fruit snacks other than for pre-run or mid-run fuel
  • Aim for only 1 cheat/free day per week

Races this month

  • 5k on Saturday March 3rd


Do you have any specific goals for March?

Updated 03.01.12 8am

1 comment:

Suz and Allan said...

Good luck with your goals this month! Hope your race went great today!