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February 2017 Goals

First, let’s recap January a bit.  I’ve learned a few things:

  • I’m not in any sort of fitness routine.  Afternoons aren’t working and mornings are soooo early.
  • My eating is getting better.  I’m cooking more and my restaurant choices are getting better as well.
  • I need to drink more water (story of my life).
  • I need to get up and MOVE more during the day.  Being sedentary is killing my energy levels and mood.

So with those things in mind, I’ve come up with a few goals for the month of February!

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Goal 1: Drink 64 ounces of water per day

Drinking 8 glasses of water is actually completely unscientific and you should follow your thirst signals.  That’s all fine and dandy if you trust your thirst signals.  I do not and often feel sluggish and achy, sometimes from lack of hydration.  Therefore, I am going to attempt to drink 64 ounces of water daily this month to fix my dehydration problems and feel better at the same time!

Goal 2: Run 3 times per week

Holy moly, I have TWO races coming up in April!  I registered for the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K and the Atlantic City April Fool’s Half Marathon.  I didn’t run a single time in January.  Oh crap, right?  It has been dark when I get home and getting up earlier is so difficult for me (and its dark then too) so I have to figure something out.  Time to cram those runs in no matter what!!  Also, while my gym is run, it is not going to get me across the finish line.  It will definitely help out but it can’t be my primary (only) exercise.

Goal 3: Reach my step goal daily

I have been such a lazy bum lately.  You see, I got a new step tracker by Garmin and it adjusts your step goal depending on your daily average.  And it keeps adjusting my goal down because I keep not hitting it.  I sit way too much at work and need to make it a higher priority to just walk around a bit more during the day.  Yesterday, I threw in a lunch time walk but still almost missed my mark (I was marching in place next to my bed so I could get my last 300 before going to sleep!).  This needs to be a high priority!

Goal 4: Track my food

This isn’t so much calories but rather accountability/awareness.  I know I eat poorly but I need to admit how poorly sometimes.  Other days, I do great but I’ll mindlessly grab a cookie or a piece of candy.  I need to be more conscious of what I’m consuming and tracking it, whether online or via pictures or just jotting it in a notebook, helps me become more aware of what I’m doing and I will make better choices.

Goal 5: Finish 3 house projects

Ever since we moved into the new house, we’ve slowed down on the house projects.  I have several that I can do without Rob’s help and I need to get on them.  For example, we had planned on hanging crown molding but now we’re not so there’s these color gaps at the ceiling where we didn’t go all the way to the ceiling.  I am in charge of edging so I have to go around edging all the rooms now.  It sounds daunting and I’ve been pushing it off but no more!  I have a few other things to do as well.  Sadly, edging all the rooms is going to count as 1 project.  No cheating!

IMG_20170201_091840_432Starting February Right!

Today, I already went for a run so I can check that box off!  I also made the most delicious breakfast for my post-run fuel that was super healthy.  I have to work tonight so I’ll pack food for lunch and dinner today and make sure to jot this all down somewhere!  I know I am going to hit my step goal as well since I’m only a few hundred away and haven’t left for work yet!  I am really looking forward to this month.  I love that February is exactly 4 weeks too so it makes it easy to track goals!  Well, off to get my day going!

What are your goals for the month of February?

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