April Goals

I realize that it is April 5 (ALREADY?!) and I’m just now getting around to posting my monthly goals. But, better late than never. 🙂 Before we jump into that though, I want to look over the goals I set for March and see how I did.

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March Goals

Since I’m a teacher, it seems fitting that I should give myself a grade for each goal. I tend to think of goals in a pass/fail way — I either reached it or I didn’t. But as I’m striving for balance in life and realizing that progress is progress, I’m starting to understand that not all goals should be judged that way!

ONE // Clean out our closet/send off a bag to thredUP

Grade: B-

I cleaned out our closet when I was on Spring Break, but the bag I requested from thredUp has been sitting in a kitchen chair since it arrived two weeks ago. Which also means the closet I intend to send have been sitting in our closet floor for at least that long. Counterproductive, no?

TWO // PR my 10K

Grade: A+

…And not just because it was my first 10K! With a finish time of 1:02:27, that was actually around two minutes faster than I expected to finish. I rode the high from that race for days!

Energy City 10K

THREE // See Beauty & the Beast!

Grade: A

My husband hated it. I want to see it again. 🙂

FOUR // Follow the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan (or at least the guidelines) more consistently

Grade: B

I started tracking my food again within the last couple weeks of the month and saw a lot of improvement in the way I felt during my workouts.

FIVE // Have a restful and relaxing Spring Break

Grade: A

My only regret is that it went by too quickly!

April Goals

ONE // Drink 100 oz. of water daily

I’m realizing more and more that the standard 64 oz.  just doesn’t cut it for me and sometimes I struggle to even get that much in! As a teacher, it can be hard to make sure I’m getting enough water because I just can’t take a restroom break whenever I need one.

TWO // Run 2x/week to keep my running base up between now and half marathon training time

I took a break from running last week after my 10K, and it was hard! By Thursday, I was itching to put my running shoes on. I’m looking forward to running more and just hope my new shoes continue to help with my black toenail issues.

THREE // Track meals in MyFitnessPal at least four days a week

The caveat to this is that I want to do it without becoming obsessive. I certainly see the benefit of tracking, but I’m one of those people who can quickly turn it into an unhealthy habit. I want to strike a happy balance between tracking and eating intuitively.

FOUR // Send off the dang thredUp bag

I literally just have to stuff it in the bag and send it off. C’mon, Jessica, get.it.done.

FIVE // Read. A. Book.

*eyeroll* I set a goal in January to read 12 books this year and so far, I’m failing miserably. I haven’t read one. Last weekend, I bought Anna Kendrick’s autobiography, Scrappy Little Nobody, on a whim in Target. Thus far, I’ve read the introduction. I know I would love it — if I weren’t too exhausted to read each night when I crawled into bed.

It all started with a trip to Target. Doesn’t it always?

What goals are you aiming to achieve this month? Linking up with Annemarie, Jen, and Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday!


  1. says

    Congrats on your 10K! It looks like March was a great month for you. I can relate to your reading goal. I’m just trying to get to 4 books in a year (sad, I know…). My neighbors have a monthly book club but I’m too cheap to buy the book, lol!

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