March 2018 Goals | Fitness Friday

Hello March!!! How did February go for you? I gotta say, February went pretty well for me.  I’ve felt the most focused than I had in a long time! I know starting Whole30 has been a big help, but more on that later because I still have a few days left and I need to recap week 3 + 4! My training runs have been consistent, albeit slower than I want but I'm happy to be running again, so I won't complain.  I totaled 40 miles in Feb. which is also lower than I like, but I'm happy to be running at all!  I've been enjoying my gym classes once a week. I've been alternating between a Sandbag Class and Body Pump.   I'd forgotten what it was like to feel sore! 

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Now, on to my goals for March! 

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Running consistently makes such a huge difference in being ready for a half marathon.  I learned that the hard way when I didn't train properly and injured myself during the Arizona Rock n Roll Half.  So, I plan to stick to my running schedule in March. I would like to work on speed once a week, but didn't make it a goal, just yet. Since I'm feeling pretty good about my running consistently and ready to add 1 more day of cross training to my weekly schedule! It may just be 30 minutes at home doing HITT, a kettle bell workout, or Pilates, but it will help me become a stronger runner! Sticking to my paleo diet is a must too.  I'm not gonna lie, I still want/need to lose some weight to be back to where I was when I felt my best and my clothes fit! UGhh the struggle is real, friends! I've tried other "diets" but I know Paleo works best for me and it's something I've been able to maintain.  I know I'll have a few non-Paleo meals this month and I'm ok with that.  It's important for me to have balance and focus on the whole picture and not just a few meals throughout the month.  What I need to work on is self control and not turn a cheat meal into a cheat weekend! Who else can relate? 

Here's to a successful new month full of happiness, making memories, and staying active!   XO

March Fitness Goals

With the marathon training done, I must say I am looking forward to less running in the next few months.  I have definitely noticed I've lost some upper body strength and I'm looking forward to working hard to get it back.  Here's what I'm aiming to accomplish this month:

I'm excited to be running Spartan with the hubs this month.  Some people say he's crazy for signing up for another one after he broke his ankle in January 2015 at the Spartan Sprint in Temecula, but I get it.  It's a need for redemption and I'm looking forward to running alongside him.  Eating healthy isn't a problem for me, I love to eat healthy foods.  But, I also love to eat some unhealthy foods and that's gotta stop.  I need to focus and that means, more veggies and protein, less cheat meals, more water and less wine.  Since races keep me motivated, I'm looking to sign up for a 10K or so in April to keep up with my running.

And for accountability, here's how February ended up: 

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How did you do in February? Did you meet all your goals?  Ready to work hard in March to reach your new goals? I know I am! XO

March Goals & February Goals Met

February was a big month of adjusting in our household.  Dealing with Jason's ankle surgery and taking care of so much in the beginning of the month, was a lot of work.  I've been so tired lately, but I managed to reach half of my goals for February.  The first part of the month was tough, but things started to fall into a routine by the end of the month.  

I had been pretty frustrated recently (like this weekend) about my weight loss and how I feel I've reached a plateau.  I hadn't been super strict with my eating and it caught up to me, my waistline to be exact.  So, for the past 2 weeks I'd been working out regularly and keeping my cheat meals to a minimum.  I was very disappointed when there was no change on the scale.  What's a girl to do? Here's what I did, after stressing out & being upset for a bit, of course.  I decided to focus on the good.  To focus on the progress I've made and the positive changes I've had, not just physically, but emotionally too.  That's helping me tons right now.  I'm still determined to reach my goal.  Not really a goal weight, per se, but I do have some high goals I want to reach this year and taking care of myself is what will get me there.  Here are my goals for this month:

I'd love to hear all about your goals for this month too!