Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Resolution Recap


Oh April, you were gone so soon.  Here's a review of those pesky new years resolutions to turn myself into a better functioning member of society. (or something of the sort)
  • Yoga once a week (9/52)  I have since stopped babysitting in the evenings and have begun attending a class on Tuesday evenings.  I am still behind, but for now only focusing on keeping the momentum.
  • Complete a full cycle of p90x  Still haven't started.  Need to stop procrastinating!
  • Complete 12 things off my life list (2/12) No new bucket list items have been achieved. Which is truly a bummer because the high I get from achieving them is quite awesome.  I need to carve out some free weekend time soon so focus on some big goals.
  • Run a 5k in under 25 Minutes Not achieved, and to be honest I haven't focused on it much since RLRF.  Hopefully some progress will be made once my marathon training starts tomorrow
  • Run a 5k in 21 Minutes (21:59 is acceptable) (har, har, har--  still trying to figure out when I though I might ever run 7:30 miles......)
  • Volunteer 1x per Month(2/12)  This month was hard with volunteering with my program.  One weekend I ended up having my cousin and the next volunteer weekend was a bridal shower and bachlorette party for my college roommate.  I am registered to volunteer the big corporate challenge during May and should have atleast one week of volunteering with the teens, so hopefully I can make up for lost time.
  • Read 30 books a year(5/30) It took me 4 months to realize that I had actually put the wrong new years resolution for this one. Initially I had indicated I wanted to read 36 books a year, which is quite the jump from 24.  What I really wanted was 30 as in 2 books a month and an additional book every other month or so.  I am still behind even by the new scale, but I did manage to complete 3 books this month, so I am making progress!
  • Run 3x a week (45/156)  Not having a plan to follow for the month, had led to me falling behind just a bit.  I should be at 48 but I was killed by allergies in the beginning of the month, and just felt a bit loss after completing RLRF.
  • Workout in the morning once a week.
  • Race 1x a Month (4/12) Keeping up on this one,  I was lucky enough to be able to run with my cousin and had blast. Looking forward to my next race in may which is a 15k so finally breaking out of the spring time 5k's
  • Follow 1 new recipe a week (18/52) I am kicking butt on this one.  I've been having fun trying new meals and recipes.  I think next years challenge will be to make some of them a bit healthier!

As the weather becomes more consistent and marathon training starts (tomorrow!)  I hope to improve my 5k time and keep running at least 3x week.  Yoga will be essential in my recovery and I plan to spend more time ready and relaxing while not training. Happy May !

6 comments:

  1. Great job this month Christine! I'm not very good at working out in the morning either.

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  2. It is neat you made the goals and then even look back to evaluate every month! Excited to read about your Marathon training!

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    1. I am a special education teacher! tracking achievable goals is my job :)

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  3. Those are all great resolutions!!! New follower!!!

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    1. SO excited you've found my blog! I look forward to checking yours out as well :)

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  4. Great job on your goals! You'll make up some of them in no time!

    I'm excited to hear about your marathon training, I can't wait to start ours in June.

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