It’s Wednesday again? Wow, time is just flying right now for me, which is great because we go to Disneyworld in 6 weeks or so WHOOP! Speaking of Disney….a BIG announcement is coming out today, so check back here tomorrow for information! This is big time stuff Disney fans!
Do you remember back over a month ago I declared March “my month” and set a few mini goals for myself? I thought it was time for me to take a look back and see how I did! It’s interesting to me, because some of the goals were met, but not exactly in the way that I THOUGHT they would be met. Kind of like how answered prayer works huh?
March was not as happy and smooth sailing as I thought it was going to be. (Contrary to popular belief, I don’t share EVERYTHING about my life on the blog!) Two kind of major-ish not good things happened this month and it has been hard to swallow, but guess what? I am still alive, still going, not letting it get me down. Sure, I have my moments, but I am doing fairly well despite the circumstances.
Let’s rewind shall we? My old post is in black, new comments in red.
1.) Run a 5K and PR. I think I can handle three miles of running hard even with my tight IT band. I REALLY want to do this, because I know I can, and I want to before it starts getting too warm in April/May to have a shot at it. I did do this…but not exactly how I thought. My “unofficial” PR is 28:02, which was simply a training run at home. I can’t seem to get the best race day conditions! I ran 5k and PR’ed, but it was HOT and SUNNY out and I wanted to die. I wanted to run in the 27’s because I know I can, but the weather just didn’t agree with me. Guess I should have been more specific on my goal, huh?
2.) Strength train more. I didn’t put a specific amount on this because I am already doing it somewhat as a 2011 goal, I just need to do MORE! I want to be able to tell a difference in my body. I am proud to say I am doing this! My husband is helping me on his weight bench, I have been doing bench press reps a couple times a week, and I have been faithfully doing my Jillian Michaels 6 weeks to 6 pack DVD, which works WAY more than just abs, trust me! I am 3 weeks in and it’s a killer!
3.) Unpack ALL the boxes in my new house. I have heard too many horror stories about moving where things stay in boxes for months. I will NOT let that be me when we move this weekend. I want a fresh start with a new, clean, and organized home! I have ALMOST reached this goal, which isn’t too shabby. All I have left are a few things that need to go into the attic, and a couple boxes in the guest room and office I am just not sure where to put yet. But besides that, we are finally unpacked a month later!
4.) Meet new people in our new town. It will be easy to just stay in my pretty new house all the time and not go anywhere or meet anyone, but we will be trying out different churches, hopefully find some running people/groups, neighborhood friends, etc. so we can be social! This is obviously a work in progress, but we are getting there. We have been visiting a church we like and even went to a game night with a sunday school class. hoping to join a running group this summer that will also help with meeting people. We have also met several neighbors who have been very nice.
Looking back, not too shabby Heather! I am a firm believer in setting mini accomplishable goals so you do them and feel good about yourself instead of setting some huge obscure probably will never reach goal. Those have their time and place, but just not what I needed right now. So March threw me a few curveballs, but I think it was successful! I know we are already 6 days into April but I wanted to make a couple more mini goals….
1.) Finish all 6 weeks of my 6 weeks to 6 pack DVD. It’s important to me to finish this. A lot of times I have good intentions but don’t finish what I start, so I really want to do this (and because I want to buy a new swimsuit for the cruise and won’t let myself unless I finish this thing!)
2.) TOTALLTY unpack. I need an extra little boost to get the rest of this stuff done so it doesn’t end up hanging around for another month!
3.) Attitude overhaul. Due to some of the yucky things that did or didn’t happen this month, I feel like I need an attitude overhaul. Instead of focusing on my circumstances, I need to focus on having a better attitude and getting through the trials with grace instead of whining through them and wallowing in self pity. Thinking about how blessed I truly am and focusing on what I could be doing to help others is a good way for me to change my attitude. it’s hard to “find my place” in my “new” life, but I keep praying it will become clear to me!
4.) Get our house sold! Yes…we still haven’t sold our old house yet. This would be a HUGE answer to prayer. I know this one isn’t really in my control, but I pray about it every day, and hopefully this will be our month!
QOTD: Do you have any mini goals for April? share!