April Goals + March Recap

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ok ok, I've been a bad blogger. Like, I know I talked about taking a little break in this post, but I did not intend to really take such a long break. And I apologize for that, but hey I'm feeling MUCH better, a lot more refreshed, the weather is slowly improving, and things are looking up. The days are longer, Summer isn't such a distant memory, and Winter is fading away. I'm excited, I'm ready for the rest of the year. Is it just me or does it sometimes feel like the year doesn't really start until Mid-April, the first three months are so cold, dark, and busy (in my line of work) that I feel like most of my best memories of the year all come from April onward.

Anyways, I set some goals in March, original post is here, and I wanted to check in and let you all know my progress! And then I wanted to get set on setting some goals for myself in April!

For March I had a big emphasis on healthy living and redefining my lifestyle to be more health-focused. I think the for the most part I did a pretty good job on this. The one area I still need to work on is eating healthier. Since I'm still living in NYC during the week and eating all my meals out Monday - Friday it's REALLY hard to control your diet. I've found some go-to healthy options in my neighborhood, but I sometimes have a lot of trouble sticking to just those choices (especially because I get sick of them since I've been living here for four months now).

For working out and drinking more water I am REALLY proud of my progress. I've been going to the gym about five times a week and sticking to BBG, except for the week I was so sick and even had to take a day and a half off of work. I am planning to keep this up in April and even try to push myself harder, I'll be on the beach in less than 3 weeks so no time like the present!

I also finished three books in March which was one of my goals! I finished All the Light We Cannot See, which I loved and recommend highly! After reading that I decided I wanted something a little lighter and breezed through To All the Boys I Loved Before and the sequel P.S. I Still Love You. They're both YA novels, but after reading a heavier book I usually tend to reach for a light read. Any suggestions on what I should read next? I love reading on Amtrak every week and I've been trying to squeeze in 20-30 minutes before bed every night. Please leave your suggestions in the comments!

Well, that was my progress for March, and here's what I'd like to do in April:

ONE // Work out 6 days a week, and at least 7 times a week. I really want to step up my fitness game and focus on getting healthy and in shape. I plan on continuing BBG and possibly doing yoga and spinning once or twice a week to spice things up. I've been thinking about Pure Barre too, any thoughts on it?

TWO // Blog 4 times a week for the rest of the month. I have totally been slacking in my blogging, but I want to get back into a really regular routine. I'm hoping to be putting out new content much more regularly.

THREE // Work on growing my other social media platforms. With the lapse in blogging I also slacked a bit on my Instagram and Twitter accounts. I know these are important platforms to interact with others and grow your blog. I'd like to get back into the groove and utilize these more this month. Hopefully my trip to L.A. will give me lots of great shots to Instagram later this month!

FOUR // Wake up by 7am every day during the week. I am lucky that I don't have to be to work until around 9am most days. I also stay a 10 minute walk from the office, which leads to me sleeping in every morning unless I drag myself out of bed to go to the gym. I've always been a night-owl, but it's getting ridiculous. I'd love to get up and have some me time every morning to read, have coffee, and start each day on a peaceful note before rushing into work.

FIVE // Going hand-in-hand with working out more, I'd love to hit my FitBit step goal everyday. It's a lofty goal, but I really should just force myself to move more and not be lazy. Also, I swear but I'm going to win the Workweek Hustle against my friends one of these days, Brynn if you're reading this that means I'm coming for you.

Well, I hope you stuck with me through my absence and are looking forward to fun things to come! I am a warm weather person so really, it's getting to be the time of year that I'm happiest. What are your goals for the month and how did you do in achieving any personal goals you set for yourself so far this year?
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1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your goals! Hope you have a great month <3

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