February Goal Critique

Since I have decided to track my monthly goals here on my monthly goal calendar page, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a monthly update in a post as well after the month end. Here, you will be able to see how well I have done in the past month as  well as what I have learned and what I still need to work on.

In February, my goal was as follows:

  • Workout 3x a week – Dumbbell
  • Drink at least one glass of water with lemon a day – Water with Lemon
  • Make one new recipe a week – Carrot/Onion

My goals for February, as well as March and a small bit of April, reflected my choices for Lent. Read my challenge for Lent 2018 here. In addition to giving up sweets, I chose to give myself more of a challenge and an edge in order to lose weight. I decided to add the lemon water and exercise because of that reason. I chose to make a new recipe every week because I think that it is way too easy to get yourself caught in a cycle of making just 3 to 4 meals on repeat. Plus, learning a new recipe to me feels like I am preparing myself for the rest of my adult life.

Here’s how I did:


What I exceeded in:

I exercised a lot more than I thought  I would, and I drank more lemon water than I thought was possible.

What I need to work on:

Towards the end, I started to slack on the drink and I wish I hadn’t of. In March, I plan to drink a bunch more.

What I learned:

Lemon water is not nearly as acidic as I thought it would be drinking it. Of course,  I cut up one lemon and put it in my water bottle in which  I refilled throughout the day. I like the taste of lemon water, and the endorphins you get after a good workout can get you through the worst of days.



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