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.