Happy February, bloggers. I can’t believe the first month of 2014 is over already.
Today I’m looking back on what I accomplished in January. My goals were…
1. End 1st Semester with a 4.0 or higher.
Check! I ended up with a 4.0 exactly. I was at an 89% in Spanish, so I was SO close to a 4.15! I’m so proud of the hard work I put in through finals. It all paid off!
Check! I LOVED this challenge. It really helped me manage my stress and become more comfortable with my body. Sounds cheesy but it’s true! There were only two days I didn’t do yoga, and I was able to “make up” the video later on. I definitely want to continue doing yoga! I think I will do a combination of videos on my own at home as well as trying out a class or two.
3. Work with my RD, not against her, to find a healthier balance with food. It’s a new year and I want to be “okay” with food so that I can be a great runner and function as well as my body possibly can.
Check? This goal was much more difficult for me. There was nothing measure-able about this goal. However, I have gradually upped my calories. I’m eating at least 300 a day more than the maximum I would eat a month ago. I think I’m feeling better about food but it’s hard to say. My nutritionist hasn’t been a lot of help the past two appointments. She just told me to “eat more” yesterday. That is way, way too vague for me. I asked for more clarification and she just said to increase my carbs and protein at every meal and add more fats. She gave me examples for the fats I should be adding but I don’t think that helps much. I still have no clue how many calories my body needs, and eating without tracking anything doesn’t work for me (I become too paranoid that I’m eating too much and start restricting.) I think I have made significant improvement over the past month- my body does feel better- but I still have a ways left to go.
I must say, January was a success. I am very proud of the work I did in January!
Now it’s time for February.
1. Break 8:00 in the mile. I only have one time recorded for the mile- and it was a downhill mile right after cross country season. I got 6:57 in that. I really think I can break 8:00 on the track, as long as I keep doing the workouts and putting my all into practice every day. It was hard for me to set a track time goal because I don’t have any “starting” times! We do a time trial for the mile this Friday, so I may have to reevaluate this goal then.
2. Take a yoga class. Christina and I keep saying how we need to try a yoga class, but this month I am actually going to (finally) DO IT! Just one yoga class may seem like it’s not even a goal, but if you see how busy my February is, you would understand. Track meets will be starting very soon, plus I am taking an ACT, plus I was chosen as a leader for a retreat so I have TONS of planning to do, plus I have auditions for next year’s band!
Which leads me to my final goal…
3. Practice oboe for at least a half hour 3 times a week. Auditions are in February and March and I want to be 100% prepared. I’m (potentially) the first oboe in our school for next year. I need to start acting like it with my practice schedule!
P.S. I love this quote.
These goals aren’t as big as my January goals, but I wanted to make them attainable and fun. Like I said, I am super-duper busy this month and I don’t want my goals to bring me too much unnecessary stress.
What are your goals for this month?