Did anyone prank/get pranked yesterday? I had my guard up all day, and am proud to say I survived unscathed.
And a side note – I have a guest post up on The Run Within today! Alex is an absolutely fabulous person and I adore her blog, so I’m thrilled to be posting for her.
And on to the bulk of this post…the goals.
First up: March goals.
1. Foam rolling after workouts.
While it definitely did not happen after every workout, I did break out the foam roller 3-4 times a week. I’d consider that a success! It definitely made a huge difference – not a lot of DOMS or extra soreness last month. It also proved to be a fantastic thing for my knee; absolutely no achiness or pain. I’ve noticed that my IT band on my left side is really tight (the side where I get an achy knee) so I’m pretty convinced that that’s the problem.
Foam rolling is the definition of ‘hurts so good’. Apparently, it is worth it.
2. Show up on time.
I did show some improvement with my chronic lateness last month. I was by no means perfect, but overall I’m happy with how I did. Confession: a lot of the time when I’m late for something, I was probably reading blogs or responding to comments. Oops. Just can’t tear myself away from you guys!
3. Computer gets shut off at 10:15 on weekdays.
ehh…more like 10:30 most nights. But better than the 11:15 it was before! There was a huge improvement in my sleep quality once I started crawling into bed and reading for about 20-30 minutes before turning out the lights.
4. Destroy my chest press plateau.
So…still at the same weight. But I moved from 8 to 10 reps. Not quite total destruction, but I’ll take it.
1. Have a month of unstructured workouts.
I’m going to address this more later this week, but basically this guest post on Amanda’s blog had me thinking about my relationship with exercise and the gym. I like being on a workout program, but then I become too focused on it and I feel like my life revolves around the gym, when it should be the other way around. So, my workout plan for April is to workout whenever I feel like it, doing whatever I feel like. And taking rest days whenever I feel like those. I’ll talk about it more on Thursday though!
2. Get a summer job.
Because things like rent and food cost money. I have been doing a bit of hunting and I think I may have a couple of good leads, but if I can get something locked down for the beginning of May, that would be fabulous.
If this ends up being a problem, that would be fabulous.
3. Make a Goodwill donation.
All winter, I suffered from the “I hate every article of clothing I own” problem. So I bought some new ones. Except that I still have the old ones, so now I just have drawers that are on the verge of exploding every time I try to open them. I need to do a lot of organizing. And anything that I haven’t worn in a year or more needs to be donated (minus special stuff. Like my prom dress…I’m pretty that’s still in my closet at my parent’s house).
4. Do some yoga.
I like yoga. I don’t like to do a lot of it, but I do like to do it once in a while. With focusing so much on workout programs the last several months, I haven’t done it regularly since…October, I believe. So I want to reintroduce it a little bit. I don’t know if that means going to a class or doing a podcast at home, but I will work it in there at least a few times this month.
the one and only time I’ve tried hot yoga. Unfortunately, the studio in Brantford closed – I’d love to do it again!
And that’s all I got for you today! Have a good one!
<— Does blog reading/editing make you late for stuff? I know it happens to Hollie too!
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<— Anyone else still have their prom dress tucked away somewhere?