Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's Time For March

I'm a little behind on the goals recap this month, so you are going to get a weekend post. Wahoo. Hopefully there are others out there who actually catch up on blog reading on weekends. Anyone? 

I'm changing it up a bit this month but I will not leave you without some music, books and looks recommendations, don't worry. Here is a collage of my month:  

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You should listen to: I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice

You should read: The Song Remains the Same (Allison Winn Scotch), Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) and Off Balance (Dominique Moceanu)

You should buy: Victoria's Secret Pink Leggings… I know everyone raves about Lululemons leggings/yoga pants and yes, they are comfy, but I could live in Victoria's Secret Pink leggings and they are much cheaper, so it's a win all around. Just be warned, they are supposed to be for middle school girls, so you may have to go up a size. Yes, I wear clothes meant for middle school girls. Sorry I'm not sorry :) 

When I look back at my February goals, I actually met more of them than I thought I was at the time. I definitely saw lots of friends this month (thanks to my staycation), I tracked my workout "miles" and got report cards done without being crazy (apparently I also should've specified get conferences done without being crazy, that is not going as well). The goal I focused on the most was yoga. I wanted to do 5 classes and 5 at-home practices. I actually went to six classes (yay) but only 3 at-home practices, so I don't meet my goal. However, I really wanted to practice twice a week and just forgot that February is a short month, so in that sense, I did okay :) I also tried a new studio that I loved, and actually once used my yoga thinking in a difficult situation… score. Finally, yesterday Caroline came over and practiced her yoga teacher training on me for one of my at-home practices. Cool! 

March Goals

1. Fitness Goals: 3 miles of swimming, 60 miles of bike/spin, 20 miles of running, 4 hours of yoga. Ready, set GO! 

2. Clean for 10 minutes on weeknights at 7:20. I got this idea from Caroline, but I can't do it before bed because I'm usually procrastinating bedtime until the last minute and then rushing, so instead I set an alarm on my phone for all weeknights at 7:20. At that point I will set my phone timer for 10 minutes and "tidy up" during that time. 

3. Start bedtime routine at 9:00 each night. Yes, I am a child and I need to be treated like a child. I have been slowly making my bedtime later and later lately and this is not helpful to anyone. I am going to start my bedtime routine at 9 and maybe even (maybe) pick out my clothes the night before to prevent stress in the AM. We shall see. Oh, and I should mention I ALSO set an alarm for this. As Eric said "you are going to have a lot of alarms." Yes I will. 

4. Spend less. Find ways to save. I have big travel dreams for this summer, and I just booked a trip to DC in April so, I just can't spend much on anything else right now. My new plan is every time I am considering spending money I am going to think about "is there any way I could just not buy this?" or "is there any way I could get this for less?" and see what happens. My latest trade? I've been eating 19 cent bananas every day for snack (approx $1 per week) compared to the yogurt I was eating every day which was over a dollar per day. Over the course of the month, that is about $12 saved. I know, not a ton… but that's $12 I can spend on breakfast in DC :) 


What are you most excited about in March? I am SO excited for conferences to be over, my college roommate to come visit and Easter! 




  1. Oh fun! The trip to DC will be a blast! I have been trying to cut back on spending lately, too. I didn't buy any clothes in February and the only outfit I plan on purchasing this month will be paid for with a BR gift card.

    I am honestly not very excited about March... I am kind of filled with a sense of dread right now because I know it's my last month in Minneapolis. I am looking forward to my going away party which is 2 weeks from today, though. And I am looking forward to celebrating Easter with my family.

  2. I like your new take on the monthly recap. I just googled the pink leggings and they are CHEAP! I may have to order a pair. I love leggings.

    I did TERRIBLE with my February goals. I'm just going to set two goals for March and really focus on getting the, done. One will be setting a proper bedtime again.

  3. I might have to check out these leggings. I need more pants for the gym!

    My major goal is get back into a regular gym habit!

  4. I am most excited for yoga teacher training to be done. Period.

    And Easter, and Spring Break, and the fact that April comes after March. But mostly finishing YTT. I need to come practice on you again this week cause I think that really helped.

    Other random thoughts: I love that country song you referenced. I can't believe the blizzard was in February it feels like so long ago. I need bedtime rituals too or else I lose track of time and suddenly it's 11pm.

  5. I like your idea of 10 minutes of clean up per night. We need to institute something like that ... only, we have the toddler factor at play, which means our free time is determined by when he goes to bed. But, I'm thinking about a way we could make that work in our house...

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  10. Oooh, I love those goals!

    I think starting a bedtime routine early is SO SMART. I have been pushing back my bedtime and that needs to stop - I am not a night person!

  11. The legging comment made me laugh out loud mostly because I, too, still wear clothes that are meant for high schoolers and even though I know this I get mad when I have to go up in a size. Thanks for the legging recommendation. I'll have to check it out! (I do admittedly have other things from the pink collection... and I'm not sorry about that!)