Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day- Feb. Recap/March Goals

I was so happy to see all your enthusiasm for the I Love Boston project! I know that will give me the motivation I need to explore, explore, explore.

On another note, Happy Leap Day! Random fun fact: leap year kids born the same year as me turned 7 years old today :) I wouldn't mind being 7 years old again... just sayin'

Tomorrow marks the first day of March (aka probably my least favorite month of the year, but let's pretend not) which means recap of the February goals and some new goals for March. The highlight of February was definitely my trip to Sedona, which I think I have told you enough about, so I'll skip the highlights this month.

February Goals Recap

1. Continue to run outside at least once per week. Check. This month I ran outside six times. I actually did not end up running Sedona just because I didn't have a lot of spare time, but I obviously got in a good amount of hiking. I made up for the lack of run that week by running extra other weeks, which I think counts.

2. Read 4 books. Sadly, no. I was not awesome at the reading this month which is very unlike me especially on a vacation month. All I read so far was Rebecca, 7th Month (which was a REALLY short book that maybe does not even count, yikes) and Catch Me. I'm in the middle of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but I am not loving it so it's taking me longer than it should- plus I am full of excuses not to read this week because work is crazy. Oh well, I'll try again next month.

3. Buff up Summer 2012 Fund. Check. Wahoo! I saved a significant amount of money every single week this month except last week while on vacation (which was part of my plan, I can't really save money while on vacation for obvious reasons and because I lose tutoring money that week). Yay for a fun summer!

4. Blog three times per week, maybe more. Sadly, no. This will be my 11th time blogging this month, which doesn't really average out to 3 times per week- although now that I think about it, it's not far off. I tried at least!

5. Make frozen yogurt with my ice cream maker. Very sadly, no. I just didn't get around to do doing this... I did get some frozen yogurt twice this month, so it wasn't all bad.

March Goals

1. Run, spin and swim one time per week. Guess who is re-joining her gym? This girl! I canceled my gym membership almost two years ago now in favor of outside/treadmill running and walking, boot camp, and other random fitness endeavors. But you know me, I always need to change it up, so I'm ready to head back to the gym for awhile. Plus my gym lowered membership rates, thank you terrible economy- very occasionally you are in my favor. I definitely want to pick up swimming again and depending on my knees' opinion I would like to go to an occasional spin class as well. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

2. Read 4 books. I just have to get through this book first... ugh! I am really looking forward to our Blogger Book Club choice this month, Violets of March.

3. Do 3 fun things around Boston as part of the I Love Boston Project. I know I said once every 2 weeks, but might as well start on a high note right? This actually might be a challenge because I have 2 baby showers, 1 bridal shower and 1 engagement party this month. Busy, busy!

4. Get my passport for Canada this summer. Someone has not yet changed her name on her passport... that someone is me. I got my picture taken, which was an event in itself. Did you know you are not allowed to show teeth when you smile on a passport photo anymore? I look like a freak when I smile with no teeth.

5. Make two new recipes. Truth be told, I do not remember the last time I tried a new recipe. Eric has been doing most of the cooking around these parts, and even when I do cook I'm going to same old recipes. Pinterest has helped me expand recipe ideas, so I need to hurry up and try some of them. I'm going to aim low- two recipes, I should be able to handle that! Maybe I should've done one...

Do you have any new goals for March? Do you feel the need to change up your workout routine frequently? I think I have exercise ADD!


  1. I am a creature of habit when it comes to workout routines! I like to do the same things, over and over again, which is really not that great because your body gets accustomed to whatever you do, so I should switch it up!

    My goal for March is to pay off all of my medical bills. Good bye tax refund. Nice knowing you.

  2. My goals for March - Use the treadmill at least 3 times a week, read 3 books, go on a date with my husband and go out one night with my friend

  3. What is there reasoning between not showing any teeth? You would think that they would WANT to see teeth because it's such a good identifier to people, everyone's teeth are so different! Dumb. Can't wait to see it mwhahaha :)

    I think you should make a chart (may I suggest using stickers?) to document your Boston Project, this way at the end of it you'll have a colorful pretty list of everything you've done in the past 6mons-year! And it's motivating to not give up on it!

  4. Yes get your darn passport updated! I look like a criminal in my passport photo, ha. Yay for saving more money for summer 2012 - aka CANADA - fund. And other things I'm sure but I'm focusing on Canada ;)