So without further ado, let's go through the goals I set, and see what was really accomplished.
Continue to exercise 5 days/week. I didn't even come close on this one. Partway through the month, I scaled back, and saw improvements in my swimming stamina. I think I was doing too much. It's frustrating me to not be able to push as hard as I want to.
Add a second yoga practice. Mmmm, no. I have all kinds of excuses for why I didn't, but they seem lame.
Stick to a $230 grocery budget. We did it, but we ate out far too much for my taste. I want to work on this, because I feel better when I eat healthy, home cooked food.
Make 1 vegetarian meal a week. Another no. This happened 2 weeks. I like eating vegetarian, but A tends to feel like it isn't a meal unless meat is involved. It can make life tricky.
Incorporate food I already have at home. This has worked out. I love to buy things when they're cheap and on sale. Like Turkeys at Thanksgiving, and Ham at Christmas. We used up our extra ham from Christmas, which saved a bunch of money, and in March I think we're gonna do the Turkey.
Eat a cup of fruit or vegetable at breakfast, and at least two cups of vegetable at lunch and dinner every day. I hit 75-80% on this one. Not great, but not bad either. I want to keep building on this, especially since we will be having both a garden and a summer CSA share. That means tons of produce for eating, and I need to build up to that kind of craziness.
Make a tiered Barcelona Skirt out of thrifted sheet. The sheet is sitting in the same place that it was at the first of February. At least I pulled the pattern out. I look at both wistfully as I do homework.
Continue to record weekly gratitude and write a note to someone expressing why I appreciate them. I missed one week of gratitudes, because I was in Steamboat with no internet access. Otherwise, I did really well with that challenge. I haven't written my note yet, but I still have a teeny-tiny amount of time left in February to make it happen, and I am determined to make this one work out. It's important.
Date night with A. We knocked this one out early in the month with a date to Denver! We had a great night with Mammoth Lacrosse and Cherry Cricket burgers.
Take one day for myself. Not so much. This is hard for me, I always feel like there's too much to do.
10 minutes of cleaning a day. We love this! We didn't quite make it every day, but we did most days, and it's really made me feel better about our home. I like knowing that each task builds up to a really clean, organized home.
Work on decorating our bedroom. Nothing on this front. I am kinda stumped when it comes to our bedroom. I have plenty of ideas for every other area, but our bedroom stops me in my tracks every time. Hopefully next month.
12 hours/week of school study. This one most certainly happened. I spend most of my free time these days hitting the books.
If there's one thing I figured out from February, it's that I need to find some happy equilibrium point going forward. I'm going crazy trying to make everything happen all at once. It's ok to take a break. It's ok to not get everything done. It's ok to not be perfect. It's ok.
I'm sensing a March mantra, are you?