I had one goal. That goal was to complete 20 minutes of continuous physical activity every day for the entire month. It sounded really small, really insignificant, but I knew it would be hard for me to do. I have a harder time getting up and doing something small. I don't see the point, and I would much rather save up my workouts and do much longer ones. Carve out the time for the 2 hour bike ride, or the 45 minute run. Those things feel worthy. But 20 minutes??? Why the heck am I changing my clothes and my shoes for 20 minutes???
All in all, I did... alright with my goal. So far this month I completed 23/28 days. That's an 82.14% success rate. Clearly, I did not make the honor roll this month, just the honorable mention.
For me, it comes down to the fact that I didn't have a good plan for what I would do for those 20 minutes. It wasn't "I'll go for a walk every Monday, a jog Tuesdays...", it was to do just do whatever struck me that day. I had hoped for running, but I figured that wasn't feasible for me, and I was right. The weather roller coaster sent my knee into a tizzy that had me afraid to run for fear it would get worse. My running has improved dramatically, though. I can consistently for for about 20 minutes now, up from the labored 5 that it was at the end of February. We're going to call that a massive win.
So as far as setting April goals, I decided to not be quite so vague. It's time to ramp up my running so that I'm ready for official half-marathon training when it comes. I need to be able to run 3 miles consecutively to have the needed fitness level. To that end, in April I will:
- Wake up at 5:45am Monday-Friday to complete at least 3 miles of walking and/or jogging each day
- Foam roll my hips, IT bands, glutes, hamstrings, and calves 2x/week after my workout
- Do a 60 minute Yin Yoga practice every Saturday
- Enjoy myself on Sundays, be it a 20 minute Zumba workout, a walk with Ammon, or a bike ride. Nothing fancy, but a girl's gotta move.
What about you? Did you have a goal for March? Did you meet it? Do you have goals for April? Link up with everyone so that we can share in this awesomely supportive community with you!