Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Goals

Stick to a Budget - I believe in retail therapy. Not just a little bit, and not saying it in a joking way, but going way, way back, the way I learned to deal with things - good, bad, devastating, whatever - is by shopping (thank you, Mother). With the past two years of my life being such a roller coaster, I have been spending ridiculous amounts of money on things I don't really need. This was especially a pain in the rear when it came time to move all of that stuff last week. It's time to get a budget, and actually stick to it. I'm not really anticipating this is going to go very well, but we'll see.

Bright Someone's Day - I was in line at the Sonic drive-through the other day (I will choose drive-through over drive-in 100% of the time there), and when I pulled up to the window, the woman handed me my drink and said the guy in front of me paid for my order and said to have a nice day. It was something small, but it totally made my day. Not many people take the time to do something nice for strangers, and I'm making it a point to change that in my life.

Blog Reading / Commenting - I kind of stink at this. I'll do really good for two or three days, and then I'll go a week without doing it. I don't comment on nearly as many posts as I'd like to because I get so far behind. I'm actually blocking out time during my week to do this at least 4 times a week. It's hard to stalk the people I want to stalk when I don't check up on them daily.

Water - I suck at drinking water. I mean, i drink it, but I just don't know how I'm supposed to drink the recommended 100 oz per day. I can drink nothing but water all day, and I still can't seem to do it. It's like I have to force myself to drink that much. And I feel miserable. But, I want those benefits, and I figure if I can force myself to do it every day this month, I'll be good to go with it daily in the future, right? **For those of you who can actually do this, please do share how you make it happen without feeling miserable**

Chik-Fil-A: Just Say No - My walk of shame is carrying the Chik-Fil-A bags / cups from my car to the trash can. Seriously. It's a problem. First of all, I love a good fountain drink in a styrofoam cup. And they have it. Also, their chicken minis are crazy addictive. And have you tried their grilled chicken nuggets? I die. I have to stop this. It's not going to be easy, and I imagine there will be more than once I'm going to hate myself for this, but I *will* succeed.

Organize Blog - I don't know how it happened, but some stuff disappeared from my information and side bar a couple of weeks ago. It's time to reclaim my blog and get it back to 100%. Blog neglect is a serious thing, and I no longer want to be a part of it.

The J - I am not even going to attempt to pretend like February was anything but crappy when it comes to working out. I only went a handful of times, and I can tell. I feel like crap. So it's time to re-focus and get back to the gym on a regular basis. 12

What are your goals this month?


  1. I have been working on drinking more water forever, and what has worked for me is using different water bottles/cups. It sounds crazy, but keeping a full Camelbak in the car, a Lilly cup and straw at my desk at work, and filling up glass water bottles to keep in the fridge at home have all helped me. ;)

  2. Agree with Glitterista - just having water in reach makes it easier. Adding fruit is a great way to add flavor, and another blogger I know has used herbs before - a nice lemon rosemary water or something like that? Super tasty. I have also been using nuun which are electrolyte tablets, so I use them as recovery drink after long runs, but they add a little bit of fizz and only 5 calories per 16 ounces. Lots of different flavors that aren't too intense.

  3. I have been using Crystal Light packets to drink more water. I used to think people who had to do this were pathetic, but I've become one. For every bottle I drink with a Crystal Light, then I make myself drink just a plain water. Alternating makes it a little less boring.

  4. A good way to kill 2 birds with 1 stone: If you're going to commit to hydrating your body well by drinking more water, don't counteract it by eating Chick-fil-A. Trust me, I love the Christian Chicken too, but I have a "no fast food during the week policy" that helps me stay skinny. Allow yourself a treat of CFA on a Saturday after a great week of healthy choices. And to make water more enjoyable, have you thought about infusing it with fruit? So delicious!! You get all the benefits of water with natural fruit flavor.

  5. I love Chick Fil A too. It is hard to give up on all the takeout. I have done it in the past and need to get back to it. I was feeling good in January because I was getting in at least 65 oz of water and only ate out twice and didn't have much junk in the house either. I have been terrible for a month and am working hard this month in getting back to it. I don't keep a lot of change or cash on me so I have no choice but to constantly fill up a mug of water at work and drink it.
    I have fallen off the wagon last month a big with my budget too, so I will be there with you. I am giving myself until after Easter to only buy neccessory items.
    We can get back on track.

  6. your goals could be my goals. seriously.

    if you're on a budget stop by and enter my giveaway, though, for some freeeeee fun jewelry!!