March felt like it was the longest month ever, so I’m really glad to be in April! I hope it’s off to a great start for you!
With the start of a new month, I use it as an opportunity to reflect on the previous month and set new goals. And I’ve really enjoyed these posts where I can keep myself accountable with my health and fitness goals. Check it out below!
Schedule time for neighborhood walks and hikes. Grade: C. While I did go out a couple of times for a walk, I didn’t walk or hike nearly as often as I would have liked in March. It happens! I actually bought some new hiking boots a couple of weeks ago that are still in the box. Hopefully they will get broken in very soon!
Thoroughly stretch and foam roll after each run. Grade: A. Finally! Foam rolling has finally become a habit! It’s only when I’m super tired after a run where I will slack on this, but even when that is the case I’ll do it later rather than not at all. I’m really proud of meeting this goal! It really doesn’t take that much time and it helps so much!
Unplug an hour before bed. Grade: D. I had the alarm set every night but I still had my face glued to my phone. I don’t think I have any excuse for this one…
Make it out to an in-person group run. I have been in my solo running bubble for well over a year now! The good news is that my running club buddies are ready to start meeting up again! But in addition to my regular crew, I’d really like to get out with City Fit Girls and the Trail Sisters. They have an upcoming group event so I want to make it happen.
Practice 75 minutes of yoga per week. At the start of the year, I had a really consistent nightly yoga practice and even though it lasted 15 minutes, my body appreciated the time! Doing 75 minutes per week, or 15 minutes 5 days a week will give me more flexibility (no pun intended) to get that quality time on the mat! My lower back needs it!
Avoid mindless snacking throughout the day. I think I’ve mentioned my Twizzlers addiction more than once, lol. It’s getting ridiculous. I do have healthier options, but I can get carried away with my portion sizes, even for my beloved Trader Joe’s Rainbow Trail Mix. So I want to keep that in check and see if that makes me feel better.
How would you grade your March’s fitness and wellness activities? What are you working on for April?