February Goals

It’s time to look at my goals for February and also see how I did on my goals for January! Since I knew I was pregnant back in December, I decided to set monthly goals instead of resolutions for 2019 because I don’t know how I’ll feel month to month (or even day to day).

Let’s get started by looking at how I did with my goals in January.

Daily meditation

Completed! I’ve been using the Insight Timer app and have been loving it, it has a large library of free guided meditations which has really helped me in making meditation a daily habit. Mostly, I’ve been doing either pregnancy or sleep-related meditations.

Finish three books

Finished, just barely! I finished two books I had started in 2018 and was waiting to get back from the library plus one book I started in 2019:

  • Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes

  • The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Getting back to foam rolling post-run

I could have done a lot better on this in January and my body is letting me know. I’ve been doing treadmill running for most of January and while I’ve been stretching after my runs, foam rolling hasn’t been a priority. I’m usually just ready to shower and eat something when I get back home to where my foam rollers are. So I’m going to start packing my foam roller in my gym bag so I remember to use it right after my run when I’m nice and warm.

Try three recipes from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

Another goal I just barely finished, I’m trying my third recipe today! Here’s what I tried (and I loved all of them):

  • Beet Blueberry Molasses Superhero Muffins

  • Sweet Potato Waffles

  • Honey Cardamom Granola

And now, onto my goals for February!

10,000 steps a day

Winter is the hardest time for me to get in movement outside of my workouts because it’s so cold outside so I’m making it a priority to get in 10,000 steps a day. Which will mean taking my lunchtime walk inside and walking laps around the building if it’s too cold to walk outside. But it will also help me crush Mike in our weekly step challenges! (He’s thinking by about June, he might be able to get more steps in than me in a week).

Daily meditation

I’ve really enjoyed doing daily meditations and my goal is to continue it in February. Especially as I get into my second trimester because I’ve found that the pregnancy meditations give me a little bit of time to think about baby without causing stress or worry.

Read 3 books

My goal for 2019 is to read 36 books, which is up from the 27 books I read in 2018. I barely read three books in January and realized I need to make the time to sit down and read versus mindlessly watching tv. I still have several books I’m waiting to get from the library so I can finish them plus a bunch of pregnancy books I’d like to read!

Start training for Hot Chocolate 15K

February 4th officially starts training for my first 15K! I’m really excited to get back into a training plan (although it’s a much easier training plan than I’ve done in the past since I’ll be 24 weeks along on race day) so my goal is to have a great first month of race training!

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