February was a month of major ups and major downs. More on that tomorrow. Sort of.
Anyway, it made me think that maybe I need to set some simple, healthy and reasonable goals for myself to focus on throughout the month of March.
1. See my friends more.
I had the pleasure of seeing all of these smiling faces last night, which in turn put a huge smile on my face. I spent so much of February sick that I ended up being holed up in my apartment for most of it. No more! I’m happiest around my friends. And gosh, they’re great.
2. Get back into my fitness routine.
Between a very busy work schedule and losing my patience with my ever-frustrating knee, I’ve been in a phase in my life in which fitness has been on the back-burner. I so miss the fitness side of myself (and of this blog!).
Fortunately, I talked to my Physical Therapist about this last night, and she decided that we’re going to come up with a consistent fitness routine for me that I can keep up even with the knee problem.
Right now, we’re leaning towards Pilates. While this would be an expensive decision to make, I also feel it would likely be one I wouldn’t regret.
3. Master the art of painting my own toenails.
Random, but it’s a solid budgetary goal. I’ve already mastered the art of painting my fingernails (you have no idea how long of a process this has been). Any pedicure tips?
4. Cook more.
Especially, cook more foods like this:
Those were dishes cooked for me last night at the dinner party with those wonderful people you saw pictured above. So delicious and so healthy! Specifically, those foods are salad, Vegan Ragu, and Kale, Mustard Greens and Butternut Squash.
The Vegan Ragu recipe was created by my friend James and the Kale recipe was created by my friend Brian. I convinced each of them to email me their recipes. I will post them this month!
So, some sub-goals…
4a. Cook and post about the Vegan Ragu.
4.b. Cook and post about the Kale, Mustard Greens and Butternut Squash.
Now that they’re specifically listed out like that for the world to see, I can’t get lazy about it.
Oh, we also ate this delicious Apple & Almond Cake last night. I’ll be making this at some point, too!
I don’t know if that’s a March goal, but itwill happen.
5. Get more sleep.
I make this goal every month. I rarely follow through. Doesn’t mean I won’t try this month.
6. Take my vitamins every day.
See Goal #5.
6. Take some me time.
I don’t know if I’m quite the type for Meditation or anything, but I do know that I need to find some balance in my life. I work a lot. I love the work I do — and all of the jobs I have — but I also stopped finding much time for myself. Not having the gym be a daily part of my life these days took away time that used to be my “me time.”
Lately, I’ve been taking my hours off to watch TV or read scripts for work. While these are great ways to escape, I think that’s exactly what I’m doing — escaping. Maybe I need to take time to write in a journal, or something. I’m not even sure how to spend “me time” anymore.
How do you spend your “me time?” And what are some of your goals for March?