I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am writing this from the cafe at my Toyota dealer where my little Prius is getting her first oil change!
I thought it was time to take a look at how I did this past month and look forward to the next month of April.
I was working through Gilead by Marilyn Robinson. Honestly, the best book I have read in a long time and it is not just because I preceded with with Midnight’s Children..
I gave myself a B because I finished it in April. We WILL be talking more about it later. Absolutely a fabulous book.
Survive a month long detox.
I gave myself a C because I ended up casting it aside. The first 10 days, which were the most vital of all, I did impeccably. No sugar (not even in fruit), no wheat, no dairy, no soy, no almost everything. Nailed it.
But then when we started reaching past the 10th day, I realized a detox of this length was not achievable with my pace of life. There is no way that I could commit the amount of time and planning ahead to make sure I got everything in and the bad things out. Needless to say, I have cut my sugar and peanut butter intake over 50% so that is something.
But I will not be detoxing anytime in the mere future.
Devote some extra time to community service.
I feel as if I haven’t committed that much time to the Rainbarrel fundraiser. The person who was doing it with me dropped out so I am left to do it alone. So obviously the best response to overwhelming situations is to just not focus on it.
The distribution date is the day after I have surgery so I feel as if there will be a good story hiding in there somewhere.
Nothing like volunteering with good intentions and showing up solo with a bruised face. Welcome to my life.
Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
Organize my gym bag.
The only thing on my list that wasn’t a complete and epic fail in March.
I am the proud owner of a brand spankin’ (smaller) gym bag. The hope is that I will not fill it to the brim with nonsensical items. My mother gifted me a cute Fossil carrying case for my watches, hair elastics, etc. I have a make up bag. I organized all of my class notes into a filing folder. I am winning at gym bag organization.
On to April…
1. Take some continuing education in Fitness Instruction classes.
I am hoping to get my Aquatics certification as well as more training in Body Sculpt, Step, Bootcamps, and Kickboxing. I am really tired of checking out YouTube an hour before I am called in as an emergency sub.
2. Read another book in April.
I am still undecided on which one. I will let you know when I chose. If you have any suggestions, throw them my way.
That being said, on my summer brain candy list is this one:
3. Learn how to use Photoshop to it’s full potential.
My new employer is giving me the program so I want to learn how to use it to make the blog bigger, better and flashier than ever!
4. Get my taxes done.
Let’s not elaborate on how late I am this year…
5. Begin a regular massage and athletic therapy program for my race season.
Now that I have found my girl, it is time to do work.
How about you? What are your goals for April?