april goals

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in Motivation

Happy April, my friends! I hope no one was tricked too badly yesterday. I, for one, am not a fan at all of April Fools’ Day. I find it to be a bit mean-spirited and not so fun. That’s probably because I am way gullible and fall for just about anything. If you were the tricker or the trickee yesterday, I hope you got a good laugh out of it.

Before I jump into my monthly goals for this April, let’s review how I did with March:

  • Track food everyday I’m not on vacation. Success! I wouldn’t say I tracked everyday, but I did the vast majority of them. Woohoo!
  • Limit discretionary spending to $100. Fail. Not only did we fail at this, but we also went way over our trip budget while on vacation. The next few months there will have to be some belt-tightening to fix this.
  • Really, truly go on vacation.Success! I went totally off the grid and had an awesome and relaxing week.
  • Keep focus on Complaint Free Lent. Success! CFL is really becoming second-nature. It’s actually harder for me to complain about something now than it is to think positively. I’m amazed at how quickly I was able to recondition my mind.

Things are a little bit crazypants right now, so I want to keep my focus on juggling all the balls in the air, but here are a few other things I’ll focus on this April, too:

Goals for April 2012

  • Take my multivitamin everyday. I’ve been reading a lot about vitamins and minerals in my nutrition class, and it’s really making me realize how important it is to fill the nutrient gaps in my diet. I’m especially concerned about my consistently low levels of magnesium (that might be a contributing factor to my frequent headaches). I’ve also been chronically anemic since high school, so supplementing my iron levels is always a good idea.
  • Track my food on weekdays. Keep on keepin’ on the tracking train.

What are your goals for April?

13 Comments

  1. My goals are to be on time, journal in the mornings for 10 minutes and prepare for the next day.

  2. Sounds like you did great with your March goals! Here’s to hoping April goes just as well for you :)

  3. Keep your balls in the air!

    April is all about the marathon. The final stretch. To enjoy it instead of freaking out. We’ll see!

    • That’s what she said! (Sorry, I cannot resist.)

  4. I’m another hater of April Fools’ Day! I’m SO GLAD the day is over.

    My April goal is to stay afloat too, after a pretty horrific March. Also, I start my 5k training today, so my goal is to start finally getting in shape!

    I also want to write in my blog more often, but let’s see if that happens :)

    • Good luck with your 5K training! :)

  5. What sort of multivitamin do you take? I’ve read so many conflicting reports about whether multis make any difference because of the trouble with absorption, etc.

    • I take an all-natural blend from our local co-op. Honestly, I have no idea if it actually works or not, but I figure if I’m taking an all natural one, it probably can’t hurt, you know?

  6. I’m a bit confused at your comment for your first goal. It seems to contradict your “success” status.

    My goal for the month is to food journal & drink only water this month.

    • I’ve said before that I like to focus more on the spirit of the goal than the actual execution. All last month, I kept tracking food at the front of my mind. And while I may have missed a meal or two, I consider it a success! I like to go easy on myself. :)

  7. I don’t understand the appeal of april fool’s day, it may have been funny in elementary school, but i was shocked at the number of blogs yesterday with AFD jokes…so not a fan. It’s a dumb day.

    Good luck with your April goals :)

  8. I totally hear you on not being a fan of April Fool’s! I’m so impressed by your CFL goal. It’s hard not to complain, so I’m inspired by your efforts to avoid it.

  9. I’m with you ~ not a fan of the April Fool’s Day!

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