March Motivation

So the day was pretty much over by the time I realized it was March 1st. Maybe it was the 5 inches of snow in what feels like the longest winter ever (I probably say this every winter) or maybe it’s because I just don’t pay attention to things.(You can decide, but i’m going with the snowstorm.) I noticed something though tonight, so I do pay attention sometimes. Typically, I get the “Sunday night blues” because Sunday is my least favorite night of the week and I get the Monday dread. The anxiety for the coming week and the sadness that the weekend is over usually is enough to put a damper on my evening. But this Sunday, I felt something different. I wasn’t dreading this week but instead ready to kick this week’s….butt. Annd its snowing. The old me would see this snowstorm as an excuse or a get out jail free card from my work out in the morning. But tonight I find myself feeling anxious for the opposite reason,  that I will miss it. “Should I set my alarm earlier so I can shovel it out..?” “Ehh, maybe I should  just skip…no wait it’s front squats..I have to go.” Wait what?? Who am I? Where are these thoughts coming from?Totally a new speed for me but I think its best to just roll with it and not question it.

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Which lead me to my next new Sunday night ritual. Setting goals for the week. While on Instagram today I saw lots of posts about “March Goals” and thought it was a cool idea. Love finding new ways to hold myself accountable so I decided to make my own list and share it…so maybe that will help? Well, here goes mine–

1. Run a 5k once a week. I’ve been really negligent about running even though I’ve signed up for all these races already this year and would like to finish a little faster than a snail’s pace. So I am going to try and run at least one day every week.

2. Chug Chug Chug. Water (unfortunately). I want to drink a gallon of water everyday this month. I have had some good results from this before but have a hard time staying consistent so I want to see what happens if  I do for an entire month.

3.No drinking. I’ve been lax on this during my biggest loser challenge but I need to stick with it and hold out until this competition is over. I have one built in exception though, my best friends birthday which just so happens to fall on St. Patricks Day 😉 (I know this is cheating and I didn’t even start yet but the point of this blog is to be completely honest right?)I chose March because its a month before my birthday..see what I did there.

4.Lower carbs… (this one hurts me as I write it).  My trainer yelled at me for eating so many carbs when I showed him my food logs. (Strictly because of the competition….)This is going to be the hardest one but if I’ve done Paleo for 3 months I can certainly do this.Thank god for cheese.

5. Put effort into my Crossfit goals. I will have been doing Crossfit for almost two years now and there are some things that I “wish” i could do, ie: double unders, hand stand pushups, pull ups.. but hardly ever attempt or try. Well wishing I could do it is never going to get me there so I’ve faced the facts..I actually need to practice. I may never be able to do some or all things in Crosffit but I will never get there if I don’t try. I think I am going to start with double unders.

Okay so I only have 5 but I would say these are 5 mighty large goals, and not going to be easy but I am going to try try try. It’s all anybody can do right? Now if only this snow would go away. I wish there was a counter dance I could do that would deflect the snow dance that people must be still doing for no school tommorow. I got things to do, places to see, and goals to be conquered. This girl aint got no time for snow anymore.

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