Daily Archives: April 8, 2016

Five Small Goals [April]

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In case you need a refresher, in February I decided that each month I was going to come up with five small goals for the month instead of big goals for the year. So far it seems to be working for me!

How did I do with my goals from last month?

March Goals

1. Try a new recipe – Yep! I tried several, actually. Of all of them, though, I think the keeper is this Herbed Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes. I modified it a bit by using boneless, skinless thighs, adding minced garlic to the vinaigrette, and baking the potatoes for about 20 minutes before adding the chicken. Still, it was amazing and I would highly recommend it!

2. Not over schedule myself – Based on my list of things I did in March you’d probably think I failed at this one. But, I don’t think I did. I had a lot of weekends at home, lots of evenings re-watching the West Wing with my husband, and several dog park visits with the pup. So, personally, I think I did pretty well here.

3. Set some personal training study goals – If anything, this is the one I struggled with. The book is 24 chapters long and once I got it and cracked it open I decided I was going to study one chapter a week. Yeah…I’ve barely made it through the second chapter. It’s a lot more biology, chemistry and physics than I was expecting! Trust me, there will be an April goal for this one.

4. Read at least one book – I actually struggled a bit with this one, too! Due to having to upgrade the software on my Kindle I actually lost most of the ebooks I had checked out from the library. The only hardcopy book I had was Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt. I mean, I’m a pretty decent nerd. I get a lot of nerd culture. I’m married to a HUGE Star Wars nerd. I’ve seen the Doctor Who reboot but, still, there were quite a few parts of this book that sailed right over my head. Which means I really only finished it because one of my goals was to finish a darn book!

5. Learn to make pie – This totally happened and here’s the proof. I went to visit my mom the first weekend in March and we made crust from Hoosier Mama Pie Company’s book and the salted caramel apple filling from this recipe. Pie crust is still a bit of a mystery to me so I think that means I just need to make more pie.

April Goals

So what do I have on the list for April?

  1. Actually study one chapter a week of my NSCA book – if I can set aside 30 minutes per evening I think I’ll be doing well.
  2. Get my overhead press into the triple digits for my one rep max – My one rep max is currently 70 pounds for overhead press but I’m doing a lifting program that is supposed to help increase it
  3. Take clothes to the consignment shop – I have a slowly growing pile that I just need to deal with.
  4. Read another book – If I don’t keep this on the list I won’t do it and I actually do like reading!
  5. Try a new brunch restaurant – I rarely go out to brunch (too many crowds) but I keep hearing good things about several brunch places in my neighborhood that I want to try!

Linking up with Nicole