April 2018 Goals

Six days into the new month, I finally have a couple of minutes to sit down, reflect on my March goals, and to put my April goals down in writing.

Overall, March was a hard month for me.  Between dealing with a multi-day migraine in the middle of the month, getting sick, dealing with Mother Nature not wanting to give up on winter, the list goes on, it was hard to make fitness a top priority last month.  There were many times when things got in the way of my training, and I hate that that’s how the month unfolded.

1.  Log at least 110 miles.

Grade: B

My March mileage total came to 91.2 miles, 83% of the miles that I had wanted to log last month.  Given all of the obstacles that I faced in March, I’m a bit shocked that I was able to get in as many miles as I did.  My March miles brought my 2018 mileage total to 285.2 miles, which is 24% of my yearly goal of 1,200 miles.  Although I am just slightly behind where I need to be in order to be 100% on track with this goal, I know that once marathon training starts over the summer that the miles will quickly accumulate.

2.  Work out at least five days per week.

Grade: C

I only met this goal twice last month.  Other weeks, I worked out four times, and one week it was only three times.  I let too many things get in my way last month, and let fitness slide too far down the priority list.

Outside running during one of the few times when it actually felt like Spring last month.

3.  Weight train at least two days per week.

Grade: C

Some weeks I only managed to fit in one weight training session, others weeks I did meet my goal.  Again, too many things interfered with my fitness last month.

4.  Lose at least 1.4 pounds.

Grade: F

Not only did I not lose the weight last month, I actually ended the month 0.2 pounds heavier than I was at the beginning of the month.  I’m not all that surprised given how challenging I found it to exercise as much as I had planned to.

5.  Enjoy my birthday month.

Grade: A

This is the only goal that I met last month.  Of all my March goals, meeting this one was most important to me, especially for my mental health.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of my time with little man last month, including when I was off for Spring Break and we were able to spend lots of extra time together.

Since March was so challenging for me, I’m hopeful that April will be a better month for me when it comes to health and fitness.  Its going to be another incredibly busy month, and our calendar is filled with a ton of activities, work commitments, and appointments.  But I’m optimistic that as long as Mother Nature cooperates that it’ll be easier to get it all in.  Fingers crossed!

1.  Log at least 110 miles.

Since I didn’t meet this goal this month, I’m going after it again in April.

2.  Work out at least five days per week.

I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record with this goal, but I need to keep going after it until I finally reach it.

3.  Weight train at least two days per week.

Just like with my second goal, I refuse to give up on this goal.  I need to reach it, especially if I want to reach my weight loss goal this year.

4.  Lose at least 1.6 pounds.

Losing 1.6 pounds will bring me to my five pound weight loss goal for 2018.  I want to reach this milestone sooner than later.

5.  Keep my health and fitness a high priority.

With how busy our April is going to be, I don’t want to have a repeat of March when I let things get in the way of reaching my fitness goals.  Working towards my health and fitness goals is also a huge part of my self care and making sure that I’m taking care of myself, both physically as well as mentally.

QOTD: What are your goals for April?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup.  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!

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36 Responses to April 2018 Goals

  1. Sometimes it can be a challenging meeting all our goals but you did a great job of getting towards your goals. I’m adding some upper body strength training this month as a goal.

  2. pglooney says:

    I say at least you tried and enjoyed your birthday month. Lets just dive into April and give it a go! Great goals for this month.

  3. ugh, I think mother nature’s ability to cooperate or not plays a big role in how much activity we do. Let’s hope that the rest of April ends up better than it started.

  4. rach says:

    I am with you no trying to lose a few lbs! And trying to strength train….I have been horrible at both and I need to get my behind in gear before summer, or it’s gonna be the same thing as spring this fall racing season

  5. Karen :0) says:

    Sorry about how you feel with your March goals but i still think you had a great month, especially since it was your birthday month! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Kathryn!

  6. C. P. says:

    my goals for this month is trying to follow a schedule that I add to my daily routine.

  7. Mental health is definitely just as important! Hope you have a great month

  8. I’m glad you had a great birthday month! You said that was your most important goal, so ultimately, you did well 😉 Good luck with April!

  9. Rachel says:

    I think since you got an A for your birthday month, you can let the rest slide. 🙂 Have a great April!!

  10. Wendy says:

    I think enjoying your birthday is really the most important thing of all! Life is short. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  11. Lisa says:

    I’m glad you had a good birthday month! This is definitely a tough time of year as things get busy and the weather still isn’t nice. Hopefully April will be an even better month for you!

  12. You still had a pretty good month in my book! I’m glad the mental health part of your monthly goals was a success. The rest will fall into place. Here’s to a better April for both of us!

  13. Ana says:

    Such great goals! you are so determined and driven! I”m sure you will have no problem catching up with your goals!

  14. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    It sounds like you still did a lot! I love your April goals!!

  15. Things happen. As long as you are healthy then the rest is just minor. Which marathon will you be doing?

  16. Darlene says:

    Wow. You had lofty goals.

    I think you did great. I only try to run 84 miles each month so I had happy if I come close.

    Trying to lose weight during a birthday month? What were you thinking?
    Happy belated bday.

    Good luck this month with all your goals.

  17. I am glad you were able to enjoy your birthday month despite the challenges!
    Keep at it girl and I know you will reach your goals!

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