I love milestones. Graduations. Anniversaries. New years. New months. New weeks. Anything that feels like a new start. I can usually find something to like about how I've been living or what I'm doing when I look back, but I can also always find things to improve.
I also love goals. If I'm not working towards a goal, my life feels stagnant, and that makes me sad.
So I want to set a couple March goals, of various categories:
1. Family: I think I average a call home about once every 2 weeks. And I talk to my sisters way less than that. I want to at least try to talk to my family once a week this month. I love them so much and I feel so much better about my life when I'm talking regularly to them.
a. Stay on track with my training for the April 10 half marathon. I'd like to not skip any runs, so that's what I'll work toward, but mentally I also want to work to be okay with it if life gets a little in the way every once in a while.
b. I'd like to lose some weight this month, as I'm still carrying around about ten extra holiday pounds. I try hard not to put too much emphasis on numbers, but I have jeans I can't wear right now, and I just feel less comfortable, so I'll be working on that.
3. School: Pass all the midterms coming up March 16-18. In theory, that doesn't sound hard, but I still feel like it's reason to celebrate if I pass each test cycle.
a. Practice questions: I have 900 (of 2077 questions) left in the USMLEWorld Qbank, and I'd like to finish it this month, so I have time to go through it again before boards (May 27).
b. Doctors in Training (my prep course): Stay caught up. That means about 5 review questions per day.
I think that's enough to be getting along with.
At least the month started off right: Strawberry Overnight Oats with Cinnamon and Agave.
Mixed: 1/2 cup (39 g) oats + 2 oz. soy yogurt + 4 oz. almond milk - mixed and refrigerated overnight.
Added in the morning: Strawberries, 1/2 tbsp agave, cinnamon.
Breakfast of rushed champions.
Let's make it an awesome month.