Thursday, March 31, 2011

March: A Summary

But before we talk about the successes and failures of the past month, I'm going to regress to the age of 5 and say, "Mom! Mom! - look what I made!" When I was 5, it was probably something made out of Play-Doh that I would proceed to smash into the carpet somewhere, but now...

Look at this bowl I painted! Yeah, I didn't actually make it, I just put on some glaze. 
About a month ago, we went to Color Me Mine and this is the finished product. 

Filled with an even better creation:
Maple Almond Butter Oats
In the mix:
1/4 cup milk
5 oz. water
1/2 cup oats
3 g flax meal
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup

Other good eats today:
Awesome craisin/walnut/squash/spinach salad.


High-priced water. This is actually leftover from test week, I don't usually buy water like this. I have loans. 

And now, it's the end of the month; I want to recap some goals. Original goals, Week 1 Update, Week 2 Update and Week 3 Update.

1. Family: Talk to them every week.
   I'm going to get a little sappy now. Fair warning. 
   Here's the thing: the more you talk to the people you love, the more you want to talk them. I've loved staying in better touch with my family this month, and although I definitely did not succeed in talking to every member of my family every week, I was in much more constant contact with them. I think it really enhanced my ability to adapt to the challenges I faced this month, because I really felt their support. It also made me wish I could visit home more. I miss them.

2. Fitness:
  a. Keep up with runs: You can see the whole month (actually the past 12 weeks) over in the exercise tab. As we can see, I took a few off. This week I'm 2/3, hoping to be 3/4 if I go tomorrow. My pains have sort of been migrating, but nothing's too bad, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to enjoy the race in just 10 days. 
   b. Trim up a bit: My weight's been steady this week. I've been eating and fueling well and I'm trying to remember that's what's important. 

3. School
  Winter finals are done, and now it's just a crazy whirlwind to real finals and Boards. 

4. Boards
   I had a bit of a freakout today. I had to go outside, get some sun, take a few deep breaths. Responsible studying would have put me far ahead of where I am in my review. I ought to be most of the way through the first pass of my major review book (First Aid), and actively studying others. Instead, I'm maybe 1/30th into the book, I consistently perform well below passing on my practice questions, and I seem to be getting worse. 

In theory, I've kept up with my practice question and review question goals - my fear is that my goals were set far too low.

I'll be working out a new study schedule in the next couple days. I haven't much mentioned my love for schedules and lists, but I'm actually kind of excited to work it all out. 

I think I just need to get my ducks in a row and I'll feel less panicky. Ducks in a row, that's a phrase my mom uses. I kind of love it. 

Coming up tomorrow - some April goals (and hopefully a study schedule).

1 comment:

Abby said...

I love this idea of doing monthly re-caps of your goals (which requires setting goals in the first place, ha!). You are definitely on to something there...
And that bowl looks great! Well done ;)

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