Friday, May 2, 2014

April Recap and March Goals

Ahh the bf is here for the weekend! And I'm leaving for the Philippines on Tuesday! So much excitement I just don't know what to do with myself!!

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After I finish my work trip to the Philippines, I'm flying to Brussels to meet the bf for a week traveling by train through Belgium to Amsterdam. I won't be back until June 1! Even though I'm going to be gone almost the whole month of May and plan on thoroughly enjoying myself, I don't want to fall off the healthy living bandwagon entirely. To help me stay on track, I'm joining the DC Trifecta's Friday Five linkup with a recap of my April goals and five goals for May
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April Goal Recap:

1. Finish the Chardonnay 10 Miler (and drink a lot of wine after)
I rocked the race, finishing my longest race ever in 1:47:31, a 10:45 min mile pace! And, most importantly, I felt good enough to drink a lot of wine afterwards :)


2. Hike inspiration point
Ok the bf was supposed to come in April to do this with me, but he's coming this weekend so hopefully I'll be checking this off juuust a little late.

3. Try a new fitness class
I tried a new spin class and did personal training with my friend's fiance.

4. Workout with with a friend
So I didn't really convince anyone to come to a workout with me, but I did say yes to going to personal training with my friend :)


5. Give the blog/social media outlets a face-lift
I totally ran out of time for this. Fail.

May Goals:

1. Workout 16 times during my 4 week trip
An average of 4 workouts a week is less than I normally do, but more than I'll probably want to do given how much I'm going to be flying around. So, compromise!

2. Eat mindfully and deliciously 
Food is one of my favorite parts of traveling (ok it's one my favorite parts of life) and I want to enjoy lots of delicious, exotic food during my trip. But I also don't want to feel like crap. So my goal is to eat mindfully and only eat what I truly enjoy instead of stuffing my face with whatever I can find I until I feel sick. This is an ambitious goal.  



3. Kick my work goals' butts
I don't usually include my work goals here, but this trip is chock full of the most important deliverables on my plate since I started this job in February. Plus it's like 2/3 of the month. So I plan to rock it. 

4. Keep up with the blog while traveling
I have a couple guest posts lined up (thanks guys!) but I also want to make sure I'm checking in with brief posts a couple times a week. 

5. Enjoy my vacation!
Obviously the most important goal. Even Ryan Gosling agrees.



Q: What's on your plate for May? Anyone have any travel tips for Belgium/Amsterdam?

28 comments:

  1. Looks like you'll be pretty busy. Have fun on your trips. Safe travels!

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    1. Yea it's going to be crazy! Thanks so much!

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  2. Belgium is AMAZING! Amsterdam is great too, but Belgium is just such a beautiful country with super nice people, and it's so easy to get around the country by train. I have tons of suggestions, if you're interested!

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    1. Oh man yes Alexis I would love suggestions! We're going to Brussels, Ghent, Brugges, and Amsterdam, all by train. Thanks so much!

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  3. Congrats on the great 10-miler time! Have a safe trip with your upcoming travels, and be sure to make some posts about it!

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    1. Thanks Meg! I'll definitely keep you posted :)

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  4. Stopping by from the SITS girls, I am impressed by your lifestyle and your dedication to incorporate regular work out into all of this! I've never been to Belgium but I am from these parts of the world (Croatia to be more specific) and I have heard stories about the beauties of Amsterdam. Have fun and have a safe trip!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the encouragement! I would love to visit Croatia too, definitely next on the European travel list :)

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful trip!! Sounds fantastic! Plus, love that you post and update your goals. It was honest and made me feel normal, instead of some of those blogs where you just fall short. Good post!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Posting monthly goals has really helped me keep myself accountable. Glad it was an enjoyable post for you too!

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  6. Happy SITS day! Hope you get lots of fabulous comment love!

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow - that sounds like an amazing trip -- I hope you have a blast! I'm sure you'll keep up with your fitness -- so much walking in those cities! Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Courtney! Definitely love walking around new cities--such a cheap and great way to see the sites :)

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  8. I am getting tired just reading this post; so impressed with your energy. Congratulations on your SITS Day.

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    1. Aww thanks so much! I'm definitely actually usually walking around half asleep. Shh don't tell anyone ;)

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  9. Love it...especially Ryan:)

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    1. Thanks Laina! Who doesn't love a little Ryan Gosling :)

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  10. Yayy on meeting most of your April goals! Can't wait to hear about all your travels! (especially the eating part haha)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! The eating part is my fav too :)

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  11. Hello -

    My goal is to workout at least 4 times a week. Amazing that you normally do more. You reached most of your monthly goals. This is a great reminder that I need to get back into doing monthly and quarterly goals.

    Visiting from SITS

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    1. Thanks for visiting Yulunda! Love making goals, really helps with accountability!

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  12. Oh, did you say you were going to the Philippines??! Where exactly?? Uhm, I'm from the Philippines! Haha! I hope you enjoy your stay here!

    Visiting from SITS.
    www.thejourneyofawoman.com

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    1. That's awesome Viviene! So far: Manila, Bacolod, Pampanga Cebu, Bohol, Dipolog, Tacloban. Might have forgotten something lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. What?! That's a lot of different places.. and very far from each other! haha.. you're a superwoman!

      www.thejourneyofawoman.com

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    3. Haha yea. Lots of 1 hour flights. Super exciting and super tiring!

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  13. Mmmm... Ryan! Well, it seems you are already off so disregard my previous comment about how to pack :) Most important of all--have a WONDERFUL vacation!

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    1. Haha no worries always appreciate any advice :) Thanks and thanks again for stopping by!

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