April Goals

It's a new month, and with that I've decided to set new goals for myself. I want to start setting monthly goals because it gives me a specific time frame to complete them. Also, I can start with smaller goals and work my way up to bigger goals. It will also keep me more accountable to myself. And I'm sharing them publicly to also keep myself accountable. So here goes:

1. Stay consistent with the 21 day fix.
The 21 day fix is an awesome new program that simplifies portion control and nutrition. It has little color-coded containers and lists the types of food that go in each container. Then based on your needs it tells you how many of each container to eat each day. It also comes with workouts. Before I officially started the meal program on March 31 I played around with using the containers. The only thing that might take getting used to is the extra time planning out your food, but other than that its super easy! And I'm normally always hungry! This kept me feeling full, and I couldn't even finish all of my containers! My goal is to stick with this for the full 21 days (minus April 13 when I will be attending the Taste of South Tampa). I will not be using the workouts until I am done with T25 though.

2. Continue with T25 - Beta round. Do every workout!
I finish Alpha round of T25 but I wasn't 100% consistent. During the first 2 and 1/2 weeks I was, and I was seeing AMAZING results. I also think my running improved. However, I had a few events to attend, and I might have missed a few workouts. Bad Jackie. I plan on being much more consistent with this round of T25. I want results! And I'm also happy this round has an "Upper Focus". I have very little upper body strength, so I'm hoping this will change.

3. Take 10,000 steps per day.
I purchased an UP Band not too long ago and I'm loving it. It tracks you steps per day, your sleep, and your food intake. It gives you little tidbits of information, such as ways to sleep better, things to eat, how to sneak in more steps, etc. On the nutrition screen it collects the information from everything you've had and then tells you the nutritional facts for the day (total fat, sodium, carbs, etc). It will also set a goal for you every so often. Sometimes it wants you to beat your steps from last Thursday, yesterday it told me I should sleep before10:47pm. It tells me I should aim for 8 hours of sleep a night and 10,000 steps per day. My goal for April is to try to get those 10,000 steps in every day. It could be from running, taking a walk, walking up and down the stairs cleaning. It doesn't matter how, just that it gets done!

4. Drink between 32-64 ounces of water per day.
During the 21 day fix it is suggested to drink half your body weight in ounces of water. As of right now that would be 64 ounces. Drinking water is hard for me, so I'm going to attempt between 32-64 ounces per day this month. If all goes well I will increase to 64 per day next month.

5. Pay off one credit card.
Not fitness or health related, but still a goal for April. I'm almost at a zero balance for one of my credit cards. I want it to say $0 by the end of April. Less debt - always a good goal.

6. Finish the office.
We are almost done putting the office together. The issue was that the desk we decided to go to IKEA for was out of stock of one piece until April. Well now it's April. Hopefully they have the piece sometime this month, and we can pick it up and be done with the office. Once the desk is together, I could put the finishing touches on the office and it will be done!

What are your goals for the month?