March Wrap Up & April goals

Hello friends!
Happy April! I hope that the month is off to a great start for you all!
March kind of flew by this year.  It was a bit of a non-stop month between normal work, all the house projects, a swamped Spring break, a trip to Dallas and just normal life 🙂

I set some high goals for myself for the month of March.  Overall I feel like I did ok with them.  A few got tweaked when my hip began to give me some issues, and some others took a higher priority.  A few will get moved to April, and that is a-ok! They are goals that can be moved and adjusted as needed! That is the beauty of setting ones own goals! 🙂


*Workout 6 days/week
*20 min of stretching/rolling daily
*Follow running plan for weeks 9-12
*Find a 5k
*Rachel’s challenge

Overall I give this a B+. I was able to get in my workouts each week, but I had to put a hold on running and part of the challenge (burpees) when my hip began to act up.  I did a bit more stretching but I did not accomplish 20 min per day.  It was 5-10 min at most on the days I actually did take time to stretch out. That is going back to my April goals!


*See dr about heart concerns
*Refocus on eating plan
*Reach water intake goal daily (100oz)
*Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep

I would give this category an A-.  I did make it to my dr who did some testing.  So far nothing has come back with any real answers (pretty much the story of my life) so she we will recheck in a few months unless things become more intense or bothersome and I will see a specialist.
I reached my water goal almost every single day.  This was not always easy, but using an app to track it and just dive in each day made it more possible.  I def find it more challenging on the weekends when my schedule is not so consistent.
Sleep was a little hit and miss, but more of a hit the past few weeks, which has been really nice.
Refocusing my eating plan has been some work. I will do a longer post about that since I have discovered some things lately to change my approach!


*Write 1 letter or card a week to mail to a friend
*Plan 4 date-nights
*3 intentional meet ups with friends
*Cut social media out one day a week?

This I give an A+! I wrote several cards each week, some I mailed and some were hand delivered.  The hubs and I went on 5 dates and I had several coffee dates with friends!
I have also been cutting out of social media for a 24 hour period on the weekends.  I hope to cut out even more and just go on to be intentional.


*Finish taxes
*Get dryer fixed
*Pick out light fixtures
*Guest room closet
*Hang new art in master
*Plant garden

I give this set of goals an B+.  I did finish my taxes (yay refund)! We got the dryer fixed, picked out and got the light fixtures installed and I hug some new art.  I started on the guest room closet and bought what I needed for planting.

April Goals


*Workout 5-6 days/week
*20 min of stretching/rolling daily- Establish an actual plan and follow through
*Rachel’s April challenge
*PT for hip


*Stress management tools
*Refocus on eating plan
*Rachel’s challenge
*Aim for 8-9 hours of sleep


*Cut out more social media time
*Plan anniversary trip
*Send birthday gifts
*Enjoy time with friends before they move


*Guest room closet
*Linen closet

*Plant garden


There you have it.
What is one of your goals for April?

May you be filled with joy and health!


17 thoughts on “March Wrap Up & April goals

  1. kookyrunner

    Looks like you did a pretty good job with your March goals – congrats!

    You have some great goals for April. I hope that planning your anniversary trip is fun!

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    Although you didn’t do as much stretching as you’d wanted, you still got a lot of stretching done! Stretching is something that so many people (especially myself LOL) skip or cut short.

  3. Mary

    Wow, you are being very intentional in a lot of areas of your life, well done. I especially like your goal of sending a card or letter every week. I should copy you on that one. Just the idea of having relationship goals for friends and partner every month is a good one.

  4. Jennifer LE (@runningwithpugs)

    Awesome work on achieving such high marks on your goals! It sounds like you are really getting to all the important things and making an effort to do what matters most! Pretty soon, all these “goals” are going to become everyday habits!

  5. Renée

    Wow Esther, I am uber-impressed! First of all your list of goals is already quite long (in my opinion!) but you almost nailed it in March! I would call March a super success! April is looking quite ambitious as well but it seems like you really know how to put your mind to it to get things done.

    I only have two goals for March, but I’m starting to rethink somehow adding some home stuff in as well (as that has gone by the wayside lately). It will be a challenge though since we are traveling to the US next Friday for a week! So I just want to keep up building up my mileage for my marathon training and I want to lose 1 kilo this month (I have 7.5KG to go).

  6. Wendy

    Nice job on meeting your goals. I’m always so impressed with all the bloggers I follow who set goals and reevaluate them every month.


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