January Recap and February Goals

Hi everyone!  February is already off and running, and I’m so excited for a new month (because you all know how I feel about January!).  You may remember that I’m tackling some monthly goals this year, so I wanted to take a moment and recap how I did in January before I move on to February!

feb goals

January Goals:

Read one new book:  Do Your Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco.  The tagline of this book is “Bending yoga tradition to fit your modern life” and I was totally hooked by page #1.  No lie, this was one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read!  If you’re into yoga but want to learn more about the non-asana parts of yoga (you know, like what makes up most of a yoga practice!) or are looking for a book that reminds you that everything you need is right within yourself, you’ll love this book!  I learned so much and I’m already starting to apply it to my daily life off the mat.

Cook one new healthy recipe:  I made that amazing cookie dough/oreo/brownie combo that has been all over Pinterest for years for the Harry Potter marathon last weekend.  So yummy.  So much sugar.  Such a bad stomach ache.  But possibly worth it  🙂

Try one new class at the gym (or new teacher):  I tried a few, but my favorite was definitely my new “top secret yoga class” at the gym – the 8:45 pm class on Thursday nights.  There is just something about Thursday nights that makes this class the absolute perfect thing for me.  I’m keeping it top secret because less than 10 people have been showing up each week, which means that we have tons of space and get lots of attention from the teacher.

Run or hike one new place/trail:  I ran the Moose Track Trail at Campbell Tract which was so much fun in the winter!
Winter Trail Running

February goals:

I’m going to keep up with the same goals as above, but will add in the final goal:  one monthly challenge that changes each month!  In February I plan on writing in a gratitude journal every day before bed.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I think I’m finally up for the challenge!

Other general goals for February include making it through the last truly dark month of winter, keeping up with my vitamin D intake, and upping my milage from last month.  I’m finally beginning to feel like I’m back to “normal” with running and plan on taking on the recommended 10% more milage each week until I’m running my usual milage again.  I’m not too far off, but this is just a reminder that I want to keep working on slowly getting myself back to where I was before the injury.

What were you up to in January?  What’s the best new book that you’ve read lately?

9 thoughts on “January Recap and February Goals

  1. I like this idea of monthly goals. I also try to hike or run in a new place as often as possible. I usually do go somewhere new at least once a month, but I am kind of running out of places close by. Kansas isn’t really the best for hiking (I’ve only lived here for 8 months), but at least Colorado is close by.

    I really like the book you picked for January. I’m going to check that one out. I read Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey recently and really loved it.

    1. Oooh I just looked that one up on Amazon and it looks amazing! I’m so adding that to my list! And you should definitely check my book out. It was so easy to read and I really enjoyed it!

  2. Great job! I just read the first three books of the Abhorsen trilogy (fantasy) that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas, and I absolutely loved them. I read all three in just under a week, I couldn’t stop!

    1. That’s awesome! I might need to look into that! I’m a huge book nerd and want to read as much as possible!

  3. awesome job on working toward your goals! i just kinished reading “the life-changing magic of tidying up” and i really liked it! i’m a horribly messy person, and while some of her ideas are a little weird to me (like audibly thanking my clothes at the end of the day) the overall idea of using joy to decide what to keep or throw away really sticks out to me. i just got rid of so many clothes using it!

    1. Oooooh I really want to read that one! I really need to clean out my closet so I might check that one out next!

  4. Great job with your goals! I think that’s such a good idea to do them monthly. A small, late night (yes 8:45 is late to me) sounds so relaxing. I don’t blame you keeping it top secret!

    1. Haha it is late! It’s not over until 9:45 and then I’m off to quickly shower and get to bed. It’s so worth it though!

  5. I feel like that book would be awesome to read–I really want to incorporate yoga into my daily practice! :]

    Moose Track Trail looks super pretty!

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