First Quarter

First quarter down. It’s officially the end of March. One quarter of the year is over. Time to plan the other three-quarters.
But before I look forward, a look back at what I’ve done, to acknowledge my mistakes so I can learn from them, and celebrate my successes so it gives me the momentum to continue going forward.

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I made 14 goals/resolutions for 2014 – 7 goals and 7 resolutions. Click here to read the original post.
One of the things I planned to do more of this year was write. The best decision I made towards that was to maintain this blog. Through the blog I’ve met some wonderful people. And because of the blog, I’ve done some things I might not otherwise have done. And it’s kept me writing. And I love to write. I live to be a writer… Wright-er, right? (Please, indulge my one attempt at name humor)

Another success was organization. I wanted to work on the clutter – physical and mental – and I’ve been whittling away at both. Lots more work to be done, but at least it’s an active project. And every now and then, I watch an episode of “Hoarders” to keep myself motivated. I can’t be the only person who’s ever watched that show and felt inclined to clean out their closet, can I? Procrastination is still a major issue for me but I am constantly planning my next moves. Sometimes I overestimate how much time I have available and I plan too many activities so I end up having to postpone something to maintain my sanity. That’s my justification.
And then there were some things I started in the past quarter that didn’t go so well.
The sugar detox learning curve. I made it a week of sugar-less, where I tried to follow the guidelines in the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook and then the potatoes, those white Idaho potatoes, they called my name and before I knew it, they were back on my plate. I stopped buying candy and soda for a while until last week, I bought some Ginger Ale and it was so good. High fructose corn syrup, you won this battle but I will win the war. I am going to try again and this time, it won’t be so hard because I’ve already established a plateau higher than where I started. When I drink juice now, I drink a 1 part juice to 3 parts water mix so I get a little flavor with lots less sugar.

And I think I am disciplined enough to try the modified sugar detox again. Will plan meals in advance to ensure I have everything I need on hand and not constantly trying to think of acceptable substitutes.
And running. Running in the winter months was infrequent and slow, nothing like the 4 times a week that I planned. For most of the past 3 months, my body has felt like it’s been in hibernation. Now that I’ve resumed regular running, it’s hard. But I keep at it.

I started a running group on Sundays and plan to join another group on Tuesday. I plan to sign up with a charity to run the NYC marathon this year and I know they form running teams so I want to be ready to up my mileage when training starts.

Suffice it to say none of my fitness goals have been achieved yet, but I have the rest of the year to work actively on those.

One quarter down, three quarters to go. 14 in 2014 is still within reach. Just gotta keep doing it!

Runwright!

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