Monday, January 31, 2011

February Goals

VEGAN-O-CON for 2011 is officially over in 4.5 hours, and I already have my boy at the store picking up cheese. Don't know what's going to happen with that, but one thing is guaranteed - tasty time!

Now, I really like to feel the heat (I'm not talking the sunshine here, but that would be cool, too). I'm a competitive person, and enjoy pushing myself to accomplish even the most simple challenges. Which is why I have continued to set some healthy goals for myself for next month. Nothing too extreme, just four 7 day changes that I would like to see incorporated in my life. Maybe they'll be lasting, some should be lasting, but they are all things that I know will benefit my health in one way or another.

1st week of February (2/1 - 2/7)
What? Significantly reduce added sugar - in coffee, on oatmeal, while baking, anyhow with everything.
Uh, you mean..: No sugar granules of any kind (natural, raw or Stevia). No candy. Get  more accustomed to dark, savory coffee. Use natural sweeteners in baking, such as fruit.
(Honestly, this is going to s-u-c-k. No sugar in baking might as well translate to not wearing clothes in public. Possible, but not an awesome idea. Repeat, it's only a week.)

2nd week of February (2/8 - 2/14)
What? Run 30 miles in the week
Please, elaborate: The past few weeks I've been working on my fitness more than usual to prepare for the 1/2 marathon. I've averaged about 23 miles a week, but would like to see myself get up to 30.
My plan is to run 4 miles Monday-Friday on my lunch break, and log 5 miles on Saturday and Sunday.
This may difficult, given that I despise few hour long experiences more than jogging on a treadmill in a nasty cloud of stench that your nose never "gets used to." Which is why I aim to run 4 miles on my lunch break outside, which is rather difficult to do in the rain. Soooo, I might have to buck up my nose or buck up and run in the rain.

3rd week of February (2/15 - 2/21)
What? No excessive fats. We all need some fat, but there are some areas to cut back and still feel satisfied.
Pardon moi? No oil/butter in baking (applesauce will be a great replacement...hopefully), no extra cheese, no fried food. (It's only a week...repeat again.)

4th week of February (2/22-2/28)
What? No soda. I think we all got this.

I'm curious - what are your goals?


  1. My goals are to eat tuna tartare at least once a week.

    Awesome blog, added to my bookmarks!

  2. GONZALICIOUS! You found my hidey internet hole. I wonder if there's different kinds of tartar? I think peanut butter tar tar should be next.