Goal Check In: February 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

February 2018 Goal Check In
Steven and I after completing the 2018 Rodeo Run

Wow! I hadn't realized how eventful February was until I wrote this recap! In an effort to remain accountable here is my goal check in for the month:

  • Drink eight glasses of water a day 
    • Thankfully this has become normal for me! I try to drink an entire water bottle when I first wake up and just keep my Swell water bottle full throughout the day. Since I only drink coffee and water it has been pretty easy for me to keep up with this goal. 
  • Journal everyday
    • I am truly enjoying journaling everyday. It helps me sort through my thoughts and feelings. The Day One app really makes it easy since it sends me a reminder to write in my journal. 

  • Workout four days a week
    • Four days a week as turned into my minimum when it comes to working out. I excercised six days a week in February! I look forward to my workouts now! It is a time for me to forget about everything else on my to do list and just focus on self care. I am still using the Sweat App by Kayla Itsines for strength training and am running about three times a week. 
  • Cook a new meal once a week
  • Work from a coffee shop one day a week
    • Well I made it out to a coffee shop once in February! With the client work I've been working on it has just been easier to work from my desktop in my home office than on my laptop. 
  • No TV or Social Media one day a week
    • Total fail on this one. Steven did get rid of the Facebook app on his phone though so that's a step in the right direction. 

  • Read two books a month
  • Try a new restaurant
    • I hadn't realized how many times I'd gone out for food or drinks until I wrote this list. What a busy month! March's list will be much much shorter since I doubt we will be able to find many Whole30 compliant meals at restaurants.
    • Houston
      • Republic Diner +  Noodle Bar: This place is down the street from our house. We'd been out all day celebrating our friends birthday and really wanted to go to Jinya for ramen but the wait was over an hour long. We found Republic Diner and decided to give it a shot. I had the Miso Ramen and it was delicious! Jinya is still my favorite place for Ramen but Republic Diner is a great alternative. 
      • Cafe Poetes: This cute French inspired cafe was showing up all over my instagram feed. It is the cutest place I've been too! I had an iced vanilla latte, the egg muffins, and shared a magnum eclair and lemon meringue eclair with my friend. Everything was delicious! I was nervous that this place was going to be more about the aesthetic than delicious food but it had both! 
      • Night Heron: I personally didn't have any food but our friends did and they really liked it. I had the Highball to drink which was described by the waitress as a pina colada without the sweetness and it was fine. It came chilled without any ice cubes which was interesting and it was a large cocktail but it wasn't my favorite. 
      • Emmaline: Wow, this restaurant is so gorgeous! As soon as I walked in I was impressed with the look and feel of the entire space. I really wanted this place to be a home run but my food and cocktail were just ok. I will certainly be back but I might skip on a meal and just have a drink and appetizer at their bar or rooftop patio. 
    • Austin
      • Pinthouse Pizza: When we first walked in I was a little nervous because it was crowded and there were no tables in sight. We decided to hang around and have a drink while we scouted out a table. Once we finally got a spot to sit down we ordered our pizza. I am so glad we waited for a space because the pizza was delicious! 
      • Patika: I can't speak towards the food but my Iced Vanilla Latte was good. Not the best I've had. 
      • Guero's Taco Bar and Cantina: We popped in for drinks at the bar. My margarita was good and the chips and salsa were decent. 
      • Amy's Ice Cream: Technically I just had a few bites of Steven's ice cream cone but my goodness was it delicious! He got the Mexican Vanilla ice cream, yummy! 
      • Fareground at One Eleven: This is a food hall with a bunch of different options. It was a very neat looking place. I have to admit it was on my list because I'd seen photos of it on Instagram. I ordered Ramen from NI-KOME Sushi & Ramen and it was ok. To me it didn't have much flavor even after adding in my spice bomb. 
      • Summermoon: Our friends told us about Summermoon and it did not disappoint! Steven and I both had Iced Half Wintermoons and they were delicious! It is basically an iced latte made with their special moon milk. Whatever they put in the moon milk is so good! 
  • Plan a girls night
    • I dropped the ball on this one. While I didn't plan a big girls night with all the girls I did get to have a couple of different girls days! 
  • Send birthday cards: Done! 

  • Run a 10k
    • I did it! I trained for six weeks using the Nike + Run Club app and I finished my first timed 10k in 59:15.6 mins! 
  • Run a half marathon
    • I am working my way up to a half marathon. I start a 10k to 15k program next week! 
  • Complete a Whole30
    • We will be doing Whole30 starting March 5, 2018. We are as ready as we will ever be! I have our meal plan and grocery list ready for the first week and am excited to tackle Whole30 with Steven by my side. 
  • Plan our 30th birthday party
    • I have ideas but no set plans just yet. Thankfully Steven and I don't turn 30 until December. 

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