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March has not been particularly kind to me so far.
It’s not that I have an overload of homework or anything… I actually have very little, save the finals looming ahead (2 weeks, guys, 2 weeks!). It’s not the weather… Though there’s a nip in the wind, the sun has been shining and it’s been fairly pleasant.
It’s the plague.
Okay, okay, I’m being melodramatic, but I’ve had a cold off and on for a month now and for some reason this 3rd round of it is absolutely knocking me out. I was practically delirious in biology today and skipped psych to take a much-needed nap. For three hours. And I will probably still be going to bed before 11. Yeah.
But I still want to take a moment to highlight some fabulous things about this month we are now in (where is the time going?!)
National Peanut Butter Day
In case you live under a rock, today is National PB Day. While I would love to tell you I cooked up something special, I barely had enough energy to walk to the cafeteria and buy premade food, so I did not. (I do, however, have many PB-related recipes… like my PB-Oat-Chip cookies and my Low-Sugar PB Cookies, both of which are fab).
I did, however, take a spoon to my peanut butter jar. Which totally counts.
Evidently this is National Nutrition Month, and the theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” I definitely eat a lot of color… aka red bell peppers & carrots & green things of all varieties (my latest love is snap peas, yummm). Perhaps I’ll throw in a nutrition post or two this month in celebration!
A lot of people do goals on a monthly basis and I’ve decided to join the bandwagon. It’s a little weird for me this month as my “regular schedule” will be rather disrupted when I go home for break… but still. I’m gonna try some things!
1) Break the diet soda habit once and for all!
I want to consume diet soda only 2-3 times per week. It doesn’t need to completely disappear from my life, but it doesn’t make me feel particularly wonderful and feels like a waste of money, honestly.
2) Spend less than $30 on extraneous food items.
I’m lookin’ at you, Trader Joes. And Pinkberry. And Starbucks. Yikes. I have enough meal points for school meals that I don’t *need* to buy stuff off campus… but it’s hard to resist.
3) Put some effort into my appearance at least 2x a week…
I mean, some days I put together a decent outfit, but most days I just throw on a shirt and some jeans. I don’t entirely have a problem with this, but I feel better about myself if I actually put some effort into trying to put on a cute outfit, and I think it shows. I’d like to start taking better care of myself and part of that is what I’m putting out there!
4) Get back into running & ab work!
I haven’t been talking about fitness on here much because I haven’t been DOING much in the way of fitness… Last quarter I kind of got more obsessive about it than I wanted to so I took a step back, and now I’m probably just being lazy. So I’d like to start going to the gym 3-4 times a week, regularly, without beating myself up either way.
But first I gotta get this illness goooone!
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What are your goals for March? Did you celebrate PB Day?