While January was seemingly the longest month ever, February flew by in a flash! Isn't it crazy how that works?! Now, one of the best months of the year has arrived. Hello, March! It is great to see you!

March is known as birthday month around here. A large part of my extended family all have birthday's this month. I'll be celebrating my own as well as my little guy's and beyond those two very special birthday's, my mom, sister, cousin's husband, cousin's kiddos and a few friends all have birthday's in March. It's also spring break month which means....VACAY!!! I'm very excited for all this month brings including the birthday celebrations, spring break family getaway, hopefully warmer weather and sunshine, and renewed mini-goals to align with my larger 2019 goals.

Before diving into March's mini-goals and actions, let me take a brief review of February.

February's Mini Goals/Action Steps:

  • Continue my gratitude journal throughout February as well as complete a new list in my 52 Lists bookeach week.
    • Unfortunately, this goal fell a bit short for February and there is really no good reason why. With travel and solo parenting through half of February, my normal morning routine was off and I think as a result, my time for journaling in the morning was neglected.
  • Complete my CPR/AED certification and take the NASM Certified Personal Trainer exam. Once I've successfully completed my NASM CPT exam mid-month, I'll focus on determining next steps within the industry (more to come in March).
    • Yes!!! You guys I did it! I successfully completed my CPR/AED as well as passed my NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam. I am offically a CPT and so excited for this new adventure!
  • Pick a weeknight/day for the monthly date night with my husband. Align a babysitter and make dinner/outing reservations.
    • My husband and I not only had a date night in February, we had an entire date weekend! Woo!
  • Read two new self-care/self-improvement books by the end of February; read a minimum of twenty minutes per day before bed.
  • Maintaining overall fitness by:
    • Participating in the YMCA Survivor Extreme Challenge over the next five weeks.
      • Sucessfully hit my weekly Survivor Extreme points goals for each week of February.
    • Workout five-six days per week with a mix of yoga, cardio and strength training sessions.
      • Maintained workouts six days a week throughout the month of February.
    • Try out a new gym, Refinery, for February's gym of the month blog focus.
      • Spent a week at Refinery for February's gym of the month and loved it! You can read all about my experiences here.
  • Attend one or more social/networking event by the end of the month.
    • Attended a couple different social events over the course of February as well as a small business workshop. That workshop will help kick off a new set of mini-goals in March as it relates to my new CPT certification.

In support of my word of the year BRAVE, I also vowed to do one thing in February that took me outside of my comfort zone. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught glimpse of my Insta Stories where I did more video featuring myself on top of  highlighting still images. To be honest, these videos feel quite awkward and I wonder if they will ever get easier. I'm going to keep at it through March in hopes of finding myself a little less intimidated by them. Bear with me as I fumble my way through my Insta stories and I appreciate you following along!

I'm excited to turn my attention to March and outline some new action steps as it relates to my new CPT certification as well as focus in on my habitual goals to continue to strengthen the practice around them. Oh, and did I tell you it's my birthday month and vacation is right around the corner!? YESSS!

March's Mini Goals/Action Steps:

~ Continue my gratitude journal throughout March as well as complete a new list in my 52 Lists book each week.

~ Determine and outline next steps for creating my in-home personal training business. Work with the Small Business Develop center, register my business, develop a business/marketing plan and begin to see clients within the next two months.

~ Pick a weeknight/day for March's date night with my husband, perhaps a birthday night out! Align a babysitter and make dinner/outing reservations.

~ Read one new self-care/self-improvement book by the end of March; read a minimum of twenty minutes per day before bed. My copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing should arrive in a couple days and I'm pumped to dive into it!

~ Maintaining overall fitness by:

  • Workout five-six days per week with a mix of yoga, cardio and strength training sessions.
  • Complete three different travel workouts while on Spring Break.
  • Try out a new gym, Unyoked Crossfit, for March's gym of the month blog focus.

~ Attend one or more social/networking event by the end of the month.

You'll notice the above mini-goals/actions look a lot like February's and that is intentional. The way I structured my 2019 goals is to have bigger picture habitual and achievement goals that I can break down each month into smaller more attainable action steps. It makes larger goals like my personal trainer venture less intimidating by breaking down smaller goals that I want to accomplish each month.

Do you have any specific goals, mini-goals, action steps that you are working towards this month? I'd love to work together to keep each other motivated and hold each other accountable. I'd also encourage you to check out my book notes for Your Best Year Ever. This book helped me a great deal in laying out my 2019 goals and the approach I've taken to work towards achieving these goals. Let me know what you've got in store this month and let's rock out our March goals together!