Monthly recap : February 2021

And it’s the end of second month of 2021 already. The first 2 weeks of this month went quiet well for me. I sort of had an intense argument with my mom in the 3rd week which adversely impacted my mental health thereon. Although we are past that argument, things aren’t back to normal yet. However, this month ended on a fantastic note in the form of my participation in an event. This was definitely one of the BEST decisions in my life and surely one of my biggest highlights this year. (More about this in my detailed blogpost soon.)

Mental health

  • Meditated for 27/28 days. Although quantitatively this looks like a lot, qualitatively my meditation practice has been below average this month. On most days I could only complete a meditation session of 5 mins, there were days when I did a 3 min session too. However, the benefits of constantly practicing meditation have finally started to show. I’m able to handle stress and anxiety comparatively better than I used to, however, I still have a LONG way to go.
  • Journaled/documented my day for 26/28 days. (I’ll be completing the the journal for last 2 days of February today). I’ve been quiet diligent at this activity and it has surely helped me in focusing my attention to the present moment.
  • Practiced gratitude journaling for 15/28 days. There has been some improvement in this area. Initially I used to write about random things without feeling any real gratitude towards it. I did it for the sake of doing it. But in the last few days, I intentionally write about things that have actually made me feel happy and grateful for. This has definitely help create a more effective gratitude journaling practice.

Goals for March:- 20 min meditation everyday (maintain my streak on headspace app), practice journaling and gratitude journaling everyday. (Same as last month)

Personal Growth

This section is for a new skill or talent that I’ve acquired in this month, tried a new activity or thing that has pushed me out of my comfort zone.

  • I participated in a Fitness Competition for women in my town. This event helped me rediscover my strenghts and weaknesses in a way I never imagined. I prepared for this event for the whole month of February and was suprised at the progress in my fitness level just with the help of consistent practice.

Goal for March :- Cross 500 followers on my blog before my birthday on 13th April

Workouts

My focus was on preparing for the fitness event due to which I had skipped many of my weekly HIIT sessions. I was lazy and skipped my running sessions too this month. Mediocre progress in this category as far as routine practice is concerned.

  • 2 long runs in this month
  • Participated in a running event where I stood 6th overall, Saw a dramatic improvement in my pace from 6.30/km to 5.19/km.
  • HIIT workouts twice a week during the weekdays (ranging from 20 to 30 mins)

Goal for March:- Work on increasing strength, toning muscles and improving overall fitness. Lose body fat and have a toned body

Education

Goal for March:- Complete first reading of pending 2 subjects of CFA and 2 online courses

Entertainment

Goal for March:- As I have a 2 week leave from office this month starting next Monday, 5-5-2, complete 5 books, 5 movies and 2 series

March 2021, here I come!

6 thoughts on “Monthly recap : February 2021

  1. Wowww, I’m a bit off or jealous of your fitness, hmm, I’m gonna run tommorow for sure, with proper breathing without any breathlessness, I’m good at running but the problem is persistency, Parr I’m feeling motivated bicoz of last month’s results which are a bit depressing, but I’m gonna try again, ⚡⚡😇😇

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    • Hahaha, don’t be jealous, it took me a long time to build up discipline in my running/fitness schedule too. The key to progress is consistency. So prepare a schedule, make sure you stick by it and take action NOW. I’m so glad my post motivated you to run. Do share your experience!!

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  2. Wow! That’s amazing. Do you have a running clinic in your area, like a sports physiologist specialising in running technique? A few sessions with someone like that will change up your training very rapidly. They video you running on a treadmill and check your stride, foot strike, posture, how you hold your head, everything. You can add a lot of speed and power getting advice on these things. I bought my husband a series of consultations and it made a huge difference (he’s a marathon runner).

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    • Oh wow! That sounds amazing. I haven’t heard of anything like this so I’m not sure if there are sports physiologist in my area. Now that I know, I’ll definitelty be on the look out for one. Thank you so much for sharing this. My pace has been constant for a long time now. i definitely need some techniques to improve my speed and better my timings.

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