• No chocolate. I gave up chocolate for Lent last year so I know I can do it, but I'm making it harder for myself this year by also cutting back on refined sugar as much as I can - so where last year I replaced chocolate with jelly babies, this year I won't be giving myself that option! I'm expecting to be very grumpy for a couple of weeks whilst I get used to it... But I'm hoping I'll see some benefits in terms of my energy levels, the state of my skin, and maybe even my jiggly belly! My friend is doing it with me (so he says...) so at least I'll have company in my misery.
• Read at least one book. I got myself back on track in February for my target of twelve books this year, so I want to keep up the good work in March and add at least another book to my 'Read' list for the year. I'm actually working my way through The Outrun by Amy Liptrot, which I'm really enjoying so far, so fingers crossed I make the time to finish it.
• Try going to the gym twice a day. I won't be doing this everyday (I'm not that mad... Yet!) but I've basically reached the conclusion that the only way I can fit in all the workouts I want to, is to exercise twice some days. I'm hoping to be able to fit in two runs, two swims and four gym sessions each week (as well as a rest day!), so two double-workout-days per week should cover it. I'm giving myself this week to recover from the horrible cold I had last week and build back up a bit, but then I'm hoping to start seriously working at this. Ideally I'd like to fit in a bike ride as well but that probably won't be every week...
• Interviews! Less of a goal (because I can't do anything about it now!) and more of a hope - I'll find out the middle of this month whether I've got any interviews for the doctorate programs I applied for, so I'm crossing everything that I'll be offered at least one interview!
I've got a week off in the middle of the month with nothing really planned yet, so I'm hoping to fit something fun in there... Any suggestions!? Do you have anything nice planned for March? What are you hoping to achieve this month?