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March Goals


So, my February goals were kind of a bust…but I still feel good about the month and made some fun memories during it! I have decent reasons for not getting to most goals (except #2, which I’m bumping to March), but don’t really want to get into all my excuses, ha :) Instead, I’m proclaiming “grace, not perfection” and looking ahead. Spring always seems busy for us, and this year doesn’t look like it’s going to be an exception–in March alone, we’re celebrating Dave’s birthday and Charlie’s half-birthday, and I have three baby showers to attend! I’m also determined to have a very spiritually productive Lent. I didn’t make it to the end of Whole30 (I’m nursing Charlie exclusively and my milk supply dropped too much…one excuse for you there :)), but Dave did, and one thing it taught us is that there can be some benefit to going all out. I tend to err on the side of not committing to too much so I’m not disappointed if I fall short, but this Lent, there are lots of things we want to do. Even if we aren’t perfect at everything, especially when it comes to our faith, I don’t think we’ll regret trying. (I might do a separate post on our Lent plans, so let me know if you’re interested in that!)

St. Patrick’s day decor for $6: a clover banner from Target and a bunch of eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s!

February Goals
1. Run 2-3 times a week and go to barre once a week
2. Re-read Story of a Soul
3. Complete Whole30
4. Host my first rosary group (I’m postponing this one to April, because I really want to do it, but I will be hosting something else instead in March!)
5. Send valentines to loved ones
6. Do the USCCB For Your Marriage online retreat (We loved this and highly recommend it!)

March Goals
1. Grow deeper in my relationship with God through Lenten sacrifices and devotions
2. Start Couch to 5K over again and stick to it
3. Host a Blessed Brunch (email me if you’re local and want details!)
4. Read three books
5. Get all March baby shower and birthday cards/gifts together in the first week of the month (inspired by my friend Emily’s post)






  1. Maria says:

    I’d love to hear your plans for Lent. Please do share!

  2. Aelish says:

    I need to re-read Story of a Soul, too! Perfect time to do it :)

    • mary wilmot says:

      Let’s read it together and do a book club!! Also–did y’all see they have a BIS retreat in Austin next month? I would so be there but I have to work. =(

      • Lisa says:

        Um, can we please do a book club?! Seriously! I’m going to group text y’all about this :)
        I did see that and I’m so jealous! I told my sister to go!

  3. Em says:

    Would definitely love to hear more of your Lent plans! :)

  4. Tricia says:

    I would love to hear about your Lent plans! You have inspired me to read Story of a Soul too :)

  5. Kelly says:

    I’d love to hear more about your Lent plans! And I’m following Em’s advice too, and tried to sit down and really think through/plan things out for the month. Already makes me feel better a plan is in place.

    Btws, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Consultant, so if you ever have questions about nursing Charlie, I don’t mind to lend a friendly listening ear. :)

  6. Kristina says:

    Prayerfully and intentionally participating in Lent daily during March and (half of) April is my no. 1 goal for these two months. I would love to hear more about how you approach it! I’ve been praying in February about what to sacrifice/give up during lent and I heard the Lord speak pretty clearly to me about breaking some bad habits. I’m also following the SheReadsTruth Lent reading plan and I’m loving it so far :) Happy March!

    • Lisa says:

      I love that you spent time praying about what to do for Lent, and I’m sure you were all the more prepared because of it! I’ve never used SheReadsTruth, but am going to go check it out :)

      • Kristina says:

        Year around I usually read the Blessed Is She Devotionals every morning but during special times (Lent and Advent) I like to change things up a bit ????

  7. Richard says:

    Additions to my to-do and goals lists are far outpacing the deletions so far. But then there seems to be tomorrow that I don’t need to do anything else but work on my lists. Retirement rocks!

  8. Natalie says:

    I would love to hear about your Lent plans!

  9. […] few of you asked about our Lent plants that I mentioned in my March goals post, so here you go :) I want to start by emphasizing that we aren’t doing any of these […]

  10. emma says:

    I was interested to read that your milk supply dropped since whole30 is supposedly a “better” and “more natural” diet. What do you think was the reason? Less calories? What do you eat normally that was eliminated? Just curious because I am exclusively breast-feeding my baby and also interested in diets haha. Thanks in advance!

    • Lisa says:

      I am not a nutritionist so I’m not positive about this, but I am pretty confident I wasn’t getting enough calories. From my research, it’s totally possible to do Whole30 while breastfeeding, but you need to eat about the equivalent of a fourth full meal every day and be really conscious of eating enough healthy fats (thankfully, healthy fats like avocado and coconut are compliant). I tried, but ultimately, getting enough extra calories by eating more (plus the extra meal planning and prep that goes along with that) wasn’t sustainable for my schedule, and I didn’t want to spend too much time experimenting with it if Charlie was hungry! Hope this helps :)


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