Happy Monday! I am sharing my goals for the month and any progress I made on last month’s goals. I have a few holdovers and a few new goals to add this month.
January Goal Updates:
☀️Eat from our freezer/pantry. The freezer is so full right now that opening it requires quick reflexes because anything could fall out at any moment. I did pretty well with this one, but I’m still working on it.
☀️ Update Christmas card addresses Nope, didn’t even attempt it.
☀️ Write book reviews for Sunshine and Books, NetGalley, and Goodreads. Nope, didn’t even attempt.
☀️ Plan Annie’s bachelorette party!! We are headed to Asheville, NC if anyone has any fun ideas, please share them in the comments!! YES!! I am looking forward to a great weekend!!
☀️ Start my things to do before I turn 40 list. My birthday is in September and I have some big trips to celebrate this year, but I would like to start creating a list of things to do before I turn 40. Yes! I started my list, but I am still adding more.
☀️ Get my hamstring under control. My hip and hamstring have really been bothering me lately and I need to figure this out. I am hoping it doesn’t mean I have to take a break from running, but I am willing to take it super easy for a bit. Yes!! I am still running slowly and not as long, but I am feeling better!!
☀️ Read 5 books. Yes!! I need to review them though.
☀️ Exercise before school. I did exercise most days before school, but not all. I still need to get to bed earlier.
☀️Keep eating from our freezer/pantry. The freezer is so full right now that opening it requires quick reflexes because anything could fall out at any moment.
Strategies: meal plan, inventory the freezer, reimplement the “we don’t get anything in a category until it is all gone” rule, set a morning alarm to take food out of the freezer
☀️ Make a monthly meal plan instead of weekly to add a little more variety and use up the leftovers.
Strategies: print a monthly calendar with practices, etc., use the cookbooks I have or get rid of them, have everyone (Jeff, Jack, Luke) help pick the meals
☀️ Update Christmas card addresses
Strategies: just do it!, use my sister’s wedding address spreadsheet, sit down and do it!
☀️ Write book reviews for Sunshine and Books, NetGalley, and Goodreads.
Strategies: write christmas book reviews this month, write reviews within 2 days of finishing books on drafts of scheduled posts
☀️ Spend more purposeful time with my boys during the week. I will be away the last two weekends of February so I want to make the most of my during the week time.
Strategies: play with them in the 3-4 pm hour after school, read with both boys each night, less phone scrolling while the boys are awake.
☀️ Meet the Merritt Group Fitness Challenge by taking 4 classes in each of the 3 group fitness studios.
Strategies: map out the classes and schedule them in my planner, convince friends to join me for cycling so I actually go, track it in my notebook for a visual reminder
Have a great Monday full of sunshine and books! I’ll be back tomorrow for Show Us Your Books. I’m reviewing three books I loved and one that was ok.
Linking up with Tanya and the girls for Hello Monday.