Hello! I know that we are over halfway through September but I’ve been working on my September goals since day 1.
Before I get into my September goals, I thought I’d share an update on my August Goals. To be honest, when I sat down to write this post, I had no idea what my August goals were. Let’s see what I was thinking last month.
Goal 1: Drink 64 ounces of water. Sure did!
Goal 2: Read 5 books. Sure did!
Goal 3: Start running again. Nope! The doctor said no running until I get my orthotics.
Goal 4: Strength train 3 days a week, for real. Nope, but I did walk with my weights more.
Goal 5: Create my home library. Almost. I did it, but I am waiting for one part to come back in stock at Ikea and it doesn’t look like it will be in until the end of October.
Goal 6: Clean out the guest room. I tried! I have a few bags left to sell or donate, but for the most part I turned it into a room that can function as a learning space for Jack and a guest room.
Goal 7: Have a no fun spending month. Sort of. I did spend a little on fun things but I felt like I spent a lot on little things to get us ready for virtual learning.
Overall, I’d call August a pretty successful month. Most of the things I didn’t do were out of my control.
My September goals are short and sweet. To be honest, I knew virtual learning was going to take a lot of time, effort, and brain power so I set a few less goals.
Goal 1: Read 4 books.
Strategies: Continue reading during practices and before I go to bed, keep my book in my purse so I am always ready, and keep reading books I really want to read.
Goal 2: Only eat out 1 time each week.
Strategies: Meal plan and grocery shop early, prepare meals ahead, plan my lunches and prepare for them too.
Goal 3: Exercise every day.
Strategies: Workout before the kids get up for school, a walk counts, get those orthotics so I can start running.
Goal 4: Have intentional time with my family. Even though we are in the house all the time together, I am not spending intentional time with my people.
Strategies: play games with the boys, go on walks with Jeff, stop multitasking during conversations occasionally (I can’t stop completely).
Goal 5: Have fun turning 40!! It’s coming next week and I am determined to have fun with it. I had some big travel plans that COVID has cancelled but I’m not letting it cancel the fun!
Keep chasing your goals. I know I am! Have a great day full of sunshine and books!