As promised, here’s everything I’m going to accomplish this month. Help keep me accountable please!! I’m not sure who said this first but it’s one of my favorite quotes:
Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.
45 minutes at the gym twice a week: I think it’s been two months since I’ve been to the gym-unacceptable. It’s so easy to tell yourself that it’s been a stressful summer or you’re just too busy at work, or you’re tired but I’m not getting any younger and my health needs to be a priority. I scheduled my annual physical for the end of the month and I’m determined to get back into an exercise routine.
3 glasses/bottles of water a day: This is a harder goal than it sounds for me because I hate drinking water, except the Propel berry flavored water. I love that water but I hate buying it because I’m cheap so I usually save that as my treat for my gym workouts.
8 No Spend days: This is a really tight month for me between the boys going back to school and them needing various items for that, parents weekend at my youngest son’s college the last weekend of this month, which will involve some costs and also means I lose a weekend at my second job and my older son’s birthday is on the 24th. Throw in the fact that we didn’t get a summer bonus at my work and I’m seriously pinching some pennies right now so hopefully this will be an easy goal for me to achieve since my brain is already in budget lock-down mode in anticipation of these costs.
4 Blog Posts for the month: I hope to exceed this goal but at least one post a week. Sporadic posting is not going to get this blog where I want it.
4 hours work on my novel: this works out to one hour a week and should be easily attainable.
Read 4 books: I actually started reading a book at the pool yesterday and got so involved in it that I finished all 466 pages a few hours later. That means the rest of my Labor Day to-do list fell by the wayside but I don’t care. I couldn’t tell you the last time I finished a book in one day. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand if anyone cares. So that’s one book down for the month. Go Me!!
Clean/Organize one room a week: Ugh, another task that some of you are probably thinking is an easy goal. Nope! I’m not a naturally organized person and I’m especially not a good housekeeper. Between one son leaving for school, another returning from a summer away and having an extra house guest the last two months, my house is a bit of a bigger mess than usual. Got to get to work on this.
Make my bed every day: I’m pretty sure I used to do this as a kid, probably because my parents made us but I would definitely like to get back to this. It instantly makes your room look neater if nothing else.
What are your goals for this month? Am I the only one that sets monthly goals? Surely not. I’m already behind on making my bed every day but I set my alarm for 5 minutes earlier this morning so I don’t have an excuse to start now.