A new month, so time for some new goals!
Do you find goal setting helps you stick to your goals? I’ve been really impressed at how well I have stuck to mine since doing these monthly ‘goal posts’ (get it? goal posts? Never mind…)
Sometimes I don’t even look at my goals again once I’ve posted them because – let’s face it, we’re all busy and don’t always have time to be the ‘perfect’ goal follower and check back in to see how we’re doing. But I still have stuck to them way more since writing them down – I think that when you actually write things down they become so much more ingrained in your mind.
With that being said, let’s not get ahead of ourselves – I still need to check in to see how I did with June’s goals!
- Read for my age.
- Joshilyn Jackson’s Between, Georgia
- Joshilyn Jackson’s Gods in Alabama
- Jan-Philipp Sendker’s Art of Hearing Heartbeats
- Kelle Hampton’s Bloom (she’s a blogger!)
- Take a break from challenges, but use them for inspiration.
- Keep getting outside for more workouts now it’s summer.
It actually hasn’t been much like summer here in Vancouver. Only this past week have we had temperatures above 20 degrees C (and JUST above) and sunshine. Other than that it was raining and cold.
BUT I have been getting outside more. I’m actually in a ‘low-intensity’ phase right now. I go through phases with my workouts and right now I’m not into going to the gym for weight training or HIIT. I just want to be moving, so these past couple of weeks my workouts have been Zumba classes and long walks outside (doing the 10,000 steps a day for sure!). They don’t hurt my knee like running does but I’m still outside and, as we live in a hilly area, there are still cardio benefits to this!
So with June behind us, let’s move onto July’s goals…
- By the end of July I should be an aunt for the first time!
So a major goal – for life, and not just July ;), is going to be trying to be the best aunt I can be! In the short term, this means being there for my sister after the birth (well, for as long as I am staying in Calgary), and in the long term this just means being an awesome, supportive and fun aunt!
- Stay on track while on vacation.
I’ll be in Calgary towards the end of July waiting for the arrival of aforementioned niece/nephew! So I want to stay on track as much as I can while away. I don’t go totally off track when on vacay or anything but without a routine to stick to I can kind of feel off-kilter. So I’ll still want to go for nice long walks in Calgary, and cook some healthy meals for my family.
For tips on eating while travelling, click here.
- Curtail my spending (mainly, my credit card).
With my birthday trip to Seattle and all of the other indulgences that surround birthday celebrations, my finances have gone a bit haywire recently. I am an obsessive budgeter, with spreadsheets and everything, so I’m usually pretty good. But when I want something and I tell myself it’s a ‘special occasion’, I whip out the credit card. Turns out there can be a lot of special occasions if you let yourself use that as an excuse! The problem is, when it comes to paying off the credit card I usually have to dip into my savings – not cool.
So this month, the goal is to not use my credit card AT ALL. (Yikes!)
- Do any of you find yourself slipping into the habit of pulling out your credit card too often? I think it’s good to challenge ourselves to a month or two of no-credit-card spending to snap out of the habit!
- Name one goal you’re setting yourself for July!