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Monday, July 3, 2017

June Look Back and July 2017 Goals


A look back at June's goals:

Get to the gym four times per week, every week
"I've caught myself slacking when it comes to getting myself to the gym on my scheduled days lately. The colder weather has not been very motivational and I've found myself skipping so many gym days in favour of getting cozy in bed and eating all the food. Reluctantly trudging to the gym 2-3 times at the most each week has really thrown my routine (and eating habits) out of whack. Womp."

Tick: I got to the gym every day I was supposed to last month and you know what? I lost 1kg. My first loss in about 5 months, the one month I don't make weight loss a goal. Story of my life.


Clean out my wardrobe and bedroom storage

"By "bedroom storage", I mean whatever bits and bobs I've shoved under my bed over my 23 years of life. I'd definitely like to clean out my wardrobe, too. I know there's so much in there that I've grown out of or no longer wear (or have never worn before, let's be real) which I can sell/donate. I know that this was a (failed) goal in both February and April (oops), but now that our house will be ready in about a month (!!!), it's basically do-or-die time."

Tick: Finally! It sort of had to be done at this point, but I'm proud that I did it well before move-in time. I couldn't be bothered try to sell anything in the end, but I did donate and give away a lot of make-up and clothes, and most importantly, I threw away a lot of junk.


Draft most of June and July's blog content in advance

"I feel sososo much more organised and sososo much less stressed when I've got a few blog posts sitting in my drafts ready to go. I've got a few ideas about posts that I'd like to publish in the next coming months, but with my bust June schedule, I know how busy this month is going to be. Taking photos is always the thing that I drag my feet on, but if I can at least have all actual content written out, I'd feel much better."

Tick: Life was good, guys. Spending a lot of time writing out and scheduling my content during quiet periods at the start of June was sososo worth it. It felt amazing to be on top of my posts and not have to worry about my blog during the stressful handover and moving-in periods. I should do this more often.



Goals for July:

Exercise as much as possible
It's official, y'all, we've got the keys to our freshly built home (!!!) and I've taken two weeks off of work to paint, build furniture, move in, die. I always find that I slack when it comes to going to the gym when I'm out of routine, and if I'm not going to work? Forget about it! Although it may be difficult to get to the gym with all that's going on, I'd still like to make time to exercise in different ways as much as I can.

Spend $0 on food

I'd say that 90% of my paycheck goes to food. Jesse and I are always (I'm talking always) buying snacks and meals and it's not doing good things to my wallet or to my waistline. Obviously, I'm going to buy groceries, but aside from that, I don't want to spend a single cent on snack-runs or takeaway meals. Home cooking all the way. Pls send halp.

Try 1x New Recipe per week

I hate spending a lot of time cooking, but I really love the satisfaction I get when I prepare a damn good meal, so I thought that this month would be perfect to try a few recipes that I've found on Pinterest, with all that non-takeout that I plan on buying and all.

Find a damn coffee table
One would think that a freakin' coffee table would be the easiest of things to buy. At least, I did. I have been searching for a coffee table that a) isn't ugly b) isn't expensive AF c) Jesse also likes for months on end and do you think I've been able to find one? Nooooo and the fact that we don't have one annoys me to no end. If there's one piece of furniture I'm determined to buy this month, it's a coffee table.


What do you want to accomplish this month?

38 comments:

  1. Good job on your June goals, now to smash those July ones too! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  2. I'm with you on trying to get blog posts organised in advance. I've had little free time for blogging lately and I'd like to use it for reading and commenting, not stressing about what to write!

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  3. Nichole @ Penny Problem SolvedJuly 5, 2017 at 6:26 AM

    I keep saying I'll go to the gym and then something always comes up. I like that you stay organized, I need to do the same. Two kids, a man that's basically a child, a mechanic room mate, and three dogs. My house is a nightmare, maybe I need a goals list as well.

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  4. Great job on your June goals! I need to start working out! Lol

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  5. That's awesome that you had so much success with your June goals! I'd love to get myself back in the gym and stop procrastinating when it comes to writing blog posts!

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  6. Great job on your June goals! I bet you're going to kill July's list too!

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  7. Thank you, my sweet Kez! <3 X

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  8. Definitely, Jade! I've only organised a little under a month in advance and it has already saved me so much stress. It's worth the time in my opinion for sure. x

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  9. Story of my life, girl haha. I can imagine how busy you must be! Getting as organised in advance as you can (without going overboard and stressing yourself out further) definitely helps! I find that writing out my goals and publishing them really helps motivate me to get things accomplished. I recommend writing out a small list of monthly goals for sure. :) x

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  10. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little proud of myself for accomplishing all of my goals in June hehe. Both of those things are worth the "hassle" if you ask me - good luck! :) x

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  11. Aww thank you for your confidence, girl ahah. :) x

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  12. Jhilmil BhansaliJuly 19, 2017 at 1:43 AM

    M curious to know in August what happened with July 0$ food..Its really challenging & if you got that, I ought a salute lady! Good job on June goals!

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  13. Marianne TurksonJuly 19, 2017 at 2:32 AM

    That's such good accountability. This month I intend to be consistent with the new organisational habits I've learnt.

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  14. I applaud your goal to spend $0 on food! I waste so much money this way. I might put this in my own monthly goals!

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  15. Good luck with your new goals! I need to start mapping out my posts more often. And I buy too much food too! I just love to eat.

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  16. Great goals! Cooking at home can be so difficult!

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  17. Great goals! Cooking at home can be so difficult!

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  18. Khushboo MotiharJuly 19, 2017 at 9:45 PM

    Love your July goal of not eating out or ordering stuff.I have been guilty of spending a lot of money that, too! Let me how it works out :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing your updates. This reminds me I have to give time now in clearing my stockroom of vanities and be more organized. I'm done my scheduled post until September and yeah am so happy about it :)

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  20. Spend 0$ on food ... Specially junk food .. Even i am planning for the same for last 9 months :)

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  21. I love this as my goal this month has been to work out more but hasn't happened yet. I am being so lazy especially now when traveling.

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  22. Glad to see how you achieved the June goals.I am sure you will achieve the July goals too.Hope you will achieve the goals of not spending on food too....
    - Amila

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  23. CourtneyLynne StormsJuly 20, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Sounds like you have some good goals set for yourself this month!! Wishing you all the best in crushing every last one of them

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  24. Those are great goals. I am working out at least 3 times a week. I need to work on my blogging ahead as well. Good Luck!

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  25. Great that you succeeded with your June goals. Good one.

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  26. Ahaha stay tuned then. :P It's definitely one of the hardest goals on the list this month. x

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  27. Ooooohhhhh girl, I'm all about good organisational habits! Good luck in accomplishing your goal! x

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  28. It has been difficult to say the least aha. It's a good goal to have, though. A kind of reminder to be more mindful about spending. :) x

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  29. Thanks, Amber. Mapping out my posts in advance was one of the best things that I'd done for my blog. So much pressure was elevated and hey! I hear you about loving to eat haha. A woman after my own heart. :P x

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  30. Thanks, Courtney! It definitely can be, especially when me and my partner have such different tastes in food. x

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  31. I think we're all a little guilty of it hehe. It has been hard to stick to, that's for sure! x

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  32. I love a good clean out. :)
    Good job in scheduling two months worth of content! That's an amazing feat you must be proud. :) x

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  33. I hope you can do it! I've been struggling with it a little aha. x

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  34. That's a good goal to have. :) It can be difficult to work out while travelling, but good luck! :) x

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  35. Thank you, Amila! Your kind words are much appreciated. :) x

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  36. Aww thank you so much, girl. :) x

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  37. You go girl! Blogging ahead was the best thing for me! I feel like an organisational queen bahaha. x

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