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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

July Look Back and August 2017 Goals


A look back at July's goals:

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."

Cross: I got pretty lazy when it came to exercise last month. After full days of painting, the last thing on my mind was going to the gym. Does painting a house count as exercise?

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."

Cross: Yeahno. I didn't have high hopes for this one. I did spend less on food than I usually do, but it was definitely more than $0.

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."

Tick: I've tried so many new recipes lately, you guys. All this being forced to cook for ourselves business gave me a push in the right direction for sure.

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."

Tick: ALL THE TICKS FOR THIS ONE! Finally.


Goals for August 2017:

Get the front and back yards underway
You may have read about my aversion to the constant sweeping that I've been doing lately, so it's no surprise that goal numero uno this month is to get a damn yard to cover up all of that sand.

Spend less time fussing about the house
From the moment I get home until the moment I fall asleep, I'm either unpacking, cleaning, organizing or fussing about the house in some way and Jesse has already complained. What is the point of living together if we can't both enjoy it? I plan on being more present in the time that we do get to spend alone together.

Get back in to my gym routine
With all that has been going on, I've been forgoing the gym in favour of getting house-related stuff done before bed, which is understandable, but I've learnt that once I get out of routine, I really get out of routine and it's extremely difficult to motivate myself to start again. The sooner I can get back in to my old routine, the easier it's going to be. 

Find a Fathers Day present
Fathers Day falls in September here in Australia, and as the worst present buyer in the world, I need all of the time I can get otherwise it's back to the usual leave-it-too-late-then-panic-the-week-of routine.


What are you hoping to accomplish this month?

44 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goals! I wish I loved exercise. that's one thing I need to do much more of! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  2. Good luck... it's good to set goals and it'll feel even better when you achieve them!

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  3. Hope you are able to achieve all your goals. It's my goal to exercise more this month too. Hopefully it goes well

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  4. Good luck with exercising back again, guess you get back to your gym though I think painting should be counted in exercising:)

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  5. Preach about spending money on food! This is definitely my biggest struggle, UGH

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  6. Kaitlyn Fickle KillebrewAugust 2, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Yes! Starting the month off strong! I love the idea of spending $0 on food! My husband and I are always trying to cut back on eating out!

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  7. Sounds like a good list of goals for August. And in my book, all that work you did on the house was totally a workout even if you didn't get to the gym. That stuff is hard work. - Katy

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  8. Oh man, I spend lots on food too. I just love to eat.

    Good luck with your August goals.

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  9. Hahaha when I have money it goes to food too. I don't have a problem with the fitness I workout daily because I like it which helps with the eating a small portion. I need to stop the eating out and I would reap HUGE rewards. You have some great goals. I like when goals are manageable.

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  10. Good luck with your goals girls. I too am planning on getting back to my fitness routine in August, July was a total crapshoot for me with that.

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  11. It's a great way to reflect on your past while planning for future .. Dreams became goals and planning is the ladder to achieve the same

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  12. Ashley StephensonAugust 2, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Good luck with your goals! Spending less on takeout is a lot better! You can't completely cut out the yummy snacks!

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  13. Good luck with all your goals. Some of mine include eating better, saving more and working out more. But what else is new? LOL!

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  14. Im loving these goals!!! I need to stop spending so much on take outssss sooo expensive but it's soo easy blerg

    Taiwo // www.madeinnigeria89.com

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  15. Haha I hate trying to figure out what to get someone. Usually I just bluntly ask my dad what he wants and I'll go buy that :) (He does it for me too, but that's usually because I just tell him in advance a couple options of what I need and he picks what he wants to get me) Good luck figuring out what to get him! And hey...for exercise I vote crank up the music, have a dance party while you're painting, and yeah that totally counts as exercise :D

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  16. Your goals are something I know you can accomplish, I set up my goals and I know for sure I can do it.

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  17. I can totally relate to the spend less money on food goal! I spend way too much on my lunch, my morning coffee and my afternoon tea. I really need to cut back but it's been a struggle! Good luck with your goals this month! I hope you're able to cross off all of them at the end of the month!

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  18. Looks like a great month! Good luck

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  19. Getting back on track with fitness is also my goal. You've got this!

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  20. Good luck babe in your goal this month! We know that you can accomplished them.

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  21. Omg 90% of your food goes to food?! Girrrrrrlllll I feel like thats how it is for shopping for me.

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  22. I jumped back into the gym and my hope is that when I return to work next week I remain consistent. I've actually been planning out my meals and will be shopping tomorrow in hopes of impulse spending throughout the week. Best of luck!

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  23. Thanks, girl! I wish I loved exercise, too haha. I just can't bring myself to enjoy it. xx

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  24. I definitely feel like I've accomplished something when I achieve my goals. Thank you. :) x

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  25. Thank you, Marianne! Good luck in exercising more. :) x

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  26. Thanks, love! Painting sure was a work-out aha. Maybe I'll count that as exercise and feel better about myself. I like the way you think. :P x

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  27. If you can do it, Kaitlyn, I'm in awe of you haha. I love eating out, ugh. x

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  28. I like the way you think, Katy. :P I guess, now that I think about it, it pretty much /was/ exercise working on the house. x

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  29. A woman after my own heart haha. Thanks, Amber. x

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  30. Thanks, Rose! Good on you for working out daily - I wish I was as motivated as you! x

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  31. Thanks, Ania! I hope all is going well with your exercise routine! x

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  32. This was such an inspiring comment. Thank you! x

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  33. Haha thanks, Ashley. A Christie without her snacks is not a Christie you want to be around. ;) xx

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  34. Ahaha the usual. :P I hope that you're achieving these goals, Alethea! x

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  35. My thoughts exactly, Taiwo! Take out is so convenient, and so tasty. WHYYY?! x

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  36. You're exactly like me, Liz haha. Worlds' worst present buyer over here. :P It doesn't help that dad never tells me what he wants - ugh.
    Now THAT'S some exercise that I could get in to hehe. xx

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  37. It's so hard, especially once it becomes a habit aha. I /do/ thoroughly enjoy seeing that little bit more in my bank account at the end of the week due to me not buying so much food, though. Worth it?
    Thanks, girl! :) x

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  38. Aw thanks, girl! I hope you're back on track too! :) x

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  39. Thanks for your support, Blair. :) x

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  40. What can I say? I like to eat hahaha. x

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  41. You go, girl! I hope it's all going well for you. Staying consistent can be a struggle, but it's worth it in the long run. :) x

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