Hi Friends 🙂
30 days hath September and now they are all gone! Can you believe it? Here are my September goals with my final results:
#1 *Exercise consistently: Incorporate TurboFire, running and FBB workouts throughout the week, including at least one rest day and lots of foam rolling.*
Well, I kind of broke up with running , but I have been exercising at least 4 times per week using Jackie, Jillian, Chalene or FBB:
I consider myself successful with goal #1.
#2 *Continue to eat well: focus mostly on lean proteins/produce at each meal, with a sprinkle of healthy fats and carbs and a small indulgence here and there.*
I definitely had some indulgences (like the Choco-cado pudding) but I’d say I stuck with my plan pretty well. I also tried out some new recipes like Spelt Pizza, Banana Nut Muffins and Pumpkin Pie Monsters.
#3 *Participate in Tina’s 30 Days of Reflection for Self-Love. I have been loving her series so far and I can’t wait to see the rest of the topics to unfold. I have battled with low self esteem and self image as long as I can remember, and any guidance is appreciated!*
I believe I read and posted on every single one of Tina’s DRSL posts and I loved them all. The focus on loving your body, appreciating your gifts and realizing your worth was wonderful and much needed. Check out all the posts here.
#4 *Read at least 2 non fiction books. I read plenty. Unfortunately, I have only been reading the Sookie Stackhouse books (trash!). *
Well, I read all of The Dance of Fear (and loved it). I am well into Love & Respect but I did not finish it. I want to take my time to finish it and absorb it. So, this is still almost a full success!
#5 *Attend church. I haven’t gone to church in months. I think I have a strong faith in God, but I am missing that weekly dose of worship. I plan on attending church every weekend in September.*
I went to church 2 out of the 4 Sundays in September. I was “too busy” the first 2 Sundays which isn’t an excuse. I need to make time for the important things in my life. I think that by not blogging on the weekends will help me make that time.
#6 *Clean and organize. You’ve seen my garage. This month it goes away. I’m either donating or selling stuff. I need to get my car back in the garage!*
Here is the before picture:
We got one car in! I donated so many things and we sold a few items on Craigslist (and we’re still selling!) I am considering this a success only because it was such a disaster before. The washer/dryer will be picked up in the next week and the rest of the items will be sold or donated before then. 🙂
#7 *Stay within our budget! Jason and I are in the process of building our savings, and that means not spending a ton of money at Target and Trader Joes. We’ve made our budget and now we just have to stick to it.*
SUCCESS!!! I stayed within our food budget – with money to spare! And our other expenses were kept to a minimum which was wonderful. Our savings is growing 🙂 I would consider these goals mostly met if not completely met. Yes I didn’t finish the whole book or go to church every Sunday, and the garage isn’t completely cleaned out, but I did my best and I did darn good!
I’ll be posting tomorrow about my goals for October – one of which is to improve the blog! As you can see I am now a Foodbuzz featured publisher — I’m important now! 🙂 This weekend I’ll be updating a lot of the tabs, the header, the theme, everything.
Celebratory mug of tea:
- Any fun plans for the weekend? Jason and I are going to the Twins game tomorrow and then we have a 10 mile race on Sunday morning. Um, remember how I was going to have someone else take my place? The girl who was going to run instead can’t do it anymore, so I’m going to run. I might walk most of the time, but I’m going to have fun and give it a go. After that we are going to a birthday party. Busy busy busy!
- How was your September? Any highlights? September went by so quickly! I think it was nice having a focus (my goals) and it really kept me going all month.
- What are you looking forward to during the month of October? I am looking forward to Pumpkin Carving — which we do every year at Jason’s mom’s house. We go every year. Last year I carved my pumpkin (one of those harder ones where you use a template) and I set it on a counter and turned to throw something away when I accidentally knocked my pumpkin onto the ground. I literally started to tear up since I had just spent HOURS on that dumb thing!!! So this year I will make a spectacular pumpkin that I will not smash ahead of time 😦
***Check out Lisa’s Blogiversary giveaway on I’m an Okie: she’s giving away the Insanity set along with other cool stuff!***
**And if you haven’t already, go to The Fitness Dish and congratulate Laury!**
Enjoy your weekend!