OMG it’s July! (How many times have you already read that this morning? Probably too many.) But the beginning of the month for me is the perfect time for a goal review and some new goals! I used to do two separate posts but I decided that’s superfluous so I figured I’d go down to one and see how I like it.
June Goal Review
1. Start using my re-usable grocery bags again.
I used them about half the time so I’m going to give this one a fail and try again in July!
2. Use at least 1 coupon per week at the grocery.
Hm. Kind of a fail. I used them about half the time. And on Sunday I ‘clipped’ a bunch of online coupons and forgot to print them out and bring them to the grocery store. Oops.
3. Prepare Emergency Kit for basement (for severe weather sheltering)
Yeah, kind of forgot about this one. But we’re trying to clean/reorganize our basement to get rid of stuff for a garage sale so maybe I’ll do it then! (Since I need the space.)
4. ‘Graduate’ from physical therapy.
OMG I am so close and this is not even my fault. LOL. I think I literally have only two ‘approved’ visits left and I think my PT is determined for me to come to all of them.
5. Decide when/where we’re going on vacation.
!!!!! We totally did this! We decided we’re going to Moab, Utah for a week or so later this summer! I could not be more excited! It’s gorgeous out there and so different from anything I’ve ever seen before! I’d better start practicing my landscape photo skills!
6. NO FAST FOOD
Ok, I didn’t end up writing more about this like I meant to but basically as a part of my whole taking better care of myself thing I decided to try and go the entire month without any fast food. Ok, well I totally didn’t go the whole month BUT I did make it until like the 15th (and the first time I cheated I kind of forgot I wasn’t supposed to be eating fast food) and I only had it about 5 times the entire month. So I say, WIN!
1. Use reusable grocery bags and coupons when shopping (especially for groceries).
This is (obviously) a bit of a repeat from last month but I’m really trying to help our budget a little bit by saving money where I can. I’m also curious to see how much one can actually save by being a ‘casual couponer’. I keep meaning to start a spreadsheet…
2. 5X OR LESS FAST FOOD
I don’t know why but I felt like this goal needed to continue to be in all caps. So here’s the deal. Sometimes I get into a rut where I eat a LOT of fast food, I’m talking 5x-7x per week between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know it’s getting really bad when I eat 2 meals out in one day…and then eat out for breakfast the next day. It’s a sickness. First, it’s usually not healthy food at all. Second, it’s not healthy for my budget either. SO, I’m going to give this one a try again and see if I can do even better than I did last month.
3. Hit 1000 miles on my bike and run over 30 miles.
My bike and I have been together for over two years now. I started off thinking riding 10 miles was just about impossible and worked up to riding my longest ride of 41 miles last July. My bike and I have currently seen 921 miles together and I’d love to cross the 1000 mark this month! Now on to running. 30 miles in one month is, to most runners, a joke. BUT let’s remember that I had surgery in January and May 29 was my first run in about a yeare…AND I had not run over a mile in about 2 years because of my hip. I just crossed the three mile mark the other day and am SO excited about it. I’m hoping I can get some ‘good’ mileage in this month!
4. Blog about makeup/beauty stuff 1x per week.
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but beauty blogging is pretty time intensive. For me (and most people who blog about beauty stuff) there are usually photographs to be taken and editing to be done and lots of links to add. Then there’s the actual writing. BUT I have so many awesome ideas/products that I want to share (and also some OMG-ew-don’t-but-this-ever)! We’ll see how it goes!
Whelp. I think that’s enough out of me for now. Sorry for the long post but apparently I had a lot to say. Oh! And one more thing…what do y’all think of the Summer Self Love Link-Up? I really like it but I’ve had zero link-ups so far. If y’all like reading it I’ll keep it around but if not I’m going to use that Monday spot for something else. So, if you want to see the Summer Self Love Link-Up stay let me know, otherwise it’s history!