The days are long, but the years are short. I can’t believe we’re mid-year already & heading into the 3rd quarter. Separating my goals into quarters seems to allow me to conquer them easily & therefore I’m not so overwhelmed with what I have on my plate. So, July-September, what are your goals? It’s summer, everyone is busy enjoying the weather & maybe heading on vacation, but going into the last portion of the year, I’d like to come out of summer knowing that I hit some goals of mine.
Kayaking at Raccoon Creek State Park
1. I’d really like to put some savings away. Sometimes saving money feels impossible, when really if I stopped spending money on little things, I may be able to. I’m giving myself a small goal for the next quarter: $350. Jessie, the budget queen & I chatted on Tuesday after our 5k about seriously reeling in my spending habits. Yes, I’ve already hired her as my personal budget assistant. No joke, she loves that stuff so if you need advice, hit her up.
2. By the time September rolls around, I’ll be in my fall semester. I’ll have completed 2 classes by summer’s end, & I really would like to finish the summer semesters strong. So far, so good. This is my last week of my first class & while my quiz grades haven’t been stellar, I’ve been making up for it by doing extra credit.
Had drinks with my friend + her 12 wk old puppy, Kona!
3. Regular work-outs. Ever since my running came to a screeching halt, I have barely been working out at all. I’m still trying to find the balance of online classes, a social life, working, & working out. I recently discovered how thrilling riding my bike is, so hopefully I get to ride my bike & run a few miles each week. This summer heat just makes me not want to run.
4th of July 5k!
4. Meal planning & healthy eating. So, to go along with my non-exercising self, I also have been eating like crap & my body is paying for it. I have been feeling super sluggish. I’m ready to get back to feeding my body the nutrients it needs – fruits, veggies, protein, healthy fats. I love the way my body feels when it’s fueled properly & I miss that! So, I want to focus on getting that back this quarter.
This quarter is essentially the last bit of summer & heading into the last part of the year & I want to make sure I’m on track to end 2017 on a high note.
What goals do you have?
Do you have a budget?
How do you ensure you stay on top of eating healthy & exercising all while living a busy life?
– C ❤