Complete honesty? I had no fricken idea what goals I set for myself in August. I knew I had challenged myself to work out 31 times, but my other four goals? No clue! So it’s not very surprising that I didn’t do too well this month. I’m going to try to be better at tracking my progress througouth the month and doing weekly check-ins with myself to hopefully stay on task! But, alas, let’s recap August goals and set new intentions for September, shall we?
Recapping August goals…
Purge my closet and come up with my capsule wardrobe. PASS. I went through a huge closet purge in early August, getting rid of almost half my clothes! It was so needed and I feel so much better with what’s left. Only the clothes I really love made the cut. I made a list of my ideal capsule wardrobe, and I’ll be slowly adding new items to my wardrobe that more closely fit my style.
Work out 31 times. FAIL. I worked out 25 times in August. That’s still pretty darn good, though!
Complete the 28-Day Food Change Challenge. FAIL. Oh, I wanted this program to be a success for me, but for some reason, I just couldn’t make it work in the way I needed it to. I’ve got all the paperwork, though, so maybe sometime in the future I can try it again.
Leave my credit card at home. FAIL. Super fail. This was not a success at all.
Stay away from fast food. FAIL. I just couldn’t quit Chick-Fil-A this month, I ate it maybe four different times. Darn!
In September, I want to…
Start using MyFitnessPal again. I complain about the monotony of tracking what I eat, but it’s one of the best ways to keep me focused with healthy eating. If I want to lose weight, I need to track!
Save 20% of my income. September is going to be a rather spendy month, since I have three birthdays to celebrate. But I’m going to try to be strict with saving 10% of each of my paychecks, so I can watch that savings account of mine grow.
Go to bed by 9:30. I’ve been very lax on my bedtime lately, and I’m only getting around 6 hours of sleep a night. That is not enough for me! I need to really make a 9:30 bedtime a priority because proper sleep is an important part to healthy living.
Write 10,000 words in my novel. That amounts to about 2,000 words per weekend. Doable! I really need to be more motivated with my fiction writing.
Visit two new-to-me restaurants. I’m in a food rut – especially when it comes to eating out – so I’d like to visit two new-to-me restaurants this month and stretch my food comfort zones a bit. This goal also goes hand-in-hand with my Tampa Bay Project, as one of my goals on that list is to visit 10 non-chain restaurants in the area. A win-win!
What is your biggest intention for September? Mine is eating healthy 80% of the time!