Monthly Goals, August 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Complete the 14 Days of Summer photo challenge.
* Organize a blog hop for August.
* Consider ways to scale back in August.
* Post a shouse update.
* Work on our summer bucket list.
* Average 4 workouts a week or 16 for the month.
* Complete weekly long runs (2, 5 mile & 2, 6 mile runs).
* Snack on fruit more often.
* Continue working on my Bible study. 
* Enjoy our summer off.
* Work on reading.
* Accomplish something else on the new build (septic, electric, gravel, anything).
* Take the girls for milk shakes.
* Buy Russ’ anniversary present.
* Read 4 books.
* Work more on our house floor plans.


… … … !!! !!! !!!  😀  😎  😯 

For the first time in 31 months of goal setting, I somehow managed to cross all of them off! I honestly never thought this day was going to happen. 

Plans for August…

August is all about getting back to school and figuring out a new routine. Russ recently changed positions at work so his hours changed as well. He has been on the 6:30-3:30 shift for well over a year and now we are back to an 8:00-5:00. As much as we miss the extra long evenings with our guy, there really are perks to not having our days start quite so early! So with shifts in schedules and special events I know this month will be a bit chaotic. But I am setting goals anyways hoping to get something accomplished!

* Figure out a new blog routine by the end of the month.

* Plan out posts through September.
* Participate in a giveaway.

* Wrap up working on our summer bucket list.

* Average 4 workouts a week or 16 for the month.
* Complete weekly long runs. (This months long runs will all be 6+ miles!)
* Find a healthy breakfast routine for weekdays.

* Continue working on my Bible study. 

Home School-
* Get everything ready for school.
* Start back with half days on August 7th.
* Start full days on August 14th.
* Show extra grace to everyone, including myself, while finding a new routine. 

* Get our building permits and the electric lines scheduled.
* Celebrate ‘Back To School Eve’!
* Celebrate 10 Years of marriage!
* Read 2 books.
* Start sorting items for consignment sale.

What is a goal you have for next month?

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  • Heather Bramlett

    WAY TO GO on crushing your goals for July! I am so glad that you picked back up reading and I can’t wait for you to share what you read!!
    Good Luck with August Goals!

    • My reading post goes up on Monday! I only read 4 books last month, but books are books!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You are amazing! I know that you are a List maker and so am I so I know what An accomplished feeling it is to cross them all off! I love how you broke down your goals and I have a feeling you’re going to cross off a lot of these too! Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful!

    • I sure hope that I do. I need to look at them again and write them down somewhere where I’ll actually see them :P.

  • You never disappoint! I’m jealous! Way to go sweet friend. And you will rock the socks off the new goals. I need to set up a blog schedule for September/October. I’m thinking I will just shut it down for a few months. I don’t want to but I kinda feel that is what I will need to do.

    • I’ve had that exact feeling. I kind of thought I may end up doing that for a month when we move into my inlaws/ start building. But the build starts in October and we have bumped the move back too, so now I am clueless. I just decided to only schedule 3 days a week, starting after next week. You gotta do what you gotta do.

  • Girl you rocked your goals!! Way to go friend!! Starting school on the 7th?! Holey Moley!

    • Yup! We start with a week of half days, thank God.

  • Way to go crossing off all your goals! Awesome! Back to school… 🙁

    • Whomp, whomp. I know friend. At least we start back with a week of half days. That will really help the transition.

  • You finished all your goals?! Great job!

  • High fives for all the goal
    Accomplishing this month!!

  • Whoa! Look at you go, friend. Looking forward to seeing what August has in store for all of us.

    • Oh me too. I have a feeling it will be full of all kinds of change.

  • Girlfriend, you were on FIRE in July! I can’t believe that you accomplished every single thing on your list! You kept getting so close every month, I knew you would do it eventually!

    • I can’t believe it either…. but it took me long enough to do it. It will probably be almost that long before I do it again.

  • Whitney Jordan

    You’re amazing!! Way to go on getting all the things done in July. I love that you’re starting back to school with half days. That’s genius!! All schools should do that. Good luck with your healthy breakfast routines (I struggle with that one) and getting in all of your workouts/runs. You can do it!!

    • I would just rather eat pancakes and muffins, you know?! The half day thing is partially to keep sanity and it is partially because not all of our curriculum will take 36 weeks. So, I was able to pick weeks to skip it and the thought occurred to me to not overwhelm the girls by starting it all at once. I hope it works!

  • Jessica

    Way to go!!! You are amazing! What an accomplishment in itself to do every goal. You are always so good at our goals. 👊🏻

    • Thanks friend. I never thought I would do it and I highly doubt I will do it again, lol!

  • Nichole H

    I love reading monthly goals! You did awesome!!!

    • I love reading other peoples goals too! It motivates me. Thank you!

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Awesome job on July girl!! Good luck on those runs, you got this!

    • I certainly hope so. I have another 7 mile run tonight and I am dreading it.