Hello friends, hello July, and Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends!
by Meg on July 1, 2012
Who’s ready to welcome in another fabulous month?
I’m glad you all seemed to enjoy reading over the goals that I set for myself for June and how I did at achieving them.
Personally, I loved setting those goals for myself at the beginning of the month and then reviewing them once the month was over. Writing down my goals and sharing them with you at the beginning of June made me accountable and pushed me harder to achieve them. Looking back on them yesterday made me realize how much I actually did accomplish and it felt so good!
I’m not perfect, so I didn’t achieve all of the goals I set for myself; however, that didn’t cause me to beat myself up over it either.
I like reminding myself to focus on what I can do and did do rather than what I can’t and didn’t do.
Focus on the good, your achievements, and how far you’ve come and you’ll be a much happier person
Since I enjoyed setting goals for myself in June so much, I thought I’d do the same for July:
Do 1 unassisted pull up
I have accomplished a chin up in June and I feel as though unassisted pull ups are the next step! I did a back workout yesterday and am getting very close, but I still have a ways to go!
Share 5 meatless recipes on my blog
There are five Mondays in July, so I plan on sharing one meatless recipe each Monday
Here is a sneak peak of tomorrow’s recipe!
Try a class at the gym
This didn’t happen last month, but I decided to add it to my list of goals again. Clearly, I really want to try a class! My gym offers a variety of different classes and there are a few that I would love to try out! The three classes that have caught my eye are:
- Cardio kickboxing
- Kettlebell conditioning
Participate in Katie’s Photo a Day
I love Katie and everything she does is marvelous, so I really want to show my support and take part in her photo a day since I enjoyed the May photo a day challenge so much!
This is another goal that didn’t get accomplished in June; however, I will make it happen this month! In Saskatchewan. the weather is more “summer-like” for the months of July and August.
Try your recipes
I did this last month and it was so much fun! I have a lot of trouble following a recipe because I easy become inspired and then create something of my own; however, when I wrote this goal down last month I actually followed a few recipes and they turned out wonderful! My favourite recipe was Lauren’s Instantaneous Steel Cut Oats! Thanks Lauren for introducing me to a new breakfast! <3
Read the Bible daily
I am a member of YouVersion and love reading scriptures from the Bible daily. This online Bible study group has really helped me develop a closer relationship with God, so I will continue doing this.
Read a book
In June, I read The Magic by Rhonda Byrne (I will be doing a recap of this book later on this week), so now I need a new book! I know so many of you are readers and read books like it’s your day job, so if you have any recommendations that you think I would like let me know!
Have a Mother-daughter movie night
My Mom and I love movie nights, but we haven’t had our traditional movie night since I have been home for the summer yet! Our traditional movie night takes place on a Thursday night when my Dad works until 9:00 pm. We watch The Stepmom and eat pancakes while we are watching
Mani’s and pedi’s usually take place, as well
Paint my room
I want to redecorate my room which results in painting it a new colour! Currently, it is painted periwinkle blue. I chose this colour when I was 14; I think it is in need of a change!
Don’t be surprised if I paint it purple. You know that’s my favourite colour
Kind of creepy that the pillow has an “M” on it; maybe it is meant to be?
Take a trip
I’m not talking a Barbados type of trip, but I have so many friends that I would love to take a road trip with or people that live in other cities that I would love to spend a weekend with! Whether it is a weekend spent with my Grandma who lives a few hours away or a road trip with one of my friends to do what girls do best – shop – it is my goal to make this happen this month!
Invest in either a maxi dress or coloured jeans (or both!)
These are two pieces that I have been wanting for a long time now and I think July is the month to make the purchase! I’m leaning more towards the maxi dress, though. I think it’s more appropriate for summer
Being OK with not being perfect
Perfectionism is something that I have always struggled with. Despite the fact that I do not struggle wit perfectionism nearly as much as I did in the past, there is still room for improvement! I need to learn that is is OK if my post is published later than usual (like today!), if my studies take over my ;pie for blog reading and I need to click “mark all as read” on my overwhelming Google Reader, or if my chooses to do something funky that even the hair straightener cannot fix. I’m not perfect and I will never be perfect, so why stress over trying? This month is a month to shrug imperfect moments off and carry on
Some of the goals that I made last month will also carry over to this month. I think that being more patient, making more time for friends, getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night, and stretching daily are all coming more naturally to me, but they are still something that I want to make sure and continue doing this month.
I have a feeling July is going to be a great month I’m even starting it off with accomplishing one of my goals!
A meatless Monday recipe for you tomorrow! It’s a tasty one, so make sure you stop by tomorrow
Have a great first of July!
Have you made goals for yourself this month? Share them!
Do you own a maxi dress or coloured jeans?
What is the last recipe you tried?