Because I Said So: Goals, Goals, All Types of Goals
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Goals, Goals, All Types of Goals

Happy Monday and start of a new month! I'm more chipper today than I've been in awhile because...

...JOSH GOT A JOB! He starts his first day TODAY. It's been a long, tough road, but he's been such a trooper and is proof that hard work pays off. I'm so so proud of him and can't wait to see where this next chapter leads us. We joked this weekend that essentially, him getting this job is the start of the rest of our lives. Things are starting to fall into place and it's all very exciting!
 
Also, since it's the start of a new month (how is it already June), I've made some goals (blogging, health, money).

Blogging:

Increase Instagram followers. I love sharing my day to day life with all of my readers, so if you don't already, follow me on Instagram!

Overcome writer's block. Lately, I haven't been feeling all that inspired. I've been trying to slow down and really be present on the weekends instead of trying to come up with the next best thing to blog about. And that leaves me to not having anything to write about Monday-Friday. Planning in advance/taking the time to sit down and really think about what I want to write about should help with this.  (P.S. This post was not planned #fail)


Health:


Eat clean-er. Ever since I watched Fed Up, I'm literally fed up. I've been putting nothing but junk in my body (spoonfuls of icing--I'm looking at you) and hoping that I'll lose weight. Isn't that the definition of insanity? By implementing a little bit of the Whole30 and eliminating MOST forms of sugar (hey, I'm not perfect) I hope to see a change in how I feel.
 
I plan to stay away from most dairy, all added sugars, and try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables. I can't promise I'll stay away from all carbs, but I will be checking their sugar content--according to Fed Up, the recommended amount of sugar is about 6-9g and the average person eats that (and more) for breakfast.

 


Financial:


Stick to the budget and save money. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, even to myself. This is THE HARDEST thing for me to do and keep up with. I made a budget today and have planned out all of the expenses I think I'll have--even my friend's Bachelorette Party. This month, I will stick to the budget and SAVE the amount I've planned to. If it's not in the budget, I can't/won't buy it.
 
 
Have you made any goals for this week/month?







54 comments:

  1. Do yourself a favor and really commit to doing a true Whole30. You can do it, and after a few weeks, you'll be unstoppable.

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    1. I've been researching it and read that you shouldn't do it when you know you'll cheat--I have a bachelorette trip at the end of the month so I know I'll cheat then. I'm going to have to wait until I have no social things going on to fully commit!

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    2. See that right there is smart planning! I am so bad about this and start things like that too close to an event where I know that I will cheat like a trip or something. Good planning girl!

      XOXO
      Marie H.
      Progression By Design

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    3. If I don't plan then I fail ---BAD lol

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    4. Yes, make sure you have a 30 day stretch without a big event. Otherwise, you're doomed from the start. I avoided my birthday when I did mine, thank goodness, because I was not going to miss out on birthday cake! Good luck!

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  2. Great goals! Tell your husband congrats, too!!

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  3. I think goals are so important for everyday life, it helps you move way farther ahead in a logical sense. It also makes you push yourself more than you normally would. I think its time to get my pen and paper working! thanks for such a great push!

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    1. They really are. I like having the daily reminder that I'm trying to accomplish something!

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  4. This post inspired me to follow you on Instagram! Looking forward to connecting :)

    Meghan | simplelifesoliloquies.net

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  5. Bugeting is super hard! Glad to hear your hubby got a job! The goal I made for this month is to follow my diet plan. <3

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    1. Diets and budgets: things we have to follow but they are so so hard to stick with!

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  6. YAY JOSH!! Planning is the HARDEST part of blogging, but writing down almost every thought I have helps a lot.

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  7. Yay for Josh getting a job! Those are some great goals as well! Good luck with everything...I'll go find your Instagram now.

    Amanda | astateofautumn.com

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    1. I've been sending him all of the congrats :) Thanks girl!

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  8. Great goals!! I want to watch that documentary now! Good luck with the June goals - you can do it!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://www.how2wearit.com

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  9. I've heard great things about Fed Up! So many people have recommended it to me. I feel you with the eating. Exercise comes relatively easy to me but I always seem to negate my progress with my eating habits. Best of luck!

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

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  10. Thanks! You seriously need to watch Fed Up :)

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  11. I definitely get it ruts where I eat junk and still expect to continue loosing pounds! So silly! Good luck with your budgeting, I am always trying out new ways to save! I love almost all of Dave Ramsey's methods!

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  12. Loving your goals. For me writing down my goals so I can see them makes me so much more accountable so you've totally mastered the first step (:
    I eat way too much sugar too- I'm really trying to cut back!

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  13. I've been having the same problem with writer's block! I've also been working on moving my blog to Wordpress, and I feel like all I want to do is work on that rather than writing. But then at the same time, I have so much to write about, I just don't feel like putting it on paper! Ah! Congrats on Josh's job! That's really exciting, and I hope he had a great first day.

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  14. I love setting goals for myself and have decided to set "summer goals" for myself instead of month to month.
    Congrats on Josh's job -- that's so exciting.
    I'm in the job hunt process as well so I'm hoping everything comes together soon for me as well.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Good luck with your job search!!

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  15. Sometimes I seriously think we're the same person. Increasing my Instagram following was my goal for June and it went so well I'm only a few followers short of my end of summer goal! This month I'm focusing on spending less so I can save for an end of summer birthday trip and eating healthy which I'm hoping will be easier because I won't allow myself to spend money on fast food

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  16. Love these goals! I'm hoping to improve in blogging, exercise, and finances this month as well!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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    1. It's like the main three I always try to improve :)

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  17. I'm loving your goals and I am definitely with you on the eating cleaner goal! I'm so happy you linked up with us! Happy Monday! XOXO

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  18. I need to copy and follow your goals! Great goals to have!
    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  19. These are great goals to have!! I need you to help me set some life goals!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  20. Love these goals!! Congrats to Josh for getting the job & you are so right, it's the start of your new life together!! Super excited for ya'll!!

    I feel you on writers block. I sat down yesterday to write some post and got nothing :(

    Fed Up is an amazing show to watch to really think about what you are eating. I really have been reading labels since and noticing all the extra sugar in food eekk. Time to really revamp the food situation!!
    Happy Monday
    xoxo
    Jessica

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  21. Congratulations to Josh on his job!! Saving money is work- I know, but you got this ;)

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  22. Yay! That's great!
    Love your goals, I've been eating cleaner too and it's been great!

    xoxo

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  23. These are all great goals! I definitely need to work on setting a budget and sticking to it. I'm really bad about buying things without really thinking it through.

    Anchors and Pearls

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    1. Ugh me too! Hence why I'm on a strict budget this month haha

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  24. I just graduated with a degree in nutrition and will be a registered dietitian by next spring, so throw your nutrition questions my way! (I totally get the "spoons of icing" thing though ahahha.)

    Kelly
    Ohio Stripes

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    1. Nice! I will definitely take you up on that :)

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  25. I've been trying to make and stick to budgets, but it's always a lot harder than it seems like it's going to be. This month though I'm going to try really hard not to deviate from it.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

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  26. Great goals!! Sticking to a budget can be hard but it's always so worth it!! Can't wait to hear how your month goes.

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  27. These are great goals! Don't be too hard on yourself with the diet...it can be tough to break old habits!

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  28. There are some days I scold myself because I've treated my body like a straight up trash can. I find that if I keep track of when I've exercised and calories (I personally am motivated by calories burned) on a calendar, it keeps me motivated. The more often I work out, the less I'm likely to eat bad foods... the last thing I want after a jog or a long walk is unhealthy food.

    You will do great, lady!! New month, new start! :)

    Congrats to Josh! :)

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  29. I've done the whole 30 before and it helped SO much just realizing what I was putting in my body! Now I couldn't make it the whole 30 days and still put agave in my coffee, but the 20-some days I did were definitely rewarding!

    Pick Your Beau

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  30. Great goals, Allison! Good luck with everything!!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  31. One of my goals this month is to work out and be more physically active! I hope to just enjoy the warm summer month while we still have it! Love your goals and thanks for sharing :)

    Annie N Belle

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  32. Congrats to Josh - that's great news! And good luck on your Whole30... I'm too nervous to try it. I know I'd screw up!

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  33. SO awesome!
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  34. Good luck on your goals! Congrats to Josh!

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  35. Great goals and congratulations on the exciting changes for you and Josh! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Up Party, hope you will party with me again next week :)

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  36. I feel like I've been telling myself that I'll eat better/cleaner for the past year, but I've been doing horrible at it! I need to get all my goals written out and really start working on them! This is a great list of goals!

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