Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Goals

Hey y'all & happy first Saturday of August!
I have to admit to y'all, I was pretty awful at keeping up with my goals for June and I didn't even make any for July...so needless to say, it's time to get my rear end back in gear!

Here are my goals for the month of August:

Get in my 5 Days of Exercise Each Week
Since getting my FitBit, I've been focusing on Step Goals, which is great-but I would love to actually hit five days per week of exercise, even if it's just a walk around our neighborhood!

Get Back in the Saddle
I'm going to be honest here, back in 2014 I lost my "soul-mate horse", Paint, and I haven't really been as into riding since then despite still having several horses.
I down-sized my herd last year to only three (& the horse that boards with us as well) and I've been talking to my husband about wanting to get back into riding again (plus, it's a really good workout!)
Here's to hoping you'll see pictures of me and Willow soon!

Finish my Current Book & Read Another
I've been making a practice of reading every single night before bed and I'm just devouring my current book.
I bought another on Amazon recently and I can't wait to start it too!

Enjoy our Trip to Nashville!
Towards the middle/end of the month, we're heading to Nashville to celebrate my sweet husband's birthday a month early with tickets to the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and it just so happens that the Solar Eclipse is happening the same weekend-I don't think enjoying this trip will be that difficult 😉

Use What We Have Instead of Buying New
This is a goal I try to keep in mind pretty much every month, but I mean this in all aspects.
I want to really work hard to use up the food we have in our home instead of running to the grocery store for something (we have no excuse, we have a ton of frozen beef and vegetables from the farm). 

I would love to do a no-spend month, but with our trip to Nashville & the Lilly Pulitzer End of Summer sale...that may just have to wait! 😂

Let me know down below what your goals are for the month of August!

Until next time. . .
xoxo, 

22 comments:

  1. I have been trying to work out more, too! I also have a Fit Bit and love the step counter everyday, but want to start making those 10,000 steps part of a workout, rather than just walking around during the day. Xo, Nicole // www.nicolecoppins.com

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  2. Nashville sounds amazing!!! I wanna go one day!

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  3. I love that these goals are beneficial and truly obtainable! I need the motivation to work out more, and my husband and I are also trying to use what we have more so than buying for new- especially when it comes to food.

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  4. I'm very looking forward to finish the advertising book I started a while ago. I'm really into over-achieving my reading challenge.

    Good luck achieving August's goals!

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  5. These are great goals! I also want to read more and get in a routine of exercising.

    Tori

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  6. 5 days of exercise.. something I need to get back on track with! I love the idea of using what you have before buying new. I've been trying to work on that too!

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  7. Nashville sounds like such a fun trip! I'm currently trying to get back to the gym. My goal is 2 days this week, 3 next week, and so on until I'm up to every weekday! Good luck this month!

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  8. Oh, if you take up saddling again make sure to share photos!! I wish I had the opportunity to go horse riding :(

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  9. Exercise is one of my goals right now, too! I also have been trying to take more walks around the neighborhood in addition to exercising. I think using what you have instead of buying new is something I also need to add to my goals right now. I'm SO bad at buying so many similar products or wasting the food that we have.

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  10. Great goals!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

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  11. Great goals for the month! Goals are so necessary to keep us on track!

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  12. Yay to getting a FitBit!! I have loved mine for 4 years. My husband and I are both severely addicted xx

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  13. I love your goals! I definitely need to try to use what we have at home rather than buying new things. I have been really trying hard to cut down our grocery budget, and make do with what is already in our pantry and freezer--and I've been amazed by all the meals we can cook just from items we already have!

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  14. I have a Garmin fitness tracker and it really helps me stay on track re: steps + exercise! Good luck with your fitness goals, lady- you can do it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. One of my goals this summer was to read more and I'm loving it! Good luck with everything this month.

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  16. I live in Nashville and hope you have a great visit here!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  17. I'm also on the work-out goal! I'm trying for 4 days a week, and I've had GREAT weeks and not so great weeks, but I'm hoping to get back into it. Have a great time in Nashville! It's SUCH a fun place to visit (and eat!) And I TOTALLY feel you on using what you already have. I hate when we toss unused veggies or fruit. It just feels so wasteful.

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  18. I've been trying to work out more and more, so great to know we're in this together! :)

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  19. I love that you've been talking about fitness because that has been a priority for me this month, too! I've been loving how good I feel after these workouts!

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  20. I'm going to France in a couple of days... so my plans are to enjoy August!

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  21. These are some great goals! Have fun in Nashville!!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  22. Great goals girl! I'm so jealous of your Nashville trip! I've been wanting to go so bad!

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