Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Goals - I need to push myself!

I haven't been tracking my goals as closely as I did last year, & I can definitely tell the difference. I'm less focused, less aware of my own progress, and generally making less progress. But, August is the month where I change all of that! ;-)

Anyway, I'll give it a try. Here goes!

Goals for August:

  1. Complete 1000 minutes of cardio, 15 strength workouts, & 5 stretching workouts. I have my relay coming up, & just joined a running club, so this should be doable.
  2. Commit to my running club. I've never run in a group before, & I'm a little nervous/anxious that I might embarrass myself.
  3. Complete my relay, have fun, & relax & enjoy the experience more this year, rather than stressing about the details.
  4. Figure out what to get M for our anniversary. I'm thinking of experiences in Hawaii, rather than a gift, so I need to get thing planned.
  5. Stay on track with our budget.
  6. Put more thought into our plans for our Seattle house (selling, keeping), plus our long term plan here (renting, buying, etc)
  7. Menu plan. For reals. For the entire month.
  8. Plan a fun activity for Labor Day weekend.
  9. Figure out work & personal travel through the end of 2015.
  10. Start planning our 2016 budget, including tweaks to our categories, budget amounts, etc.
  11. Call to see if we can reduce our car insurance.
  12. FIND A NANNY!! School starts in 2 1/2 weeks, & I'm starting to panic. 
  13. Seriously get more balanced in the work/life balance equation. It's pretty bad right now. Some goals I'm thinking of related to that:
    1. One night (or less) a week with evening calls. It's super hard to come home, make dinner, squeeze in family time, dreading the knowledge that I have to put in another couple of hours starting at 8:30 pm. 
    2. Amp up my recruiting efforts. I'm already spending 15 hours/week on this, but i have 3 people manager roles to fill, and once I fill them, my life will be MUCH easier, my evening/morning calls will be reduced, & I can travel less.
    3. Minimize travel to only urgent/super important tasks.
    4. Work out 5 days/week. This requires getting up earlier, making time for my afternoon runs, etc. I must prioritize my health!
And, there you have it! I'm also going to check in on my goals once per week, to try & stay on top of my progress. What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish in August? 

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever done a helicopter tour in Hawaii? We did that on our honeymoon and it was awesome. I agree with the gift of experiences.