Curly Crafty Mom: June Monthly Goals

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Monthly Goals

This year I've decided to set three monthly goals for myself each month. These will be lighter goals that I should be able to finish within the month. I used to do yearly resolutions, but I wanted to try out monthly goals this year. I am really enjoying it so far and I feel like I accomplished a lot with my January-May Goals. The recap for my May Goals will be at the bottom of this post.

So, here are my June Goals!

1. Eat Better for Marathon Training
I have been reading a great book called Marathon: The Ultimate Training guide by Hal Higdon. This guy is older than dirt, but he knows his stuff about marathons. I really eat horrible, except our dinners are pretty decent and I do whip up a fruit-filled smoothie for myself everyday. However, I want to cut out the sugary sweets and a lot of the other junk I eat. I've been really bad. I figured since I start training for the big ole Chicago marathon soon, that it would be a perfect time to start eating better. Hal Higdon talks about what to eat while training for a marathon and I'm going to start tracking my calories and percentage of carbohydrates that I eat (the good ones!) each day in an app called Fat Secret. Last time I tracked calories, I used Spark People, but Brian says Fat Secret is a lot better. I'm also going to try to make better choices about what I drink, too.

2. Get a Massage
We are going on vacation in late June and there is a spa there that looks REALLY nice (just look at the above photo!). I haven't gotten a massage in awhile and I'm going to see if I can schedule one in the early morning or late evening, so that it doesn't mess up any other plans we have during vacation. I am sure Brian and the kids can find something to do for an hour while I get some time to relax.

3. Select Vacation Outfits for the Kids and Me
My kids wear uniforms to school, so they don't have a lot of regular clothes. Plus, both kids have been growing like weeds lately. I want to start planning out the outfits for our 5 day vacation and I'd like for the kids and me to match a little each day... by matching, I'm thinking similar colors. I also need to make sure we all have swimsuits that fit. I have two swimsuits I bought a couple of years ago and I would like to get a couple news ones... but, I'm not sure if I'll have time. Plus, I HATE swimsuit shopping... not sure why I didn't appreciate my 20 year old body while I had it! As for Brian... he's on his own :) I am sure he'll pack his Atari shirt!

I am also thinking about taking my good camera on vacation and trying to get a few family shots... so, Brian MAY need to coordinate with us on that. I'm tempted to try to find a photographer, but our trip is REALLY soon and I'm not sure if I want the extra stress and cost of finding one.

How did I do on my May Goals?

1. Organize and Clean ALL the Closets.
I got this done! There was A LOT going on in May as we wrapped up school, so it was a challenge... but, I stuck to it and got them cleaned out. Our closets are in pretty good shape, because I usually clean them out and organize them 2-4 times a year. It also helped me to see what clothes the kids need for the summer. It is also nice that I have a lot of extra space in the closet in our master bedroom, I bagged up a lot of clothes that Brian and I hadn't worn in over a year. I am sending some of my clothes to thredUP for the first time, I hope I get a little money back on them!

2. Plant Flowers and Decorate Porch and Patio.

Done! I got the front porch spruced up with fresh annuals and I worked even harder on the back patio, because I had to order new patio furniture and a pergola. I've decided I want to spruce up my front porch even more and I joined the Curb Appeal Blog Hop and over the next 5 weeks I'll be sharing projects that will make my porch look even better!

Here are some of the blog posts for my front porch and back patio area:
Decorated Patio
Front Porch Makeover - Before Photos & Ideas {Curb Appeal Blog Hop Post 1 of 5}
Front Porch Makeover - Door & Bench Touch Up {Curb Appeal Blog Hop Post 2 of 5}

3. Order Spring Cover (and maybe some other goodies) for Erin Condren Planner and Be More Creative with It! 

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I had so much fun going on the Erin Condren website and selecting a new spring cover and other goodies that will make it easier and more fun to get creative with my planner. I have been writing in pencil in fear to 'mess up', etc. in my planner for the last year. I'm ready to get a little more creative and all of these products will help me. The products were also not too pricey, which surprised me... she also always includes a couple of freebies in with your package, which is nice.

And, my friend Lauren from Mom Home Guide is also sharing her monthly goals today! Be sure to check out her post HERE:

Are you doing monthly goals? What are they? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
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