Friday, April 9, 2021

Five on Friday - April Goals

My motivation was back in March after struggling pretty badly in February, and I ended up doing pretty well on my goals.  I didn’t do quite as well as I’d hoped, but when I set my goals for March, I didn’t know that we’d be going to the beach for spring break since it was a last-minute trip.  Going to the beach meant less time to accomplish everything, but I’d choose the beach trip over accomplishing goals any day!  Beach time was time well-spent.

Today I’m recapping my March goals and listing my April goals.  As always, I’m using a Y for YES and N for NO to indicate whether or not I accomplished my goals. 

March Goals

Relationships/Connect/Be the Light

Y  Visit with my Mama Cass for her birthday. – my extended family was able to get together for an outdoor, socially distant party and it was so much fun!

Y  Visit with my mother-in-law for her birthday. – we were able to get together for a socially distant lunch at my MIL and step-FIL’s house!

Y  Catch up with an old coworker.

Y  Send a random text to someone I haven’t talked to in a while.

*There were a few other things that I did this past month to connect with others and “be the light,” but it just feels weird listing all of them out since good deeds don’t necessarily always need to be recognized.  For this reason, I’ll probably continue to keep some of the things I do each month to myself.


Y  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Y  Drink 64 oz. most days.  Gotta get back on the wagon!

Y  Find another new healthy dish to add to my lunch rotation. – this month I started making Greek yogurt, fruit, and granola parfaits… I use the Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt because it’s high in protein and very low in sugar, I add strawberries and blueberries, and I use organic granola.  I top it off with some Chia seeds and it is so delicious!

N  Close all rings on my Apple Watch at least 15 days. – I closed mine 14 days this month… I totally dropped the ball on vacation and have no regrets!

Y  Try Pilates. – yep, tried it and loved it!

Y  Get outside in the fresh air more often. – we ate many dinners on the back porch this month and I also started taking breaks several times per week to get out for walks around the neighborhood with Maui.

Y  Visit with therapist via Zoom.

Y  Go to DMV and renew my driver’s license.

Y  Get my hair highlighted and trimmed!  Finally!

Y  Donate blood.

Y  Continue observing Lent (Best Lent Ever video devotional, gratitude journal, give up something, no meat on Fridays).

Y  Read Everybody Always. – Yes, and I adored it!

Y  Read a fiction book. – I read Dear Edward and I thought it was really good!


Y  Watch Jacob play baseball.

Y  Eat dinner on the back porch.

Y  Do something fun/safe for spring break. – We went to the beeeeaaaach!

Y  Record a video every single day of the month and upload to my One Second a Day app.


Y  Clean out closet under stairs, take two.

Y  Clean out command center, take two.

Y  Clean out buffet table in dining room, take two.

Y  Clean out my dresser, take two.

Y  Clean out my nightstand, take two.

N  Clean out master bathroom, take two.

N  Clean out kids’ bathroom, take two.

Y  Complete 1 thing on Master To-Do list. – I ended up doing, not 1, but 2 things this month!

Blog/Social Media

Y  Post 3-4 times per week.

Y  Start sharing daily to-do lists on Instagram stories again.

N  Install new blog template and reorganize layout, blog tabs, etc.

N  Start reorganizing blog labels.

N  Start updating/reformatting blog pages.


28 items accomplished

6 items not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 2

    Everybody, Always

    Dear Edward

Meditation Days: 31

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 14

    Exercise Ring: 14

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 22

    Core Training: 0 

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 9

    Outdoor Run: 1 (1.81 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 7 (8.45 miles)

    Pilates: 1

    Stair Stepper: 0

    Strength Training: 2

    Yoga: 2

Time Spent Working Out: 13:28:33 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,396


Pictures of My Successes

Apple Watch rings - Didn't accomplish my goal, but did pretty well!


Mama Cass's birthday celebration

My MIL's birthday celebration

Spending more time outside

Finally getting my hair done!

Donating blood

Reading Everybody Always

Reading Dear Edward for my fiction book

Dinners on the back porch

Watching all the baseball

Now for the April goals…

April Goals

Relationships/Connect/Be the Light

Possibly start up Sunday dinners again, on the back porch.

Catch up with an old friend.

Do a couple of other things that I have in mind.


Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch at least 15 days.

Run at least twice.

Take more walks with Maui.

Visit with therapist via Zoom.

Get my second Covid-19 vaccine!!!!

Read Growing Boldly.

Read 1 fiction book.


Celebrate my birthday!

Celebrate Easter and attend mass for the first time in a year!!!!

Celebrate Olivia’s Millionaire Bash with her at school!

Go the the G-Day game!!!!  (UGA Spring training game in Athens)

Decide whether or not kids will attend summer camp and book if need be.

Book swimming lessons.

Watch Jacob play tons of baseball.

Eat lots of dinners on the back porch.

Record a video every single day of the month and upload to my One Second a Day app.


Add additional cameras to home security system.

Clean ceiling fans.

Transfer all photos to hard drives and Amazon cloud.

Start listing summer clothes on Poshmark.

Start tending herbs.

Buy ferns for porch.

Clean off the back porch and prepare for summa summa time.

Clean out master bathroom, take three.

Clean out kids’ bathroom, take three.

Complete 1 thing on Master To-Do list.

Blog/Social Media

Post 3 times per week.

Complete 2 blog posts for summer.

Start sharing more on Instagram stories.

Pitch to one brand.

Install new blog template and reorganize layout, blog tabs, etc., take two.

Start reorganizing blog labels, take two.

Start updating/reformatting blog pages, take two.


Friday Funnies

We're officially old.

I wonder where it could be?

9:00 PM?  Maybe in 2007.

Y'all Lil Jon fans know what I'm talking about!


On the Blog This Week

 Happy Birthday to Me… 39 Things for Age 39

Blue and White Gingham Dress… and It Has Pockets!

Our Week – The One with Quarantine, Week 55 (Easter and My Birthday)

Previous Monthly Goals Posts

Happy Friday, y’all!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. I agree, We rarely share the good deeds and volunteer work but I know people who share it all. I feel God just wants us to do, not boast. You go girl, gettin it done! Have a great weekend.

  2. I think vacation is always a good reason not to hit those goals - plus you had a great time!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. Reading your good deeds goal has me motivated. You have a sweet heart! Love reading all your goals. I have been toying around with the idea of doing monthly goals too. I love making my spring goals and think my personality would benefit from laying out monthly tasks. Hope you have a great weekend, Lindsay!

  4. I think you did pretty good on your monthly goals. I read two books last month too which has been a lot for me recently. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. I would always pick the beach over goals any day!! Perfect choice.

  6. So glad you got in some family time last month to celebrate birthdays - that is just good for the soul! I love seeing the daily to dos back on insta - they are definitely motivating. Here's to hoping April is another success!

  7. I need to read more often. Oh and more water instead of coffee and tea. It's just that I constantly fall asleep anywhere I sit! Also - I need to blog more often. But I never have the time during the week!


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