Friday, August 6, 2021

Five on Friday - August Goals

I had such big plans for August – returning to the gym, returning to hanging out with more family and friends, etc., but since Covid is on the rise drastically here again, sadly, that won’t be happening.  Therefore, my goal load will be a little lighter than it would have been otherwise.

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

July Goals

Relationships/Connect/Be the Light

Y  Go to lunch with a girlfriend. – Made it to lunch with Adrienne!

Y  Go to lunch with an old coworker. – Went with my old supervisor.

Y  Schedule dinner with girlfriends. – Yep, got it scheduled!

N  Schedule Happy Hour with old coworkers (and hopefully go this month). – Nope, gave this one up on purpose… not interested in getting together with a big group indoors anymore since Covid is exploding again.

Y  Go on a dinner date night with B.

Y  Go on a date night with B to see Dave Matthews Band!!!!

Y  Have a play date with friends.

Y  Have a one-on-one date with Olivia to get pedicures.


N  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day. – Y’all, I was SO SAD when I realized that I forgot to meditate the day after we went to the concert… I was way off of my normal schedule and completely dropped the ball.  That meant that I broke my streak of 344 days.  Waaaahhhh!!!!  I was so disappointed in myself. 

Y  Drink 64 oz. most days. 

Y  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 28 days. – I closed them all 31 days!  Woot!

Y  Run 5 miles. – Yep, ran 5.06… probably would have been more if I hadn’t injured my toe.

Y  Start attending church in person again!!!!

N  Go to confession. – Right now, they’re doing it outside before mass and it’s just been too dang hot.

Y  Visit with the eye doctor for my annual checkup.

Y  Visit with my allergist for my annual checkup.

Y  Visit with my therapist (hopefully in person).

Y  Read The Road Back to You.

N  Read 3 fiction books. – I only made it through two this month.


Y  Celebrate 4th of July with family.

Y  Take the kids to the library.

Y  Take the kids to their favorite local arcade.

Y  Bake muffins.

Y  Start swimming in the back yard again since Olivia’s cast will be off!

N  Go to a baseball game.

Y  Celebrate Jacob’s birthday!!!!

Y  Buy everything else that the kids need for the upcoming school year.

Y Sign Jacob up for baseball.

Y  Sign Olivia up for dance.

N  Read another book out loud with both kids. 

Y  Finish summer homework.

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


Y  Clean out Jacob’s bedroom.

Y  Clean out Olivia’s bedroom.

Y  Clean out the playroom.

Y  List more summer clothes on Poshmark.

N  Schedule someone to install laundry room countertop.

N  Balance the washing machine.

Y  Develop pictures and change out pictures in frames.

N  Complete 1 thing on Master To-Do list.

Blog/Social Media

Y  Post at least 3 times per week.

N  Update all blog pages with links.

Y  Set up an Instagram routine to start being more consistent. – Yep!  I sat down and came up with a good routine that I’m going implement for my IG stories when the kids go back to school!  Hopefully that’ll keep me on track so I don’t have days where I forget to post.


33 items accomplished

10 items not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 3

    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG

    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey by Ian Morgan Cron   

Meditation Days: 30

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 31

    Exercise Ring: 31

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 36

    Core Training: 0 

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 14

    Outdoor Run: 2 (5.06 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 6 (10.63 miles)

    Pilates: 1

    Pool Swim: 3 (4,045 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 6

    Strength Training: 3

    Yoga: 1

Time Spent Working Out: 26:04:37 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 6,498

Pictures of My Successes

Meditation fail

Apple Watch Rings Success

One of my runs

Reading time

Celebrating 4th of July

Cleaned out the playroom

Pedicures with my girl

Heading back to church for the first time in 16 months

Play date with friends

Arcade with the kiddos

Celebrating Jacob's birthday

Baking muffins

Swimming because the cast is off

Dinner date

Dave Matthews Band date

Now for the August goals…

August Goals

Relationships/Connect/Be the Light

Go to lunch with an old coworker.

Go to dinner with girlfriends.

Send some happy mail.                                                                                  


Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 20 days.

Focus on toning abs and arms.

Dentist appointment.

Visit with my therapist.

Donate blood.

Read 1 non-fiction book.

Read 1 fiction book.


Book our dining for Disney in October (and pray we don’t have to cancel again).

Attend steering committee meeting for new project at the kids’ school.

Take the kids for a special treat before they go back to school.

Attend Meet the Teacher Day at school.

Start the new school year!

Attend parent night at the school.

Attend the first Home and School meeting.

Start dance.

Start baseball.

Attend the welcome back school outdoor event (Maybe?  Depends on Covid situation).

Take Jacob to the pediatrician for his annual well visit.

Hang with my brother and sister-in-law when they visit!!

Invent a new cocktail.

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


Get the whole house clean and tidy before the kids go back to school.

List more summer clothes on Poshmark.

Start listing fall clothes on Poshmark.

Schedule someone to install laundry room countertop.

Balance the washing machine.

Complete 1 thing on Master To-Do list.

Blog/Social Media

Start posting at least 4 times per week once the kids go back to school.

Update all blog pages with links.

Implement new Instagram Stories routine when kids go back to school.

Plan editorial calendar for the rest of the year.

Friday Funnies


On the Blog This Week

 What I Ordered from Amazon in July 2021

Our Week – The One with Summertime, Week 10 (Dave Matthews Band Concert and The Friends Experience)

Previous Monthly Goals Posts

Happy Friday, y’all!

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


  1. Oh this darn pandemic alters all our plans. The playroom looks great. I hope you can have a super sweet weekend.

  2. August is going to be a good month! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Missing one day of meditation must be disappointing, but you have done so well otherwise! I am now reading a book that's making me think of you, called Mindfulness On The Go. It's very interesting!

  4. 10 out of 33 isn’t bad. It’s better than what I have been doing. Cheers to making our goals in August!

  5. I think you did great!! and heres to getting more done in August!

  6. Love your goal posts!! I just bought a goal planner and plan to start implementing that. Always love aiming for different things. I really like your relational goal to send happy mail. What a FUN one!

  7. Donating blood is a great one to add to the list; I've been meaning to try to donate blood now that I'm off all my iron supplements... maybe I'll be able to give blood for the first time ever in life! (I've always been rejected due to low iron). Best of luck on your August goals!

    1. That would be wonderful! I know they'd love to have you! They just told me last week that there's a severe blood shortage right now!


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