Friday, September 2, 2022

Five on Friday - September Goals

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

August Goals


N  Go on a date with B. – we had Covid and various other sickness in our house for literally the first 24 days of the month, and the last week was too busy to make time for a date night, so this definitely didn’t happen.

Y  Go to dinner with my girls.

N  Go to lunch with a friend. – I never scheduled this because of B having Covid.  Gonna have to try again next month!



Y  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Y  Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

Y  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 18 days. – I closed them 20 times!

Y  Do arms workout at least 3-4 times per week. – I did 8 arms workouts this month, but most times that I did them, I doubled or tripled the workout, so I ended up doing my arms YouTube workout 17 times!

Y  Try to do yoga at least once a week.

Y  Visit with my therapist.

Y  Visit with my allergist.

X  Donate blood.Unfortunately, Red Cross won’t let you donate blood if you’ve lived in the same house with anyone with Covid for the past 28 days, so I had to remove this from the to-do list.

Y  Clean makeup brushes.



Y  Have a family home videos viewing night.

Y  Attend Meet the Teacher Day at school.

Y  Attend middle school orientation.

Y  Attend Lauren and Zack’s wedding in Atlanta!!

Y  Send the kiddos back to school!

Y  Attend parent night for Olivia’s class.

Y  Olivia start dance classes.

Y  Attend the Back to School Social.

X  Olivia tryout for Christmas recital. – After seeing the practice schedule for this, we realized that we wouldn’t be able to fit it in our schedule, and Olivia didn’t want to take classes every weekend, so we removed this from the to-do list, too.

Y  Take Jacob for his annual well visit.

Y  Get pumpkin spice donuts from Krispy Kreme!



Y  Hang UGA flag for football season and take down American flag.

Y  List side table on other websites to sell and if it doesn’t sell, donate it.

N  Drop old stuff at donation center.

Y  Clean out closet in Brian’s office, take 5.

Y  Start decorating the house for fall.

Y  Organize all Poshmark clothes and list some more items.

N  Redo 2021 One Second a Day video with Windows Video Editor.

N  Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Y  Plan editorial content for Q4.

Y  Continue blogging 3 times per week, and go back to 4 times per week in September.




26 items accomplished

5 items not accomplished

2 items that had to be canceled


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 0         

Meditation Days: 31

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 20

    Exercise Ring: 20

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 26

    Core Training: 0

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Hiking: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 2

    Outdoor Run: 1 (1.05 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 11 (22.64 miles)

    Pilates: 0

    Pool Swim: 0 (0 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 1

    Strength Training: 8

    Yoga: 3

Time Spent Working Out: 13:29:48 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,624


Pictures of My Successes

Apple Watch rings


Yoga workout
Clean makeup brushes

Meet the teacher and middle school orientation

Lauren's wedding

First day of school

First day of dance

Girls night

Decorating for fall

A nice cleaned out closet in Brian's office

Now for the September goals…

September Goals


Go on a date with B.

Go to dinner with my girls.

Go to lunch with a friend.



Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 90 oz. water most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 22 days.

Make a loose weekly workout schedule (cardio, strength, yoga, etc.).

Find a good workout for abs that’s easy on the lower back.

Wear 30 different outfits in an effort to get out of my clothing rut.

Go for my annual skin check at the dermatologist.

Visit with my therapist.

Donate blood.



Make 3 new recipes.

Visit Spirit Halloween.

Buy Halloween costumes.

Start buying stuff for Halloween dinner.

Get a PSL and try a pumpkin cream cold brew.

Attend Home and School Advisory Board meeting.

Go to the Georgia vs. Oregon Chick-Fil-A kickoff football game in Atlanta!! 

Attend at least one high school football game.

Plan and host the 3rd grade tailgate at the kids’ school for the football game.

Plan and host Grandparents Day at the kids’ school.

Go to Pumpkins at Callaway!

Watch Jacob start golf!

Go with Olivia to her first field trip of the year.

Watch the new Hocus Pocus movie!!!!

Bask in the glow of all of my fall decorations.  ;o)



Buy supplies to organize recipes.

Start recipe organization project – organize at least 20 recipes.

Make a list of all of our favorite main dishes.

Finish decorating for fall.

Buy a new planner for 2023.

Finish listing clothes on Poshmark.

Drop old stuff at donation center.

Redo 2021 One Second a Day video with Windows Video Editor.

Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Start posting 4 times per week again.

Post more variety on Instagram stories.

Share 1 reader request blog post.


Friday Funnies

On the Blog This Week

 The Perfect Stadium-Approved Clear Bag + GameDay Essentials

 Our Week – The One with More Sickness, a Girls Night, and Fall Decorating


  1. Always love seeing your goals girl! Bring on fall sweetness!

  2. When you figure someone in your house was sick for pretty much the entire month of August you did amazing on those goals!!

  3. You did awesome for having a sickly August--here's to a healthier September!! And I'll say it for you....ROLL TIDE! :) LOL


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