Friday, October 7, 2022

Five on Friday - October Goals

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


September Goals


N  Go on a date with B.

Y  Go to dinner with my girls.

Y  Go to lunch with a friend.



Y  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

N  Drink 90 oz. water most days. – 90 oz. is just too much to do daily when I’m in the car driving the kids all over creation!  Haha.

Y  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 22 days.

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

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

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

Y  Go for my annual skin check at the dermatologist.

Y  Visit with my therapist.

X  Donate blood. – Well, I tried, but when I got there, they told me my iron was too low.



Y  Make 3 new recipes. – Dump & Bake Alfredo, Lasagna Soup, Oreo Cake

Y  Visit Spirit Halloween.

Y  Buy Halloween costumes.

Y  Start buying stuff for Halloween dinner.

N  Get a PSL and try a pumpkin cream cold brew. – Got a PSL, but not a cold brew!

Y  Attend Home and School Advisory Board meeting.

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

Y  Attend at least one high school football game.

X  Plan and host the 3rd grade tailgate at the kids’ school for the football game. – well, we planned it, but it had to be postponed until November because of the weather.

Y  Plan and host Grandparents Day at the kids’ school.

Y  Go to Pumpkins at Callaway!

Y  Watch Jacob start golf!

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

Y  Watch the new Hocus Pocus movie!!!!

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



Y  Buy supplies to organize recipes.

Y  Start recipe organization project – organize at least 20 recipes. – I organized WAY more than 20!  I have been on fire with this project and I’m getting close to being done!

Y  Make a list of all of our favorite main dishes.

Y  Finish decorating for fall.

Y  Buy a new planner for 2023.

N  Finish listing clothes on Poshmark. – I got so many listed, but I’m still not quite done.

Y  Drop old stuff at donation center.

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  Start posting 4 times per week again.

Y  Post more variety on Instagram stories. – I shared more favorite things as well as more fall content this month.  Still want to work on sharing more often, especially when I’m working on projects.  I get so focused on what I’m doing that I don’t think about Instagram.  Haha.

Y  Share 1 reader request blog post. – I shared not just one, but THREE, reader requests!  Major win for this one!




31 items accomplished

6 items not accomplished

2 items that had to be canceled


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 3

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

    We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han          

Meditation Days: 30

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 23

    Exercise Ring: 23

    Stand Ring: 30

Workouts Completed: 31

    Core Training: 2

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Hiking: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 1

    Outdoor Run: 4 (8.39 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 13 (19.97 miles)

    Pilates: 0

    Pool Swim: 0 (0 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 2

    Strength Training: 7

    Yoga: 2

Time Spent Working Out: 12:22:56 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,949

Pictures of My Successes

Apple Watch rings


Museum field trip

Halloween costumes have been purchased and tried on

Pumpkins at Callaway


Grandparent's Day... check!


Got in a few runs this month!

UGA Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game!

High school football game

Fall decor

11 year well visit

Hocus Pocus 2

Now for the October goals…

October Goals


Go on a date with B.

Go to dinner with my girls.

Go to lunch with a friend.

Go to a movie with Mom.  Mom, you wanna go to a movie sometime?!



Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 20 days.

Continue mixing up workouts based on my loose workout schedule.

Visit with my therapist.

Go to my checkup at the dentist.

Go to my annual appointment with my midwife.

Visit with the orthodontist for an Invisalign consult.

Read 1 book.



Head to the mountains for fall break and do fun fall stuff!

Go to the Georgia vs. Auburn football game.

Make s’mores.

Make a fall dessert.

Make haunted gingerbread houses.

Carve a pumpkin.

Try an Autumn Spice milkshake at Chick-Fil-A.

Watch all of our favorite Halloween shows and movies.

Attend the school fall carnival.

Take Olivia to her ENT checkup.

Wrap up Jacob’s golf season.

Attend the Home & School Association Advisory Board meeting.

Attend the Homecoming Alumni Social and football game at school.

Go to Trunk or Treat at the kids’ school.

Have our annual spooky Halloween dinner.

Go trick-or-treating.

Make 2 new recipes.



Finish organizing recipes.

Decorate for Halloween.

Plant all of my clippings that have grown roots.

Finish listing clothes on Poshmark.

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

Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Post on the blog 4-5 times per week.

Be more active on Instagram stories.

Share Amazon Prime Day Deals.

Pitch to a couple of brands for gift guides.


Friday Funnies

On the Blog This Week

 What I Ordered from Amazon in September 2022

Our Week – The One with a Girls Dinner, Hocus Pocus 2, Market Days, and Alex's Birthday

What I Wore - September 2022

Previous Monthly Goals Posts


  1. Go girl girl. And look at that doughnut table. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. I tried a PSL but I subbed one of the pumpkin pumps for a white mocha pump. It was pretty good!

  3. The PSL was my gateway drink into drinking coffee, but now it's too sweet for me. So now I order it with just half the amount of pumpkin spice syrup and get blonde roast--it's the best!

  4. Wow! Great job on your reading! I've been trying to read the same book since August. Oy.

  5. Tell me more about this one, please:

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

    I use the One Second A Day app, but what do you do to it in the editor?


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