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Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018 Goals Update: June


This month's update is really a two in one since I didn't post a May recap. With our trip to San Diego at the end of May I just didn't get it done in time, but I'm back and with a few more goals added at the halfway mark of 2018. I'm chugging along on my current goals but felt like I needed to add some new ones to keep me on track.  


//Write down ten things that I am grateful for at the end of every single day//
I'm reflecting on the previous day as part of my morning routine instead of at the end of the day. In addition to listing the things I'm grateful for, I also want to jot down some ways I can show kindness towards others. 


//Complete at least 3 devotionals or bible studies//
Still reading Awaken by Priscilla Shirer. I'm more than ready to move on to something else but really want to finish this one first. Did anyone else struggle to get through this book?


//Workout at least 4 times per week for at least 30 minutes//
I've been super inconsistent with this one but I made it a point to get back on track this week and I'm doing great. I also started a 21 day arm challenge.


//Lose 20 pounds//
I’ve lost 13.4 pounds since January and while that's a good number, I've lost like 1 pound the last two months. I know most of it has to do with what I'm eating and I've been horrible about tracking my food in My Fitness Pal. 


//Give up soda for at least 30 days//
I completed this one at the end of January and am doing really well with limiting how many I drink to 1-2 per month. 


//Wake up an hour earlier on weekdays in order to have the best start to my day//
Most days I'm waking up at 5:30am but I've been staying up way too late which makes those early mornings rough. 


//Drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day//
Done.


//Read 12 books throughout the year//
I've read 13 books so far so I've officially met this goal! I've set a new reading goal of 24 books which I should hit if I stay at the same reading pace. If you're looking for some new books to read I recently posted my 5 Summertime Must Read Thrillers.  


//Declare our house a yelling free zone and create a plan on how we'll do this//
I still find that having "me" time in the morning really helps start my day off right. We also had a "no complaining day" recently and anyone who complained (adults included) had to do 10 push ups each time. It ended up being fun but also super successul and I think we'll have to do it again in the near future :) 


//Have bi-weekly date nights with my husband. Whether we go out or do something at home, a time carved out for just the two of us to strengthen our marriage//
We celebrated our anniversary in early May and then J got to tag along to a conference in San Diego over Memorial Day. It was the first time in a long time we went on a trip just the two of us. We had so much fun and we'll definitely be doing it again soon. 


//Continue to create a budget each month and update the budget at least weekly//
Still creating a monthly budget, tracking our spending, and trying to set money aside for trips and upcoming house projects we want to do. 


//Create a house where stuff does not cause chaos. Each room will only have things we love and all of those things will have a place//
I've gotten into a routine where I go through and purge the house once a month getting rid of anything we've accumulated since the previous month that we don't want or need (I'm looking at you Happy Meal toys). I've also been working with the boys on picking up their room and the playroom before bed so it doesn't get out of control.


//Carve out a time each week to devote to all things Cortney & Co including publishing posts 4 times per week// 
New goal!


May Feelings: Excited, happy, refreshed

June Feelings: Busy, unmotivated, thankful
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