Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August (birthday month) goals!

Caleb texted me this morning reminding me it was my "birthday week". We're just 7 days out from my birthday...its never too early to start celebrating, right?!

I'm going to be honest and tell you my running goal is basically shot for the summer. I honestly did horrible, but you know what? I'm okay with that. I've had a great time being outside and being active other ways (hiking/volleyball/long walks, etc.)! Being outside was a priority for me this summer and I'm happy to say I made that happen more than previous years!

So here goes my list of goals for August;

-Send snail mail to at least 3 people. I absolutely love doing this. Getting fun mail is the BEST! Bills are boring, but surprises are awesome!

-Be outside as much as possible. I continue to change my mind on which is my favorite season between spring, summer and fall...BUT regardless, I absolutely love the sunshine. Being outside when its warm is just the best. Even when I'm sweating, I try not to complain about it!

-Hit the gym at least 8 times. We joined a new gym a couple months ago and at first were using it all the time. Now? Not so much. I still want to utilize the natural pavement outside, as well as some at-home YouTube workouts, but something about actually driving to the gym makes me want to try my hardest to make the drive worth it, and push myself really hard!

-Use our gift cards. Caleb and I have a few movie gift cards as well as dinner gift cards (hello cheesecake factory!) and who doesn't love a free date?!

-Spend more time with friends. Some of my friends are pretty far away, and some are close. Regardless, I want to make plans to pursue my friendships more than ever. Whether that be through more phone calls, Skype, or in person to grab a coffee, I want to make it happen!

-Drop off our goodwill/donation box. I had this on my list a few months ago and we didn't make it happen. I need to just stick it in my car so next time I'm near there, I will actually do this. We've accumulated so much junk, I know it would feel great to get rid of it.

PS - anyone else PUMPED that football season is nearly here?! I can hardly contain my excitement. Our first preseason game is NEXT WEEK!

Happy August everyone, make it a great one!

12 comments:

  1. WOO HOO for birthday month!!!!! I am hoping to get outside more these next couple of months and really soak up the rest of summer before old man winter is back. I love when I find a gift card that we have for a restaurant that we completely forgot about lol it's the best! Enjoy your free date nights with them!!!!

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  2. Hope you have the most amazing birthday month EVER

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  3. If you take stuff to goodwill, try looking up the Vietnam Veterans in your area. They'll pick up your stuff from your porch, it goes to a much better place :)

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  4. Snail mail? Best goal on this list! I love finding little pieces of HAPPY in the mail (along with the junk and bills!).

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  5. That picture in Paul Brown made me squeal with excitement! SO CLOSE! and such a great picture of you two! It's awesome that you're finding new, creative ways to get active. That's all that matters. Happy birthday week!

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  6. Its never too early to start celebrating!! I can't believe it's almost time for football - but I'm ready for some college football for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Birthday month!!!! Wish we could grab in person coffee together but I loooove our day long snap chats too!!! :)

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  8. Yay birthday month! Great goals my dear. And I definitely love sending snail mail to people to brighten up their day. It's nice to get something that isn't junk or a bill.

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  9. Happy birthday month!! I'm super excited for football season too. Go Seahawks :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  10. yay birthday month! this year, i celebrated the whole month and it was fabulous lol. i totally agree about driving to the gym - i always feel like i should work harder because i had to drive there lol

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