The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | April 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monthly Goals | April 2015

This year, instead of making resolutions for the year, I decided to make monthly goals instead.  I will be sharing five goals each month that I'd like to work on.   Each month I will also reflect on how I did with the previous month's goals.

April 2015 Goals

Go for a walk around the neighborhood at least 3 times a week
I'm hoping that with April we will get some better weather... at least in the 50s!  Noah and I can finally get outside for some walks and I really need to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather before it gets too hot!  

Be more aware of my eating and lose a few pounds
I'd love to lose a few pounds before the summer comes, so I think this is pretty self explanatory.  I've never been one to go on an extreme diet, but instead I'd like to just cut out the mindless snacking and make better food choices.  

Clean out the car and get ready for our "road trip"
Our car is currently a disaster zone.  Noah brings toys to play with and they just stay there, making a huge mess!  I also need a better system at organizing some of the must have items.  Trash is another thing I majorly need to take care of.  Used tissues and wipes and empty water bottles and food wrappers need a place to go other than the little cubbies in the door!  

Take more videos
I take a lot of pictures and I tend to get a lot of video of Noah at our weekly music class.  But I'd like to take more videos of us just doing our normal routine.  Noah and I both love watching the videos we have of him as a baby and I know I will be happy to have video documentation of him at this age as well.  I'd also love to take a lot of video of our trip to Baltimore and make a little movie out of it!  

Work on some outdoor projects
We've had a super rough winter with a fair amount of snow and some very cold days.  It's finally getting nicer outside, so I'd like to work on some projects outside to make things pretty again.  We bought a Rubbermaid shed that needs to be assembled.  I'd also like the deck to be cleaned off so we can start spending some time out there.  I'd also like to plant A LOT of flowers!  

Continue Meal Planning and try 2 new recipes
We did pretty great this month.  Our 2 new recipes just happened to be crockpot meals... chicken tacos and pulled pork.  It made me realize that the crockpot is my friend and I should use it more often.  If you have any recipes that I have to try, please let me know in the comments!

Decorate for Spring/Easter
Done!  I loved having the house filled with bunnies and pastel colors!  I just wish fresh flowers lasted longer!

Organize the laundry room
We made a few tweaks to the laundry room and relocated a few items but I wouldn't say we totally succeeded at organizing it.  When Noah naps, all I want to do is relax, so it was hard to find the motivation to work on the laundry room!  

Use my DSLR more
I am happy with the pictures I took this month with my DSLR.  It was a nice combination of some posed pictures (for St. Patty's Day and in his Bunny shirt), pictures at activities, as well as some of Noah doing our normal daily routine.  

Go on a date with Chris
While it was technically in February, we did go out just the two of us for my birthday.  We also went to a wedding, which was kind of like a date night for us :)

What are your goals this month?


  1. We usually make ribs in the crock pot and they always turn out great! And super easy. I'm going to be posting a little bit about how to preserve cut flowers tomorrow on my blog :)

  2. I think the take videos goal will be one you are glad you made. I made that a goal last year and no regrets! Aria loves watching her little home videos. And pictures just don't cut it...esp the voice!! Good luck =)

  3. we have been working on taking more long videos and making sure we upload them to have for keeps. Love your goals!

  4. Great goals, Meghan! I need to make the goal of going for more walks with Scarlett, I just make up every excuse because I know it'll result in a coughing fit, but if I get overweight things will be worse :) Thanks for the inspiration! XO

  5. Great Goals! Also great to make them monthly! Very Wise :-)

  6. Great goals! One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to get outside 3 times a week too, but I have not been doing that consistently! And I really should since I would love to lose a few pounds too :) Also, your car sounds EXACTLY like mine right now, haha!!

  7. Great goals!!! I realized recently too that I have almost no videos of Mason. I actually took one today because I wanted more than just photos of him doing the egg hunt. I just feel like he moves so fast that videos might be the better way to capture him these days!


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