The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | May 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Monthly Goals | May 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.

May 2015 Goals

Take Noah to the playground twice a week
We've done well with going for multiple walks during the week.  This month I'd like to make an effort to go to the playground more.  I hope nicer weather becomes the norm so that we can make his happen!

Limit my sweets
This includes soda when out at restaurants to ice cream and skittle snacks at home.  I know I can't quit cold turkey, but I definitely want to limit it and choose healthier options instead! 

Organize the hall closet/store our winter gear
While April can be a weird month weather wise, I think it's safe to say that we no longer need our winter coats and hats.  This month I'd like to store all of our winter gear in the basement and make room in our hall closet for rain coats, umbrellas, baseball hats, light jackets, and some cute flats.  

Take Noah mini golfing
Chris and I love mini golfing and last year we took Noah for the first time.  He loved it and I'm excited to go back again! 
Clean the garage and organize everything!  
We only have a one car garage, so in the summer we don't park the car inside and instead use it to store all of our summer gear.  Noah has a wagon, a car, gardening tools, balls, and other fun toys!  We also have our lawn mower and other tools.  While we haven't even lived here a year, our garage has already become a catchall for everything and could use some attention!  Any tips on how to organize a garage would be very helpful!

Go for a walk around the neighborhood at least 3 times a week
Noah and I were sick and the weather was super crummy the first week of April, so we didn't get out for any walks.  But since then, we've done really well with getting out for at least 3 walks a week.  The length varies, but I'm happy with just getting out for some fresh air and exercise!

Be more aware of my eating and lose a few pounds
I wasn't as successful as I would have liked.  I've been walking more and thought I was making better food choices, but the scale doesn't really show that :(  Maybe I indulged too much in Baltimore.  The quest to get healthy will be an ongoing goal.

Clean out the car and get ready for our "road trip"
Done and done!  

Take more videos
As usual, I took lots of videos of our activities and excursions.  But this month I also got some videos of just Noah talking so I can remember how he says certain words.  I also took a bunch of videos in Baltimore and plan to share a video of our weekend away next week!

Work on some outdoor projects
We got a lot done this month!  We planted a bunch of flowers and Chris put together our shed.  There's still more to do, but I'm happy with our progress :)

What are your goals this month?


  1. Monthly goals are such a good idea! I usually make them for the season (ie, spring goals) but then procrastinate and nothing gets done. I think a shorter time frame may be the secret to success!

  2. Love that you do monthly goals. My monthly goals are basically just to survive and keep everyone alive. :) So far, so good.

  3. Ooh mini golfing! Conor took Liam once and he loved it! I will need to remember to plan a fun outing for that soon!


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