The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | July 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Monthly Goals | July 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.

July 2015 Goals

Keep one weekend free of plans
It's super easy to make tons of plans in the summer to the point that we never have a weekend to just relax.  While they are usually filled with fun activities, it's important to just do nothing every once in a while.  I want to be able to just go to the pool and hang out.  

Get an updated cousins photo
Noah's cousins will be visiting this month.  We have a ton of fun activities planned while they are here.  But I'd also like to wrangle them up and get a group shot of them.  It's so fun to watch them grow through the pictures.  

Go for family walks
Now that it's staying light longer, I'd love to make a family walk part of our nighttime routine.  Noah has been going to bed later, so I think it's totally doable after dinner.  

Lose a few pounds
Chris has lost quite a bit of weight and he's really inspired me to lose some weight as well.  My main problem in the summer months is all the ice cream!  I'd love to hear some of your go to healthy meals or snacks.  

Read at least 2 books
I ended up reading a lot of books last month and I really enjoyed it.  I want to keep up with this "new hobby".  Again, I'd love to hear some suggestions on what to read next :)

Go for walks in the morning before it gets too hot!
This month seemed to be either crazy hot or raining.  As a result, I did not do well at all with getting out for morning walks.  

Go on a date with just Chris
We had every intention of going to see Entourage this month.  And then Chris read that it didn't get great reviews, so we decided to hold off.  Instead, we are waiting until July to see the Amy Schumer movie, Trainwreck.  

Clean the garage and organize everything!  
Once again, we failed this month.  I feel like my "honey do" list is never ending and with our weekend plans, Chris barely has time to mow the lawn each week.  

Do a few Summer themed crafts with Noah
This is one of the few goals we actually completed this month.  We did the sun and the strawberry :)

Go through our holiday decor
While I did a lot of purging and organizing through the rest of the house, I did not get to the holiday decor.  Part of the reason is because the doors to the closet that the holiday decor is stored in are broken.  We hope to have our handyman come fix or replace them soon.  Maybe then I can get my act together.  

What are your goals this month?


  1. I love the idea of doing monthly goals. My problem is that it'll be halfway through the month before I ever find time to sit down and hash out my goals! :) Just setting myself up for failure. Womp womp.

  2. I'm always recommending books, so forgive me if I already mentioned these to you, but some of my favorites: The Kitchen House, The Night Circus, & Devil in the White City.

  3. You know I have tons of book suggestions...but they may be for middle schoolers! :) They are still great or super fun to read! I highly recommend The Summer I Turned Pretty series! Great for summer! Wonder if you haven't read it already! I believe every human should read that book! Any favorites you've read so far you would recommend? Not that I read anymore...ha

  4. I want to see the Amy Schumer movie too! I hope it's as good as the previews look. Good luck with your July goals!

  5. Sometimes I feel like we have an abundance of plans every weekend and other times I feel like we have nothing to do and are so bored haha. It's either feast or famine around here. But I agree, one weekend free a month is definitely a necessity!


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