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Shaping Up In September!

by Megan

Time for another goals post (goalpost?), can you believe it? August just flew by. My little boy is 4, a new school year is in full swing, and we are hoping that the weather will start to cool down to under 100 degrees.

Let’s take a look at last month’s goals:

Goals for August:

Get completely unpacked and organize and beautify our new home- pretty much!

I am happy with what I’ve done so far. The inside of the house is almost totally organized, with frames up on the wall, etc. I think there is one bin of stuff inside that has yet to be dealt with. I’ve also spent a lot of time organizing our storage in the garage, making sure every bin is properly labeled and everything is in its place. The giant pile in the middle of my garage floor has been greatly reduced in size, and just a small pile remains, of things which probably just need to go in a couple of bins marked “miscellaneous.”

Read the 60 pages in Jesus The Christ that I didn’t get to in July- did it!

Take a dance class- signed up!

I found a dance studio I was interested in, and when I called about taking a class, the conversation ended with me going in for a job interview! Long story short, there were some red flags, and I’ve decided not to take or teach classes there. I found another studio, only 2 miles from my house, and signed up for a tap class that starts this Wednesday! When I called to inquire about the class, they said they needed at least 6 people to hold the class, and they already had a list of 5 people who were interested, so you’re welcome, tappers!

Finish my training and run a half-marathon- did it!

Check it out!

Establish a routine- yep!

Did it, blogged about it! No two days with children are ever quite the same, but I think we are finally past the transition phase and enjoying our new life in Surprise. Now if we could just sell our house!

So…I guess I hit all my goals in August! Go me! Onwards!

September Goals:

Hit 500 GFC followers on the blog– made it there between writing and publishing this post!

Publish the second Nitty Gritty Series

Planning on doing this the third week in September, all about Google Analytics!

Redo my “best of” page

I want to format it like my new “friends and favorites” page, with pictures for each post.

30 Day Shred

I’ve done this dvd many times before, but I’ve never put the 30 day challenge into action. Now that my half marathon is over, I want to take a little break from running and do more of a strength training routine for awhile. I plan to do this every Monday-Saturday, starting Tuesday (when I’m home from vacation), and that should get me 23 days through the program in September, and then I can finish it up in October. I’m ready to rock it!

Buy “big girl” bras and find jeans that fit

This was going to be a goal anyway, and then yesterday my sisters-in-law and I got into a conversation that resulted in us trying on each other’s jeans and checking out each other’s rear ends in the jeans we were wearing. I am totally not wearing the right jeans or bras for my body, and in September I plan to change that! Have you read this article? Most of us had, and ever since I read it, I’ve been wanting to go try some new brands of jeans. I tried on my sister-in-law’s Express jeans yesterday, and turns out that I’m at least one size, maybe two, smaller than I thought!

As for the bras, well, a few years ago I just gave up trying to find a comfortable bra that fit, and I just started wearing cheap Walmart sports bras all the time. But there has to be a well-fitting, comfortable, flattering bra out there for me, and I intend to find it!

So those are my September goals! What do you want to accomplish this month?

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Vivian September 3, 2012 - 3:47pm

Hello! Newest follower from the blog hop! Have a great day!

Andy Crandall September 3, 2012 - 6:48pm

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The Students Wife September 3, 2012 - 6:50pm

HI :) Such a cute blog! I”m excited to be a new follower from the Monday Mingle!

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Ag.perdew September 3, 2012 - 8:39pm

I love the goal list for the MONTH! It seems much more doable. Came over to follow your GFC from Monday Mommy Mingle, and I am glad I did. Congrats on being the mystery host. You can find me at http://www.onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com

Blaire Ring September 4, 2012 - 2:59am

congrats on hitting 500 fans!! newest fan here from http://www.secondavephotography.com :)

Victoria September 4, 2012 - 2:04pm

I like the idea of the monthly goals. Right now I do a post of the montly pinterest projects I want to do, but I think I’ll do some goals as well! Thanks for the idea. New follower from Naptime Review!

Kathryn September 4, 2012 - 5:43pm

Yes, I need to shape up a bit too! New follower from Naptime Hop. Now following you via google friend, fb, twitter and pinterest. Would love follows back.


Miss Angie September 5, 2012 - 6:33pm

Whoa look at you, that is stinking awesome! Way to be!

Good luck in September, and thank you for linking up! :)

Aubrey S. September 7, 2012 - 1:15pm

Fantastic work on your August goals. You’re an inspiration!