Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Goals 2018

Happy Wednesday and welcome to August! I've made some new goals for the month so, let's get right to it!


Goal #1 - Enjoy the final days of summer vacation.

This is the first year of Piper's life where the end of summer will actually mean the beginning of school. My baby starts preschool in less than 4 weeks! My mama heart is both super excited and super sad. It is bittersweet. A chapter ends at the end of August; a very long but, too short chapter. A life-changing chapter, filled with setback, growth and self-discovery. I'm no longer the mother of an infant or toddler; I'm the mother of a preschooler. There is one constant I'm sure of in motherhood - the constant shift of letting go while holding on. It's the most hard and beautiful thing I've experienced and, it's still only the beginning of sorts.

Goal #2 - Keep myself at the top of the list.

My to-do lists have been growing and, some days my health and well-being gets pushed back to the end of the list. I am a firm believer that you can't draw from an empty well. I've experienced the struggle of trying to do so and, everyone suffers at that point. So, I am putting myself at the top of the list. Self care will be a bigger priority this month and it will come in the form of taking some time for myself to be active, write and pray each day.

Goal #3 - Take hydration more seriously.

I have definitely lacked in reaching any sort of water goal this summer and, I am still suffering the side effects. Bloating, sore joints, etc. Drinking enough water is one of the easiest things I can do to stay healthy and yet, I struggle. I am going to work on taking hydration more seriously this month. I am going to aim to drink 120 oz. of water each day.

Goal #4 - Track nutrition 5 days per week.

Tracking nutrition is definitely something I've slacked on, with all of the picnics, parties and weddings that summer brings - it's easier to just eat intuitively. That's great for maintaining weight but, I have plenty of weight left to lose. I am going to start out this month by tracking my nutrition 5 days per week, aiming to stay within calories during those days.

Readers, what are your goals for the month of August?


  1. Fabulous goals!!!!! Mine is to stay focused...including water and tracking!!!

    Hugs to you for that first day when you send your baby into preschool!!!

    1. Aw! Thanks so much MaryFran!
      Water and tracking are solid goals! Good luck!