Tuesday, May 01, 2012

April update and May goals

Oops, I am a few days late getting this posted. It is really hard for me to believe that April is already gone--seems like I just had my birthday, but that was almost a month ago now!! Anyway, between busyness and sickness, April was kind of a lost month for me. I didn't do so great with most of my goals. But hopefully May will be better!! I think it is important for me to keep setting them because it does help give me some extra motivation, even though sometimes I don't come close to meeting a lot of them!

So here's how things went in April:
  • Lose 3+ pounds--Nope, I only lost a little over a pound this month
  • Exercise 3-5 times/week--And no, I didn't do this, either--which is probably WHY I only lost a little over a pound this month!
  • Monthly date--Yes, we had a nice afternoon/evening date for my birthday
  • Have friends over for dinner/play dates/visits--Done! Had several friends over for playdates and visits
  • Read at least 2 books (planning on The Mission of Motherhood and Song of My Heart, plus finish The Swiss Courier)--DONE! I read the 2nd and 3rd books on this list and am almost done with the first one, plus I read two other fiction books on my Kindle in April as well.
  • Sewing project(s): finish Julia's Easter dress, make a doll quilt and dress, and maybe some other things--Julia's Easter dress got done, but nothing else, sadly! I ended up changing my mind about her birthday present, so I didn't make sewing a big priority last month.
  • DIY project: haven't decided for sure what this will be yet--I didn't do a specific DIY project in April, but I did several in March, so maybe that makes up for skipping one last month? :)
  • Begin memorizing Titus 2--Nope, I KEEP forgetting to do this one. I think I am going to leave it off my goals for a while.
  • Finish "Frumps to Pumps" ebook--DONE!

And here are my new goals for May:
  • Lose 2-3 pounds
  • Drink lots of water and limit sugar
  • Begin the 30 Day Shred
  • Have a monthly date night
  • Read at least 2 books (what I'm planning right now are: The Messenger (fiction) and another non-fiction book which I haven't totally decided on yet)
  • Sewing project: spring/summer skirt for me
  • DIY project: embellish t-shirt for me
  • Have friends over for playdates and/or supper
  • Spring clean two rooms
  • Put away kids' winter clothes/get out summer clothes
  • Complete challenge on DailyFeats.com
  • Plant our veggie garden
How are you all doing with your monthly goals, if you set them? Let's encourage each other! :)


1HappyWife said...

Hi Carrie!
I enjoy reading your goals :). I have not been setting any other than my daily lists ... but since Leah those have not been daily either. I finally committed to two weeks of not eating all the foods that bother me and I am hoping that in the next couple weeks I can get some good schedules written up for cleaning, school, yard, etc... It looks my hubby will be doing another away job :( so I think that will be a good time to destroy :) I mean deep clean the whole house. It always gets worse before it gets better :).

Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Smith said...

Hi dear friend,
Sorry you have been dealing with sickness in your household--that's not a bit fun. I hope everyone is feeling good & that you all have a wonderful May! Where did the year go? Wasn't it just Christmas?