Wednesday, September 24, 2014

August Progress Toward Goals

Yep, here we are, in the LAST week of September!  How does it happen that time goes faster every single month??  These last few weeks have been a blur.  In August, I spent a week in Nashville for an HR meeting, two weeks in Las Vegas for an Engineering Training program I was working with, a weekend in Atlanta with my gal pals to cheer on the Mountaineers at the WVU/Alabama game, a recruiting trip to WVU, a quick overnight trip to a town outside Chicago for a wedding and now I find myself in Tuscaloosa, AL recruiting some more!  I'm tired just typing it!  I also added a pretty cute lil' baby nephew last week - Colton Gage made his debut while I was in Morgantown.  I've got TONS of pics of scrapbook pages I tried to upload but after I spent a ton of time editing them, they loaded sideways and I'm yet to figure out how to edit or rotate pics on blogger?  So annoying.  I'll get there eventually.  But, for now, I leave you with my monthly goal recap for August!

 1.  Only buy the absolute necessary toiletries/cosmetics/etc
I haven't had time to shop which is good!  I have been using up my travel stash like crazy though and I used up some other beauty products as well.  Would def. repurchase all of these items - the hair products have lasted me for YEARS so really good investments for me but I'm ready to try some other items out there!

 2.  No more magazine subscriptions (unless they are free).  My goal is to finish reading the backlog  of magazines in the living room and then start on my actual book collection!  My goal is 1-2 books per month.  
I did some catch-up magazine reading and read 2 books from my stash.  I also finished some Audible books - My Story by Elizabeth Smart and Sold by Patricia McCormick.

 3.  At least one blog entry a week. 
Yep.  I got nothing.
4.  Use the elliptical that's literally just  accumulating spider webs in the basement -- get in 20-30 minutes a day on the elliptical and walk Henderson 1-2 times  a week.
January - 56.53 miles 
February - 64.57 miles 
March - 62.27 miles
April - 46.23 miles
May - 68.84 miles 
June - 61.61 miles
July - 65.74 miles
August - 92.91 miles - CRUSHED IT in August!  I did soooo much walking while in Las Vegas!  
 5.  Less eating out at work.  My goal is to only eat out 2-3 times a week.  
So with all the traveling, my goal is just to eat as healthy as possible.  It's working.  Somewhat.

6.  Since I beat my scrapbook page goal for 2013, I think I am going to go with ... 300 pages for 2014.
I was able to squeeze in 46 pages during August (somehow) which brings my progress to mid-April... 2011. Oh well.  Progress is progress, right???