Can you believe it’s already November!? I seriously cannot get my head around the fact that there are only TWO months left of 2010. Where did it go!?
For the past few weeks, I’ve been setting weekly goals and it has helped me keep on track. I haven’t set monthly goals in a while, so since it’s November 1, I want to put a few larger goals out there to see if it can help me stay focused for the month. I still want to set weekly goals so that the bigger ones seem more attainable, but here is what I hope to accomplish in November.
- Strength Training – Strength train at least two times a week for the whole month. Strength training went to the back burner majorly when I was training for the half marathon, and I can tell I am losing strength and muscle definition because I haven’t been working towards it. I really want to get back into strength training regularly because its great for my metabolism and toning my arms, shoulders, and back.
- Select and sign up for a half marathon in 2011 and start thinking about a training plan so I can figure out when to start doing long runs.
- Continue to run at least once a week, either on the treadmill or outdoors if weather permits. I like to keep running even if I’m not training for something so I keep my stamina up.
- Stick to a $50 a week budget for food – I am pretty good about budgeting for other things, but when it comes to food, I am VERY lenient with my budget because I feel like if I’m eating well, its OK to invest in it. While this is true, I think I can still eat well on $50 a week. I plan to use this money between the farmer’s market AND grocery shopping and still want to make almost all my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at home. I can readjust the weekly budget if it seems too steep, but I want to try out $50 a week and see how that goes.
- Since there are lots of holidays coming up, try to eat out/do happy hour at most 2x a week, or even less if possible.
- Continue to go to church every Sunday. I looooove my church and just started going last month, and its something I’ve been looking forward to every week even if it means getting up a little earlier. I always leave feeling really good and want to keep that up.
- Read more and watch less TV. I watch A LOT of TV. Pretty much every show on HBO/Showtime is one I tune into regularly. This goal is kind of vague, but I always feel happier when I make some time to read rather than zoning out in front of the TV every night.
And there you have it! Seems like a hefty list, but do-able if I set my mind to it.
What about you? Do you tend to set monthly goals? If you do, do you find they help you stay accountable?