Another month has flown by and it’s time to post my goals for August. July was more productive than June, so that’s a good thing, right? I feel like things are going in the right direction this year. It took a while to start my year off but I’m finally here in the moment and making things happen. Still got a long way to go but I’m feeling confident and happy about how this year is turning out. So yeah, let’s get on with it.
Goal #1 – Complete at least 2 class units!
Silly story; I had put off sending an assignment for my class. I just kept finding excuses to why I couldn’t do it, which put a short hold on me studying more and getting onto other units. Then, when I finally put in the effort and actually sent it in, I got an A- for the whole thing. So that’s proof there that I need to get out of my own head and just do what I do. Anyway, 2 units this month. If I can do more then, fabulous!
Goal #2 – Lose 10lbs
I’m going to be realistic and say 10lbs. I lost 5lbs in 2 weeks, so I’m sure in 4 weeks I could lose 10lbs. That would make a total of 15lbs lost which is pretty good. I wouldn’t be disappointed with that at all.
Goal #3 – Improve my cardio
Smoking for all those years was stupid. Really stupid. I’m lucky that I’m not left with a lingering smoker’s cough but what I am left with is the inability to run long distances. I do HIIT on my runs and the most I ever run is 4 miles. I remember when I was running double that and not stopping. I was in shape and not addicted to disgusting tobacco. I will never touch the stuff again. I will only get fitter. I want to be able to run 5 miles without getting tired by the end of August. Do it, Laura.
Goal #4 – Have money saved for England
By the end of August, I need to have saved up enough money to take the kids to England. I know that I’ve posted this before, but I need to make this one of my top priorities. It’s kinda stressing me out, to be honest, and I’ve almost canceled a few times but I promised them that I’d take them and I’m not going to let them down so I’m going to have to perform a miracle. I can do it.
Goal #5 – Learn how to rehab turtles
I see turtles trying to cross the road quite often. I ALWAYS stop to help them cross safely but when faced with a situation where one has been injured, I’d like to know what to do so I can help them. I was in this situation a few days ago where some asshole hit one and left her to die. Luckily I had the help of a friend and contact with a couple of ladies who do turtle rehabilitation (They are really amazing). Unfortunately, the turtle passed away while I was driving her over to them but if I knew how to rehab turtles, that might not have happened. They offered to help train me so I can help out and I’m excited because that’s something I really care about.
Goal #6 – Help someone
Being a single mum, I’m usually the one being helped when I need it. Sometimes I feel like all I do is take take take. My time is consumed by kids, driving everywhere, doctors appointments and of course, my horse. I’m a busy lady, but I’d like to start reaching out and being of help to others instead of only focusing on what’s going on in my life. Whether it’s a friend or a stranger, I want to make a conscious effort to be a little less wrapped up in myself and do something for someone else. I want people to be able to rely on me. I want to be a helping hand?
Well, there you have it for August. I hope everyone has had a great July and has an even better August.