I know it’s not exactly mid month yet, but close enough. Can you believe we’re two weeks into July? I can’t. Only one more week of Summer School.The summer is just speeding by, and soon we’ll be in full on “back to school” mode. I have to admit I’m a little excited, since it will be my son’s first year at the Elementary School. I’m also a little sad. My baby is growing up! What am I going to do without him all day?
Well, I’m not going to worry about that for another month. Right now, I want to share how my monthly goals are shaping up. Here they are, in case you don’t remember:
– Increase my Blog following
– Increase my Social Media Presence
– Spend more time with my Family
– Make/eat dinners together
– Date Night/Family Date Night
– Continue to lose weight and exercise
– Don’t yell as much
– Organize and purge closet
– Spend less money on Non-necessities
So far, I’ve been doing pretty good. I’ve still been blogging everyday as part of the #30DayWriter Challenge. I’m steadily increasing my page views, I’ve moved to number 10 (WHAT?!?!) in the Top Mommy Blogs rank. My Facebook page has almost reached 1000 likes! So a huge THANK YOU to all you supporters out there. You know who you are 🙂
I’ve also been making at least 2 meals a week for dinner where we all sit down together. Last week, we had pulled pork one night, chicken on the grill another, and made our own Pizza’s. This week, we had our Eggplant Parmesan with Veggie Spaghetti, and also Veggie Burgers and fries another night. I’m happy that we’ve all taken the time to sit and eat together as a family, even though we don’t have a dinner table…yet.
Date nights have not happened yet. Must work on sitter ASAP.
I’ve been working out at least 4 times a week, including 1 night of Ballet, 1 day of walking, and Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred for at least 2 night. I even went for a jog last night, which I never do.
I’ve stuck to my healthy eating plan, and have lost over 20 lbs. The weight loss is definitely slowing down, but it’s still happening, so I’m happy.
The yelling has not stopped. Ugh. It’s just so hard when no one listens when you’re trying to be calm. I also have not stuck to my 10:15 pm bedtime rule, so being tired doesn’t help. I’m really going to try to get to bed this week, and see if it improves my mood.
I have also not gotten to my closet or organized anything. I’ve got to make some progress in this area soon.
On a good note, I have been limiting my spending…a little. I’ve returned a few items we didn’t need, and I’m always asking myself If I really need the item before buying it. For the most part it’s no, but there have been a few yeses.
Overall, I think my goals are coming right along. How are you doing this month? Looking towards next months goals yet?