Seriously. It’s mid month, again? As you’ll remember from Days are Long, but months go by fast this happens way too often. Every month!
This month, I feel like I’ve missed almost 2 weeks of it being sick. Ugh. I wish I could say I was back to normal, but that darn bug is hanging around still. So, my goals have taken a bit of a hit. I’m hoping to be back to normal by the end of the week, so I can kick this month’s booty.
Even though I haven’t done so well, let’s take a look anyways.
1. Get comfortable in my new job
I completed my training, and did a few classes by myself. Tomorrow will be the true test, as I will be completely on my own. Wish me luck!
2. Plan our trip for the Walker and Willis Birthday Walk to Fight TTTS
Nope. Not even a little bit. Better hurry up on this one.
3. Come up with a theme and get our t-shirts (or sweatshirts) designed for our March for Babies Team
Still working on this. I have one idea I like, but my husband doesn’t seem convinced yet. Still open to suggestions!
4. Increase my water intake
I honestly haven’t been drinking very much plain water. It just tastes bad when I’m sick, so I’ve been drinking lots of tea, both hot and cold.
5. Do a Valentine’s Craft with the boys
Nope. Going to have to do a February/Winter craft instead.
6. Make a meal plan for one week
The week before getting sick, I had 3 meals in a row…woo hoo. I even used the crock pot. Then, the sickness and planning went out the window.
So, I haven’t been doing so hot on these goals, but I’m giving myself some slack for the sickness.
I did complete the Walker and Willis Auction, and helped my son with his 100 Day project, so that’s something.
I haven’t even been to the gym for a week, which is crazy. I’m going to attempt it for the first time today, so maybe I can sweat out the last of the sickness.
How are you doing on your goals for the month?
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
I hope you get better soon! I count tea toward my water intake as long as it’s not sweetened or natural sweeteners.
I neeeeeed to do this! I’m always imafraid I not be able to check it all off!
That’s awesome you are writing out your goals! I need to do the same. Sounds like you are pretty much on the right track.
Sorry to hear you have been so sick! Hopefully getting a little sweat session in will help you out a bit. Doesn’t sound like your goals suffered too bad and it’s probably better you take the time to rest up. And I’m totally with you on how fast the months are going…it’s insane that it is already the middle of Feb!
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Mistle Petrey says
Even though your goals may have taken a hit due to you being sick, you are still doing great! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish at the end of this month.
Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer says
Well, I am glad to hear that you are on the mend, so I think you did great on your goals considering you were sick! Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished and forget about the other stuff – there are still a few days before the end of the month to get some goals in! Hugs xxxc
Candy kage says
Never thought about a mid month chec. Alway wait until end which is really to late.
Christine - The Choosy Mommy says
I hope you feel better soon. I agree that plain water gets old so fast. I try to spice it up with some fruit or sprinkle in some of those flavor packets.
It sounds like you have had a good reason to not be doing so hot on these, but I’m sure you’ll complete some of them! I have not been doing great on my goals either. I tend to get super busy with my little dudes and forget to take care of my stuff, but I am trying. Good luck, you still have some time!
Stefanie (@LexieLooDylan2) says
I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by! I hope everyone is feeling better. Wishing you lots of luck on your own at your job! XOXO
Sorry to hear you were sick this month! Here’s to hoping you feel better…at least you were able to make 3 meals! Props to you!
Alyssa from The Sparkly Life says
I love when you do these mid-month check-ins. It’s so inspiring! I’m with you on the water intake thing–I definitely need to up mine. And I want to do meal planning, too!
I’m sure you’ll be back on your feet and hitting your goals hard soon!
Good luck 🙂
Don’t be too hard on yourself Shann! As mother’s we spread ourselves very thin and our spreading doesn’t stop when we get sick. I’ve been sick with respiratory viruses for 6 weeks now! The peak of BB season for the middle schooler and high schooler and chasing a toddler and working 4 days a week! No wonder I can’t get healthy, no days off for moms!
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
I’ve been sick this month as well and totally didn’t do a lot of the things I had planned. It happens from time to time and may be our bodies way of telling us to slow down. I hope you start feeling better soon and are able to get back on track with your goals! You seem to be doing fine so far!
Sorry to hear you haven’t been well, hope you feel better soon! I think you are still doing great and I cannot wait to see the T-shirts you design 🙂
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My Urban Family says
Hope today is going well for you! And I cannot believe it’s mid Feb already!
Get well soon!!
it’s hard to get those plans all done isn’t it? My daughter got lice (eeeew!) and it screwed up 10 days of my month!
I hope you feel better soon! And I think you’re doing great. Mid-month and you’re focused! You go!!!
More power to you for making progress on your goals, even when sick! Get well soon!
Healing Mama says
That’s the part I don’t like about being sick, it makes everything get off track. I hope you are feeling better and up and running by the end of the week.
Lindsay (@itssimplylinds) says
Awww, feel better! These winter illnesses really linger. Any ideas for your craft with the kids? Good luck with the new job!! Can’t wait to hear about it.
I reallyyyyy need to drink more water! x_x I’m on a surgery rotation right now, so I haven’t been drinking as much water because needing to pee while scrubbed in is a rather terrible feeling (sigh).
I hope you feel/get better soon!
Bev Feldman @ Linkouture says
It’s difficult to stay on top of things when you’re sick. Hope you’re doing better!
I hope you are back to 100% soon! I wasn’t drinking enough water and discovered that my new favorite drink is hot water. Strange…but changing the temperature made it so much more appealing! Good luck on your new job (though I’m sure you don’t need it). You will do an amazing job.
I need to start writing my goals for each month, that’s a great way to stay motivated! I increased my daily water intake by infusing fresh fruits and veggies in it! My favorite is strawberries with cucumbers!
Hoping you have finally recovered! Congrats to your new job as well Shann. I can’t believe that it’s almost March already!
Hope you are feeling better! At least you completed some of your goals! Changing habits takes time, hang in there!!
Jennifer Corter says
I totally feel you. I had so many goals this month, then the whole house got sick AGAIN! And all of those plans went out the window! I hope you feel better and accomplish your goals! 🙂
Thank you…and you too!
Amy Jones says
these look like very doable goals I hope you can achieve them all by the end of the month! Being organized is super important to keep yourself focus Keep it up!
LOVE this idea of writing about and maintaining monthly goals. Think I’m going to start writing down my goals and keeping them on my desk so I can continuously “check-in”.
Thanks for this very helpful post!
I hope you’re feeling better!