November goals? What happened?
When I was planning out this week’s posts, I completely forgot to include my November goals! It may be because I’m in denial that it’s already November, or it could just be mommy brain again. Probably a combination of both.
So, let’s see how October went first.
- Continue going to the Gym at least 3 times per week Yes! I’ve been going to Ballet Mondays, Zumba Tuesdays, Barre Wednesday, then either Zumba on Thursday or Sunday too.
- Have at least 1 Date night Yes! Not only did we go out for our 7th wedding anniversary, but we also went to a March of Dimes Fundraiser called the Signature Chefs Auction. We got lots of food and drinks, plus helped raise money for a great cause.
- Start working on my 30 Before the end of my 30’s list Yes! #9 and #29 are done!
- Complete the #Octoberscopers challenge No! My phone still does not like the Periscope app for some reason.
- Do 2 guest posts and have some great guest posts on the blog Halfway Complete. I interviewed Serene Mom, and also guest posted on her blog.
- Get my Blog page views up to July’s stats No. I did go up from September, but still not as high as July.
- Throw a fantastic 6th Birthday Party Yes! See Here, Here, Here, and Here
- Have a Happy Halloween Yes! See HERE
Now for November
November is Premature Birth Awareness Month, which is a cause very close to my heart. I’m going to be focusing a lot of my blog and goals towards spreading awareness, and I hope you’ll join me.
Share a fact or some type of information about Premature Birth every day
Volunteer to do some events with the March of Dimes to spread awareness
Have more F-U-N with my kids
Do some Thanksgiving Crafts
Try to make something from Pinterest
Complete some type of Fitness Challenge
So, there you have it. My November goals. I really hope to complete them all, and I need your help more than ever. November 17th is World Prematurity Awareness Day, so I’ll be asking you all to please wear Purple and send me pictures any time before that date. They can be old pictures, pictures of your kids, pictures of your parents, any pictures of people in purple! I’d love to make a collage and post it on the blog, so please post your pictures on my FB Page or send me a message with them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you thought of any goals for November? Tell me about them!
swell conditions says
Good luck with your November goals!
I’ve been thinking about starting a 30 day fitness challenge…I need to stop thinking and start doing. I need a fitness partner or something.
I will partner with you! Let’s keep each other accountable!
me too! 🙂
Olivia Christine Perez says
I don’t really make monthly goals like this (outside of my editorial calendar) but this was really inspiring! I think in November I would like to dedicate more time to rest and yoga (which got lost in the mess of October) and stick to the three blog challenges I signed myself up for. Maybe even sign up for a fitness challenge!
This is GREAT!
I may do something like this on my blog! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
Awesome! Thank you!
I’ve always loved goal posts! They always give me something to strive for. This month I def want to finish Christmas shopping and do lots of fun stuff with my son.
Inspiration Indulgence says
Good for you for getting to the gym! Sounds like you had a really great month. My goal is to work out 4 times a week instead of 3 times a week like I did last month…it’s so hard on those busy days though!
It really is. When I don’t get it done in the morning, I struggle to do it at night because I’m just so tired.
Cindy Calzone (Hometown Queen Bee) says
How is Zumba going? I’ve always wanted to try it but I have a pretty severe back problem, so not sure it would be good for me. Congrats on 7 years without killing your spouse! That’s always amazing! Lol 😉
Hahahah…it is pretty amazing. As for Zumba, I have a bad lower back and it sometimes hurts during the class because there are lots of hip/lower back movements. You’d have to be pretty careful.
My Urban Family says
Congrats on your wedding anniversary and best of luck to you for your November goals 🙂 I like the F-U-N one 🙂
🙂 Thank you! I owe you an email too…it will be on it’s way today.
Good luck with your goals. I am also thinking to write a post about Premature Birth to spread some awareness.
That would be awesome! The more awareness the better!
I absolutely love that you are doing monthly goals! Reminds me of New Years Resolutions – why should we just do them at the beginning of the year?! I might do this myself – excellent idea!
Exactly. Thank you!
Emilie Burke says
These are my favorite kind of posts.
Suzanna @ One Hoolie Mama says
Great job on your October goals! And good luck on your November goals – I’m sure you’ll rock them!
Jessica @ wifesticated says
Good luck with your goals! You can do it!!
Aishwarya S says
Those are some great goals. Good luck. 🙂
How do you like the Barre classes? I really want to sign up for some but the price is well…not cheap. I wish my gym offered some of those classes. I have been trying to work out at least 3 times a week. I’m doing good so far this week. I would love to have a guest post/do a guest post on my blog or another blog. I think it’s a great way to get to know other bloggers and network with them. I can’t wait to see more of your posts on facts about premature birth. Good luck on your goals this month! I can’t wait to see you accomplish them!
I think it depends on the instructor for the Barre class. There is one woman I absolutely love because she has a dance background and is so energetic. If you ever want to write a post on here, just let me know. I’d love to have you!
Caroline @ In Due Time says
Going to the gym is my favorite!! GLad you have made it a goal!
Good job! You’ve got November! Our monthly goals linky goes live tomorrow if you want to link up. 🙂
Awesome! I will!
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
You got a ton done in October – you’ve really been rocking the gym! I would love to see what kinds of Thanksgiving crafts you might do!
Mash Shrestha says
Good luck with your goals 🙂 I think it is a great way to keep yourself in track 🙂
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Dana Peller (@Pellerini) says
Sounds like some fun and attainable goals! What fitness challenge are you thinking of?
I’m not sure….I’ve heard about a plank or sit-up challenge. I’m going to look around FB and Youtube.
nelle monaco says
i love the idea of adding a pinterest creation! good luck to you – i shared my goals yesterday and will be wearing purple on the 17th- thank you for the awareness!
Awesome! Thank you!
You have some great goals. And congratulations on your success on your October goals. I am working on my goals. You have given me inspiration. Thank you!
Awesome! Thank you!
Great goals! Good luck you are doing really well.
These are all great goals for the month! I need to start posting my goals so |I follow through with them lol! thanks for sharing!
Really great goals! My main goal for November is to express gratitude to somebody different each day. I am also working on some spiritual goals, some mommy goals, and a fitness goal. Good luck with yours!
Thank you! You too!
Anamika Ojha says
Glad to know about your October updates and all the best for your November goals. I would also try to keep myself more focused and try to make my calendar in an advance. 🙂
Awesome Goals my dear! My goal for November is to get thru this week in one piece! Found out today that the venue for the wedding reception double booked. . . . double booked as in the banquet manager is throwing himself his own birthday party that same day basically the same time period! I’m ready to be on my honeymoon 🙂
What?!?! Oh no! Well, I hope there’s someone higher up that’s in charge so you get your reception. Ugh. So sorry for the stress. I’m sending you calming thoughts!
Thank you! I could use the calming thoughts and maybe a spot of tea right about now 🙂
Well, if you need me to have a talk with someone and get it straightened out, I certainly will 🙂
Cooking Maniac says
I loved this post it was like catching up with an old friend. Good luck in November 🙂
Awe. That is so sweet. Thank you very much.
You are one ambitious lady. Way to go. CHEER CHEER!! Best of luck on your goals. YOU ROCK!!
Thank you so much!
Rachel (@thedigger0) says
I think your goals are great Shann. I am very impressed with your gym schedule, you should be called Super Mum. And the value of date night when couples have kids is so valuable for now and further into the future. I have guest posting goals as well. Shann you really do fit so much into your week – hope the kids party was great. I support your cause – thanks for this post – you have just motivated me to get stuck into some exercise.
Awe. Thank you, Rachel. I really appreciate your comments. I really don’t feel like Super Mom at all, but thank you.
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Great goals for November!
I’m trying to get most of my Christmas shopping done before December. We’re so busy in December, it’s good to have shopping done early!
Kayla P says
Good luck with your goals! Can’t wait to see how you did, xo!
Devon @ Devon Victoria says
Oh this inspired me to do some thanksgiving crafts and try to do something from Pinterest as well! Always good reminders to try something new and fun 🙂
You are so on the mark with your goals Shann. I wish I could be more like you and really hold myself accountable. I would like to do a fitness challenge too but I’ve seen some and they scare me, hehe :).
Thanks for sharing your goals with us. Have a great November my dear!
Thank you Cori! You too!
Crazy shenanigans says
Good luck on your November goals!
I need to start setting monthly goals for myself. Right now I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
What a great list of goals! I thank you for coming by my blog today and for just sharing in the fact that blogging with children can be rough but putting them first is key. It is nice to meet you Shann, you have a beautiful family (and boys).
Thank you so much Rachel! I enjoyed reading your post and meeting you too.
Christine- The Choosy Mommy says
Good for you for sticking to your goals! And I agree that it just doesn’t feel like November. We hit 74 in Pittsburgh here yesterday!! Wow it was hot!!!
74?!?! That’s crazy…but really nice.
Good luck with all your goals this month! A blog is great to be able to focus on your platform. After my daughter’s Traumatic Brain Injury, I used it a lot to promote Child Abuse Awareness, Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness, Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness and The Spread the Word to End the R Word campaign. It is very therapeutic and empowering. My daughter doesn’t like me bringing up what happened to her anymore, so I respect it and no longer use it as my platform.
That is wonderful Jaime. It truly is therapeutic for me too.
Good luck with all of your goals this month! You did great in October 🙂
Allison Jones says
Great goals! I’m making fitness a priority this month too! I kind of fell off last month and I’m anxious to get back to it.
Love these goals!! And that you post your wins. Stay positive!!
Mommy A to Z says
I really love the way you set goals and then return to them later to see what you’ve accomplished. It’s so motivational! November looks great… I want to try a Pinterest craft too!
I love that you shared your goals with us! I always find I’m most successful in achieving my goals when I say them out loud and share them with others.
That is an admirable list of goals. Good luck, I hope you accomplish every one of them!
It’s great that you set goals like this. I’m so busy I’m afraid I wouldn’t remember half of my goals. Got the mom-brain going on! 🙂
Lindi mogale says
Love that your goals are simple and doable. Will definitely join you on the periscope one and the more fitness days. All the best
You did so great with your goals in October! Good luck with November! 🙂
Neely (@Neelykins) says
Fabulous goals! I cant wait to see how you do with them 🙂