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March Goal Recap & April Monthly Goals

It’s that time again!

Here’s another look at what my goals were for March:

2015 Monthly Goals - March

I’m happy to say that I accomplished each one of these and, while there is still room for improvement on a couple, it’s nice to finally feel like I had a successful month.

I used up a lot of things that I had been saving for “the right moment” – a facial scrub, some face masks, an eye cream, and some makeup samples, just to name a few. Some of them I may repurchase, and for others it was nice to use them up and make space for some new things. It felt like I was treating myself every time I used a product that had previously just been sitting around! Spoiler alert: I had so much fun with this that one of my April goals is based on the same concept!

I found a dress!! It was actually one of the most uneventful wedding experiences so far, but one of the least stressful and I certainly needed that. I had tried on a few dresses with my mom, but none that I really loved and was having a hard time finding a style that fit the slightly nontraditional route that I knew I wanted to take. I ended up seeing a dress online at David’s Bridal, so I popped in one afternoon by myself, tried it on, and walked out with it 20 minutes later! I hadn’t expected to like it, so I think there was so little pressure in trying it on that it was just a really low key experience. The employees now refer to me as “The World’s Fastest Bride”. I’ll take it. 🙂

I am proud to say that I have limited myself to Starbucks breakfasts only one day per week. That’s not to say that I haven’t visited for a late afternoon latte, but we’re taking baby steps here. I’ve been having a lot of oatmeal (with pomegranate seeds – delicious!), whole grain waffles, and fruit. If you have any other breakfast ideas for me (because I tend to get bored quickly) please leave them below!

Here’s what’s on the agenda for April:

2015 Monthly Goals - April

I have a lot of DIY projects in mind for our upcoming wedding, but so far they’re all sitting in various Michael’s and AC Moore bags around the apartment. The goal this month is to complete at least one of them so that I can enjoy my summer and not be buried inside under a pile of glitter and glue.

As I mentioned before, it felt so nice to use up a bunch of products last month and create some much needed free space, so I’ve decided to apply this to my wardrobe and jewelry collection as well. I intend to purge my closet and discover some new ways to wear old pieces. It will be like shopping for free in my own closet! Plus, it will be nice to make a little extra cash at the consignment store 😉

Lastly, I intend to get up early one or two days each week to add some time to my day. Lately I’ve been feeling like there just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done and still have some time for me, so if I can get up even 20 minutes earlier to throw in a load of laundry or take care of some online banking before work, that will make my nights a little less chaotic. I hope.

Wish me luck! What things would you like to accomplish this month??

February Goal Recap & March Monthly Goals

I figured you might be tired of me posting goals around here and not much else, so instead of doing a recap post AND a new list for March, we’re just going to combine them. Here we go:

2015 Monthly Goals - February

I’m happy to say that I actually 100% accomplished something from this list! The Save the Dates went out this week and we’re starting to hear back from people about the design and the link to our wedding website. I’m loving all the feedback!

I’m starting to think cutting down on sugar just isn’t in the cards for me (evident by the fact that I just typed “carbs” instead of “cards”). I do really well with it for a few days by grabbing only one square of dark chocolate when I want something sweet, but then Cadbury Mini Eggs come out and I’m a goner. Then I will be really good again and pass up a piece of cake at an office birthday party (physically painful, don’t recommend it), only to come home and find that Dan has bought me a slice of cheesecake. Work in progress still.

I like to think I’m pretty good with numbers, but somehow 10,000 seemed a lot smaller to me before I bought a Fitbit and was supposed to take that many steps in one day. I’ve only hit that goal twice in the past three weeks, and both times involved me running laps through our small apartment, or jogging in place next to the bed at 11pm to get those last few steps in. Going for walks hasn’t been much of an option around here lately, but when all this snow finally melts, I plan to hit 10,000 multiple times a week.

Here are my goals for March:

2015 Monthly Goals - March

I have this thing, and I think it’s really a thing, so let me know if you do this also, but I’ll buy something special for myself or get a nice gift and then be afraid to use it because I want to make it last. Well, this month I’m going to try to use those things up because I should be enjoying them! There will always be more “things” when my coconut shower scrub and fancy eye cream are gone.

We’ve checked a lot off of our wedding planning list in the last month, but the one thing I haven’t been able to do is find a dress. I know sometimes they can take months to create, and even though I don’t intend to buy something custom and would rather an off-the-rack, simple number instead, I would still feel better having that checked off with time to spare.

In the name of saving money and eating better, I also need to cut down on Starbucks trips in the morning, or grabbing a snack bar as an alternative. I know there is a Pinterest board full of interesting, healthy breakfast ideas out there just calling my name. Do you have any to add?

Check back in a few weeks to see if I can finally have a month where I reach all three goals! Daylight Savings and Spring are coming this month to bring longer, sunnier days and I think that will be all the motivation I need. 🙂