Five (5) October Goals
Five (5) October Goals

Five (5) October Goals

I really liked my five September goals & decided that rather than making a bunch of resolutions, I would do some smaller goals each month. It’s easy, it’s measurable, and it helps me break it down from something overwhelming (lose weight! become a better person! get rid of all annoying habits!) into something doable (get at least 30 minutes of cardio 6x/week! stop and think of one thing I’m grateful for at 3 PM every day! I have no annoying habits, so no examples there.)

So – to recap on my September goals:

  1. Track food for 30 days – done!
  2. Initiate passport renewal process – I have an appointment for the photo next week & will get it sent off then!
  3. Do 15 minutes of cardio a day, following physical therapist’s plan to the letter! – pretty good. I missed a few days of cardio, but mostly because the PT suggested I do so. I’ve been doing most of my stretching & other exercises. I have not run more than she wants me to (even when I want me to) and with the exception of not yet having a stupid foam roller thingie, I’m doing pretty well.
  4. Get garden prepped (almost there – the final touches will happen Saturday).
  5. Attend pirate festival (FAIL!  It rained, and we are wusses. We did not see the pirates, although I did drink rum & say “avast” a lot. And the architect wore his pirate shirt.)

Once again, I am doing my goals on the 2nd of the month. Last month it was because it just didn’t occur to me until the 2nd, but this month is deliberate. I didn’t want to interrupt your regularly scheduled Wednesday shoe porn. I am such a giver.

So – my October goals:

  1. Run 5K (woo! Run Like Hell on 10/19)
  2. Not puss out & go to bed super early in Vegas.
  3. Not stress/worry/freak about the state of clean of my house in advance of the in-laws visit.
  4. Come up with an affordable, yet meaningful 2nd anniversary present for the architect (suggestions welcome).
  5. Knit one complete project (instead of 3 half projects – half of a hat doesn’t do anyone any good).

What are your goals for the month?


  1. Kristen

    Love the idea of the little goals and glad they were easy for you to achieve. I am SO there with you with my knitting project! My friend bought me all this stuff and I have yet to finish anything – I think my scarf might be long enough for my dog.

    1. I have a few scarves under my belt (although not literally – that would be weird) and a LOT of hats. This year, I’d like to branch out & make a baby blanket & maybe some socks. Something crazy.

  2. Alisa

    Haha too funny about knitting half a hat! I tried knitting…I’m not patient enough.

    Meaningful gifts for hubby’s…that’s a hard one though sometime I need to tell you about the MWAH box (that one got tears).

    1. I do like to knit – perfect social activity for fall/winter. I get together with some girlfriends & we knit & drink. Good times!

      I will definitely have to ask you about the MWAH box.

  3. My goals?? Well, my #1 goal is to not have any goals!!! Is that bad?? Because, if i set goals and i don’t meet them, i get all upset and depressed!!!

    Well, i guess my goal would be to not get upset and depressed if i don’t meet my goals!!! I’m soooo confused!!!!

    1. 😀

      Nothing wrong with not having goals! I am just such a list maker, that I make them anyway – just trying now to make real, achievable goals, so I don’t have to get all upset & depressed by NOT meeting them.

  4. my main, #1 goal is to keep working on getting my neck better. Sounds boring, but I’m quite pleased with myself to have that as a goal, whereas in the past, it would be “lose 5 pounds before vaycay!” or “stop eating peanut butter.” I used to be a bit of a freak, you see. (Years ago..not, like, in May.)
    Have a fab weekend!
    Re anniversary present: what about a side-by-side couples massage? Romantic! Also, the traditional anniversary gift for Year two is… Cotton. Interpret that as you wish.

    1. I think that’s a fantastic goal! (Of course, I have a goal to lose 20 pounds by my February vacation, but ‘stop eating peanut butter’ is crazy-talk! peanut butter is delicious!)

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