April in Review & Goals | May 2016

Goals May 2016

Happy May 1st! This past month life shifted a bit and the goals that I set in March didn’t all go as planned but I’ll be honest I’m pretty happy with how my month went regardless of how my goals went. The first three months of the year were not great for me but April was a nice change. I spent the month offline more than I had planned so that is why you will see there were only two post last month. It wasn’t intentional but I let life, learning and fun be the focus of my month rather than the internet. Now I’m feeling re-inspired, re-charged and ready to take on May but first let’s review my April goals. 

April Goals

+Create more blog content. [FAIL] I am seriously laughing as I read this. I honestly probably had one of my slowest months for blog content this past month. Life was good this month but busy and I just chose to focus on other things and not feel guilty about it. In the past I would have put out mediocre posts just to keep up content but this month I just mentally needed a break. I needed to focus on other things and spend more of my time offline.  

+Carve out time each week to work. [Still In Progress] This goal wasn’t a complete fail but it wasn’t a complete win. I started off the month slow and just wasn’t making time for my work but by the end of the month I had set up a schedule and May will be the first month on this schedule so fingers crossed it goes as planned! 

+10 Gym Workouts + Daily Workouts. [Successful Enough] I am not sure how many times I made it to the gym, I am going to say seven times but I did get in regular home workouts. I am feeling really good about my workouts this month so much so that I’ll share it all in an upcoming post.

+Clean up my diet. [Still Working On] I would say that this goal was fairly successful. My month was filled with tons of veggies and fruit but there was also a lot of bread and some other packaged foods that I want to crowd out over time. So this is an ongoing goal.

+Get out for at least three social events. [Fail] I only ended up getting out once this month. I was hopefully to do more but it just didn’t happen. I will say this though I have two social events this first week of May so I am starting out strong at least! 

May Goals 

+Post at least two times per week. I am ready to get my content back up and flowing across all of my blogs so two times per week per blog seems reasonable. 

+Create an editorial calendar.  I know I have been blogging for far too many years and I have yet to master the editorial calendar. This month I would like to set up a calendar that has ideas ready to go for three months out. Also I’ll take any post requests at this time! 

+Workout at least 20 days in May. Whether it’s at the gym, at home or outside I am making it my goal to get in at least 20 days of workouts. I also have a few personal training sessions to schedule and take and I’m so excited! 

+Put the phone down. While I haven’t been on my computer as much this month I have been on my phone a lot. It’s easy to check in on social media or to pop onto snapchat (username: lindsayingalls if you want to follow) all day long but honestly it’s not very productive. I’m working on not using my phone during none “working” hours with the exception of needing to make a call or look something up such as directions or business hours. 

So basically this month is all about creating more, being more productive and continuing to get my fitness back. 

What are your goals for May? 

March in Review & Goals | April 2016

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March was one of those months where I am wondering where it went and how is it possible that I haven’t gotten anything done. Okay that’s a bit dramatic but March was a terrible month when it comes to goals and productivity. We had family in town for a large chunk of the month which essentially through our lives off track for an extended period of time. Now April is just days away and I am ready to restart but let’s review my March goals just for laughs. 

March Goals 

+Read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 

I really thought that this would be the one goal that I would accomplish but if I’m being real I loved the first two sections of the book but by the third I just lost interest. The book ended up in our car and I just forgot about it. Maybe I’ll give it another try, maybe. 

+Workout at the gym 10 times.

This would be the goal I am the saddest about not accomplishing because I really wanted to make it to the gym 10 times but as I said above life was thrown a bit off track. I ended up at the gym five times and did a few home workouts and got out for lots of walks when we were in Bend

+Create an editorial. 

Yeah that editorial calendar? Still in the works but hey maybe I’ll finish it tomorrow and my goal will be accomplished in the month of March.  

+Visit Tea Bar. 

Yay! One of the goals that I actually did accomplish! Hubby and I went for a day date and we each had a boba tea and it was super tasty. PROOF.

+Focus on improving my Instagram accounts.

I think I am just re-evaluating this all together. I don’t feel too bad about not accomplishing this goal. I have been really focusing more on blog content for this blog (RWT), Naturally Family (NF) and my beauty(ish) blog Naturally Lindsay (NL). 

So now that we have reviewed last month let’s see what’s on the agenda this month.

April Goals

+Create more blog content.

I have so many blog post ideas just buzzing around in my head but what I really need to do is actually write them down and share them with you. Ideally I would like to post 8 posts to RWT, 6 posts to NF and 4 posts to NL. 

+Carve out time each week to work.

I find myself scrambling to get work done through out the day but I rarely get any uninterrupted time to actually work. A post or project that would normally take me 30-40 minutes often take closer to 60+ with interruptions such as the littles needing something, a playdate, housework, meals, etc. This month I am taking making time to have 2-4 hours each week that are just for me to work. 

+10 Gym Workouts + Daily Workouts.

Let’s try this again. I want to do 10 gym workouts minimum this month. I also want to get at least 10 minutes of workouts each day this month whether that’s (at least) 10 minutes of yoga, barre3, running, weights, HIIT, or walking.

+Clean up my diet.

I have been eating a lot of foods lately that haven’t been making me feel healthy and energized. This month I’m getting my diet back on track to lots of fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains. 

+Get out for at least three social events.

These events don’t have to be huge it could simply be getting out for a drink or dinner with a friend or it could be a blogger event or something similar. Just something that takes me out of the house, forces me to put on real pants and has me interacting with other adults. 

Goals are set so it’s time to put them into action!

Share In The Comments Below: What are you goals for this month?

Our Bend Getaway | Part 1 | Lots of Driving, Yoga & The High Desert Museum

Day 1. 

It may have taken 4 hours and 15 minutes, a stop to pick up lunch provisions, two stops to clean up vomit (we have come to learn that Alder has a bit of a weak stomach) and the same two Daniel Tiger episodes over and over again but we made it to Bend! I was hoping we might be able to stop on the way to Bend to get out and enjoy a bit of the beautiful scenic spots but with two little ones those plans changed. At least I wore my comfy prAna clothes that ended up being perfect for a hike or for staying comfy in the car.prAnaStyle 06Our first stop when we got to Bend was to pick up food to stock our rental house and then straight to the rental to relax and unwind. Neil walked over and picked us up a coffee and then I started to prep dinner, tofu with tons of veggies and rice. I have to say I just love renting houses rather than staying in hotels because it means cooking meals and it’s so much easier with two little ones. We lucked out that our place here in Bend is super walkable and we were able to find a park for the kids to burn off some energy at before bed. 

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Day 2.

We started our morning with breakfast at the house and coffee out and then we headed off to the High Dessert Museum. We had heard amazing things about it and it was so much fun and just beautiful. We spent most of our day enjoying their outdoor exhibits and nature path. I even made a quick stop to do a little yoga stretching. Luckily walking around in prAna gear seems to be pretty standard for Bend and it makes stopping for a quick yoga sesh super easy. 

 

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After our visit to the museum we went to Spork for lunch and then spent the a few hours lounging around the house before heading out for a 4.4 mile walk around the city. We walked down to the water and over to the Old Mill District and ended our night at Next Level Burger before heading back to the house once again. I always love to do as much walking around new cities as possible because it really allows me to get to know the city and plus it’s a great workout. Now I am ending night #2 on the couch watching The Returned and snacking on Dayia smoked gouda and crackers because if I’m going to be real Next Level Burger was kind of a bust. I’m not sure what we will do for our last day in Bend but I am sure a lot more exploring will happen and coffee, lots of coffee. 

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What are you favorite things to do in Bend? Do you prefer active getaways or the sit back and relax type? Is purchasing environmentally conscious clothing important to you? 

This post was sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of prAna. All opinions and enthusiasm are my own.