my intention for july was to focus on fitness, but i ended up focusing more on organization. our place is looking quite organized these days. so this month i’m going to actually, really, focus on fitness for real this time. last month i started off strong and then fell off. this time i have the extra pounds on the scale and this conversation as my motivation…dad: how much do you weigh now? me: i don’t know, i don’t own a scale. dad: you’re getting a bit round. me: where, like my legs? dad: all over. yup my folks are very straight forward. while in chicago, i weighed myself at our friend’s apartment and my dad was right. i packed on quite a few extra pounds. i realize that i need to get over the rough year i had and stop over indulging and oversleeping. summer is tough for working out because i like working out in the evening and there’s usual something much more appealing going on like movies with a view, roof top film, or live music in a park. july was great for rejuvenating, refueling, processing my year of teaching and reconnecting with friends. for this month these will be my primary goals:
be present-that iphone is such a distraction. just because i can research any random idea that comes into my mind doesn’t mean that i should. i need to remember to put the phone away. take things slowly and be more mindful
exercise-so that’s all she wrote, my genes got me this far but now i have to put in some serious work. i’m up for it though. it’ll take me a few months to rebuild muscle tone and get in shape.
entertain-now that school is out, i have no reason not to throw a dinner party, so that’s exactly what i’ll do for josh’s birthday.
read-so i’m currently reading there eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston. i’d like to read for pleasure at least an hour every day. of course i will have to build up to making this a part of my day, i hope to make this a lifelong goal.
time-i’m still struggling with time, my bestie said it frankly, be on time. it’s stressful to be late and so it’s time i get it together. just because it’s summer, and i’m off, doesn’t mean i can just stroll in late to meet friends. (another lifelong goal)
did you make goals for the summer? this year? how are they going?