Monday, April 1, 2013

April's Eight Great Goals

If you were anywhere near Portland this weekend you already know how great I'm going to say my Easter weekend was. So that's a story I'll save for a different day - Tomorrow if you're lucky

Today our focus here is on April and looking forward to what it may bring.

First of all, it definitely will bring a lot of smoothies.

The trick? Toss any fresh fruits or veggies into a blender, add protein, sample, pour and watch that smile on your face grow! Some pinspiration for other smoothie drinkers here.

More pressure will be on us at work, coming upon the end of the fiscal year in 60 days and needed to be on my A game non-stop. This hustle at work will make the days go by faster and clearly will make the weekends more valuable. I plan on spending a lot of time doing what I enjoy and making certain that Dan and I are having fun together when he's not out teeing it up on the weekends and whenever the sun decides to poke out from behind the clouds.

Eight Great Goals

1. Always have fresh flowers in the house and at my desk. There's beautiful daffodils in my backyard that I've been clipping and looking at in my home - so I want to make sure that I am always changing it up, keeping it fresh, and getting signs of spring everyday of the month.

2. Keep a food diary where I write down every last crumb that I consume - I've heard that can help to keep you more aware of what you're putting into your body and ultimately help you to make better choices in dire moments of snacking and hunger.

3. It is a little sad that we have anxiety about setting this goal and it might sound like too many for you - but Dan and I like stopping for latte's in the morning on the way to work... really like. This month we are only going to have seven latte's each and hopefully can save a little money in the process.

4. Landscaping fun at our house to get everything beautiful and groomed for the summer. There's old plants to uproot, weeding to be done, raking of leaves that have fallen and plenty to keep us busy.

5. After dinner in the evening if the weather is dry Dan and I are going to put our walking shoes on and go count puppies in the neighborhood rather than watch re-runs or the 5th inning from our reclining chairs.

6. For the 6th goal, I'd like to run at least six times in the morning before work. Pack my outfit and lay out my clothes the night before, get up early, drive to work, run, shower, and be well prepared for my day. This should be easy to do next week especially as Dan won't be carpooling with me due to his 9 day vacation - so that's why the goal goes above and beyond what I can accomplish in one week alone. I also need to go to six NTC sessions this month - it's been a few weeks since I've attended.

7. Dan's birthday is coming up this month and I'd like to make his 28 on the 28th a special one. He will be representing his golf league on that day thanks to his victory last year so I'll have to find ways to work around it. However, I don't think he can imagine a better way to spend his day on the course hitting the links!

8. Oops - Dan chiming in here... "Your last goal should be to hit a golf ball 50 yards (in the air)". Looks like we're going to the driving range!

April is normally one of my favorite days of the year to get my prank on, so we will see what I get into with my family, my co-workers and of course - Dan! I expect to see several "fake" engagements on my facebook feed so just know that I'm ready for you!

Thanks for hanging around another month - look forward to hearing about the sunny weekend tomorrow!

heart JE


brooke lyn said...

i like to plan my lattes for friday. it's more a treat that way :)

Jessi said...

That's a great idea - we will try to just have one this week... on Friday!

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