july goals

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 in Motivation

Because June was so crazy-pants, I skipped making any sort of health or fitness goals. I figured getting through moving into a new house unscathed was enough of a goal to take me through those 30 days. But here we are, closing in on the end of June and my life is starting to settle back down. Reviewing my yearly goals yesterday really got me back in the goat-setting mindset. Time to set my July goals! In July, I’d like to:

  1. Have three major sweat sessions per week.
  2. Eat four meatless dinners per week.
  3. Write down five things I’m grateful for everyday.

Just like I did with my May goals, I’ve created a goal chart to help keep me on track throughout the month. I never wrote about my final results from May, but let me tell you, that chart was a success! It’s amazing how motivated I am by a silly gold star. So motivated, in fact, that I actually went I sent Babyface digging around the depths of our moving boxes to find those stickers so I’d be ready for July!

Interestingly enough, the stars and chart were actually much more motivating than the monetary rewards. If you don’t remember: I gave myself a dollar for each day I hit all my goals. On the days I didn’t, the dollar went into savings. I think I ended up with $22 at the end of May, and honestly, I haven’t even used the money! Or thought about it! I think it’s probably still sitting in the jar in some box somewhere. I’m all about the gold stars.

I am changing it up a bit for July, because my goals are weekly. So instead of a daily check-off, I have a weekly tally. If I hit my goals at the end of each week, it’s a gold star for me! 

If you want to play along, I’ve posted the PDF of the chart for downloading. Go get yourself some stars!

What are your health and fitness goals for July?

9 Comments

  1. I’m new to your blog and adore it! I’m working on a healthier lifestyle myself, for mental and physical results.

    I’ll be using this chart, thank you!

    • Awesome, Bobbi! Good luck getting your stars!

  2. Love love love your charts! I think gold stars would inspire me, too. I may have to give this a try in July, too, though the meatless meals is pretty much a freebie for me ;)

    • Hahah! You could sub something else food-related into it! Didn’t you say you had protein issues? Maybe make it four dinners a week with 20g of protein or more? Or something. :)

      • Oh, this is a great idea! Yes! I have an issue with protein intake, this would be great! Thanks for the suggestion :)

  3. I wanted to comment on your post yesterday – when you were talking about other people’s successful blogs. I’m a recent reader of yours and I absolutely love it. I love how it’s about healthy living – the complete package – not just about what you eat – but what you do – what you strive for – what makes you happy.. I love reading it!

    • Thank you so much, Christy! I promise I wasn’t fishing for compliments, but it means a lot to hear that. :)

  4. Looks like you are all set for an awesome July! Maybe we will get to see some new meatless meal recipes this month? You rock my socks!

    • You absolutely will get some new meatless recipes! :)

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