September is here! It’s the end of summer and the start of the fall season which means cooler weather, sweatshirts, and pumpkin spice everything. While I’m sad to see summer go (I know we technically have until the end of the month), I’m excited for the fall season to begin.
First lets check in on how I did on my August goals:
Break through my weight loss plateau: Sadly this was a no go. While I’m close, and haven’t gained above the plateau, I technically I still haven’t busted through it. We’ll be adding this to the list of September’s goals.
Establish a better nighttime routine: I’ve gotten really good at getting ready for bed and even getting in bed at a reasonable hour, so I’ll consider this a win, but of course things like routines are always changing and improving. Even though I’ve gotten good at the routine, that doesn’t mean my body cooperates and lets me sleep… that’s a whole different situation.
Read 3 books: I finished 2. Not too shabby.
Start blogging daily: I’d say I’m 80% there. I don’t post daily (not yet anyway), but I sat down and did something for the blog or channel most days. Still working on this one.
Break through my weight loss plateau
Rolling this one over from last month. It’s pretty self explanatory.
Read 2 books
Because clearly 3 was a little too ambitious. Granted, if I applied myself to a little more reading and a little less evening tv or poking at a game, I could do it, but still…baby steps.
Find and buy a standing desk
I don’t necessarily want a whole new desk, but I want a computer stand or something that I can put on top of my desk or a table that allows me to stand for a bit while I work. I told my husband this, and he’s 100% on board because he wants one too. It’s really difficult to be a blogger who should be sitting at a computer working and someone trying to lose weight who should be active and moving all the time, so this would be a great happy medium.
Establish an official work schedule
I am very good at procrastination. When I don’t have anywhere that I need to be at a certain time, it’s very easy for me to get distracted by social media, or a youtube video, or whatever, mainly because it ultimately doesn’t effect me much…except it really does. This month I want to work on my daily schedule, and establish more of a routine in my work, working out, and housewifing duties day to day. If I know that I have to have my butt in the chair to work by 10am (workout done, showered, etc), then I have to figure out what has to happen to get me there. This has been an ongoing battle, but back to school season really helps me put a fresh label on things, so September means its time to buckle down.
Put out my video on my CMT story
Fun fact: September is CMT awareness month. While I’ve talked about it on my blog, I have only mentioned and briefly described it on my channel, and I really feel compelled to dedicate a whole video to my life experience with the disease, as well as talking a little bit about what life is actually like with CMT. It’s a video where I will literally expose my weaknesses and show people what’s normally well hidden on camera, but as the biggest disease that no one knows about (1 in 2500 people have it), I feel like this video needs to happen.
Make a pumpkin cake
It’s September. It’s time to whip out the canned pumpkin and make a yummy, moist pumpkin cake. Don’t worry, this will happen closer to the end of the month when fall actually starts.
What are some of your goals for September? Do you feel like September is a fresh start month (kind of like new years) like I do?