June Goals


I'm glad it's June! Even though summer technically doesn't even start until the end of this month, the fact that it's here means we're one month closer to my favorite month, fall ;). There are a lot of things I like about summer, but the heat is one thing I just can't stand. While I'll surely enjoy the summer and all its activities, I wouldn't mind having a fast forward button to get through it. 

It's been a couple of months since I made monthly goals. I got to a point where I felt like this whole year was just a giant series of goals and it was turning into a game of Dominos. But, for whatever reason, this month I am ready to tackle some seriously random stuff (don't say I didn't warn you).

  • Finish Jamestown International Triathlon in under 3 hours. It's this weekend, and it might end up being the only triathlon I get to do this year. I've only raced one other tri of this distance and I finished in 3:11. I lost some time for things that will hopefully be different this time around (like, my back chain on my bike won't come off, and I won't feel like throwing up all throughout the run). I have some sub-goals to help me get there:
    • 32 minutes on the swim
    • 1:25 on the bike
    • 1 hour on the run
  • Work on my yoga. I'm almost finished with Erin Motz's 30-Day Yoga Challenge and it has really changed how I think about and practice yoga. I will definitely continue to practice and the one thing I want to work on most are inversions - headstands and forearm stands!
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  • Take vitamins every day. I wish I had a reason why I don't already do this. I'm just lazy and only take them when I feel like it. I really need to get back in the habit, and I picked this month to do it. 
  • No picking....as in my skin, face, nails, you name it. I know it's a bad habit and gross to admit, but it's my blog and guess what?! I'm not perfect. It's a compulsive thing, I just can't stand to have any little piece of skin hanging off anywhere, it drives me totally crazy. I used to bite my nails but finally quit that when I was 19 or 20 - but now I pick at my cuticles instead (not a good look). As for my face, I don't get that many zits anymore (thank you, regular skincare regimen!), but when I do, I can't leave them alone. I should probably be mandated to stand back at least 5 feet from the mirror. It's not that bad, but it's enough to leave dark marks that I'm really self-conscious about. I definitely want to break this habit and honestly, I'm really curious what my skin (especially my face) will look like if I stop for a month. I'm almost 27 and neither I nor my skin are getting any younger so it's time to start taking better care of it. I am probably going to have to moisturizer with me 24/7! Maybe if it goes well, at the end of the month I'll get brave and share my progress.
  • Go on a walking tour of Portsmouth. I live in a ridiculously cute, historic town that I know next to nothing about. There are plaques and signs everywhere and despite passing by them on a daily basis I've never actually read any of them. I've been meaning to do this for a while and, since I'm moving next month, I figure there's no time like the present. 

12 comments :

  1. I keep saying I'm going to get into yoga and it keeps not happening. I'm going to check out that challenge! Portsmouth looks so cute - I love that teal house!!

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  2. I'm starting to think we are the same person. I have a cuticle picking problem too. I started getting manicures regularly and that has been the one thing that has seemed to help! Thanks for putting my button on your blog! I'm going to put yours on mine right now!

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  3. good luck on your tri! i really wish i would get into yoga, i need to not be so lazy!

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  4. This is a great assortment of goals! My arms hurt just looks at that yoga pose! I can hardly do a plank without my arms hurting immediately! I'm sad to admit, I pick at my face pretty often too, and I make myself so mad because I have a lot of dark spots and scarring from it, so you think that alone would be enough to get me to stop!

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  5. Good luck ctackling it all! Yoga/Pilates is on my to-do list this month as well.

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  6. First off good luck this weekend! And second - I do the SAME thing w/ my cuticles. I was a chronic nail biter for years - quit many, many years ago but now do nothing but pick the skin around my nails. My husband makes fun of me because I can't just leave a hangnail alone - it's gotta get picked/peeled/etc!! So I feel ya!! Great goals!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Oh my god, stop! I LOVE Erin Motz!! I have been doing yoga for 9 years in studio and home practice (I prefer home practice) but doing her challenge honestly invigorated my practice so much, I can't even explain. I like repeating the videos and can't wait to get up and do a video every morning. I love her so much. She's running a 3-day retreat in NJ in the fall and I can't wait to go and cry all over her like a weirdo fangirl.
    Anyway.
    Good luck with the triathlon! You'll have a fan section cheering you on from Jersey for sure! :)

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  8. These are some great goals!!! :-)

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  9. More yoga and daily vitamins are both things I need to work on, too! I don't know why I have such a hard time taking the dang things everyday.. I leave them in my kitchen where they're right in front of my face!

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  10. I'm doing the 30 day yoga challenge, too! I feel the same way about it as you. Good luck at the triathlon!

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  11. Ahh I just got back in the habit of taking my vitamins everyday and I can honestly say I really think it helps my body...especially with a 2 month old and almost never getting to eat appropriately!
    -Marley
    http://www.afandlove.blogspot.com/

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  12. oooo, yes to yoga. it's so much more other than balance and tranquility; it also challenges your body and you feel so amazing after!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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