Sunday, September 11, 2011

Goals For the Week: 9/12/2011

One of my very favorite bloggers is Cassie at Back To Her Roots. She began a weight loss journey a while back and one of the things she does to keep her self on track is post some weekly goals on her blog to get them written down and out in the Universe. This got me thinking that maybe I could do the same thing and start making my goals a reality.

So, without further ado, here are my goals for this week.

1. Walk all 4 training walks this week. 
My Susan G. Komen 3-day For The Cure walk is 54 days away. To some that might seem like a long time, but for me I am really starting to feel the pressure. I will be the first to admit I haven't been entirely faithful with my training sessions, I have been training, but not to the exact specifications they say I need to be. I could give you numerous excuses as to why, but they would be just that, excuses. I am done making excuses and I need to be on the ball this week so this goal is my top priority.

 2. Finish making the 50 cards to send to friends and family for donations. 
Last weekend with the extra day I had some time to sit down and make a list of close family and friends that I can ask to help sponsor me on my walk. For these people I am making a handmade, handwritten card explaining what I am doing and why this walk is important to me. It will also be asking for a donation. Last week I sent out 10 on Tuesday. I received my first donation back yesterday from my Papa John, (my mother's dad), and it was $60 a dollar a mile! I know that I can make the required $2,300 minimum fundraising requirement with the help of my generous friends and family. 

 3. Try 2 new recipes from my plethora of cookbooks.
I have recently begun to love the art of cooking. I am no chef by any means, but I love the feeling I have after I make a delicious meal for my boys and they are speechless, because they are too busy chewing :) I am trying to stick to a pretty strict budget (see rule #4) so meal planning and lists for the grocery store are essential. So it should be pretty easy to include 2 new finds in the meal plan this week. 

 4. Stick to a "cash only" budget. 
I am a teacher. My husband is a lawyer with a lot of school loans to pay back. Needless to say we don't have the most money in the world, but we aren't poor either. I want to start saving more money so we can build our dream house on our land. I have gone through our finances and made a budget for us to follow. So far September has been great, but ask me again closer to payday ;) 

 5. Pack my lunch for school the night before. 
I have a habit of waking up too late to pack my lunch. This wreaks havoc on my wallet and my waist line. So to help with my other goals for the week I am going to try and pack my lunch the night before so I will not have to waist time in the mornings.  

I will check back in on next Sunday with a goal recap for the week, and a new set of goals for the next. I hope you have a great week and get much accomplished!

Do you have any goals for the week? Do you write them down or share them? 



  1. Some words of encouragement for you... Those are great goals & I know you can do it! Check your goals every morning & make a plan for that day. Check them again at night & mark off all that you have accomplished that day. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! ~Kim Bays

  2. You can do it! Thank you for doing the Susan Komen walk. My mom died of breast cancer six years ago and I'd love to see a cure for this awful disease.
    I absolutely have to write my goals down or I get sidetracked too easily.
    Good luck!

  3. Love this! and you have some GREAT goals!! Good luck on all your goals...I know you can achieve them!!! and Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely encouragement on my latest mixed media/canvas piece. I am planning on sharing a detailed "How-To" on the way that piece came together in the next couple of months at one of Design Team forums (free to sign up) So, if you are interested you can check it out...I'll be posting it on my blog when I do so everyone interested can check it out. Have a great Sunday!