I can hardly believe that it’s already June! I keep saying that 2018 is flying by, but it really is. It’s going to be 2019 before I know it. It’s hard to believe that summer is just about here! Knowing that 2018 is nearly half over puts things into perspective and makes me want to work harder to achieve everything that I want to get done before the year is over.
Before I get into my goals for June, I want to recap how my May goals went first.
Finish writing ebook.
This goal was a huge success because the first draft of my ebook is done! I’m about half way through doing my first edit before I send it off to be edited by someone else. Fresh eyes will be a good thing, as it’s sometimes tough for me to see mistakes.
I had someone call my an author when I told them that I had written an ebook, and it gave me goosebumps. Until know I hadn’t considered myself an author, but I guess I am now that I have a first draft. How cool is that?
4 hours of blogging each day.
I was successful with this goal all but 3 days this month. I’ve managed to get a ton done this month thanks to doing some time blocking and sticking to it. I did everything from moving my blog to a different host to switching up my email newsletter (you can sign up for it here) to fixing up some of my pages and making them more organized and nicer to look at (check out my workout playlists and reviews pages to see what I’m talking about).
Get back to pain free workouts.
Between the suspected stress fracture in my foot and being told to take it easy for two weeks combined with the blisters on my feet, I’m happy to day that this goal was a success. I’m glad to be back to my regular workouts now. They’re a huge source of stress relief for me, and I could definitely feel it when I was out of commission. Needless to say, it’s nice to be working out again and not having to worry about my feet hurting. In addition to keeping my stress in check, they’re also such a great way for me to start off my day. There’s just something about working out first thing in the morning that makes me more productive throughout the day. I think it also puts me in a better mood too.
And now onto my June goals!
25 days of 10,000 steps in June.
I haven’t been very good at getting in my 10,000 steps every day lately. I think that was as a result of not being able to workout for a couple weeks, and my motivation to hit my target of 10,000 steps just kind of evaporated. I typically only get in 10,000 steps when I get a workout in, and that didn’t happen for a few weeks in May. However, it should be a lot easier to reach my 10,000 step goal now that I’m back to working out regularly.
I really do notice a difference on days that I hit my step count goal. I feel more energetic and less lethargic. On days where I don’t move months I have less motivation to move, or get things done in general. It’s kind of interesting to see how those two things are so connected for me. Getting in at least 10,000 steps per day has shown to have health benefits as well as count towards your 150 minutes of physical activity that you should be getting in every week.
Be more social and connect with friends more.
It’s so easy for me to get caught up with work, blogging, and some family stuff that’s going on right now.I can easily go a week without talking to friends or doing anything social besides a date night with my boyfriend. It’s so easy to let my friendships fall to the wayside when life gets busy. This month I want to re-connect with my friends, whether that’s by text, phone call, or getting together to do something. I’m very grateful to have some amazing friends, which I definitely want to keep, so I’m stepping up this month to make more of an effort.
I’m also committing to getting out of the house more, being more social, and meeting new people. This is definitely something that’s out of my comfort zone because I’m an introvert, so it’s a bit harder for me to do. I have two events scheduled in the evenings next week as well as a WordPress meet up the second week of June.
Daily stretching or yoga.
I realized how stiff I was the other day and I was a bit surprised to realize how bad it was. While I’ve never been a really flexible person, right now I’m feeling really stiff and tight. I think a lot of it has to do with sitting my at a computer for a good chunk of the day, as I feel it especially in my hip flexors and chest. It’s easy to say that flexibility isn’t that important, but it is one of the 5 health related components of fitness (I wrote about all 5 of them here if you’re interested in finding out what the other 4 are).
I’d like to get back some of the flexibility that I had when I was doing yoga regularly. I felt better in general and experiences less “aches and pains”. For June I’m committing to stretching at workouts (which I admit I’m not nearly as good at doing as I know I should be – there are so many benefits to it) and if it’s a rest day, doing a bit of yoga (this is my yoga mat of choice, that’s an affiliate link).
Now that you know about my three goals for June, share one of yours on the comments below. I love hearing about what other people are working on.
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