September Goals

Happy first day of September! I’m so excited to be entering a new month (and season!) so I thought I’d kick it off by talking about my September goals and report back on how I did with August (spoiler – not great).

September Goals

August Goals Report:


  • Reader survey. Nope. Didn’t even start it.
  • Post about essential oils. I’m counting this since I got my first one up this past weekend. I have more planned, but this is a win for now.
  • Create Buttons for my sidebar. Big nope.


  • Get through office move. It’s over. Win!

Weight Loss:

  • 12,500 steps every day. Even though I didn’t technically make this, I’m counting it because I averages more than 12,500 steps every day. There were only two days that I didn’t make it, and all the moving I did during the office move made up for it.
  • Get back into the 180s. Ha. This was FAR too ambitious with all that went on.


  • Have a date night with Chris. Ugh. nope, not even a little bit. Hopefully soon.
  • Go to Splashdown. Big, big fail. How did this month go so fast?

So what’s on tap for September? Well, hopefully it’s a little more realistic so I can actually reach them!

September Goals


  • Reader survey. Since this didn’t even come close to getting done, I’m leaving it on the list. Fingers crossed!
  • Create Buttons for my sidebar. Hopefully I’ll get this checked off this weekend with the extra day off!
  • Grow my pageviews by 10%. I’ve really been trying to grow this space, and I’d love to see some new faces around here!

Weight Loss:

  • 12,500 steps every day. Didn’t get there completely, so I’m keeping it.
  • Lose 3 pounds. This will get me back to where I was at the beginning of August, and I feel like it’s a LOT more realistic.


  • Have a date night with Chris. Must happen – it’s been far too long.
  • Finish 3 books. My reading has been sorely lacking lately, and I’m waaaay behind on my reading, as Goodreads reminded me when I logged in today (11 behind schedule for my challenge, ugh). I’m actually hoping to do more than 3, but the theme this month is realistic.

After a busy summer, I’m looking forward to keeping it simple this month. What do you think of my goals? Do you set monthly goals?


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  1. September 1, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    Awesome goals! I want get back to where I was weight-wise too, I totally fell off the wagon the last couple of weeks with my eating and exercise so I am buckling down now!
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    • Jess
      September 2, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Good luck!

    • Jess
      September 2, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks – that’s so sweet!