Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Goals for July

It's time to set goals for July! I only accomplished half my goals last month. Let's see if I can do better this time around.

1. Spend no more than $400 for transportation costs this month.
This is from Krystal's Transportation Challenge for July and includes gas and bus fares. It could be tough, given the current high cost of gas and our trips to the house. I'm a little nervous about this, but we'll see how it plays out.

2. Lose 5 pounds.
Hey, if I'd managed to lose 3 pounds last month I'd just have to lose another 3 this month. This is all because I want to be 120 pounds in time for my birthday at the beginning of September. I'm currently 129 pounds, 5'4" with a tiny frame. I don't want to be a size 2 or anything. I just want to flatten my tummy and firm up a bit.

3. Go to the gym at least once.
How hard could this one be? It's not like I'm saying 'work out every day' or 'run a marathon'. I just haven't been a single time since, um, December. I'd probably be more successful with Goal #2 if I'd go to the gym. Right?

4. Post at least 27 times in July and post at least one book review.
That's one post per day, except on Shabbat. I did fine last month, so I think I can do this. I also managed the book review last month, so it's not out of reach.

5. Learn to upload pictures to my blog.
I actually have to find the box for my digital camera in order to be able to get the pictures from my digital camera to my computer first, so this could be a little challenging (given the number of boxes I might have to go through to find the box the camera came in). But I want to continue learning how to do new things and this certainly qualifies. Maybe if I do this, I'll finally get around to figuring out my iPod.

That's one more goal than I set last month and I'm pleased with these goals. I think they're challenging without being overwhelming, so let's leave it there.


krystalatwork said...

I think a lot of people are looking to lose a bit of weight this month! I'm hoping to lose about 5 lbs too, and so is SavingDiva. How do you plan on losing the weight? Portion control? Exercise?

Shevy said...

That's the question, I guess. I don't really eat big plates of food but I am a nibbler. Sit me down at the computer or in front of the TV with a bag of cookies or brownies and they'll just slowly disappear. So controlling that is probably key.

I should exercise too. (You do realize that any sentence that starts out "I should" is probably doomed, right?)

What I may do is walk Dog more than once a day (I do the morning walk; Hubby is responsible for the other ones.) When he was a puppy I used to walk him at least 1.5 hrs per day (in about 3 long walks) with a few 5 to 10 minute walks in addition. Maybe I could find the time to give him another half hour before dinner.

If I do go back to the gym, I'll probably do treadmill.

How about you? What's your plan?