March Goals

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Happy Tuesday Everyone! Can you believe it's already March? Even with it being a Leap Year I feel like 2016 is flying by. The past couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of thinking and goal setting. I've started making intentional movements to take care of myself more and broaden my horizons. I've always been a very goal-driven person so I decided that setting monthly goals, like some of my favorite bloggers Becca and Rachael do, would be a great device to ensure I am reaching my full potential. 

While I will still have long-term goals in my 101 in 1001 list I do really well when I have short-term milestones to reach. Therefore I will be setting goals for myself each month and to keep myself accountable I'll be blogging at the end of each month on how well I did. So, without further ado, here are my goals for March:

ONE // Go to the gym 20 times - I've been on a fitness kick lately. With vacations now booked to L.A. in April, possibly a Vegas trip in May, and France in August I want to be in the best shape possible. That means eating cleaner, working out, and taking better care of myself overall. I'm actually trying the BBG program which involves working out 6 days a week (3 days of resistance training and 3 days of low-intensity cardio) for the first few weeks. If I stick with this program hitting this goal should be fairly easy. 

TWO // Put 10% of my paycheck in savings - With all these trips coming up it's also important that I am more intentional with my spending. I want to be more frugal this month so that I can put 10% of my monthly income into savings at the end of the month.

THREE // Read two books - I'm about halfway done with  'All the Light We Cannot See' and after that I'm planning on reading 'Opening Belle' at the suggestion of two of my friends. I've heard its a pretty quick read so I'm hoping I can fit one more book in during the month. All the time traveling between NYC and Philly on Amtrak should help!

FOUR // Drink 8 glasses of water a day - Going hand and hand with working out, I want to try and up my water intake. A side goal of this is to significant lower my soda intake. 

FIVE // Grow my blog - I don't want to set specific numbers on this, but I'd like to make progress with my blog and experience growth in March. 

I'll be checking in at the end of the month to let you know how I did! Do you have any monthly goals? Also if you have any motivation tips I'd love to hear them!

P.S. This is also my 100th post! I just want to thank everyone who has been following along with me on this journey, whether you just found my blog today or have been with it since day 1. I hope you all have enjoyed everything so far, I can't wait to see where I go from here!
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  1. It's always good to set goals.. I love the fitness one! Good luck!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. Great goals and happy 100th post! I've been wanting to read All The Light We Cannot See. It sounds like a great book!

  3. Good luck with your goals, darling. :) I think that they are very realistic and achievable, you can do it!! x x I've tried drinking eight glasses of water per day, but it just seems so difficult! I'd much rather trade water for some pepsi, lol. x Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Congrats on your 100th post and good luck with your goals:) always helpful to have them in mind.

  5. great goals! and you're killing it with bbg!

  6. That sounds like an intense program for the first few weeks! I, too, want to stick with my fitness routine and grow my savings. It's be nice to grow my blog community as well. I'm glad I found your blog!

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  7. All The Light We Cannot See is such a breath-taking book. It's one of my favorites of 2015!


  8. Great goals and happy 100! You're an inspiration!

    xoxo, Jaclyn

  9. Great post, Laura! I want to try and read a book a month (if not more!) so we'll see how that goes. Congrats on your 100th post :)


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