May 2017 Goals

May 2017 Goals

A new month means a new list of goals! April was a great month. I feel like I accomplished my two main goals: establishing regular exercise and blogging routines. I’m really proud that I consistently had multiple posts every week, and I’m also feeling great now that I’m back into yoga and walking again. I did read a book, 13 Reasons Why (you can check out my thoughts here), and I know I will always be working on my photography and eating healthier. Might as well chalk those up as lifetime goals!

As for May, I’m hoping to:

  1. Spend smarter.
    April was a bad month for my bank account. Not sure what came over me, but I could not put the credit card down! For May, I’ve decided to give myself a budget for my frivolous spending. I always tell myself that I work hard for my money and that I deserve to buy things I want (otherwise, what’s the point?). However, with my husband paying for school out-of-pocket and just the want to be more financially responsible in general (a.k.a. that Roth IRA isn’t going to fund itself), I knew I needed to chill out with the spending. I will still buy myself things, just not as much as I was.
  2. Train with my husband.
    I really would like my body to get stronger, so my husband (who is very much into fitness) offered to help me train in order to achieve that goal. While I am going to continue my morning yoga sessions 4-5 times a week, I know it’s not enough for the amount of sitting I do every day. He’s giving me mini intensive workouts in the evening a few times a week, and so far it’s going good! I’m definitely feeling the burn…
  3. Have productive training sessions with my dog.
    We’ve signed our dog, Pickles, up for a 7 week dog training course that starts this month. He is a little reactive to other dogs and humans; a lot of it stems from his anxiety, and the class is supposed to be specifically designed for dogs just like him. We would eventually love to be able to take him to the park and other public places, so we’re going to work really hard to help him overcome some of his anxieties.

It’s a very short list this time, but obviously my April goals are carrying over into this month as well!

What are some of your goals for this month? Let me know in the comments!