May Goals // Striving For ‘Good Enough.’

May 1, 2017 in #GetFit,#MomLife,#SweatPink,busy mom,children,domesticity,family,goals,live happy

I don’t know if it’s just you, but when I saw all of those “It’s Gonna Be May,” memes, all I could think was, “Wait. Where did April go!?!” I know I was crazy busy with work in April (meaning, I worked practically every single day), but I still don’t really understand how the whole month seemed to vanish before my eyes!

I also feel like every new month is a brand new start. A chance to put everything in the rearview and just give those new goals a go. So instead of dwelling on what I didn’t get done in April, I’m setting myself up for greatness in May!

Things I Will Try:

Curbside pickup for groceries. I will admit, I tried this once last month because I *had* to get something for Ari’s preschool party and we were having a particularly rough couple of days. I used a free coupon to waive that cost and I learned to click the “do not allow substitutions,” when submitting my order (they will find something that may be similar in product but not similar in cost — lesson learned!). But it is a timesaver and keeps my kids on a tighter schedule. So I’m going to give it another couple of shots.

To get more sleep at night. I’ve been in this neverending cycle of stay-up late to get things done, but be too exhausted to make it all day without a nap with the kids. I prefer to be human during daylight hours, honestly.

Things I Will Keep Up:

Weight Watchers + my fitness regimen. See, I started back up with WW last month and finally am feeling human enough to put my YMCA membership to good use. It’s amazing what having a baby who (sorta) sleeps can do for a gal! So here we go!

Fabletics. I ordered a pair of workout leggings to just give them a shot. I freaking love them, ya’ll! I’ve had issues with buying workout gear in the past — the fit is either too loose or too tight; but these Lisette High-Waisted 7/8 Capris… are… amazing!

They are fitted but without feeling like a stuffed-sausage and they are beyond comfortable! Beyond! So I urge you to try Fabletics if you’ve been skeptical to give them a shot. Heck, I’m tempted to get another of this exact pair this month!

Things That Are Good For Me:

I’m going to commit to taking at least 5 yoga classes this month. Yep. That’s right. 5 yoga classes means just one a week, but an extra class thrown in for good measure. I know this is good for my mental and emotional well-being.

I will spend at least 3 hours away from my children in one day. Things that don’t count — 1. being at work; 2. after the kids go to sleep.

Plant some flowers. Last week I found myself doing some unexpected yard work… and it felt awesome to see progress AND be outside! I bought a couple of flowers to plant and they just make me happy. So I’m going to plant a few more. At least, that’s the goal!

Things That Are Good For My Family:

Spring cleaning. I have a goal to go through our bedroom, all of the clothes, the laundry room, and sort the kids clothes by the end of the month. In my mind I feel like I could just knock it all out in an afternoon; but the reality is, it’s a lot of work.

Try two new recipes in the InstantPot. I haven’t been great at trying new recipes as of late, and I really, really, want to expand my horizons.

Keep up the hustle. I’ve been taking on as much work as possible between the YMCA and blog-work; and I plan on keeping it up.

Things I’m Looking Forward To:

Going to a Derby Party at my sisters next weekend. Sadly, my mom (who lives in Louisville) won’t be in attendance; but the rest of the extended family will be! And after a really long 7 weeks away from my sister, I’m really excited to see her again!

Attending a family wedding at the Columbus Zoo. Like, how cool is that!? A wedding at the zoo! We get to be up-close-and-personal with the animals and everything!


I realize that none of these goals are lofty on their own, but honestly? they are perfect for me and my little family!

So tell me — what goals have you set for yourself this month??

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren | also known as mama May 1, 2017 at 8:40 am

I LOVE curbside grocery pickup. It truly has saved my life, and my sanity. As a blogger, time really is money and any simple task that saves us time is worth it!

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Rachel May 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

SO true! It’s taken me a while to learn that sometimes timesavers are worth the extra $5!

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Virjinia Harp May 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

I haven’t done the curbside pickup but it sounds amazing. Yoga is definitely the best when it comes to getting some time to unwind. I hope you can meet all your goals and stay on top of it!

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Rachel May 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Girl, you MUST try it if it’s available near you ! LIFE. SAVER!

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Amanda Maxwell May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

Great goals!! Especially the getting more sleep. I need to work on that one.

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Erica @ Coming Up Roses May 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

I’ve been committed to yoga, too! I’m already seeing it make a huge difference me holistically, so I lovelovelove. You’ve got these goals girlfriend!

Coming Up Roses

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Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms May 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

I can’t believe it is already May! I need to work on the goal of getting more sleep too. Maybe this month will be the month!

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Kristi May 1, 2017 at 4:49 pm

April has been so nuts for me this year – it is most years but this year in particular it’s been next level. I am still making a commitment to the gym 2x a week – like you I need to make a sleep a priority. I’m so off my game when i don’t sleep enough and last week with my husband away, all 4 kids and my giant work load – I just decided I didn’t have time so now I’m paying for it. It’s not even 5pm and I feel like I could just go to bed now.

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Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries May 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm

These are great goals. And I love the Columbus Zoo – it’s awesome!

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jehava May 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

I love reading goals for the month. It definitely inspires me to do the same! What fun things you have planned and great goals

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Morgan @ Lilies and Lambs May 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Great list! And I agree- where did April go??

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val May 2, 2017 at 12:07 am

I love WW and totally need to try some new Instapot recipes too 🙂 love that you’re setting your goals for the month!

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Fatima May 2, 2017 at 12:40 am

I looooove fable tics too!!!

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Stephanie Prause May 2, 2017 at 6:10 am

Everything I’ve ever purchased form Fabletics has been awesome!

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candy May 2, 2017 at 7:52 am

Sounds like your month of May is going to be busy and exciting. We are headed out for a two week vacation. Much needed after the last two years we have had. Going to visit Iceland, England and Ireland.

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Belle May 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

These are such great goals! I need to be good with sleeping longer and my fitness!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

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Alexis May 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Thanks for sharing your lifestyle and encouraging me to get moving in balance and fulfillment w

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Anna Barton May 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Love that you set such practical goals for yourself and your family life! For me, this month is hiking up my blog work and figuring out set times for work vs. relaxation. <3

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Camesha | Mama Motivator May 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm

I love this and I love your enthusiasm. This month, I’m going to be busy nailing down a new home for us. We’ll be moving over the Summer! I’m squeezing in blog work and submitting for some freelance writing gigs.

The wedding at the zoo sounds Ah-mazing!

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Davi May 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Curbside grocery pick up is great! I don’t use it everytime, but I use it 75% of the time. It saves me an hour each week.

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Krysten May 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

I love that you mention making more recipes for the Instant Pot, that’s one of my major goals this month. But I might steal your yoga class one!

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Madi May 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

I have recently started doing the curbside grocery pickup- it is a game changer! I can never go back.

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Louisa May 2, 2017 at 5:21 pm

I love your idea of focusing on the things that did well over things that did not go so well. I’m a member of JustFab and now thinking of joining Fabletics too.

​Louisa || ​​La Passion Voutee

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April Kitchens May 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm

This is a great post. I hope you blog about your grocery delivery experience, I have yet to try one. There are a few free yoga classes in my area, I have even tried a yoga groupon which was fun.

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Ashley Griffith May 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm

I need to do a lot of these things! I’ll have to give Fabletics a shot, too. I’ve wanted to for awhile, but I was worried I’d be disappointed!

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Jill Hamilton McMeans May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

I love reading goal posts! Ok, I’ve been thinking about investing in an insta pot/ Do you like yours? Thanks for sharing!

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Rachel May 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm

I LOOOOOVE my instant pot! 🙂 It’s SO SO easy to use! And everything I’ve made in it is AMAZING!

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Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com May 3, 2017 at 10:47 am

A wedding at the zoo sounds awesome – & it sounds like you’re on a roll with self-betterment!

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Kara May 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

So many great goals! I need to get an InstantPot.

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Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy May 4, 2017 at 6:34 am

Such great goals! You can have a wedding at the Detroit Zoo too. Anytime I see pictures, I always think its so pretty. Now someone I know just needs to get married there so I can attend. 😉

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