Making Goals: September

It’s finally here! After a whirlwind weekend of unexpected news and big events, I’m settling back into my regular schedule and am ready to outline my goals. Let’s dive right in, shall we?


  • Follow half-marathon training plan.

Official training for my birthday race started today! I had a blustery four-mile run, but my legs felt great and it was nice to run in the cooler weather. I’m so excited to train in the fall — my favorite season! I’ll post my official plan once I have it drafted in a pretty PDF file, rather than mostly hand-written on a piece of paper that is hanging on my fridge.

  • Strength train at least once a week.

I’ve built it into my plan so that I’m lifting weights and cross training on Mondays. It’s the most feasible option for me, and I don’t think I would stick to it if I didn’t write it right into my plan. After all, we know how last month’s goal worked out

Gotta love the stains on the plan...

  • Do one plank every day.

I used to dominate at planks. They were by far my favorite ab exercise and I love executing multiple variations of them to keep things exciting. Lately, the number of planks I’ve done is equivalent to the number of mushrooms I’ve eaten (zero, mushrooms are DI-SGUS-TING). Time to jump back on that wagon and plank it up.

  • Go to yoga once a week.

It’s National Yoga Month! This should make my goal much more attainable because there are a ton of deals floating around online. Did you know gives you an entire week of classes for free? SCORE.

(Recycled photo)

Health & Nutrition:

  • Sleep more.

Again, I really need to buckle down on this one. I did well last month by turning the computer off by 11 p.m. each week, but with my increasingly demanding schedule, I need to get to bed sooner. My new goal is to turn off the computer by 10:30 p.m. so waking up early in the morning isn’t such a struggle (which also means you’ll get to read my blog posts sooner!)

  • Eat more veggies.

I LOVE veggies, but have been slacking on my intake lately. Time for me to start incorporating them into my meals more.

(Recycled photo)


  • Get a full-time job.

Or at least another part-time one. I had a second interview for a part-time position that I would absolutely love, so keep your fingers crossed for me! But I really need to hunker down and try to get that coveted health insurance.

  • Start training for my PT certification.

I’m juggling a lot of balls (no dirty jokes!) right now, so I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself in this area, but I also want to keep moving forward. My goal is to at least open the big textbook and get through five chapters before the end of the month.

  • Go on date night every other week.

Between work, job-hunting, training, blogging and studying, I don’t have a ton of spare time. Now that Dustin and I live together, it’s going to be a lot easier for us to maintain solid communication. But I don’t want to fall into the trap of us becoming roommates over being a couple.  So I want us to have date night at least once every other week. Doesn’t have to be expensive, or cost any money at all, but want to have time for just us.

Nine goals again this month! There’s just something about that number…

What are some of your goals for September? Is anyone else excited for fall? 

Posted on September 6, 2011, in Exercise, Food, Goals, Racing, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the suggestion about Yoga Month. I’ve been wanting to try Yoga classes, but didn’t want to spend the money because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. I requested the free week card at a Yoga studio right down the street from my apartment and now I don’t have any more excuses!

  2. can i just borrow your goals, because they are basicallllly exactly what i need! specifically: date night, YOGA and veggies. well, i eat a lot of veggies, i think i’d just change that one to washing them down with less wine….

  3. LOVE goals! Yours look awesome–I especially love the date one. I need to do that myself.

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