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BL Sun-sational Summer Goals

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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I love making goals! They give me something to strive for and it is a great feeling when you conquer a goal. So for my first BL challenge on getting a goal blog out had me excited!

And then I went on a mind block on thinking about goals....
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But I think I have come up with some good ones now so here they are....

emoticon and emoticon One thing my family all have in common is getting out hiking and biking. This summer I want to find new places to hike and geocache. It is so fun geocaching while hiking because you see so many new places. I have one park already on my list for the summer so now I need to find a few more. I also want to get out to new biking trails. My daughter is finally getting pretty good on the bike (and fast) and can go more miles.

emoticon Take over mowing the lawn once in a while. Usually my hubby does this and our boys take this on once in a while as well. I guess I was a little spoiled by my parents and we never had to mow the grass when I was younger. So as an adult, I finally learned how to (isn't that sad....) just last year. I mowed the grass a couple of times and hubby gave me crap for my "lines" not being straight. Well this summer I am going to take this on and PROVE to my hubby that I can mow his lawn perfectly! emoticon Plus, this is a great workout as well... we have a big lawn to mow!

From emoticon to emoticon Spend time enjoying life! I tend to get impatient at times and want to move in fast forward mode. This summer I want to enjoy it! Really ENJOY it and try not to stress out about things. Like for example before we left on vacation our garage door opener died. I was stressed and could not stop thinking about it. It makes me mad when things go out. But instead of worrying about it I told my hubby to ignore it for now and we would fix it when we get home. emoticon Wow... that surprised myself. But it also made me realize.... If I keep fretting over little things in life or freak out over stuff, I am going to give myself a heart attack. I need to slow down and smell the roses!

emoticon With this challenge we need to weigh in weekly. That can be a good and bad scenario for me. I love making "weight loss" goals but then get really down on myself if I do not meet those goals. So instead I am going to work my butt off and aim to lose every week but I am NOT going to get down on myself if I stay the same or gain even. Because that scale DOES NOT define me! I will not let it rule my life or my attitude towards myself. I know how hard I work!

emoticon I love summer time because I always eat more fruits and veggies due to going to farmers markets and my own backyard. I don't want to restrict myself from all sweets or not so good foods, but I do want to watch what I eat more than I am doing now. I need to get back to measuring and logging my intake to really see the full picture. And doing this will help curb those not so good things for me!

emoticon I have my second half marathon to start training for and all the training will be this summer since the race is in September. But the second part of this goal is to get running with my boys. After watching my half marathon, my boys got the itch and actually want to try running one as well. It made me feel so good to inspire them! I can't wait to get training with them and running longer distances as a family!

I think this is a great start for goals for this summer! And seeing everything I have on my list... I think it going to be a good one!

Let summer begin..... emoticon CHEERS!!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RITEEBEE 6/25/2013 9:44AM

    Fantastic Goals!!


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ANNMACP0212 6/21/2013 10:36PM

    These are terrific!!! Go get em diamond girl!

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TKOVACH1 6/21/2013 5:16PM

    I love the goals! I'm sure you are going to do an awesome job this summer!
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OSTERA15 6/21/2013 3:43PM

    Great, well rounded goals! emoticon

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FORBANDE 6/21/2013 2:13PM

    You are my idol. You have such a wonderful balance with the work and family life. I love what an inspiration you are to your kids. I strive to do the same for my boys.

And I think it's such a critical mind shift to use the scale as a tool but not let is define you.

You GOT this!

Cheers! emoticon

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JESSICAWALKS 6/20/2013 9:03AM

    Great blog! I love "I know how hard I work!" That is all that matters! Go go go you gorgeous Diamond!

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OKBACK2ME 6/20/2013 12:33AM

    Love the blog and you will Mow the Lawn Perfectly! I love mowing lawns, but so does my hubby. He does not like much in the way of exercise so I let him have at her! emoticon emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 6/19/2013 8:06PM

    That's a lot of awesome goals. I think you're going to have a great summer!!

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MYLADY4 6/19/2013 3:30PM

    Great goal and yes, yes, yes, yes on not letting the scale define you, it is so freeing to not be a slave to a stupid number. emoticon

If you want a little day trip to go biking with the family, head over my way. Got a perfect trail (see my blog). There is also a place to hike nearby, no geocashe but it is still a little gem.

Oh and good luck with the mowing. I LOVE mowing the lawn and I am pretty much the only one who does it because the hubby does not do it right (we only have a self propelled push mower). He had a little bit to finish up from this weekend and still missed some spots......hahaha.

Have fun this summer.

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