It’s June. I feel like I blinked and we’re almost half way through the year. Like what the heck? But, I can’t complain too much. This year has been amazing so far and I know it’s going to get better as we get into the summer and second half of 2016.
May was a good month. I knew it would be. Let’s recap my May goals and see how I did, shall we?
Increase my Pinterest presence // Success! My goal for 2016 was to get to 1000 Pinterest followers and I am at 968 followers as of this writing! I did a much better job with pinning in May, but still have some room for improvement. I resigned up for Board Booster, which helps tremendously, and want to get signed up for Tailwind as well. I like both services for different reasons and feel both would be helpful when it comes to gaining my following. If you aren’t following me yet, you can find me HERE.
Go to the park 3 days a week // Fail. We started out really good, but then the weather took a nose dive and we didn’t go to the park at all the second half of the month. We did get in a lot of bike rides though, so we’ve done a good job staying active.
Continue family walks // Partial success. I’ve been doing cardio a few days a week so K and Little A have both been coming with me; either riding bikes or running with me. We haven’t done our traditional family walks much, but I think any time spent outdoors as a family is good.
Start my postpartum fitness plan // Yes! I am 22 days in and feeling pretty good about where I’m at. I’m finishing up the Tone It UP girl’s book right now and will start doing the BBG workouts 100% of the time next week.
Restart our clean eating plan // Partial success. I did a really good job cutting out most of the processed foods, but we did have a few dinners out and got pizza (for this post) so I wasn’t compliant the entire month. But I’m okay with it. We all need days to just let go of the chicken breast and green beans and have a slice if pie or dare I say a scoop of ice cream. I’m sure June will be a bit more strict with the hubby joining me on the clean eating plan, but we have a few cheat meals scheduled in there.
Get myself some new digs // HAHAHA! This one is laughable. I got myself zero things last month. All of the items on my new mommy wish list are still on there, except the bathing suit. I ordered it last weekend and it is on it’s way to me now! Fingers crossed it fits because there were only 12 left in the company last weekend so the sweet girl at Nordstrom spent at least an hour calling stores for me to find one in my size. I’m really hoping I can finally get new running shoes this month, and maybe a top or two. My summer nursing friendly wardrobe is very slim so it’s really out of necessity.
Okay! Onto my goals for June!
Go to the library each week // Little A loves the library, but we don’t go as often as we should. I want us to go each week to pick up some new books for us to read.
Quality time with the hubs // We are terrible at spending quality time together. Whenever we get time to ourselves, we are so tired that we just turn on the TV. I want us to keep the TV off more this month and focus on our relationship.
Work on my Instagram feed // I’m trying to really focus on my aesthetic and although it’s a struggle for me at times, it’s coming along. I’m hoping all the good sunlight this summer will help.
Behind the scenes work on blog // There are a lot of things I could do to improve this space, and I plan to make a few changes this month to make it a more user friendly experience.
Trip to zoo or beach // Little A has been asking to go to the zoo for a while, so we’re going to make it happen this month.
We don’t have a lot on our calendar for June and I want to keep it that way so we can really enjoy the great weather we’re having in Seattle.
What is one goal you have for June, personal or professional?
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
You have been KILLING your fitness goal. Seriously.
Instagram is hard, but I’m finally enjoying it. It took so long for me to get to that point, though… and oddly enough my engagement is down even though my photos have improved. Oh well. 😛
Thanks girl! Behind my family fitness is my #1 priority right now. I want to get back to where I’m feeling good about myself. It’s really important for my self esteem.
IG is a tricky beast sometimes. I feel the same way as you. I think my engagement is getting better then it takes a nose dive.
I’m proud of you for your goals, even the partial ones – well done, momma!! What do you suggest about growing Pinterest? What has been working for you?
Ohhh yes, we’re also guilty of just turning on the TV! My hubs isn’t home every night but we’ve started to pause the TV for 20-30 mins and just catch up with each other the nights that he is home. It’s making a huge difference! And I’ve noticed your IG game is coming along nicely! My goal this summer is to transition ALL my photos to DSLR photos (for IG and my blog) so that means some serious work and practice with that camera!
Girl I am trying with IG but it is tough! Just finding time to take pics is hard! I still do most of my photos with my phone, but would like to take more with my DSLR. It’s just soooo time consuming!
What a great accomplishment on Pinterest. I think I have 6 followers?! When I pin something and it gets repinned, say 5 times… I feel famous! Hahaha!
My June goals, are to spend more quality time with my kids, try to stay sane while running them around, and get my camera back out. Plus I need to start eating healthier again. I fell of the wagon and need to get back at it.
Enjoy your weekend! xo
Pinterest is my biggest traffic source so it’s definitely where I need to spend my time.
I like your goals Jenny! I hope you post some of the photos you take! You are a great photographer!
This is so good! Getting outside is always good and is an easier way to occupy the older kids! I just ordered the Whole 30 book because we need a reboot. And I need to get E on board with it. We did it once four years ago and had good success and it really changed our eating habits but we have regressed! Too much rice and pasta! Will you tell me about Tailwind? I am curious and thinking about joining! I have heard good stuff about their tribes!
I love all your goals for June! I’m on autopilot sometimes with the TV, but we need to get better!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
Thanks girl! The TV is a tough one for sure!
You did such a good job on your goals last month! You’re doing such an awesome job balancing and prioritizing things that are important to you. When you have a lot going on I feel like it’s so easy to make excuses, but you are really sticking with everything and it’s so inspiring!
Thanks Carly! I’m trying best as I can. There are definitely things I want to do that are having to take a back seat right now, but that’s the season I’m in and am okay with it.
First of all, I am SO glad you got that swimsuit! You’re going to be the hot mama at the pool! Also, yay for the library! We just got our Texas drivers licenses so now we can get full library cards and check out lots of books instead of just 2 per card. I am so excited to start going to the library again!!! It’s the best!
Thanks lady! I hope I like it as much on me as I do the model; we shall see!
And yes! Library time is the best! So many great resources; and it’s all free!
I have to say, your post on June’s goals is so simple, I’m feeling the push to actually start doing a monthly goal post as well. I think it would be nice for me to make a fairly simple one like you have here, especially since I tend to try doing allthethings allatonce!
You should Kendall! It really helps me stay accountable and try new things; and like you said, not do everything at once!
I loved reading these goals and subsequently seeing progress on Snapchat! Helps you stay accountable! I definitely am kicking up my fitness and clean eating regimen so PLEASE keep posting as it’s keeping me inspired <3 ALSO, GO GET YOURSELF NEW DIGS!
We go to the library like every other day. It’s crazy. Honestly, I think the kids get bored with the book they’re reading so they say they “finished” it. Grr. I hope we get to go to the beach this summer too! We’ll see!