June Goals

Well June is well and truly here, which means it’s time for some more goal setting.

I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of Thursday Thoughts posts, but this week we’ll keep my thoughts limited to goals!

First, as always, let’s review how we did in May, shall we?

May’s goals:

  • Eat more veggies (eat a salad a day!) – did that
  • Throw an awesome baby shower for my sister – did that
  • Be more prepared with my meals – did that
  • Get back into yoga – haven’t done that yet. As the weather gets nicer, I just want to get outside more! But if there are any outdoor yoga classes going on around town, I will be sure to hit them up, as I just missed doing last weekend on the top of Grouse Mountain!

Not bad, May, not bad at all.

Here we go for June…

  • Read for my age. 

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I read a ton of young adult, as is evidenced by my Recommended Reads posts which almost only feature young adult books, and that’s really helpful for my writing. But  I want to get back into reading some good ol’ adult fiction now and again, rather than about angsty teenagers all the time ;).

Chelsey posted a great summer reading list, and I’ve already picked up a couple of those books – Hidden Wives by Claire Avery, and a few by Joshilyn Jackson. I also picked up Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. A huge honking beast of a book (see photo above? It’s the bottom one). I’ve always wanted to read the original text, and now that the movie version (which looks phenomenal – check out the trailer below!) is coming out at Christmas, I have given myself the goal of at least starting it by the end of June (I’m reading all the others first though lol)!

  • Take a break from challenges, but use them for inspiration.

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In April I took part (and succeeded!) in doing the Photo-a-Day Challenge. I took a photo every darned day, even after my eye surgery lol! In May, I held my own Salad-a-Day challenge (which is now big news because Angela is hosting one for June!).

I would say I’m challenged out right now! I succeeded in both those challenges but it meant that every day my mind was preoccupied with making sure I completed it (I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so there was no way I was going to miss a day in either challenge!)

For June, I’m taking a break, but I intend to still use the challenges that are going on in the blog world, like Katie’s tea challenge and Angela’s salad challenge, to inspire me to include more of these things in my life but without the regimented nature of a challenge. I can’t wait to see if this inspires me in a more relaxed way!

  • Keep getting outside more for workouts now it’s summer.

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Vancouver has yet to actually really show any true summer weather, but I’ve really enjoyed the few workouts I’ve taken outside recently on the odd sunny day we have had. From doing the Grouse Grind to my quick run on the seawall last weekend, I want to ensure that at least once a week I’m making the most of the weather and changing up my workouts with something outside!

QUESTION:

  • Tell me one of your goals for the month of June! Are you taking part in any of the challenges going around the blogosphere this month?
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Comments

  1. Yay for challenges! I really wanted to do Angela’s challenge, I love that idea! I am really glad I started this tea challenge, I have not had coffee in a week and I feel great! Sometimes cofee can upset my stomach and tea just doesn’t do that!

    Happy Thursday beauty! ❤

  2. I’m sure you already know my gals for June and I am doing really well with them actually, especially make more time with friends!! 🙂

    Loved hearing about your goals hun xo

    P.s. I wish I could visit BC and see YOU

  3. should i not tell you that i just started harry potter? 🙂

    • You will LOVE Harry Potter! I actually studied those books in uni as part of my English Lit degree – her writing is so fabulous, and skilled! She puts so many allusions to the classics in her work it becomes a mind puzzle even for adults!

      I think some of the best writing is in the YA genre to be honest. I just was realizing that ALL I have read for months now has been YA and thought I should try mixing it up a bit. Next month (or whenever I finish the tome that is Les Mis!) I will no doubt be back to some YA in my life!

  4. I should really do the 1-photo-a-day thing. I always promise myself to but never actually do it. Maybe July?

  5. Happy June! These are great goals! I love the one about reading for your age. That is totally me- harry potter and the hunger games can’t be the only things we love! I have to read Les Miserables now; that trailer made me tear up! It looks like it’s going to be a great movie!

    • Haha I love young adult books but I just felt I should challenge myself a bit more. Les Mis looks like quite the challenge but I took an entire course in uni on Victorian novels and each of them was the size of a house, so I have to channel my inner student and go back to those days! The trailer just gives me goosebumps, I know!

  6. You’re great because you listen to your body and yourself and choose what’s best for you! I love it- very inspiring. it’s easy to get caught up in things and not listen to what you need at that moment

  7. I am excited to get outdoors a bit more and explore the hikes in Banff and go canoeing. My main goal for June is to stop pigging out on the free food at work!

  8. I definitely need to take on the reading for my age! Twilight and hunger games have been recents.. I’m glad you posted June Goals because I feel like goals help you stay focused instead of letting the month fly by!

  9. Awesome goals Anna! I love setting goals because it makes me feel productive and constantly striving to get somewhere. Definitely try yoga! I definitely want to go outside more too. It’s so easy to just get warped into technology that we forget the simplicity of things and how beautiful nature really is!

    • I love yoga, I just need to get back into it as I took a bit of a break – a month or so. You always feel so great afterwards though! I agree with getting outside and the distance it gives us from technology – great point!

  10. I’m not good at challenges. I rarely complete them. Strangely, because I too am a bit of a perfectionist, but I have a hard time being tied to something like that. It feels constricting, I think.
    One of my goals for this month is to get moving. I’ve been so sluggish and out of it the past few weeks with the acupuncture and change in my diet and a whole mess of emotional stuff, I just haven’t had it in me to get up and get moving. So now that I’m starting to feel as if I’m getting to the other side of the hump, I want to make a goal of doing something active every day.

    • Aha my problem with challenges is that I always DO complete them, at all costs! So they take over my life a bit. That’s why I’m glad to give myself a break this month!

      I hear you, when I’ve taken a break from exercise I feel the same way, but start with small goals – just two Tabatas one day or something, and you’ll soon realize how good it feels to be back in the saddle!

  11. Sam @ Fit for my Fork says:

    My goal is to not lose my mind with this move! Or drive my boyfriend crazy wishing it would just hurry up and be July already because I am so excited. I hate wishing away time. I also want to continue with the LiveFit trainer and stay on schedule with the workouts!

  12. I always love setting new monthly goals 🙂
    One of goals for this month is to get back to squatting and deadlifting over my bodyweight!

  13. sounds like you did great with your goals!! I love the new one to have workouts outside since the weather is beautiful 🙂

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