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Goal Talk–October.

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Good morning! How about some goal talk? Because, you know, you don’t see enough of it on healthy living blogs at the beginning of each month. Smile

But first…

When I was making breakfast yesterday, I decided I wanted pumpkin oats and eggs. So I made my oats (1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, a few tablespoons of pumpkin, cinnamon and stevia) and my eggs (1 egg plus about 1/3 of a cup of egg whites) but I decided I REALLY didn’t want to dirty another plate.

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So, I just threw my eggs on top of my oats and called it breakfast. It was pretty good with the yolk dripping into the oats – plus a bit of almond butter on the side.

Creative food combo, or just laziness? You decide. Smile

 

September Goals.

So how did I do with my goals for September?

1. Touch my toes.

I didn’t do as well on this one as I would have hoped. While my flexibility has improved, I haven’t quite gotten to my toes yet – more like just above my ankles (which is better than I was at the beginning of the month, when I was barely halfway down my shins). Toes, I will get you one day!

Extremely unlikely you’ll ever get me doing this, but I can hope, right?

2. Make my new home a home.

Done and done! Eric and I are in love with our little apartment and how we’ve got it set up.

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Love! Especially the bathroom (is it weird to be slightly obsessed with your bathroom?)

3. Be socially active in school.

I think I’ve done pretty well in this aspect! I don’t make friends easily, but I have been making an effort to reach out to people in my program and find things we have in common. It’s a good group of people, and I’m going to enjoy having classes with them this year.

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I highly recommend making friends over sushi. Smile

 

4. Learn how to balance school, fitness and life.

This one is definitely going to be an ongoing process! I started a new program that only has me working out 4 days a week, which affords me a bit more time – not a bad thing. I think sometimes I prioritize blogging over schoolwork, which is NOT a habit I should get into. I love my little corner of the blogworld (and all of you who take the time to read it!) but I do need to make sure I keep focused on school. It’s not too much of a problem now, but once I start getting into heavy assignments I may have to rearrange some things.

Overall, I think I did pretty well!

Out with old goals, in with new. Smile

 

OCTOBER GOALS

1. Do yoga twice a week.

For extra accountability with this, I’m going to join Courtney in her October yoga challenge! I’m modifying it slightly to meet my needs (twice a week as opposed to three) but I think it’s a great idea. I can keep focusing on my flexibility, while giving myself some peace and quiet time so I don’t get too stressed from school.

 I’ll be doing a lot at home (thanks to youtube and yogadownload) but I want to try to hit up the occasional class at the school gym. Thanks for hosting an awesome challenge, Courtney!

2. Up my protein to at least 110-130 grams a day.

I talked about this yesterday, but just to reiterate.

I want more muscle. Muscles need protein.

Ergo: Eat lots of protein. Smile

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Grow muscles! Grooooooooooow! Smile

3. Eat more in general.

Again, mentioned in yesterday’s post, but I think I need to raise my calories as well. I want to focus on getting in 5-6 small meals a day with an acceptable amount of calories (not going to diverge exact numbers for comparison’s sake, but it’s a few hundred more daily than I tend to get now). I will likely be uncomfortably full (and Meg has reassured me that it’s completely normal) but it’ll be worth the physical and mental discomfort if it means I gets more results from my current program.

4. Have an awesome birthday, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.

I have Thanksgiving this weekend, my birthday in a couple weeks, and Halloween at the end of the month (obviously). October is always an awesome month for me – I want to continue that streak and have a fabulous time this month. Smile P.S. the protein rules will not apply as much during these celebrations – birthday cake > protein shakes.

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Note to self: Find that tiara again. Birthday necessity. Open-mouthed smile

 

Definitely a good set of goals to get me through the month.

<— Did you have goals for September? How did you do with them?

<— In terms of design/decorating, what’s your favourite room in your house/apartment?

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16 thoughts on “Goal Talk–October.

  1. Nice job on your September goals! I can totally relate to struggling with balancing school, exercise, blogging and friends. It’s a constant challenge!

    My only September goal was to do a leg workout once a week, which I achieved! I swear my legs are feeling stronger already. 😀

  2. I love this idea with the goals!!! (I might do that too!!!)

    I’ve been trying to do yoga too lately. I’m not really flexible so maybe it’s something I should look into!

  3. I need to increase my calories too lol my friend also can’t touch her toes lol but she’s not working on it

  4. Great goals, Sam! I don’t really have any for October, but I’d like to do some unassisted pull ups soon!

  5. Haha I mix my eggs into my oats when they’re cooking! But yes, I’ll do just about anything to not dirty too many dishes! Also, the yoga challenge is a great idea, I wish I’d incorporated more into my workout schedule during marathon training

  6. It looks like you did really well with your former goals! I also do find that studying and blogging (don’t have much of a social life haha?) is hard to balance! I want to do mindless blog stuff wayyyy too often lol. Lame but true.
    I am still working toward my stretching goal and I actually am slightly more flexible!

  7. Just in!!! I thought you’d appreciate this! Today I was walking through the health market and came across Bragg ACV. Drink with Cinnamon and IT WAS TO DIE FOR! I think its like the one you make! If you come across it get it!! You wont regret it!

    http://bragg.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=158&zenid=f00g89ec4uua5gni81tdvfihh6

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