August 2016 Goals

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Happy August Y’all! I feel so weird even saying that because where has the summer gone? Yes I know that’s completely cliche but it’s true. I will say that I am excited that we are getting closer to Fall. I am ready for some cooler weather! July was not a great month for me due to all the stress I had from work but I tried to accomplish as many goals as I could. Let’s see how I did for July.

July Goals Revisited

Personal

-Attend Barre classes at least 2 x’s a week and work out 2 x’s a week// Somewhat yes and somewhat no. I have been attending barre classes and working out but sometimes I have not been doing it 2 x’s a week. Unfortunately I have been exhausted from work, so working out has been a hit or miss.

-Continue reading Leave Your Mark & Me Before You//ย Success! I am almost finished with Me Before You. I am not finished with Leave Your Mark but I have been reading. I am determined to read 12 books before the end of this year.

-Take a leap of faith with start a new business// Unfortunately this has been put on the back burner somewhat. This is because there are a few more things that I really need to drill down into and the initial investment for the business is lot of money at this time. If I do not start this new business this year, I am determined to at least by sometime next year.

-Attempt to be more positive at work// This was a very hard battle for me. I did good on some days and on others I had horrible.

-Continue to save for my trip to Mexico// I have saved a little more for this trip and will continue to do so until I leave.

-Eat healthier by eating more protein and vegetables// Win. I have been doing fairly well with this. It’s not easy because I really want to go eat that hamburger,etc but I’ve gotten better.

-Lose 5 lbs by Aug 7th// So this has not happened even though the 7th is not here yet. It’s really time to buckle down on trying to lose weight.

Blog

-Utilize social media more// I have done okay with this. I have posted a slight bit more on Instagram but I still need to improve.

-Start posting 3 x’s a week again// Yes and No. Some weeks I posted 3 x’s a week and others I did not. Again work life has been a little crazy, so the blog has been suffering.

-Write some beauty reviews// I did write a review on my Play! by Sephora box, so technically that counts. You can read about it here.

-Plan some posts ahead of time// Yes! I was able to write some of my posts ahead of time. I did not do it every week but I did fairly well at this.

I did not do to bad on my July goals. I feel that I could have accomplished more if my stress level was not at an all high. Hoping my stress goes down significantly this month. Now on to my August goals.

August Goals: Personal & Blog

Personal

-Finish reading Leave Your Mark & Me Before You.

-Continue to work out at least 2 x’s a week.

-Take better care of myself. Not let the stress affect me too much. I need more time to relax.

-Declutter my closet

-Start preparing for my trip to Cancun

Blog

-Up my Instagram game by posting more. I did a little better at this last month but I really want to increase my postings weekly. I just feel that if I post real things that go on in my life, people unfollow me….so instagram is tricky.

-Continue planning posts ahead of time.

-Do some collaborations with other bloggers. This has been a goal of mine for a while but it has not really happened. If you are interested in collaborating with me email me at sweettea.hydrangeas@yahoo.com

ย So there are my goals for this month!ย I really hope that Augustย will be much better for me in all aspects of life. What are some of your August goals.

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66 Comments

  1. Julie wrote:

    Great job revisiting past month. I really need to get better at goal setting and planning.

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks Julie. Setting goals helps keep me accountable on what I need to accomplish. Good luck with your goal planning!

      Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  2. Attending a barre class sounds like fun! I haven’t attended a workout class in forever, but would love to try out this one. Sounds like you’ve got some great goals! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Crystal barre classes are a lot of fun. They are a lot of work but such a good work out! I def recommend them!

      Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  3. oh gosh, how do you like barre?? I have always wanted to take a class but have been too chicken! Good look with your goals this month!! Decluttering is always so hard and it always restacks back up! If your interested in I host a monthly blogger goal collaboration! It’s a lot of fun and a great way to be accountable when doing your goals!!
    When do you leave for Cancun?? I am super jealous! I’ve never been and have always wanted to go! One day!!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Angela, I love taking barre classes. They are such a great workout! I have slowly decluttered before but I really need to do it again. I try my hardest to not let things pile up but that doesn’t always work out. When does your monthly blogger goal collaboration take place? Let me know and I’d love to join in! I am leaving for Cancun next month. I am really excited because I need a vacation very badly. It’s been too long.

      Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  4. How do you like barre classes? I used to dance, so I have thought about going. I work out from home though, so I am not sure. I haven’t heard of those 2 books, but they sound interesting. I’ll have to check them out. Good luck!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Terryn I love my barre classes. They kick my butt for sure but so worth it. I danced for 15 years of my life and I can tell the difference that it has made in my body again. I work out from home at times as well but I like mixing things up a bit.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  5. alyssa wrote:

    I’m with you an revamping the insta account. I adore the bloggers whose photos all follow a theme but mine are all over God’s green earth. Haha!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Alyssa having a theme for your insta account is a good thing for sure. I don’t really have a theme. I find that mine is all over the place as well but I think it’s real.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  6. Working out was definitely a hit or miss for me in July as well. It seemed like the beginning I did so well then 2 weeks in I went less and less!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Ashley I really hope I can get back into the gym and working out. Stress just took over my life which made me not want to do anything but be lazy. No more! Hopefully we can get back into our work out routines!

      Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  7. Lauren wrote:

    Good for you for starting your own business!! That is so scary. My husband and I just did it and I just go “eeeeek!”

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lauren. I haven’t quite started it yet but I am trying to get there. Still a lot of things to look into. Congrats on your new business! That’s so exciting!!

      Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  8. Shann wrote:

    Sounds like you did great in July! I know you had a lot of stress with your job, so I hope that continues to improve and get better. Sounds like you’re going to have a productive August. I am more than ready for the Fall weather too!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Shann I didn’t do too bad considering I had a lot of stress with work. I am hoping that things get better as well. Really trying to stay positive! I can not wait for Fall!!! This hot weather is insane.

      Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  9. Jenny wrote:

    You’re going to kill your August goals, I just know it!

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks Jenny! I sure hope so!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  10. Kristin wrote:

    You have a good start from July and August sounds like it can only get better! Taking better care of yourself will help in ALL aspects of life. Hang in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kristin I hope that August will be a much better month for me when accomplishing my goals. July was not horrible as far as goals went. I agree that taking care of myself is essential.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  11. Mary wrote:

    Great job on your goals! Completing just some is a great accomplishment! How are barre classes? I’ve never tried them but have been interested.

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Mary! Barre classes are amazing but so tough. They kick my butt every time but it is so worth it! I have noticed a lot of positive changes in my body since I started the classes.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  12. Chelsie wrote:

    Me Before You is such a good book! I can’t wait to hear how you feel about it when you finish! Good luck with all of your goals this month, girl! You can do it!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chelsie I finally finished reading it! I could not put it down. I am not sure I liked the ending because I thought it would have been a little bit different. I was truly rooting for Louisa to change Will’s mind. I cried for sure during the last little bit of the book. I am now reading After You. I heard it is not as good as Me Before You but that it’s nice to see how Louisa does after Will moves on. I am hoping that I can accomplish my goals this month!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  13. Rachel G wrote:

    Hurray that your big trip is getting closer!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I am very excited about the trip Rachel! I am in dire need of a vacation.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  14. Cassandra wrote:

    I love reading goals! Barre classes sound so fun and I’ve always wanted to try one. And posting 3 times a week is hard – I certainly try to, but some weeks it’s only going to be 2 posts and I’m okay with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Cassandra I love reading goals as well! I really enjoy my Barre classes though they kick my butt all the time but that’s not a bad thing! I have been trying to post at least 3 x’s a week when I can. It is not always easy.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  15. I love this! Such a great way to keep yourself accountable. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Elizabeth! I enjoy writing out my goals for that reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  16. Katie wrote:

    While I didn’t list it out as a goal, I have been trying to be more positive at work myself, and not let others negativity drag me down. For me too, it just seemed to depend on the day.

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Katie that is a great goal to have! It’s not always easy being positive at work. Let’s hope we can be more positive!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  17. Nicole wrote:

    Great list. Definitely motivating me to make a list of monthly goals to help myself grow more and change some habits. I started reading Leave Your Mark this month too (with the intention of finishing it, which of course didn’t happen). Here’s to a new month and reaching our goals! XO, Nicole // http://www.empirestyles.com

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Nicole! Good luck with making your goals and accomplishing them! I hope that I am able to finish Leave Your Mark this month.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  18. Whitney wrote:

    I”m so jealous that you’re going to Cancun! One of my goals for July was to work out twice a week and I’m proud to say I actually accomplished it. Once school starts back (I work at a college) the Zumba classes will start up and I will add those to my routine!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Whitney I am looking forward to going back to Cancun. I need a vacation badly. With all the stress that I had last month working out got pushed back a little. This month I have gotten back into the grind. I love Zumba classes!

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  19. Colleen wrote:

    I’m with you on posting 3 times a week and losing 5 pounds. Let’s see how well that works out for me! Good luck!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Colleen I am trying to stick with posting at least 3 x’s a week. I would love to lose some weight. I have been trying to change my eating habits to eat healthier food. Good luck!!

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  20. Jessica wrote:

    Instagram is such a great platform…good job on your goals!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jessica! I hope to improve on instagram this month!

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  21. Such a goal-setter! I hope I can get back to being like this…

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks Renne! Good luck with setting goals again in the future.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  22. Lexi wrote:

    I love your goals for the month! Good luck at getting everything done!!

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lexi! Hopefully I can accomplish most of my goals this month.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  23. I love that you review your previous goals in this! I really need to start doing that whenever I do goals posts. I feel like it’s so helpful to see your progress. I will definitely include my weight loss in it as well. Super motivating!

    xo, Kimberly
    http://www.lifeofkimberly.com

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kimberly! I like to do the recap of my goals because it helps me see if I accomplished my previous goals. Good luck with accomplishing your goals this month!!!

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  24. Rachel wrote:

    Great goals! Yay for upcoming vacations!

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel. I am so looking forward to my vacation.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  25. Chrystal wrote:

    This is inspirational! Congrats to you for being your own boss and planning to start your own business!

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Crystal. I have not yet become my own boss but I am def working towards it. I have to keep on pushing.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  26. Chimee Ahaiwe wrote:

    Awesome goals, I need to do a few of there myself!

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Chimee! I hope whatever goals you have set out to accomplish that you are able to get them done.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  27. Kierra wrote:

    Keep working at it girl. You sure are inspiring me to make the time to start something like this for myself.

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kierra! Goals are always great to have rather they are big or small. If you start doing your goals I’d love to see them. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  28. It sounds like goal setting is really helping you get the things you want to be doing, done. Can’t wait to see what this business is in the future!

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Michelle writing my goals down really helps hold me accountable. I feel I accomplish more things too because it’s in front of me. I hope to get the business started soon.

      Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  29. Jo-Anne wrote:

    You are such an inspiration!
    xJo

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jo-Anne!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  30. Shasie wrote:

    I’m definitely with you on not letting my life be so stressful! This past month my anxiety was getting the best of me and I don’t need that added stress!

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Shasie my life over the past two months has been filled with stress. It has taken such a toll on me. So here is to not letting stress get the best of us!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  31. Alli wrote:

    It’s great to write down your goals! It’s makes them more real ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 8.6.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Alli. It helps keep me accountable.

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  32. Mayra wrote:

    Good Luck on your August goals! <3 and keep saving for your trip to Mexico! I would love to read on that experience!

    Posted 8.6.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Mayra! I am continuing to save money for my trip. I can’t wait to go there again!

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply
  33. Love your goals posts, as always!! It reminds me that I need to do this myself!! & blogging about it is not only encouraging for others, but holds you accountable – I definitely need to do this LOL!

    Posted 8.9.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lindsey!! I have to write my goals down, so I remember them. It def helps keep you accountable. I’d love to see your goals in the future if you do them on your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 8.9.16 Reply