November 2016 Goals/Intentions

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Happy November Y’all! I feel crazy saying that because I don’t know where October went. October was a really good month for me for the most part. I got to enjoy spending time with my family and I relaxed as much as I could in October. I’m hoping that November will be even better. Let’s see how I did on my goals for last month.

October Goals Revisited: Personal & Blog

-Work out at least 3 x’s a week// Yes and no. There were some weeks I worked out more than 3 x/s and some weeks where I did not. Still proud of myself of working out.

-Start saving for/buying Christmas presents// Yes. I have a little saved up. Now to start shopping.

-Reduce my debt by $700// Yes! I actually did over $700. I’m quite happy about that.

-Read my Whole 30 book to understand how it works better// I did read some of the book. I have yet to start the Whole 30 though. I will probably wait till after the holidays.

-Read at least 100 pages in one of the books I am in between reading (Nice Is Just Another Place In France, After You & Leave Your Mark)// This did not happen. I did however read more but not 100 pages.

-Starting eating healthier// I have done as well as I can with eating healthier. Which is a start.

-Continue to blog consistently// Yes. I did pretty well with blogging last month. I hope to continue to do much better in November.

-Post on Instagram/Twitter at least twice a week// Again there were times where I posted a lot some weeks and others not as much.

-Update at least 5 Pinterest graphics// I updated 2 graphics.

October Highs

-Taking time to relax by getting a much needed two hour massage. I feel so bad with how much work my massage therapist has to do on my body. I have so many knots, etc that still need to be taken out.

-Spending time with my family and celebrating my grandfathers 83rd birthday with him.

October Lows

-Dealing with some recent health concerns that have come up. Hoping that they are not serious but I am still waiting to hear more about what is going on. Let’s hope it’s nothing.

November Goals: Blog & PersonalΒ 

-Blog 3 x’s a week.

-Take batch photos for upcoming posts.

-Take a blogging e-course.

-Update 5 pinterest images.

-Plan out my editorial calendar for this month (or at least some of it).

-Post at least two beauty posts/reviews.

-Take better care of myself. With my recent health concerns I need to make my health #1. Not that I don’t take care of myself but there are some things I am probably going to have to change soon.

-Continue to work out 3 x’s a week.

-Get another massage.

-Spent more time with my family.

-Save for my trip to Banff.

I hope that I will kick butt with accomplishing my November goals. What are your goals for this month? I’d love to know in the comments below.

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49 Comments

  1. Nicole wrote:

    I love these goals! I have a goal to work out 5 days a week this month… we’ll see if I can accomplish that with the holidays and all! I love to read others goals for the month. Good luck and stick with the exercise and healthy eating! It will get easier with time!

    xo Nicole
    http://www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Nicole thank you! I try to work out more than 3 x’s a week but I like to set that as a good goal to try. Eating healthy with the holidays coming will be a little hard but I am up for the challenge. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  2. Helen wrote:

    Congratulations! You had some big achievements this month! I hope November is awesome for you!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Helen! Hopefully I’ll be able to accomplish my goals this month. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  3. Chelsea wrote:

    The Whole30 is SO HARD!!! Best of luck. I lasted a few days. lol. But I will say, just reading the book was eye opening for me and helped change many of my unhealthy habits. Rooting for you, lady!!!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks girl!!! I have heard that it is hard to do. I really think I am going to try it after the holidays. Hopefully I can attempt to do it! But no wine for 30 days….that’s rough!

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  4. Lisa wrote:

    Those are such great goals for this month!! I love that you did so well in October. I would love a massage so I should make that a goal for me as well!!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lisa! I did fairly well with my goals in October. Hopefully this month I will do a little better. Massages are so great! I hope that you are able to get one this month. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  5. A trip to Banff sounds so exciting! Also, your goal to update Pinterest images reminds me I need to do more of that. Good luck this month!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Marette I am very excited about going to Banff. We are going to try to do some skiing while there. I said I’d at least try it….lord help me. πŸ™‚ I hope you are able to update your pinterest images. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  6. Katie wrote:

    Congrats on the debt reduction; that’s HUGE! I am really hoping to dive head first into that in the new year. The next couple months I’ll get some OT opportunities at work that should hopefully let me really start chipping away at mine!

    I hope the health stuff isn’t serious! I just found out I have heavy metal toxicity so I’m working through care to detox and get back on track myself!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Katie! I hope to be able to continue to pay off more debt. I know with the holidays coming up my debt reducing may be slacked off a little but once the new year starts, I hope to get back to it. I am waiting to hear my results from all my bloodwork,etc. Hopefully I’ll get the results this week! I hope you get everything on track with your health!

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  7. Mindy wrote:

    The editorial Calendar is a great goal! Having a plan will really help you to stay on track.

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Mindy I have to have one to keep me on track. It’s such a great thing to use!

      Posted 12.5.16 Reply
  8. I am majorly jealous of that 2 hour massage! My hubby and I got massages as a special treat this month and it was ah-maaaazing. I’m so glad you practice self-care like that! Good luck working on all the blogging and social media goals. It’s a lot of work but so worth it, right? πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lauren my two hour massage was so nice. I need another one! I love practicing self care and am trying to more. I hope that my blogging and social media goals get met. It is a lot of work but I agree, well worth it. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
  9. Chrissy wrote:

    Wow, you did so great in October! Way to go!
    I, too, cannot believe November is already here! The year will be over in no time! Crazy!
    Good luck for your November goals!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Chrissy! I feel like November is already flying by! Soon December will be over too. Insane.

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
  10. Rachel wrote:

    Love your goals! I’m just getting back on track with working out too and have been trying to get massages more regularly. They help so much!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! I have had a few push backs with working out recently but I am trying to be healthier. We both got this! Massages are so nice! I can’t wait to get my next one.

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
  11. Summer wrote:

    Look at you go!! Paying off debt is always huge no matter what! I need to get a massage, too!

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Summer! Paying off debt is always nice. I hope to continue to pay some more debt off. You should def get a massage soon! I can’t wait for my next one.

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
  12. Jenny wrote:

    Good luck with your goals this month girl! I’m keeping it simple since I’ll be gone for half of November.

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny! You def deserve to keep your goals simple this month with your wedding coming up!

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply
  13. Lauren wrote:

    Great goals! You can totally achieve them all! I mean, you made excellent progress in October so I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t excel this month! πŸ™‚ I will keep you and your health in my thoughts and prayers. In December, I began experiencing an autoimmune disease and I learned how scary it is to not know what is wrong with you. I hope you get answers soon. Try and stay positive though – easier said than done. The more you stress, the worse you will feel. Don’t hesitate to email me if you need to vent about health stuff. I’m a pretty good listener when it comes to that. xoxo

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lauren! I hope that I am able to accomplish all of my goals this month. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I have a few adjustments I have to make in hopes that I will get better. Nothing overly serious at this time. It was a very stressful time but now that I know what I need to do, it makes me feel much better. Just have to take it one day at a time. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply
  14. Chel wrote:

    You kicked debts butt! Kerpow! That is awesome. A lot of things you did accomplish. As well as have some excellent goals for November. Can’t wait to see how awesome you are with this month’s goals as well.

    Banff? Where is that? Must Google it now.

    Sending all kinds of positive thoughts to you. Hope it isn’t serious.

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chel I keep trying to get my debt down. I hope that I am able to accomplish most of my goals in November. Banff is in Canada. It’s so pretty there. I can not wait to go! Thank You for the positive thoughts. I appreciate it a lot. It’s nothing overly serious at this time but it can be in the future if I don’t take better care of myself.

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply
  15. Francesca wrote:

    Gosh, I love this type of goal setting. It really makes you focus on doable goals, and that’s what I need right now <3

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Francesca! I enjoy putting my goals out there because it helps hold me accountable.

      Posted 11.2.16 Reply
  16. Sunny wrote:

    These are all great goals. I need to workout more as well, it’s one of my goals this month! Good luck!

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Sunny! I have been trying to keep a consistent work out routine. It has been hard but I am going to try to do better. Good luck with your goals this month!

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply
  17. Shannon wrote:

    You should definitely be really proud of yourself- working out 3 times a week is a lot with everything else and is definitely a lot to be proud of! I like your idea of showing your monthly lows and highs, thats great. I wish I was a consistent enough blogger to actually “revisit” my goals from last month in a post, but my goals posts seem to be pretty sporadic. lol

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Shannon! I am trying to get my health back on track, so working out is helping a little. It’s okay if your goals are posted sporadically. It happens! Good luck this month!

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  18. Lexi wrote:

    Oh a massage sounds heavenly! I really need to start updating blog graphics. I should start setting goals and do small amounts every weeks so it doesn’t feel too overwhelming. Good luck with everything girl!

    Posted 11.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lexi I love massages! I have a membership and I really need to use it more often. I went through my old blog posts and was like man….I really need to do some updating! So I’m slowly getting there. Setting small goals each week is a great idea! Good luck with your goals this month!

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  19. You did so many great things in October! I love that you are working out, reading when you can, and that you took an amazing self care step and got a massage! That’s so awesome! Here’s to an awesome November! πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Erin! I am trying to take better steps with my health. It’s much needed! Good luck with your goals this month!

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  20. KP wrote:

    Congrats on achieving so many of your goals last month!
    I’m looking forward to reading the 2 beauty posts you write this month πŸ™‚
    I need to start working out 3x a week. It’s been so long since I had a regular workout routine/schedule.

    Posted 11.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kandy! I hope to have my beauty posts up soon! I really have to continue to work out. Hopefully I can stick with it. I know you can stick to a routine too. We got this!

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  21. Faith wrote:

    I love the fact that you want to take better care of yourself because I think that is so important! I wish you the best of luck this month!

    Posted 11.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Faith. Taking care of myself has to be top priority now. I need to get my health in check. I wish you the best of luck this month as well!

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  22. Jenny wrote:

    Great job with working out consistently last month! Even if you did more than 3x a week some weeks and less others, you still did it!

    I hope your health issues aren’t serious, I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts this month. Keep us updated. πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny!!! I am trying to get back into a routine of working out. Hopefully I’ll continue to do better. πŸ™‚ I hope that my health concerns are nothing to serious. Appreciate you keeping me in your thoughts. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  23. two hour massage sounds like heaven!!

    Eating healthy is so hard especially when busy, it’s taken me years to find healthy food I like to eat consistantly too. So good luck.

    I also really hope the health concerns turn out to be nothing and that you are okay! Lots of love, Darling!!

    Good luck with your goals girl! And seriously I hope you get to go to Banff! It’s sooo beautiful!

    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Two hour massages are amazing! I can’t wait for my next one. It is going to be much needed. Eating healthy is a lot of work. I get bored with eating the same food after a few days, so I am doing some research on recipes. Let’s hope I find some good stuff. My health concerns are a little crazy right now but in time and a change of eating habits, etc will hopefully help. I am very excited about going to Banff. I can’t wait!

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply
  24. Kellie wrote:

    A two hour massage sounds heavenly! I am super jealous!

    I hope that your health issues turn out to be nothing major, you are in my thoughts!

    Goodluck on all of your goals for November! I bet you are going to get so much accomplished!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kellie I love getting massages. I always need them because of stress. My health issues hopefully in the long run will be okay. Still working on it though. πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.30.16 Reply