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Well Hello September! My September Goals #MotivateMe Monday


Wow, September certainly has snuck up on me, has it snuck up on you too? With the really late start to the school year (my kids start back tomorrow – on the 8th), and the super warm weather, it’s still very much summer here despite the date on the calendar.

As I look at our family schedule for this month, I can see that once school starts our busy schedule will go into a ridiculous level of busyness. Softball will end on the 12th, and hockey starts back on the 13th. Between hockey starting for all three girls (yep – Amber will start playing this year!) and my husband (he plays hockey and coaches too), hockey skills assessments, softball ending with champs day, power skating lessons for Brooke, swimming for Amber, skating lessons for Amber, and Sierra’s Rep softball tryouts, there are only 3 nights of the entire month where we have no sports. INSANE!

I am SOOOOOO Busy #truth

Because of this, I’m very big on setting goals, then creating a plan to achieve them. Without those goals and plans I wander aimlessly through life and if I achieve things then it’s by pure luck.

Nothing can stop you.... #meme

I found this meme funny because my oldest daughter is a goalie, and as much as I love her hockey, it certainly adds another obstacle for me to overcome when it comes towards reaching my own personal goals.

Which brings me to the point of this post…

september goals

This month because of the sports schedules of the girls, any of my fitness related goals need to be achieved before work or on a lunch break, though that isn’t so unusual around our place. One thing I need to keep in mind is how I find the volume of activities that I have to drive the kids to stressful. Rushing home from work, feeding the kids dinner, rushing them back out etc and trying to get them there on time takes a toll on me, so my goals will have to be pretty laid back, perhaps designed to serve more as a stress relief instead of progress towards some race speed. Because of that, here are my September goals:

  • Run 3 weekday mornings/week + 1 longer weekend run – I need to stay in shape for the ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon in October.
  • Yoga or strength 2 weekday mornings/week – I love how good a great workout makes me feel!
  • 1 Spinning class at GoodLife Fitness on my lunch break – such a fun class!
  • 2 relaxing massages – I’m going for one with my best running friend on the 16th, and I’ll try to book in another one.
  • Continue logging my meals with MyFitnessPal – My overall nutrition is slowly improving as a result of using this app.
READ:  This Week's Training Recap #MotivateMe Monday

Hubby and I also want to order another container to purge the house again, but with this month’s schedule we feel it’s best to wait to October when we’ll be more settled into the hockey routine. Hopefully I’ll find a way to survive through the next month of craziness without stress eating too much!

Question/Sharing: Do you set monthly goals? What are your goals for this month?

Have a great week everyone!


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  • Jen @ pretty little grub
    September 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Only 3 free nights, that sounds insane!
    I’ve never tried spin at GoodLife before only a spin studio. I should give it a try.

    • Janice
      September 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      These sporty kids and their sportsing schedules have made my life insanely busy! You should try the GoodLife spin classes, they’re really good and the spin instructor at the club by my work is so incredibly good looking that my co-workers call him my boyfriend 😉

  • Lucie Palka
    September 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Yes, I do set monthly goals for myself but I tend to look at the on a weekly basis rather than a monthly basis. I’m starting swimming lessons this month (working towards a triathlon maybe next year) and my little will start too! It does help to layout a plan, specially since when you have an active busy family, such as yours! Mine is busy, but I only have 1 child to worry about!

    • Janice
      September 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      I just re-read my month goals and it appears that I write up weekly ones too. None are actually for the month, just stuff I want to do on a weekly basis 🙂

    September 8, 2015 at 5:28 am

    the 30 days I PRIORITIZE Yoga.

    • Janice
      September 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      I struggle with prioritizing yoga too, but it is so beneficial and I’m so happy when I do. Good luck!

  • Kim Hatting
    September 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Awesome to read about other peeps who have lives that are just as busy/crazy (maybe even more so) than mine 🙂 You have great goals! I’m on a bit of a sabbatical from 26.2 training, so it’s been a struggle to keep myself accountable with no big event on the fall calendar (but I have several half marathons and other events to keep me active). I’ll link back my blog post when it’s “publishable,” hopefully this morning or later today. 😉

    • Janice
      September 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Nice to meet you Kim! I struggle with that same accountability too, good luck with your fall races!!