Okay, but for real. It's July?! How is it time to be setting July goals when I feel as if I just sat down and wrote June's goals?! Yet, here we are, already a few days into July and over half way into 2019. Where does the time go!? And, is it just me or do months fly by even quicker as parent or even just as an adult!?

Before I move into July's goals, let me take a minute and talk about June. Because, like I said, I'm not even sure what happened the last four weeks so I definitely need to take a step back!

June's Mini Goals/Action Steps:

  • Work on creating a 'me time' routine. This includes but is not limited to meditation time, gratitude journaling, reading and other self-care type items.
    I could choose to be down on myself for dropping the ball on this goal. I'm not sure I've hit the mark on this one all year. Am I happy about that? No. But that doesn't change anything. I'm going to continue to place this in my goal list and work my best on reinstating a 'me time' routine in the second half of the year.

  • With the launch last month of Blended Balance Fitness, my goal for June will be client focused (successful client consultations, initial training sessions, group training event/sessions). I've also got a couple group sessions upcoming this month, and a joint event with local blogger The Bride Next Door.
    Blended Balance Fitness is rock and rolling and I could not be more proud. I've got an amazing group of clients I'm working with as well as leading a twice weekly bootcamp for some friends of mine. I'm working on a couple of larger fitness events taking place over the next couple of months and I'm in the midst of developing an online training program as an additional offering for the business. Oh, and I was on TV last month sharing the Blended Balance Fitness story with my entire community!

  • Plan a date night for my husband and I, secure a babysitter, and make evening plans/dinner reservations.
    Got this goal in with about two days left to spare in the month but it definitely still counts. My husband and I had an awesome kid-free night out trying a new restaurant in town, Naya, and enjoyed some time together just the two of us.

  • Have an 'adventure day' for my kids and I (ideas include: try something different, visit a new place, take a day trip).
    A couple weeks ago my boys, mom and I took a day trip to Arthur, Illinois for a little exploring. We shopped, visited a local farm, and got treats from a local bakery AND an old-fashioned soda shop. It was a really fun day to get out of town for a few hours and visit someplace new.

  • Adjusting my reading goal to one read just one new self-care/self-improvement books by the end of June; reading a minimum of twenty minutes per day before bed. With extra business of summer, I think one new book is an attainable goal.
    This one snuck in at the last minute as well, but I got it done! I read Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin this month and LOVED it.

  • Maintaining overall fitness by:

    • Workout five-six days per week with a mix of yoga, cardio and strength training sessions.
      Done and done. This one is so habitual at this point but it's a great reminder to continue and get my weekly workouts in.
    • Try out a new gym, Infinite CU, for June's gym of the month blog focus.
      I had the BEST time visiting Infinite CU in June. In case you missed my recap of June's featured gym, you can check it out here.
  • Attend one or more social/networking event by the end of the month.
    This was a busy month socially, but I'm going to highlight my favorite event this month, 5 Things June. If you've been keeping up, you know I LOVE this event and this last installment was no exception. Read all about June's 5 Things here if you're interested.

In January, when I set my first half 2019 goals, I really didn't anticipate where things would land here in the middle of the year. My goal to become a personal trainer by March was achieved in February and just two months later I launched my own personal-training business. I surpassed my goal of eight new self-help books by June reading thirteen books so far this year. My husband and I have stuck to the goal of one date night per month. I've maintained my fitness with workouts five-six days per week, visited a new gym each month and completed two half marathons. I still can't do a pull-up to save my life but I'm still actively working on it! I've had a blast socially catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. While I haven't maintained my gratitude goal well the first half of this year, I've knocked all my other goals out of the park and for that I'm pretty darn grateful. This process of reviewing my goals each month then updating and/or setting new goals has been extremly helpful in reaching the milestones that I have set for myself.

As I turn my attention to July's mini-goals that will set the stage of the second half of the year, I'm excited to focus my energy on much of the same. Highlights include continuing to work on my gratitude practice, trying out a new gym for July's feature of the month, and focusing attention on growing/creating awareness of my personal training business. I'm going to keep the goal of a having an 'adventure day' with my kiddos into July as well. We're also going on vacation at the end of the month where we are bound to have all kinds of fun experiences! Wrapped around all of these goals will be the overarching goal of being BRAVE, trying new things and getting uncomfortable every now and again.

July's Mini Goals/Action Steps:

  • Work on creating a 'me time' routine. This includes but is not limited to meditation time, gratitude journaling, reading and other self-care type items.
  • My goal for Blended Balance Fitness in July will be client focused (successful client consultations, initial training sessions, group training event/sessions). I've also got group session coming up this month with local blogger The Bride Next Door and another fun event in the works! I'm going to continue to work through my online offering and hopefully launch this by the end of summer.
  • Plan a date night for my husband and I, secure a babysitter, and make evening plans/dinner reservations.
  • Have an 'adventure day' for my kids and I (ideas include: try something different, visit a new place, take a day trip).
  • Read one new self-care/self-improvement book by the end of July; reading a minimum of twenty minutes per day before bed. Second half goal will be another eight books so I'll plan to wrap this back up once summer comes to a close.
  • Maintaining overall fitness by:
    • Workout five-six days per week with a mix of yoga, cardio and strength training sessions.
    • Try out a new gym, Fitness Premier Champaign, for July's gym of the month blog focus.
  • Attend one or more social/networking event by the end of the month.
  • Do one thing in July that puts me in my discomfort zone. I'm not sure what this is just yet, but including this here to help hold myself accountable.

What goals are you working on for the month of July? As 2019 is half way completed, now is definitely the time to evaluate any year long goals you created in January, see how you're tracking and make adjustments as necessary. And, if you didn't set any goals in the first half of the year, now is the perfect time to put a few on your list for the second half of the year!

I'd love to work together to keep each other motivated and hold each other accountable. I'd also encourage you to check out my book notes for Your Best Year Ever. This book helped me a great deal in laying out my 2019 goals and the approach I've taken to work towards achieving these goals. Let me know what you've got in store this month and let's rock out our July goals together!