Goal so hard: November.

How’s it going fam? Apparently the youths are calling everyone fam now… my brother said it to me a while ago and I was like, “What? Fem? Fam? What does that mean? I don’t get it.” It’s too much energy to keep up with the lingo kids are using these days.

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It’s almost impossible to believe it’s November… and that there are less than eight weeks until Christmas. Today’s post is all about recapping my October goals and setting goals for myself for November. I am addicted to the “Mom So Hard” youtube videos, hence the title. This month I’mma goal so hard. In October my goals were to take 12,000 steps a day and to explore new places.

I took an average of 15,165 steps each day in the month of October. It was pretty similar to my September average, but I missed the 12,000 step mark three days this month. Two days were when I was travelling for work and literally had more than 10 hours of courses, and another day I was exhausted and wanted no part of being an active human, so I mailed it in. The rest of the time I did great though! As far as exploring new places, I did try new coffee shops, new pubs and restaurants, and a new hike in Nordegg. It wasn’t consistent or planned but I’m enjoying exploring my neighbourhood and finding favourite shops and stores around me.

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November is *hopefully* the month my new gym will open! Hurrah! It’ll take me a bit to settle into a new routine at the gym and find out how much time in the mornings or evenings I have to be at the gym or which classes I can go to, so I don’t plan on setting any fitness class or gym goals right now… BUT… here are my November goals.

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  • 12,000 steps. This one really motivates me. Over the last two months I have kept an average daily step count of over 15,000 steps. I take the long route when I’m walking, I go for a stroll at lunch, I walk to do all of my errands… having this goal in the back of my mind has made me a more active person.
  • One night of drinks a week. I don’t really drink a ton, but lately it seems everything is, “grabbing a drink,” or “catching up over a beer.” It is AWESOME and I love craft beer and good conversation, but I definitely don’t need to be doing it more than once a week.
  • Write out a grocery list weekly. I typically know most of what I need to get when I go to the grocery store but I don’t ever write it down and probably end up buying more than I need. I also don’t tend to have a meal plan in mind when I shop so I find myself lacking ingredients and not being prepared to cook soups or chili’s or main courses during the week. I think having a list will help!

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I’m ready to tackle some goals this November and cruise on into December – the month of biscotti, Christmas parties, and endless amounts of holiday foods – on a successful goal-crushing streak. I have other goals in mind, to spend time relaxing by myself (<- I’m never home and it gets tiring!), to plan a trip with a friend in the new year, to get more sleep, etc. but these are all really refocusing things and not exactly tangible goals. They are things I will make a conscious effort to do though!

What are your November goals?

How did you do with any October goals?

How many Christmas party invites have you already received?

4 Comments

  1. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Appreciate it!

  2. Heeeey food prepping/shopping is on my goal list too. Imagine how much delicious food we’re going to make/consume when your parents buy us a house in Vancouver. Have you told your Mom about this plan yet?

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