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May goals

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I've been slack blog-wise lately - it's not that I don't have anything to say, it's more that I'm lacking the time and/or attention span to put a proper post together. I have at least a dozen posts started and abandoned over the past two weeks.

We've been BUSY. On top of the usual working-full-time-with-a-toddler-and-obnoxious-dog routine lots of other stuff has been happening, which I'll delve more into later (not pregnant, still married, not moving away - just to clear up the three obvious conclusions.)

But April whizzed by at breakneck speed, starting with Easter, throw in a few birthdays, including my own, plus some other excitement, and yeah. Here we are.

May is here, and while May has never registered super high on my chart of favourite months, it's a pretty good month, right? The weather is finally getting sunny and warm. ALL THE SPORTS are on TV. Lawns are green and there are buds on the trees and everything just feels fresh. There are some good things coming up in May: family visits, Mother's Day (one of the best days of the year), and running my first 10K. 

These are my goals for May, not that I set monthly goals with any kind of consistency... 


+ track my food intake using the Calorie Count app. (Not because I'm trying to lose weight specifically, but because it gives you a 'grade' each day based on whether you get enough protein, iron, calcium, vitamins A and C, etc. I've done it a few days so far and I'm borderline on my protein and low in iron, which is not a shocker. Interesting stuff.) 

+ put in a respectable performance at the Bluenose 10K on May 19. 

+ start doing at least one strength/weights workout during the week. Lately I've been running 4x/week (three short ones during the week and a long one on Sunday) plus a Saturday workout of weights and cross-training and I don't think once a week is enough for weights. Not with beach season approaching! NO SIR!


+ spring clean my clothes and donate things I no longer wear. 

+ clean out the kitchen (fridge and pantry). 

+ pack away Eli's too-small clothes...sniff...

+ organize our front closet

+ figure out some kind of storage in the living room to get Eli's toy situation under control


+ take new photos of Eli and send a batch to be printed

+ celebrate Mother's Day with my boys and don't forget to mail my mom a card


+ self-tan and pedicure and whatever else is necessary to get my winter scales ready for public exposure

+ finish The Happiness Project and read The Great Gatsby

+ try three new recipes (1. Lemon Garlic Tilapia; 2. Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad; 3. Doughnuts!)

+ get a bottle of the new Nova7, because TREATYOSELF

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  1. I am also planning to read the Great Gatsby. Ive been seeing the previews for the movie with my lover, Leo and I can't wait to see it. But then it dawned on me: how did I get to be 26 years old and not read the Great Gatsby?! Unfortunately it seems I'm going to break my cardinal rule and see the movie before reading the book, but I'm going to read the book.

    1. I got the book for my birthday and can't wait to start it. It wasn't required reading at my school so I just never picked it up before!

  2. oh my gosh i LOVE Nova7- so yummy!
    Also- yay lifting weights!! :)

    1. Nova 7 is perfect for summer. Gotta stock up!

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  4. I know I've said this before, but holy! We have a lot in common. I swear one of this times I'm in the city, we're meeting up for a drink!

    I've been super slack with writing too. New job, new season, new projects... I've written about 5 posts in the last month and nothing has been published.
    Anyway, I'M BACK!