August Recap & September Goals

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Happy September! Is anyone else as ready for fall as I am? Summer is my favorite season but there’s one thing I can’t live another day without, and that’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks! 🙂 I unlocked mine early last week and felt like a total bamf while doing so. Another month has gone by and it went so fast I can hardly believe it. Here’s a recap of my goals for the month (painful as they may be!)

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  • Thankful Thursday pass. Two out of four isn’t bad, right?
  • Live according to a budget HAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Do four secret shops check
  • Pay $900 to debt fail because of the brakes
  • Sell five things fail, but sold three
  • Get my brakes changed check and ouch
  • Go wine tasting fail
  • Read four books check. I read The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines, all by John Green, and Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer.
  • Run 60 miles (EEP)
  • Get some new wardrobe staples to supplement current closet, spend under $150 (I’m now going through three outfits every morning before I find something that fits well enough to wear to work. Weight loss problems.) checkI bought some new clothes but returned most of them. I can live with 5 outfits, right?
  • Apply to two jobs check

Going wine tasting was that summer thing that was on our list that we just never got around to – there’s always one, isn’t there? And even though I tracked my spending religiously, I just failed over and over. I think the thing I am proudest of this month is that I started really doing long runs. The first one I did at 6 miles took me 90 minutes, and then the next week I went for 7 in 87 minutes. I don’t understand the logic here but I’m going to take it 🙂

  • Continue tracking food and spending
  • Only go out to eat twice
  • No added trips
  • Save $500 for Disney
  • Finish a 5k in 35 minutes
  • Sign up for Richmond 8k
  • Run 70 miles
  • Pay $800 to debt
  • Engage in two complaint-free days (this is going to really take some planning on my part)

What are your goals this month? What’s your favorite part of fall – are you with me on the PSL train?