July was a really fun month! Starting off the month with a staycation, traveling to Chicago, and ending the month with family in town made the month go by really quickly. With the academic year starting in August, July was my last chance to get extra projects done around the house and in the office before the students arrive. Last month I painted our front door, cleaned out and organized the basement, started selling things on ebay (like my Starbucks mug
obsession collection), cleaned out my desk at work, and set up my reading nook in our sun room. It was a really productive month and I’m feeling good going into August.
July On The Blog
July Goals Revisited
Around the House
-Finalize basement bathroom renovation plan – We’re working on it! The renovation ended up being a little more complicated than we thought, so we’ve brought in a contractor to get an estimate.
-Organize and clean basement – YES!!
Health, Fitness, and Self Care
-Workout at OrangeTheory twice a week – Yes! I love OTF.
-Take a few spin classes – I went to two during my staycation.
-Track everything I eat in my Weight Watchers App – I tracked every day except my Thursday and Friday in Chicago.
-Lose 5 pounds – I lost 2 pounds last month (week 1 – 1lb, week 2 – 1.8lbs, week 3 – 0.2 pounds, week 4 +1.0).
-Get organized for the upcoming school year – Yes! I bought a Plum Planner for the office.
-Go for walks each night (weather permitting) – We went on quite a few walks. I love that time with my family.
-Get our summer pool passes (we’re behind the power curve) – Sadly no.
-Make the most of my staycation this week – Yes! I loved it.
-Head back to the Baltimore Aquarium – Yes! We love the aquarium.
-Enjoy my trip to Chicago – Yes, yes, yes!!
Coming Up In August
-My mom and sister visit
-Nationals baseball game with the fam
-Help my sister move to Penn State
-Start of the school year
August Goals/To Do
Around the House
-Look at paint colors for the kitchen
-Buy new sheets and pillow cases for our new bed
-Paint our new closet and bookshelves
-Get a quote on renovating the basement bathroom
Around the Office
-Organize my bookshelf
-Organize our office supplies
-Dust and disinfect all the surfaces
-Set up my calendar for the entire semester
Health and Fitness
-Workout at OrangeTheory twice a week
-Track everything I eat in my Weight Watchers App
-Lose 5 pounds
-Get a pedicure
-Buy a few new clothes for the start of the school year
-Make it a priority to leave work on schedule (leave work at work)
-Go for walks each night (weather permitting)
-Plan an family activity/day trip before the school year starts August 29
-Go to a Nationals game
-Look for a babysitter
-Create a date night plan with Neal for the school year
-Start planning Magnolia’s birthday