november goals

I cannot believe that we’re almost completely through 2016. this year has been full of incredible growth for me as a person; there have been lots of good times and lots of tough times, but overall I would say 2016 has been pretty bomb. 

just because the year is winding down doesn’t mean that it’s time to coast through these last two months. I still have goals and plans for 2016, and I thought I would share what I’m working on this november. I decided that I would link-up with kristen and jordyn today because they're cute and I like them, I like meeting new bloggers, and I like link-ups. 

one / participate in no-spend november. this month some coworkers and I are challenging ourselves to stop mindless spending (and to save a little money for the holidays). obviously we’re still spending on essentials, like bills, groceries and transportation costs, but no eating out, no mindless shopping, no coffee out. it’s gonna be tough, especially during one of the biggest shopping months of the year, but I think it’ll be worth it.

two / practice meditative breathing. this time of year is a really happy one for many reasons, but can also be really stressful and tiring. every day I want to spend at least 5 minutes practicing meditative breathing; luckily I do have an apple watch so I’ll be using the breathe app to keep up this healthy habit.

three / hit the gym at least three times per week. I’m happy to share that I’ve now lost about 25 pounds, just by eating plenty of whole foods and being more active. I’ve officially just signed up with a personal trainer to take muscle-building to the next level, and my goal is to get a workout in at least three times each week in november (if you want to see a post with an update on my weight loss journey, let me know!).

four / clean out my storage closet. as I’ve been practicing minimalism in my personal life, I’ve gotten rid of so many of my belongings and organized so much of my house. overall, my house is pretty well kept, but I do have one very embarrassingly messy closet in my house (think monica’s secret closet from friends). since this month I’ll be decorating for christmas, it seems like the perfect time to get my storage closet into shape.

so that’s what I’ll be working on this month. I’m already devastated by no-spend november because the starbucks christmas drinks have officially come out! hopefully my goals will be worth a peppermint mocha-free november. 

what are your goals this month?