Friday, August 26, 2016

State of My Goals Address: August

As promised, I am sharing updates on my goals and 2016 resolutions in the state of my goals address. You can take a look at my 2016 goals and my thoughts on goals and resolutionsSharing these goals is a way to keep me accountable and help me to improve, grow, and learn. People who share their goals tend to be more successful. So, I'm sharing the goals here to encourage you and to keep me accountable. You're welcome to comment with your goals and share your progress as well. Feel free to tag your goals with #RDTODgoals or #healthyRD on social media.

2016 Goals
Try 30 new recipes. 
In August, I tried a few new recipes including:

  • Lobster Rolls

  • Crab cake

  • Strawberry shortcake

For those keeping track, this makes my new recipe count 24 out of 30.

Build endurance and strength.
I'm still loving my strength class. I've added another day of cardio, and I'm glad to say I've been able to be consistent with physical activity. There are times where I get sick and can't go, but I know physical activity is beneficial. What keeps you motivated? Comment below.


There was no big travel this month. But, we have some travel plans later this year. So, stay tuned!

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Read more.

This month I read Brene Brown's Rising Strong. I enjoyed this book. I became familiar with the author from her Ted Talk on the Power of Vulnerability. If you enjoy the Ted Talk, you will enjoy her book because her writing voice is the same as her speaking voice. I was gifted this book by a sweet friend. Thank you friend! I would summarize this book as learning to accept your story, even if it is one you wouldn't have chosen or written for yourself. I think everyone has experience some kind of disappointment and can relate to this. One of my favorite things are the quote pages dispersed throughout the book (pictured at the beginning of this post.) This is a challenging and encouraging book.

For those keeping track, my book count is 6 in 2016.

Learn something new.

I took another cooking class this month. It was cooking seafood, so stay tuned for that. If you want to know what I thought of my previous cooking classes, here are my thoughts and experiences.

These are my broad goals for 2016. What goals are you working on in 2016?

Comment below.

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