Day 19: Monthly Motivation

by carolyn on April 19, 2012

When working towards any goal, whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or taking over the world, it’s important to set short term, midterm, and long term goals. Daily reminders, monthly motivators, and long term rewards are great ways to stay focused. Today I want to talk about monthly motivation.

This month I have been following the 24 day challenge, so that pretty much takes care of April, but what happens next? How am I gonna stay on track after this? In some cases I have important events coming up so those are automatically my motivators. Other months I will have to get more creative…

MAY: BFF/Old Roomie Carolyn’s wedding is in less than a month! I’m that bridesmaid that always looks pregnant-even more so than the bridesmaids who actually are preggers. Fortunately the dress Carolyn picked out is very slimming and not shiny, so there is hope for me yet for this wedding.

The Palm in NYC on 1 of our Fab Carolyn Trips :)

JUNE: I have an important client assignment that will keep me on my feet for 12 hr shifts. I need to be energetic and alert for these on site shifts. I will also need to not fall victim to the vending machines. Unless they vend shoes…



JULY: It will be a year since Nana (my dad’s mom) passed away. She was always one of my biggest supporters in everything I pursued. This will be a tough time emotionally but if they have internet in heaven, which I’m sure they do, she is my most avid reader (sorry, mom) and will be rooting for me to stay the course.

Baking with Nana

I can’t really think more than 3 months in advance, so that’s all I’ve got for now!

What are your midterm goals? What motivates you each month?

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1 Bettie April 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I’m so impressed with your blog pictures. A vending machine for shoes???? Love it!

My goal is to exercise and eat healthy every day. I do pretty well until I get busy or tired. Your wise blog has made me more determined to make exercise a priority and to more often avoid junk food. Thanks for your motivating written word!!!


2 carolyn April 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

I worry that they wouldn’t have my size in your everyday shoe vending machine! Mama, you are always busy/tired so considering the circumstances I think you do really well! I know that Colby is looking forward to you becoming a part of his everyday life and I’m pretty sure he would be the best running/jogging/walking buddy ever.


3 Becky April 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I want to be a role model for my third grade students. I want to be healthy enough to have (and play with) my own kids when the time comes. I want to not tip the weight limit for tandem skydiving, trampolines, and amusement park rides. I want to live long enough to enjoy retirement.


4 carolyn April 21, 2012 at 8:23 am

I’m so so proud of you!!! I’m having trouble with inherent lifetime goals like that. I mean there are things I want that I know would be easier if I was smaller-like world travel, flying, dating, general energy level-but I’m having a hard time truly taking these things to heart. I don’t know if it’s a lack of passion or a fear of becoming something I’ve never been before-not fat. Sigh. lol.


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