Thursday, October 1, 2009

Adios, September....Hola, October!

Fall is my favorite season and as the weather here in the D.C.-area starts getting crisp, I can't help but get excited for all the things the next few months will bring!

But first, a check in with my September goals:

-Stay on top of my reading for class. Program "study time" into my Planner Pad.   Fail, at least on planning study time.  But I did get everything done!

-Work out or do yoga at least 5 days a week.  YES!

-Eat healthy and hopefully lose between 5 and 10 lbs YES!  Lost 11.4 to be exact.

-After a procedure I am having done on my legs on September 18th where I can't work out for a week, still get on the treadmill and do some doctor-approved walking. I took two days off and then went right back to working out at full speed.  Probably not what the doctor wanted but at least I didn't just lay around, right?

-Do a lot of journaling, especially as it gets closer to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, particularly around the topics of renewal and forgiveness. Got morning pages written at least three times a week but this one was a general fail.  I wish I had the time to write more often.

-Study up on advanced Spanish grammar so I can pass my oral exit exam for school.  Um, no.  Not even a little bit.  When I was writing out my September goals (before grad school started up again), I clearly thought I would have more free time than I actually do.  Asi es la vida.  

October goals!

-Lose 5 more pounds.
-Work out or do yoga 5 days a week.
-Continue to eat healthy.
-Really and truly stay in the moment and enjoy my trip to Maine and Cape Cod during Columbus Day weekend.
-Get an early start on all my papers so I have at least a bit of free time.
-Make a decision about whether or not to do yoga teacher training this Spring or wait until 2011.

Happy October, everyone!

{Photo credit: Muffet}


Melita said...

you did fabulous on your september goals! lots to be proud of there. (yay you for losing 11.4 lbs - that is awesome!!).

your october goals looks great too. i should add getting an early start to my papers/projects to my goals as well, that's one i really want to do!

green ink said...

Well done Lauren, what a great month you've had!!! Awesome job. xx

Carolyn said...

You did an INCREDIBLE job!!!!

stephanie alaine said...

hi. i'm stephanie. can we be friends? you are so...awesome. i am in the current mondo beyondo session and in awe of the ripe talent & fresh friend to be found there!

in addition to being friends, and esp since it sounds like your plate is full---know that i'll be tagging around on your blog. what a wonderful story you tell!

Lauren said...

Hi Stephanie! Of course! I'm so glad you found me and I can't wait to get to know you better!