April Goals

Hi there, and happy April!

I hope you had a great March and are looking forward to the spring months coming up. I know I am.

So in keeping with this new monthly commitment, I am here to update you on my March goal progress and share some plans for the coming April month.

Here it goes…

March Goals 2017

    1. Finish reading 3 books: Ok so the book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill is a very big read, however, I did manage to finish The Highly Sensitive Person in Love. Yay
    2. Juicing detox: Definitely not something I will be doing again anytime soon but I did manage to stick with 3 days, and it was a pretty cool experience.
    3. Meditate every day: Almost, but not quite. Better luck next month.
    4. Journal every day: The Five Minute Journal, is amazing and I have managed to work it into my daily routine. Worth checking out for those of you looking to start a gratitude practice.
    5. No shopping month: I lasted until March 15th without spending, but then the shopping bug took over. Ugh.
    6. Spring cleaning: Successfully organized and disposed of lots of clothes.
    7. Complete the March #SYBLspring challenge: I think I managed to do 3 days of this Show Your Blog Love Instagram challenge. It really is difficult to take a photo everyday good enough for Instagram. Props to you instastars out there.

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April Goals 2017

  1. Workout minimum 4 times per week: I have been doing Yoga with AdrieneJillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and various fitness blender videos for the past month. I am committing to a minimum of 4 days a week for this month. Wish me luck!
  2. Meditate Daily: I am carrying this over from last month as I have been slacking and feeling it.
  3. Finish 2 books: I have been in a weird headspace when it comes to reading lately. Mainly because I think I committed to books that I am not in love with. This month I am starting fresh. Book suggestions are welcome.
  4. No Shopping Month: 30 days no shopping. I got this!
  5. Weekly Meal Prep: I have been preparing my lunch meals for the week ahead on Sunday evenings lately and have been loving it so far. It is nice to have healthy meals prepared ahead of time. If you would be interested in seeing a meal prep post let me know.
  6. Create a new budget: I have some vacation plans in the making for next year, I need to be proactive in my money matters.
  7. Spring cleaning: Spring cleaning this month will consist of a kitchen overhaul.


  • Throw a Spring Blog Party: I have not hosted a blog party since February so I think it will be a great time to connect with you all and meet some new bloggers in the process. Stay tuned because this one is going to be bigger and better than ever! Check out the last blog party here to see what it’s all about.

What are your goals for the month of April?


  1. yourenotaloneinthisworld | 1st Apr 17

    Awesome goals!!

  2. starringpamela | 1st Apr 17

    Ooo a blog party sounds amazing!!! Good luck on your April goals! I might copy your no shopping one 🙂

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      I can’t wait for another blog party. 😊 the no shopping is so hard. But even in the two weeks I did last month I was able to save so much more. It was really eye opening.

  3. Kate | 1st Apr 17

    Congrats in achieving some of your goals last month, Steph! I know what you mean about taking Insta-worthy photos everyday. I have high respect for those who can. Good luck on this month’s goals! And I’ll definitely be on the lookout if you plan on hosting another one of your awesome parties 😊

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Thanks a bunch! I will send the party invite out soon. Stay tuned 😊

  4. Everything EmmZeeBee Blog | 1st Apr 17

    Good luck achieving your goals 😃

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Thanks a bunch! 😊

  5. Kellie Everett | 1st Apr 17

    Looking forward to the blog party 😊

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Yay! Me too! I will send the invite out soon. 😊

  6. imanlilysaad | 1st Apr 17

    I love the concept of monthly goals! I definitely need that. I may ‘borrow’ the idea 😁

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Yes! It is a lot of fun. 😊

  7. Jirah Merizz | 1st Apr 17

    Awesome and I’m sure you’ll reach it all!! And I know the blog party would be awesome!! 😀❤

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Thanks for the support. I am glad your onboard for the blog party. Yay! 🎉

  8. ignitedmoth | 1st Apr 17

    Great post! 😀 Jillian Michaels has some really good workouts. Good luck with all your goals!
    And I’m so excited that you’re doing another blog party. The last one you did was awesome! 🙂

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      Thank you! I am excited too. I will be sending out the invite this week sometime. Stay tuned ❤

  9. usathroughoureyes | 2nd Apr 17

    You’re doing it. Keep it up.

  10. You Can Always Start Now | 7th Apr 17

    Life is short if a book is not working for you – don’t finish it. It took me a long time to get past if I start it I should finish but really? Too many other great books to read. Like your list and looking forward to blog party.

  11. desertcurmudgeon | 9th Apr 17

    My book suggestion is “The Book: On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are” by Alan Watts. Short, brilliant, witty, important and it might help you to view meditation less as something that you “should do” and more something that you’re always doing once you absorb the late Mr. Watts’ mind-blowing take on philosophy, theology and everything in between.

    • StephJ | 10th Apr 17

      That sounds like such a great book. I can relate to the feeling of I “should be mediating” it kind of goes against the point in many ways. Thanks again for the suggestion. Cheers!

  12. The Twentysomething Social Recluse | 14th Apr 17

    This is an awesome way to recognise and track your goals. I might try journaling every day – seems very beneficial. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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