Goal Results/Fall Goals

I will touch on the Choose Your Own Adventure Goals first, as today is the link up for results.

1. Work out six days per week (adding an extra work out from my normal five) – I actually worked out six days per week all month, except, I missed the very last day (Tuesday) because I was sick. Whatever, it was still a win for me!

2. Start logging food into Myfitnesspal.  – Yeah that lasted all of about 3 days. oops. I just really really hate logging every damn thing I eat.

3. Purchase the next set up of weights.- I haven’t purchased new weights  yet. I have had a lot of tension and soreness in my upper back and I don’t want to move up until that goes away. 

4. Really watch portion control. – Um I sort of did this….

5. Get that scale to finally budge!!!! – That scale is a bitch! 

Let’s see how I did on my summer goals!

1. Make an eye dr appointment and get prescription sunglasses. —I have been wearing my glasses basically all of the time now and driving around half blind during the day with my regular sunglasses. I have decided I need contacts more than anything but have yet to make an appointment because I hate going to the eye doctor. I have been saying I am going to make an appointment since my winter goals last  year. WTF Nadine….get your shit together!

2. Finish Body Beast and start another work out program. – I did complete Body Beast and I am over half way through with Body Revolution. (Though I am thinking about switching before the end of this program. More to come later.)

3. Continue to add in extra work outs on top of whatever program I am following. – Instead of adding in extra work outs during the week, I added an extra day of work outs in on Saturdays so I am hitting it six days per week. I also have been cutting the grass, which if you saw our grass, is a huge cardio work out in itself.

4. Cut cheat eating down to one or two meals a week and not an entire weekend. – I have done this a little bit. I have been cheating maybe 2-3 meals from Friday to Sunday instead of every meal on the weekend. I still need to clean this up some more.

5. Try three new recipes – I know I have tried at least two new recipes but I cant remember what they were and I am not entirely sure that I tried a third new one.

6. Try three new restaurants. – Melt, Cantina Laredo, Octane

7. Read 2-3 books per month. I have been a reading machine! I have read 13 books of the Stephanie Plum series and started the 14th one.

8 Visit Atlanta at least twice, make sure to see friends both times. – Yeahhhh um I didn’t see any friends in Atlanta this summer 🙁 I did visit once with my mom and her best friend to go to the aquarium and eat at Meehans and Taco Mac. I HAVE to go some time this fall, even if it is by myself, to see some friends before they are no longer friends with me because I suck.

9. Start collecting stuff for my gallery wall. – Didn’t happen.

10 Research stuff for fall gardening. – Didn’t happen

Wellllll it was summer and I knew that I was going to slack some. I got about half of my list accomplished, which is better than nothing. Or at least that is what I tell myself.


Fall Goals


1. Make an eye doctor appointment. (LOL!!!)

2. Find a work out that is actually going to deliver the results that I want to see. I think I am going to put together my own program, using several different types of work outs from weights, to cardio, to yoga/pilates, dance, barre, etc.

3. Continue cutting down on cheat meals and cleaning up my diet even more.


1. Finish reading the Stephanie Plum series.

2. Watch two new to me movies.

3. Have a craft day with my mom.


1. Collect items for the gallery wall.

2. Work on clearing the “junk” out of the dogs room.

3. Start putting together my office area.


1. Try three new restaurants.

2. Try three new recipes.

3. Attend local food events.


Life According to Steph

This month’s challenge has to do with food, which I have incorporated into my fall goals. Additionally, I plan to cut the amount of beer/alcohol I consume to just one or two drinks per week. (Which is really much of a change from the three to four I usually have, but that is still cutting calories.) I am also going to try to cut back on my dairy intake. Not completely cut it, because, hello cheese….but cut back.

Do you have any seasonal goals for the fall? Are you linking up for the food challenge this month?

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  • Reply Ellesees.blogspot.com October 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    i’m in atl! holla! i am the worst at cheating meals on the weekend. i eat good all week and then blow it on the wkend.

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda October 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    it seems that i’m ahead of the fall challenge/linkup because i’ve already made most of the dishes i wanted to make 🙂 i’ll link up anyway and post the recipes.

    also, i found a new program where the workouts are like what you’re doing now but the way they do food is freaking BRILLIANT. i’ll post about that soon.

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Killing it with six workouts a week. Meeting that goal alone is really kick ass. Great job!

    Cheating on the weekend is like how life is…so not doing it all weekend is hard. I know you got this! You can do it.

    And GIRL, get to the eye doctor. Your poor eyes!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    You did great with your goals!! I’ve tried myfitnesspal multiple times & it never lasts long. I make too many recipes & never want to sit there & try to add it all in & then divide out. Plus, when I was doing Insanity that wasn’t a workout option & it was just frustrating all around.

  • Reply Kristen October 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    that scale is a bitch, and mfp can go screw itself.
    i think next year i am going to start doing goals like this, not just fitness and food related but house and whatnot.
    seriously, stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and call the eye doctor

  • Reply Kelli October 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I hate going to the eye doctor too, they dilate my eyes every single time.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal October 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I completely love this.

    My fall seasonal goal is to get married.
    HAHAHAHAHA- but seriously, once that’s done I can make some REAL goals.

    I love your honesty to your goals – 🙂 You are too awesome.

    Local food events are kick butt cool – there is a few by us this month – I’m hoping to attend one or two.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Please go to the eye doctor. Please stop driving around half blind. If you need me to call and make the appointment for you, I will. Seriously.

    You did a great job on your goals overall, and I love your fall goals. I hate not seeing the scale budge (or move the wrong way when you know you’re trying really hard) but if you’re feeling good, I wouldn’t stress.

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design October 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I love reading everyone’s goals! There’s so many ideas I’m going to steal for mine. It sounds like you’re kicking ass in your health goals. I’m still trying to get to the point where I can legitimately say I did one exercise activity a day – even if it’s just sit-ups. I figure once I’ve incorporated it into a daily routine, then it’ll be easier to ramp up? Maybe?

    The eye doctor sucks (most doctors, actually). I hate getting my pupils dilated.

  • Reply Jackie October 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Since summer makes me die because of the heat, I do most of my cooking and restaurant visiting in the cooler months. I’m so excited to try out all the new recipes I’ve been pinning.

  • Reply Biana Perez October 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Logging food really is hard – it’s just tedious!! I love all your October goals – can’t wait to see how you did!

  • Reply Melissa October 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    eugh i went to the eye doctor yesterday. i hate being told im going even more blind… rip eyesight 🙁

  • Reply Lindsay | Broke and Bougie October 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Browsing glasses on warby parker helped kick my butt into gear with the eye dr. appointment!

  • Reply Kerry October 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    The scale is evil! You rocked the workouts and if you cut back some of the cheats I am sure the scale will budge!

  • Reply Kate October 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Six workouts a week?! You are GOOD!! And yes, the scale is evil.

  • Reply Jules October 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    You are such a beast with the workouts! Also, I totally read this as “I cut back on the grass” rather than “I cut the grass” and I was like …did she just tell everyone she smokes weed?

  • Reply chelsea October 3, 2014 at 12:11 am

    October is the perfect time for a craft day!

  • Reply Kay R October 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    You are doing a fantastic job! 6 times a week workouts?? Go girl! Good luck with this month’s goals!

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