Optimistic Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!
I think Mondays make me happy because they are a new start to a brand new week.
How about you?  Do you dread Mondays or do you look forward to them?
My goals for last week:

1.  Walk 3 times this week.
I actually walked 4 times!
1/14/13 3.21 miles, 1/17/13 3.0 miles, 1/18/13 3.07 miles, 1/20/13 3.38 miles

2.  Start working on my daughter’s senior scrapbook.
 I didn’t even think about this one.  I really need to get moving on this scrapbook or I’ll be regretting it the week that it’s due.  Okay, I’m getting on Shutterfly this week…

3.  Bake something with the dried cherries and almonds that I purchased last week.
I made some AMAZING Toasted Almond Cherry Oatmeal cookies from a recipe I found on Pinterest.  I ate waaayyy too many of them too.  That is why I added an extra walk this week.  LOL!

4.  Work on blog improvements. 
I’m working on making my blog a more interesting place to visit.  I think it’s always a work in progress.

5.  Continue to purge from my closet.
I’ve continued to get rid of the items that I simply don’t wear.  I think this one will also always be a work in progress.

I know this is pretty pathetic.  This is only a section of the closet.  #hoarder

6.  Get those returns made to the stores.
Yes, I got my returns done for things that needed to go back to a variety of stores.

My goals for this week:

1.  Finish cleaning out my closet once and for all
This includes actually taking the items to a local charity.

2.  Register for the AIM at Melanoma walk that will take place in Dallas on May 4, 2013.
I will provide a link for donations soon.  My mom is one of the honorees for this year’s walk.  If you’re new to my blog, my mom passed away from melanoma in November and I am dedicated to raising money to find a cure.

3.  Walk 4 times.
We’re supposed to have warm temperatures this week in Texas so I’m hoping to walk outside rather than indoors at the mall.

4.  Film 2 YouTube videos this week.
I’d like to get back in the swing of things.

5.  Do some pilates to firm and tone a few areas that need some help since I will have to put my swimsuit on in less than 2 months on spring break.

What are you doing this week?

Link up below if you want to share your goals or a positive post.
I’d love to have you!

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Have a great week!


  1. January 21, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    yeah your walking so much that’s great. Its too cold here in NJ to walk much. I do walk the dog every day. I guess that counts!

    • January 21, 2013 / 5:05 pm

      I actually mostly walk indoors at the mall. I’m one of those nerdy mall walkers. LOL! Have a great week! Stacie xo

  2. January 21, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    I think you are right about closets always being a work in progress! Great week you had and hope you have another productive one! I actually cleaned/purged part of my attic yesterday. Felt so good!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • January 21, 2013 / 5:07 pm

      Doesn’t it make you want to go stare at the work you accomplished? I’m like that when I finally get area all organized. I’m hoping that will be my closet this week… Have a fabulous week! Stacie xo

  3. January 21, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    New to your blog, and Love it! Following you! 🙂

    • January 21, 2013 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I’m heading over to your blog now too. Have a fabulous week! Stacie xo

    • January 22, 2013 / 12:47 am

      I love how you shared your goals! I feel like sharing my goals with others actually motivates me to accomplish them. 🙂

    • January 22, 2013 / 1:15 am

      Me too! I’ve found that I feel somewhat more accountable because others are reading my posts on Mondays to see what I’ve done and I don’t want to let anyone down, etc. Have a great week! Stacie xo

  4. January 22, 2013 / 2:54 am

    Yum yum! Hi there! Thanks for your generous contribution on Katlins blog 🙂 Looking forward to getting to know you!

    xo Shane

  5. January 22, 2013 / 3:46 am

    Those cookies look amazing!

  6. January 22, 2013 / 10:42 am

    for me mondays are pessimistic, i should start being optimistic too!

  7. January 22, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Such an inspirational post! It’s so great to set goals for ourselves!

  8. January 23, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    Great job on all your productivity!

  9. January 23, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Wow!You sure are getting a lot done.I love to walk,but just can’t find the time to work it in.The cookies look yummy if I ate those I would have to try and get out and walk.

  10. January 23, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Oh Em Gee you are so productive! I shoudl start setting goals like this…

  11. January 23, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    i will make goals , too:) i like the idea.

  12. January 23, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Those cookies sound absolutely delish!

  13. January 24, 2013 / 12:54 am

    Closets – the place where every week I make a note to clean it up. I’m just relieved I am not alone in this.

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