Greetings from Oregon! The kids and I have officially relocated for the summer. Every year, I am a broken record with very similar summer to-do lists.  It either means that I set the right intentions that I want to repeat OR that I have goals that I never end up accomplishing….I really hope that this summer, I am able to commit to my list and make it happen!
1. Learn how to breathe.
Yeah, I am TERRIBLE at meditating and breathing, and I really need to get better. I find myself getting so worked up in New York and not able to take full and deep breaths. So now that I am in Oregon for the summer and have nothing to do (super carefree), I should properly learn the tools on how to meditate, breathe, and relax.
2. Teach Toosh how to ride a 2-wheeler.
Same goal from last year, but this year is the year! Nothing makes me happier than doing activities outside with my family, which includes nice family bike rides.
3. Go to Barre class 3 times a week.
It is my goal to have more tone and definition. I want a strong core, long sturdy arms, and the ability to kick anyone’s A$$
4. Commit to strength training and enhancing my running game to improve my marathon time.
I am a cardio queen and can run miles on end, but it is harder for me to strength train. But I know how important it is, both for muscle definition and speed. So, I am going to do it, seriously…. this summer it is happening #pleaseohplease
5. Not only am I going to be diligent with sunscreen, but I am going to wear a hat in the sun.
Although I love my freckles, I know that how important it is to protect my skin from the sun (and my kids)!
6. Read as many books as possible.
Summer is the season where I read the most books. I love reading and am already excited to plow through my reading wish list.
7. Plan Summer 2018
I know, it is barely the start of Summer 2017, but I am already dreaming up what to do in Summer 2018 — my list is long and includes a lot of European travel.
8. Learn how to do nothing.
The act of doing nothing is doing something, and therefore, it is something I need to learn how to do. #oxymoron
9. Find new healthy cookie recipes
I have perfected the gluten-free-refined-sugar-free zucchini / carrot muffins, but now I need to find the perfect healthy cookie recipe.
So there you have it, my NINE goals for the summer 2017. I hope to accomplish some of them, well actually, ALL OF THEM. Happy Summer, Happy Thursday!