Fitness, Lifestyle

It’s Go Time! Fall is coming.

Do you feel that?

It’s the creeping of the new school year on us! As someone who works at a university, August always brings that feeling of “oh crap, I have so much left I wanted to do and 2 weeks to do it”! It’s not a great one. School officially starts on August 22nd, that means I have two more weeks to get everything done that I wanted to before chaos is upon me.

Summer into fall

I love the new school year feeling, but I so wish I had more time. The only thing keeping me positive is that with a new school year comes a new season, fall.  Definitely my favorite season of the year. Cooler temps, pumpkins, Halloween, cozy sweaters….

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Too bad it won’t feel like fall here for another couple of months.

My goal however, it to make sure I am organized, prepped, and ready to take on a busy schedule so I can be as successful as possible, and so I can enjoy every minute of my free time! Here are all the last minute to-dos and goals on my list to be ready come August 22nd:

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Have a clean and organized house:

  • Sounds easy right? What I really need is a whole week off of work to just deep clean, declutter, and get everything in order. Sadly, I don’t have that luxury so I’m checking things off one day at a time:
    • Clean out my closet and donate clothes
    • Organize pantry
    • Clean out makeup- there is so much I don’t use!
    • Organize and declutter guest room- a house feels so much cleaner when you know that you have at least one room completely tidy.
    • Deep clean all surfaces and windowsills (how do they get so dusty?!)

Lay Out a Fitness Plan for Fall:

  • I’ve been doing so well this summer with healthy eating and working out, I want to make sure that continues when my schedule gets crazy and my weekends fill up:
    • Find some motivation- maybe sign up for a 5k race?
    • Weekly Meal Prep- when will I do this?
    • Schedule in workouts- they should be just as important as my other appointments.

Meal prepping success! Protein muffins, chopped and prepped veggies for dinners, and ready made veggies and hummus for snacks.

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Don’t wait for the weekends:

  • With only two weeks left to get ready, I need to take full advantage of my evenings after work. I’ve assigned each day a small task so that it doesn’t feel daunting but that it doesn’t leave everything for the weekends.
    • Example: folding laundry on Monday, clean bathrooms on Tuesday, etc.
  • This also means enjoying each day. There are no rules that say you can’t go to a movie on a Tuesday night, or wake up early to go swimming. I should enjoy every free moment I have!

I’ve had some great trips this summer and I definitely feel like I got the most out of my slower work months.

What plans do you all have left to finish off the summer? Also sending a shout out to all my teachers! Prepare yourself, it’s coming! =)

Happy Tuesday!

Ashley

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