accountability sisterhood: week four results + week five goals

Happy Wednesday!

I have to admit, I am very late to writing this post! We are in the middle of the week and I’m already achieving my goals that I have made for this week.

Thankfully, life is getting a little less hectic. Busy season at work is coming to a stop and I’m finding new ways to work on my personal development. I have been going to yoga with Brittany and Germaine a lot recently, which ultimately makes me a lot happier because I’m active! Weekends have been jammed pack with fun summer activities and hanging out with friends.

I’m beginning to realize more and more that I am really happy in Austin, not sure if I will leave! I will always be a Midwestern girl at heart though, got those Wisconsin roots! One thing that is coming up that I am truly missing out on is fall in Wisconsin. Everyone is gearing up for sweater weather, pumpkin spiced lattes and cute boots up north, and I’m still here wearing shorts and flip flops for at least another 2-3 months. I do miss home a lot and I am hoping to be there over the holidays sometime. I wear a little piece of home on myself now because this past Friday I finally committed to getting a beautiful piece of artwork tattooed on me, done by Kegan at Golden Age Tattoo in Austin. He did a great job on my first larger piece with color, I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants more of an animated floral look!


This weekend we also celebrated Aaron’s 26th birthday by having dinner and drinks with friends. We tried out Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile in East Austin and had some really great food and surprise cakes! I would recommend this place for a date night or special occasion. Definitely get there for happy hour, it really lowers the cost! IMG_1955

Thanks to all of those who celebrated Aaron’s birthday and my early birthday! I’m looking forward to my actual birthday this coming Monday. So here we go with results and goals! Going to keep my goals for week five short and simple, so I don’t have an explanation really for each this week.

{Week four results}

>>goal one<<

  • Be active at least 3 days this week


I did it! Monday and Thursday I went to yoga with Brittany at Sunstone Fit and Friday I did yoga at work during our once a month yoga session in the conference room. Wednesday I challenged myself and ran for about 20 minutes outside with my dog. That was pretty killer in 100 degree weather, going to wait till October to try that again!

>>goal two<<

  • Eat out only 3 times this week


Went out 4 times, almost kept it to 3! Saturday was a double whammy because of Aaron’s birthday and going out twice in one day. But we deserved it.

>>goal three<<

  • Drink two 32oz bottles of water a day


Switched my bottle from the 32oz jug to a 750ml camelback and improved my drinking habits to 96oz a day! I really feel great and more energized because of drinking more water. It also helps me snack less at work if I drink more water. I like the smaller bottle because it forces me to get up and out of my chair at work and to go to the fountain to grab water and maybe socialize.

 {Week five goals}

>>goal one<<

  • Keep up with drinking more water

>>goal two<<

  • Be active at least 3 days this week

>>goal three<<

  • Clean out the second bedroom

REALLY need to crack down on this third one. I’ve scheduled some time to do this, it’s super important because I have guests coming September 4th!

Well, I’m halfway through the week! Looking forward to the weekend, I’m going kayaking on Town Lake and hopefully brunching and relaxing. Two more works days!

Thanks for reading again, I am super happy with goal setting and sharing my results with my friends and family.

xo Cheryl



I decided to actually review a show this month and really enjoyed my experience at the theatre.  It was my first time back to this particular theatre since I saw Holes there many years ago as a kid.  I woke up bright and early the next morning to get my creativity flowing but I couldn’t even write a single sentence.  I feel that social media has been clogging my brain.

How do I fix this?!  I am too addicted to my technology.  I guess I shouldn’t blame social media because I believe it to be an amazing source of news and updates and connecting with others.  What I should blame is my unwillingness to get away from it.  I need to put my phone, get outside and breathe a little bit.  This dreary weather isn’t helping me at all.

This long winter has kept me indoors on my couch surfing facebook and twitter since I haven’t had homework to distract me.  Wake up call! I can’t slack off like this just because I don’t have school work, I have life work to do now! 

But seriously, spring please be a little bit warmer and nicer to us Wisconsin folk, we’re so sick of the rain/snow/sleet and cloudy days.  It’s time for adventures in camping and biking around the trails outside of the city.  Maybe I’ll finally have a story to tell.

On some other daily news, I visited my home coffeeshop that I worked at for over a year today on it’s last day of operation.  Caribou closed 80 stores including mine which I had so many memories at.  As a PR person, Caribou graded as an F for tactics and strategy of letting their employees and customers know that in 9 days their place of work and home will be closing.  Thanks Caribou for letting a lot of happy people down.  If you want to read more about what is all happening, don’t go to their facebook or twitter.  I would suggest Forbes or BizTimes Milwaukee as a resource.  All of my old coworkers are definitely in my thoughts and prayers as they go on into the next chapter of their lives of new employment.  

Since the sun is actually peeking out from the clouds for once I will leave you with this great quote I put on my motivational board on pinterest.