Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, always gets me thinking about new starts and new goals. I know it’s from the 19 times that fall meant the start of a new school year. I just get rid myself of that association even when school has been in the past for more than a decade.
This Labor Day is no exception. I’ve found myself thinking about what I’m going to do for my health, fitness and writing this fall – basically from now until the start of the holidays. I also have a wedding 6 weeks away. 🙂 That’s always a reason to think about my fitness.
So, this Labor Day I’m going to do a mini cooking marathon. That means I have to choose 4-5 main dishes to make, compose a grocery list, shop and then do some cooking. I’d also like to go to the gym, by the cooking and all may be enough fitness for a day. I also want to make doctors’ appointments in the next couple of months and enjoy my wedding and honeymoon. 🙂
Does Labor Day have you thinking about new goals to work towards the next few months? What are some of your plans?
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