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Goalgetter2013 – August

I am so excited about my goal for August. This one was pretty much a no-brainer when I first saw it. I try to pick a goal that is relevant to what I am doing each month. Let’s get right to it!


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My fabulous blogging friend Kat over at Sneakers and Fingerpaints is hosting the August Core Focus Challenge. Kat is super focused on fitness. She is training for her first full marathon and just recently passed her NASM CPT exam. I am here to tell you that Kat is going to make a great personal trainer. Just following her on Facebook, reading her blog, and the few times I’ve seen her in person at events, she is such an inspiration. Just one of the reasons I knew I had to join in this challenge.

So, what’s it about?  It’s about a strong core. No matter what you are currently training for, it all starts with the core. For me, a strong core helps with lower back pain. It will also help with my running. A strong core is the basis of all strength training and more. We can all benefit from a strengthening our core!

I would love for you to join me – and many others! – in this challenge. The basis of the challenge is that Kat will post daily exercises on Challenge Loop and you comment and share your progress. At the end of the month, if you have commented or shared your progress at least 5 times, you will be entered to win one of several great prizes, which Kat will pick randomly.

All you have to do is visit http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/august-core-work and join in!



(Source: http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/august-core-work)


I really enjoy setting a new goal each month. It makes each goal seem much more manageable than tackling a whole list of them all at once. I just can’t believe it’s August already! This year is really flying by. I’m not going to lie though, I am pretty happy about the fact that as of today, I can now say that next month is September. I live for the fall and each month gets us a little closer.


Are you new to my Goalgetter2013 posts? Here is my progress for the year so far….


Goals are most successful when broken up into smaller goals! Post a picture on Instagram on the last day of each month to show how you are working toward achieving your goals! Use the hashtag #goalgetter2013.

If you’d like to take part in this challenge and have another way to keep yourself accountable this year, you should definitely join in! Visit the #goalgetter2013 Facebook page today!

For more inspiration, visit these blogs… These are the gals who put this challenge together:


I hope, hope, hope you will join in the August Core Focus Challenge. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you’re going to. Or if not, tell me what your goal is for the month!


  1. I’m totally joining you!
    I’m training for my third marathon and must, must, must keep up with my core work. It’s so easy to exhaust myself with all the running and not want to do anything else.
    Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. recently posted…Halfway ThereMy Profile

    1. It’s really easy to forget about core work. Hot yoga has been a good reminder for me, so this challenge is perfect timing. So glad you’re joining in too!

  2. I’m doing the August Core Challenge, too. Let’s rock this!
    Jina recently posted…It sure is lonesome in mineMy Profile

    1. Woo hoo! We will definitely rock it.

  3. Kat

    Thanks for much for sharing and for the kind words Nanci! You’re going to kick butt! I couldn’t be more happier to have others on board with me to focus on the core!
    Kat recently posted…Day 1 – #AugustCoreFocus Challenge – Kick off!My Profile

    1. I know of a couple people who signed up for it – thank you for all the hard work you put into it!

  4. Good luck with your August goal!
    Grace @ Grace Dishes recently posted…Feel more like myself.My Profile

    1. Thank you Grace!

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