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Erin Condren Life Planner – May

*Disclaimer – I purchased all these stickers myself, and I was not paid to give my honest review of these products.*

Another month, another chance to decorate! I’m still not happy with my planner skills, but I’m practicing and learning. I think it’s mostly because I’m just not that happy with the layout of my ELCP as I initially thought I would be. My handwriting is big and unless you’re ambidextrous it’s really difficult to fill out a spiral-bound book.  I also just can’t find a STINKING PEN that doesn’t smudge and works on matte and slick paper! I end up using white-out (ew). I’ll definitely be looking for some better pens this month – its a goal for sure! Hopefully I can do a review post on them. Do you have a favorite? Comment and let me know!!

Despite my setbacks, I DID find a really great sticker shop on etsy! The SweetPaper Co had a super cute May set that I tried and I liked it. The stickers match well to the ELCP month’s colors, and they are matte so they are easy to write on (if you have the right pen).  Next month I’m going to try and not have everything so matchy-matchy. It’s not bad, I guess it’s just not my style! Here’s my layout:


See my other layouts here: January, February, March, April


Monthly Exercise Goals

I like to buy things. I don’t like to exercise. I feel like my life would be less complicated if those were switched and I didn’t buy much but exercised a lot. My husband would also like me to not buy much. I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest spender – but darn those Target endcaps! I tend to feel guilty about spending money on myself when I don’t feel like I’ve “earned” it. So – this is kind of what this post is about.

I like to think I’ve always been somewhat athletic, and I do like a competition… but there’s just something about exercising [for the health of it] that kind of makes me squirm now. There doesn’t seem to be any tangible rewards for getting your sweat on, at least not the immediately gratifying rewards I like so much. What is more terrible is that I am a healthcare provider – and I’m constantly reminded of how important exercise is.

So, I thought I’d try something new this year. Instead of going for that perfect bod image, I’m going to try smaller (and more tangible) rewards for exercise. For each month, I’ve picked an exercise challenge and with it a reward for completing it! Don’t get me wrong – this is not me saying that material things are important and that’s the only way I’ll stay motivated. If I don’t complete the challenge, I’m not going to die. This is just me trying something new, trying to stay healthy, and having fun doing so.


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If you like this idea, why don’t you join me? Holler back, and tell me your monthly challenges/rewards.