Wow – we’re (a little over) a month into 2016 already; how did that happen?? I’ve been very focused on my goals for 2016 these past few weeks, and here’s first monthly update on how I’m doing with them:
Move more. I’m measuring this in two ways: my daily steps count, and my daily stairs count, thanks for my FitBit. I set out to achieve these daily benchmarks at least five times per week. I accomplished (or exceeded!) the stairs benchmark every week in January, but I only accomplished the steps benchmark one week in January. (More precisely, I hit my daily steps goal five days per week once, four days per week once, and three days per week, twice.) There’s clearly room for improvement here.
Meditate. My goal here is to meditate at least four days per week, and I’ve been using the (free) Stop, Breathe & Think app. I achieved this benchmark two weeks in January. Again, there’s room for improvement here. I’d like to try some other guided meditations, so please feel free to share any suggestions you may have.
Meal plan weekly. They’re generally not very exciting, and some weeks I deviate from them a good bit, but I have created and published five weekly meal plans so far this year.
Read 24 books. I read 1.5 books in January. I probably would’ve finished the second one, if I hadn’t misplaced the (library) book in our house for a week. I knew it had to be in the house and that I’d eventually locate it, so I didn’t want to start another book. Instead I used the time that it was MIA to catch up on my (free) magazine reading. You can follow my progress on this goal here.
Pay off car loan. If you read my February 1 debt totals post, you know that January was kind of a rough month for us financially, and that we weren’t able to pay more than the minimum on this loan. At the time I’m writing this, the loan balance is $2,651.58.
Grow 100 pounds of produce. Since it’s winter in upstate New York, I haven’t made any progress on this one, yet. However, I did place my Botanical Interests seed order, so that’s a step in the right direction…
Have monthly money meetings. I’ll admit that I’ve been dragging my feet on having a January recap meeting with my husband, because I know he’s not going to want to do it. But I’ve finally completed my January spending report, so I plan to have that meeting this weekend.
Clean something daily. First, I’ve decided to reset the benchmark for this goal from seven days per week, to five. I hit the latter two weeks in January, so there’s work to be done on this one, too.
How was your January? How are you doing with your 2016 goals/resolutions?
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