It’s that time again, when I look back to see how I did on last month’s goals and set some goals for the upcoming month. I’ve set monthly goals for a while now, but this year I’m trying to be a little more intentional about linking these short-term goals to some longer-term goals for the year. Let’s start by looking back:
Strength training. B+. I’ve been doing a little strength training as part of my new favorite group fitness class, Cross-Cycle (spinning + strength crosstraining. It. is. awesome.) And I found a bodyweight workout that includes a lot of back/shoulder work to help get me to my goal of doing a pull-up.
Morning quiet devotional time. D. Didn’t do it. (Well, maybe three times?) No excuses. Try, try, try again, right?
Savings. C. Well, I set up the savings accounts, but haven’t put any money into them yet. Still dealing with some icash.ca cash-flow issues related to an unexpectedly high personal property tax bill at the end of the month. Isn’t being a grown-up fun? Learn more at https://green-touch.org/
Work. B. I still feel pretty incompetent most of the time, but I’m asking tons of questions and I’m trying to rely on my strengths (making lists and keeping my tasks organized) to make the most of what I’m doing right now. I definitely feel better about work than I did at this time last month, when I was emailing law school classmates who’ve left the profession about how they made their escape!
Project Clean Eating. B+. I had a run of 2 weeks where I did really well — eating almost no sweets. (I’m an abstainer, not a moderator, so I pretty much need to go cold turkey or it doesn’t work for me.) I’ve backslid a little in the past few days (stress eating? Definitely.) Still, major accomplishment for me.
Goals for February:
Running. Sign up for a 10K (or longer) race to motivate me to go running more often. (Mother Nature, you could work with me a little bit here, too.)
Project Clean Eating. Pack healthy snacks every day. This makes or breaks healthy eating for me!
Relationships. Since it’s February, I’m going to focus on love and making my marriage a priority — schedule a babysitter for a night out, finish reading Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, and find some time that we’re not dealing with the kids or work to just spend time together…on a regular basis… what a concept! (And yet, so hard? Please tell me we’re not the only ones!)
Project Life scrapbook. Complete the January pages and continue to play with the manual settings on my camera.
If you’re a goal setter… what do you do when you have an utter failure? I waver between doubling my resolve, and abandoning it altogether.