Happy March everyone!!!
I can’t believe that today is the beginning of March…..the year is flying by! In a few days (17 to be exact!), I would have been blogging for a year…..that is UNBELIEVABLE to me!!
It is the beginning of the month, which means it is time for a 2016 Goal Check-In.
-Continue to blog at least 3 times a week-
Week 1- blogged 5 times (wowsers, I must have had a lot to say…lol!)
Week 2-blogged 3 times
Week 3-blogged 3 times
Week 4-blogged 3 times
-Find my authentic blog voice: (this will be a quarterly check in-look for an update on this in April)
-Increase blog subscription to 100
In the month of February, I have gained 10 new followers-I am up to 63. This continues to be pretty exciting for me! I gained some followers from the Blog Hop with Kristy @ Runaway Bridal Planner for sure.
–Continue to find my ‘blog tribe’: (this will be a quarterly check in-look for an update on this in April)
-I still have not done anything towards this as of yet. I continue to do some research.
–Create Mission Statement for the blog: (this will be a quarterly check in-look for an update on this in April)
–Begin to research monetizing: -I still have not done anything towards this as of yet. I am still in the research and debating phase.
-De-clutter/organize my house:
The blizzard of 2016 was so helpful in this task. I have kept the order that I established and I am working with the family to put things where they belong (a work in progress but they are on the right track)
So about my closet…yeah I am still working on that…uugh so intimidating but I will tackle it this month….I promise myself!
–Study/Pass the NASM Certified Trainer test:
NOPE……still haven’t even looked at the book…..
–Begin Developing Business plan for personal training: (this will be a quarterly check in-look for an update on this in April)
In the meantime see above ….;(
–1 family night a week….we have not been consistent with this. I asked my son to help me with this and to remind me when we are all home together, to encourage us to get in the same room and play a game or something.
We did enjoy the BEAUTIFUL weather we had in the DC area this past weekend and went for a hike at Sugarloaf Mountain. We had a blast!
–2 date nights a month…. Nope….not 1 ;(….we have got to do better!
–Be more present at home. Cell phone on charger/no lap top use until the kids go to bed:
-I continue to make great strides with this. I would say that I remain consistent at about 75% of the time, I have successfully put the devices away…still a work in progress but remarkably better. In my de-cluttering, I cleaned off our kitchen table and the kids and I eat dinner together at least 3 times a week. I am really enjoying the conversations that we have 🙂
–Continue to pay off debt…miss no payments/ make no late payments:
CONTINUED SUCCESS!! yipee!!!
–monetize blog: I have not done anything towards this as of yet. I am still in the research and debating phase.
–complete weekly savings plan:
-CONTINUED SUCCESS!! I have set up automatic transfers to occur weekly. I have enlisted my girlfriend to be the keeper of the funds. She will be a great keeper, I will have to write a dissertation, if I need to get some money out-lol!!
–Complete 21 day January reset with Laura…..MISSION COMPLETED!
-write-up and recap coming soon
–Successfully train for my 1st Triathlon
-I passed my 1st swim class…..Out of 4 adults and the only female…I was the omly one to pass! BOOM!!! #likeagirl
I begin the next level of classes this upcoming Saturday. I have yet to go to the pool for open swim times to practice but I will work on doing this.
–Get to my ideal racing weight while determining how to effectively fuel my body
I have decided to not do the racing weight program. Part of the program has you weighing yourself every week and i just can’t get with that. I literally threw my scale away a few years ago because I recognized that I was allowing it to have too much power over my process and progress.
I will continue to use the cookbook though….the recipes are easy and simple and just plain DELICIOUS!!!
–Consistently strength train 2-3 times a week:
I am in week 3 of the Ashley Horner Charlie Mike 6 week program. This has me lifting 4-5 days a week. My body is like WTH!!!! but I am loving every minute of it!! I am pushing myself so past my comfort zone, it is AMAZING!!
-Remain injury free:
So far, so good. Outside of the pain in my knee from my arthritis, I have not developed any new injuries (knock on wood!!)
I need to add a half to my calendar to accomplish this goal-lol!!! I am debating between Richmond and Trenton. Any feedback on either or both?
–Determine my comfortable race pace in varying distances (5k-13.1):
(this will be a quarterly check in-look for an update on this in April)
–continue to increase speed:
-Still no track work but excited to say that when we do start back up, as an official member of the 2016 Luna Chix DC Run team, I will be the person leading the workouts this year!!
Overall a pretty good review efforts towards most of my 2016 goals. I will continue to work harder at those I have not touched yet and hope to report with some good updates in April.
How are you doing with the goals you set at the beginning of the year?
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