April Goal Update For 2015 Goals

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10 Goals For 2015

My Mind

1. Read 52 books this year. 

Up to 14 books so far. My favorite that I read in March was “In The Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day” all about being fearless and chasing your dreams. Very inspiring read. I should be at 17 books read but I am not worried as I read more in summer time.

My Health

I had a few health problems pop up last year, that left me thinking I have reached that age where I should be paying more attention to it so I set two goals for my fitness and one goal  for eating habits.

Make A Fitness Goal For This YearHow to set and track a yearly milage goal (med)

2. 1200 Miles Ran in 2015

By the time April closes out on Thursday I will have made 100 miles for April plus one more mile to make for February’s shortage (as of this morning I am at 95.25 miles and need make it to 101 miles  to finish catching up). What is really helping is that now with the good weather my redhead runner and I are running a 10 mile run pretty much every Saturday.

3. Take an overnight, multi-day bike ride trip with my son

I was hoping to at least get our bikes out and ride a few times but it has been so windy and rainy this month that it hasn’t happened, but it will.

6 habits to form this year for healthier eating creating good eating habits one inch at a time (med)

4. Take six small steps over the year to build better eating habits

I did better at charting this month and I went back to doing the ABS Diet. I did really well with it a few years back. It helps me not over eat as the foods on it fill me up for fewer calories, plus I feel like I don’t have to change my eating habits much to make it work for me. This month I was suppose to be concentrating on carrying around water by mid month I finally found a travel mug we own that works really well for me. It fits perfectly in my SUV’s cup holder and the side pocket of my craft bag. I also broke down and bought a case of water just because sometimes I forget until last minute and the pre-filled water bottles are so convenient when I am in a rush.

My Marriage

These goals are ones I set and made in 2014 and I liked how they strengthened my marriage so much that I am doing them again.

5. 1 real date a month with my hubby each and every month: A meal of BBQ followed by ice cream! YUM

6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us. : This seasons getaway will be a honeymoon (we never went on one when we got married 20 years ago) We booked it this month! So excited.

My Home

52 Weeks To A Simplified Home Decluttering A Home One Inch At A Time (med)

7. Declutter one area of my home each and every week of the year.

Trudging though this goal and although it still is my least favorite task every week the results are really beginning to show. Our home take a lot less time to clean up now.

My Business

8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.

Up to 35,000 words and going through a first major edit and rewrite. After that I will edit it one more time myself and then ship it off to be professionally edited.

My Spirit

9. Do a word study in the bible  of the words, discipline, diligence and self control.

DONE all three words so now I moved on to disgrace.

My Wow Goal

10. I like keeping my wow goal very private as it is so dear to my heart. It is just as big as last year if not bigger.

This is not going well at all. It is like I have hit a ceiling and just can’t make progress but I did something big this month that I think should help.

Did you set any goals for yourself this year? If so tell me about them in the comments. Also consider joining my Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where I will be sharing my goal updates as well as creating and environment that will encourage women to reach their goals one inch at a time.
Got a goal you want to reach but not even sure how to start? Crystal Paine’s 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life is a helpful read that can help your break down your goals into bit size pieces and make the a priority in your every day life.

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Goal Update For 2015

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It is hard to believe that we are already almost 1/4  of the way through 2015 already!

goals for 2015You can view my goals for 2015 in full here. Here is how I did with my goals for the month of March.

My Mind

1. Read 52 books this year. 

I have read 11 books so far which means I am currently a bit behind of my goal of one a week. I am not too worried though since when we go camping in summer time I often read several books in one week.

My Health

Make A Fitness Goal For This YearHow to set and track a yearly milage goal (med)2. 1200 Miles Ran in 2015

I ran 106 miles in January and 83 miles in February to get back on track I needed to run 111 miles in March. So  far I have ran 99 3/4  but there are 2 days left in March and I hope to knock out 6 1/4 today which would leave me just 5 miles behind. I will try and make up those 5 miles in April. (view the whole goal here)

3. Take an overnight, multi-day bike ride trip with my son

No progress on this goal yet but I am thinking in April the temperatures should get nice enough to get in a few training bike rides with my son. In these training rides I should see if the problems that plagued me last year are entirely fixed up or not.

6 habits to form this year for healthier eating creating good eating habits one inch at a time (med)4. Take six small steps over the year to build better eating habits

Who would have thought that remembering to grab just one more thing on the way out the door would be so hard. This March and Aprils goal is to bring water with me every where. I am trying but making this a habit is turning out to be tougher than I thought.

I also slipped up on charting calories for 2 whole weeks, which was the goal from January and February. I am back on track though and charted what I ate several days this week. (view all 6 habits here)

My Marriage

These goals are ones I set and made in 2014 and I liked how they strengthened my marriage so much that I am doing them again.

5. 1 real date a month with my hubby each and every month (no quick bite to eat and an errand).

Can I count a trip out of town  to the nearest Fedex to pick up my new to me refurbished iPhone 5C from Ting count? We did have dinner out there, and he did buy me flowers while we shopped at Aldi together. Okay probably not . So failed on this goal in March.

6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us.

We had our winter getaway in February and have an extra special getaway planned for late spring.

My Home

52 Weeks To A Simplified Home Decluttering A Home One Inch At A Time (med)7. Declutter one area of my home each and every week of the year.

I am inching along with this goal here on the blog every Tuesday. The whole family is already feeling the benefits . The house is easier to pick up and it is easier to find things.

My Business

8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.

I am so excited to say that I have written 30,000 words and am now shooting for 35,000 to 40,000.

My Spirit

9. Do a word study in the bible  of the words, discipline, diligence and self control.

I took March off from this so that I could March through the Proverbs and I am so glad I did, I always learn so much when I take time to read through the book of Proverbs.

My Wow Goal

10. I like keeping my wow goal very private as it is so dear to my heart. It is just as big as last year if not bigger.

I am working on this goal but progress is going very slow. I am trying to remain positive though.

Did you set any goals for yourself this year? If so tell me about them in the comments. Also consider joining my Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where I will be sharing my goal updates as well as creating and environment that will encourage women to reach their goals one inch at a time.

If you find yourself constantly making goals but never pursuing them or reaching them, I recommend reading 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life. An ebook by Crystal Paine that will help you break down your goals and develop the discipline to reach them.

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10 Goals For 2015 Update

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2 months of 2015 are already gone! It seems like every year seems to fly by faster than the last one.

goals for 2015This month I don’t feel like I made a lot of progress on my goals. I blame it on the cold Indiana weather that we have experienced all month long. Freezing temperatures inspire me to wrap up in a blanket with a hot cup of something and dream of warm weather, and that really isn’t in my goal list; perhaps I could add it :) .

10 Goals For 2015

52 plus books read in 2015 (smallest)

My Mind

1. Read 52 books this year. 

I have currently read 8 books so I am right on target for this goal.

My Health

Make A Fitness Goal For This YearHow to set and track a yearly milage goal (med)

2. 1200 Miles Ran in 2015

I didn’t quite hit 100 miles ran for this month.  I ran 84. Indiana weather was against me, for outdoor runs  most of February and I can only take so many miles of what I like to call the dreadmill (aka treadmill) . I am not in a panic over making up the miles though as I ran an extra 6 last month so that means I am just 10 miles behind on this goal, which I think I can make up easily once outdoor running weather returns.

3. Take an overnight, multi-day bike ride trip with my son

This goal won’t happen until late spring or early summer, but I am looking forward to it already.

6 habits to form this year for healthier eating creating good eating habits one inch at a time (med)

4. Take six small steps over the year to build better eating habits

You can read a detailed post on how I am doing with this goal here. It is hard work but I am making progress.

My Marriage

5. 1 real date a month with my hubby each and every month (meaning an errand can’t be the main focus of our time together)

We went out to our favorite BBQ restaurant using a Groupon one evening.

6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us.

We finally managed to do our winter getaway night. We kept it thrifty by using the gift cards that I earned from Black Friday shopping for our meals. We paid for most of the hotel room with Christmas money my husband’s parents sent us.

Except for my accident, we had a great time.

My Home

7. Declutter one area of my home each and every week of the year.

It is only because of my readers that I am continuing this goal. I think God is using you to grow discipline in me when it comes to dealing with my clutter mess. Seriously, I am like a whiny baby when it comes to tackling my decluttering area each week and yet when it is done I am always glad I did it.

I am hoping by the end of the year this will become just as natural as working out is for me. I do it because, I know it is worth it in the end.

My Business

8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.

After asking a few times on Facebook what topics people would like to see me write about I realized that I already started and abandoned an ebook years ago that lined up exactly with the topic people were asking me to write. I spent one day in a nearby Panera thanks to a Mypoints earned gift card, and reread through the existing ebook.

Thankfully much of what I had written was  usable and I have already started reworking areas that were not top notch, and adding more information to those areas that I felt I needed to go deeper in. Right now it is around 23,000 words so I have a good start on this goal.

My Spirit

9. Do a word study in the bible  of the words, discipline, diligence and self control.

I just finished the word diligence and am moving on to self control. I won’t make progress on this goal during the month of March though as each and every March I like to “March through the Proverbs” reading one chapter a day all 31 days. I read with a journal in hand, writing down verses that jump out at me. At the end of the month I always feel like I have learned so much and grown closer to the Lord.

My Wow Goal

10. I like keeping my wow goal very private as it is so dear to my heart. It is just as big as last year if not bigger.

This goal is not going well. I just can’t seem to get focused on it. I need a bit of inspiration, just not sure where to find it yet.

Did you set any goals for yourself this year? If so tell me about them in the comments. Also consider joining my Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where I am sharing my goal updates as well as creating and environment that will encourage women to reach their goals one inch at a time. (most who have joined so far are doing the 52 Weeks To An Organized Home with me but other goals are welcome)

If you find yourself constantly making goals but never pursuing them or reaching them, I recommend reading 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life. An ebook by Crystal Paine that will help you break down your goals and develop the discipline to reach them.

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