2016 Goal Update: March


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Goals for 2016

Here is how I did in March with my goals for 2016.

My Mind

small is the new big

Read one business book each month

I listened to Small Is The New Big by Seth Godin through the Hoopla App. This book was full of nuggets of business wisdom to ponder but my favorite one is the quote above. I want to be a blogger who interacts with her readers. I don’t want to interrupt your day instead I want to build a relationship with you where you and I add value to each others  lives.

This month I have borrowed How To Talk To Anyone: 92 Little Tricks For Big Success in Relationships.

As far as my goal for reading 52 books goes I am currently up to 14 books.

tri-goalsMy Fitness

Return to cross-training

In January I concentrated just on yoga. In February I added in two days of swimming each week.

My plan for March was  to add 2  bike work outs. Due to my Plantar Fasciitis still being still in the healing stages My plan was to use my gym’s recumbent exercise bikes and really concentrate on making sure my foot is properly positioned on the peddle.

bike ride

Over the month of March I did do several bike workouts at the gym and I was even brave enough to go outside one day.

My foot has been feeling so much better lately that by mid- March I added in a 1 mile walk most days. This weekend I did a 1 mile run and I am so pleased to report that it didn’t seem to bug my foot!


My goal if my Plantar Fasciitis should not flare up again is to be able to run 3 miles with my redhead runner by Mid May! Oh how I miss our runs together.  We were able to walk together a few times in March but it isn’t quite the same.

Just one treat--goal 2016My Eating

my bday cake

One daily treat only

March was my birthday and then the month ended with Easter. These two things did not lead to me making perfect progress on this goal but I did achieve it most days. Oh and that cake! It was my birthday cake made entirely by scratch by my daughter! (mmm….truffle icing)

Date dayMy Marriage

Our New RV

1 date day a month with my hubby.

Our date day in March wasn’t the most romantic but it was very exciting. We went down to Camping World in Indy and purchase a new Jayco camping trailer with the last of my inheritance from my father.  We then stayed over night at a local RV campground to test it out without the kids.

We have BIG plans for this RV that I am still processing. I will share more details in the months to come.

30 times 12 challengeMy Home

Get rid of 30 items in my home each and every month.

I tossed 36 items in March and tidied up 2 rooms . I wish I could say it was because I was taking my own advice and developing decluttering grit skills but no the motivation was because strangers were delivering this to my home and I didn’t want them to see my mess.

Blog goalMy Business

Thrifty & Thriving More Life For Less Money

Finish an eBook.

The eBook has now has a name-Thrifty & Thriving: More Life For Less Money.

It is also all in one document and headed to the content editor very soon.

It still needs someone to design it a cover, and then someone to get it on Kindle.

My guess is it will be a few more months before it is ready to sell but I am getting so excited about it–and nervous too!

One new recipeMy Culinary Creativity


Try one new recipe a month.

This is about as close as I got to trying a new recipe out in March. It was really good! However I don’t think it counts as an entirely new recipe. It is more of a jumble of ingredients I had on hand that turned out great.


Set a wow goal!My WOW Goal

As in the past 2 years, my WOW goal is something I am going to share just with a select few. This year’s isn’t blog related but it is still big and going to be a challenge.

Update: This goal has taken on an entirely new direction and the RV has a lot to do with it!


My Word For 2016

This. Is. So. Hard! This month I had a great idea for an eBook. But I made myself stop at just jotting down an outline so I don’t forget it and then went back to working on the one above that is almost done.

I think I will be listening to a chapter or two of the book that inspired the word ONE as my word for 2016 each and every month just to help me keep focus.

How did you do with your goals this month? Share with me in the comments.


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  1. hi victoria love the articles have a question how do you get the ebook going I mean who do you get to edit and check content and get it out there. I have an autoimmune disease that makes it difficult to cook lengthy and involved recipes and I want to write a cook book of my recipes that make it easy if you have physical problems like standing for long periods of time or alof of chopping plmk.

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