Goals For 2015: December Update


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10 Goals For 2015

My Mind

1. Read 52 books this year. 

Up to 54  books so far  which means I surpassed my goal! Well, okay not by much but some. I actually finished 3 books in the last 24 hours and still need to add them to my list of books read for 2015. I am also currently working on one more so I might make the total 55 by the time the year is done.

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

Sadly by mid December I had to admit that my plantar fasciitis was getting worse and running & walking was only aggravating it further. I have been fighting it since late August.

10256465_10155897107226980_8239121280395988719_oI am not giving up all together on this goal though. After experimenting with different cross training options I found that the stationary bike and the rowing machine don’t bug my foot at all. So altered the goal (it is my goal so I can do that). I count 11 minutes of biking or rowing as one running mile. I currently have under 20 miles left to reach the 1200 mile total for 2015 . I feel like I should be able to complete that!

me in bike

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

This goal got downsized to a 4 hour bike ride that ended in lunch (you can read why here). Still we enjoyed our ride and hope to fit a a longer trip in next year.

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

With Christmas just behind me I feel like I bombed this goal! I have made some significant changes in my diet over the past few months due to health issues BUT over the holidays they have gone straight out the window.

I am hoping the return to normal routine next week will help me return to my better eating habits. I am also hoping the one sweet treat goal for 2016 will help me practice moderation.

My Marriage

These goals are ones I set and achieved  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: (psst….these have changed to date days)

December date day was Christmas shopping together followed by strolling through a gingerbread display.

6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us. :  We did not do our fall weekend getaways for 2015 due to several emergency fund draining incidents, plus we are currently renovating another home into a rental. Once the home is rented we plan on taking the first month rent and going away for a long weekend just the 2 of us. It will be a nice reward for a project well done.

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 DID IT! I am so proud of myself for sticking to my decluttering goal for all of 2015!

I am enjoying the outcome so much that I created another decluttering challenge for myself & my readers for 2016.

8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.

I locked myself up in a hotel room for 6 nights with the intent of finishing my eBook. I got very close but once I got home the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season took over and I wasn’t able to finish.

 So this goal got moved to 2016.

My Spirit

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


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.

Completed! and surpassed!

Did you set any goals for yourself this year? If so tell me about them in the comments.

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