How I Did In October With My Yearly Goals


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10 Goals For 2015

My Mind

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1. Read 52 books this year. 

Up to 46 books so far which means I am ahead of schedule in my goal.  My favorite for the month would be Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate.  It took me a while to get into the story but once I did I was lost in the world the author had created and didn’t want to get out until the story was 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

This month I will be using some but not all of the spare miles I collected the past two months to stay on target for 1200 miles by the end of the year. Mostly due to a famiy trip to Canada and then my running partner being away for a few days.

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

I didn’t even look at what my healthy eating goal all month long. I have kept 3 of the 6 pounds I lost last month off. However I haven’t weighed myself since getting back from Canada and my fear is that I have gained back the other 3. I just couldn’t keep my hands off all the Canadian treats I haven’t had since our last trip to Canada 6 years ago. They have been clogging up my Instagram feed for over a week now.

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) Our date day this month was kind of a wash out. We ended up running errands for a large majority of the day. We have made a pact that date day in November can only have errands after 5 p.m. . Since we start our date day at 8 a.m. and generally end at 8 p.m. that give us a lot of hours to fill with other couple bonding activities. 

6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us. : Our fall getaway might not happen due to our emergency fund being drained by blown tires and a washer that just gave up working. We are determined however to stick to our goal of one date day per month. We started date days in August and love them. They are much longer than a date night, and a perfect way to get to know each other again now that we have made it through the tiny children in the home years.

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 am still on the Master Bedroom! I plan to move out of the bedroom and on to the attic by mid November.

8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.

I put this goal aside for now to work on  a free eBook for email subscribers and guess what I now have that freebie available! (go grab your copy)

subscribe and grab your Christmas On A Zero Budget Printable PlanEven though the subscriber freebie is now done I doubt I will get back to my eBook until the new year. The Christmas season gets really busy both at home and here on the blog.

My Spirit

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

DONE all three words. I am now spending time reading the bible starting from the beginning each and every day.

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.

My husband and I decided to take a big step towards making this goal happen. It is going to take a lot of work to see if our investment will pay off but I think it will.

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

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  1. A date day sounds like a lot of fun! But we are still in the “littles” stage, so that isn’t a reality for us yet. But I did just mention to the hubby that trying for a weeknight date might be more of a reality for us right now than going for a weekend one.

    We are doing ok on our goals. We had several events in October that sidetracked us a bit, but last week was better. And I have high hopes for this week, too!

    Here’s my weekly plan:

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