Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Goal Recap : January - May


Remember when I used to check in on a monthly basis and let y'all know how I was doing with my goals? Well that was so 2014. And I mean that. I shared my 2015 goals on January 1st and that was that. I haven't really focused on my goals which is really sad since my 2015 word was focus. Pretty much, I'm failing left and right in the goal department. But I figure better late than never and decided to kick it up the last 6 months of the year and see what kind of progress I can make.

Health & Wellness
Let's kick this update with a big fat fail, literally! I'm fairly certain I've gained weight. How much? Who knows! I don't weight myself. I know by the way my clothes fit that I'm not losing anything. My original goal was to lose 32 pounds while being 32. Unless I really kick it up a notch (and back away from the sweets), there is no way I'm losing 32 pounds in 6 months. On a positive note, I haven't had a pop in 10 days which is huge for me because pop was my only source of caffeine. But I can already tell a difference in how I feel because I'm no longer drinking crap. Additionally, I run my first 5k of the year on Monday. That race time, as long as I'm able to run... I've been having a ton of knee pain lately, will be what I aim to bet race after race.

Financial Freedom
We have been working on saving more and spending less. Our budget has yet to be established but we are making good strides in being more aware of what we spend when we are out and about. My biggest weakness is buying Connor things and overspending at Target. You know how that is, though, don't you? You go in for facial scrub and grape jelly and spend over $70. Damn you, Target! We are going to sit down this weekend and plan our budget for the rest of the year. Wish us luck!

Personal Growth
As a stay at home Mom, my main focus has been and will always be on Connor. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't do things that make me happy or push me in ways that make me feel accomplished. I've recently became a Independent Jamberry Consultant. I have a handful of parties under my belt and can honestly say I really love the product, the company and the community I'm now a part of. I like having a little bit of "me money" and the ability to know I'm doing something for me! My Jamberry launch party is tonight on Facebook - join if you'd like! No pressure!

Indulging My Hobbies
My two hobbies are running and reading. Both have been suffering this year. I don't know if it was our move or being with family and friends again or maybe both, but I've been slacking on hitting goals and running and reading has been the very least of my priorities. Which is no bueno since I love both. I mean love. I'm one of those people that love to curl up on the sofa and read until 1-2AM. The same goes for running. I love the how I feel after a run. I love knowing that I just pushed myself to run 3,4,5 miles. Operation run and read (not at the same time, of course) is in full effect! Let's see how many miles and books I can log by the end of June!

Creating Family Memories
Connor is at the most amazing age right now. 2.5 is where it's at, Mamas! Wait until your little one gets there... it's the best. Unless of course they decide to play around with the Terrible Twos and then I'm horribly sorry! Because he is so much fun, we've been able to really enjoy family nights, going on park crawls (yup, that's a thing!), going to the movies and so much more. One activity we've been doing more of here in Ohio than when were in Texas was going to church. Connor looks forward to going to church and playing. James and I love the messages we get from the sermons. It's been a wonderful addition to our family.

Organization
Moving to a new state and smaller house did wonders on the amount of extra stuff we had laying around. If it wasn't so stressful and expensive, I would recommend it anyone who feels like they have too much crap laying around! To get rid of the last bit of stuff we don't use/need/want, we are joining Dean and her neighborhood in June for a yard sale. We currently have a basement filled with stuff we aren't using nor plan on using so I hope that the yard sale provides me with a chance of getting rid of it and making a few bucks in the process.

From January until now, there hasn't been much goal progress but now that I have reminded myself of my yearly goals along with my word of the year, I'm hoping to do more over the next 6 months and end the year strong with multiple goals achieved!

Did you set goals for the new year? How are you doing when it comes to being accountable? Let me know and I'll be sure to touch base with you throughout the remaining year to help push you to success!


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