Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 is 10% over - Goal check

Can you believe it? It's true. 2014 is officially 10% over. How are you doing with your yearly goals? Are you 10% of the way there yet? I love checking in, ticking things off, and refocusing my energy on things that aren't on track.

Here are my 2014 goals, with a status check:

  1. Lose 10 pounds, bringing my weight to 135. I've really struggled to lose at my current weight & activity level, so I need to spend some time considering what's necessary to drop these last (very stubborn) 10 pounds. After my doctor's appointment & prescription complication, this goal is more important than ever. Time to focus.- I am not on track & have to really buckle down to achieve this. 
  2. Continue tracking my food and exercise every day in My Fitness Pal. This has been tremendously helpful. - On track! 
  3. Improve my fitness by doing the following:
    1. Complete 11,000 minutes of cardio. - I'm currently at 1,015, so just off of my target. 
    2. Complete 100 strength workouts. - On track! 12% of the way there. 
    3. Complete 75 stretching workouts. - Just at 10%, so on track!
      4. Choose a half marathon to train for, and complete it! Sometime this spring. - Not yet. Finding the race is a goal for February. 
      5. Have one date night per month with M. - On track! 1 for 12. :-) 
      6. Plan one social/friend activity per month - On track! 1 for 12. :-) 
      7. Finalize will/guardianship. - Half way done! I've ordered all of the paperwork. They just need to be signed & finalized. 
      8. Save $50,000 towards a downpayment for a house in California. - We've saved $1,000, so not on track. 
      9. Put $5,000 in boys college accounts. - We haven't saved anything, but hope to save $500 in February. 
      10. Pay $30,000 towards our mortgage principal(s). - We are on track! We've paid just over 10% of our yearly total
      11. Figure out a plan for vacation house. - Yes! It's listed and we've made all needed repairs. 
      12. Track our all of our spending, stick to our budget, and create monthly spending reports.- On track!
      13. Plan an adult only vacation with M! - Yes! This is happening in April. Can't wait.
      14. Likely most importantly, figure out the work/life balance, even if it means finding a new job. Money isn't worth the current schedule. - Somewhat on track. There are short term and longer term plans in the works. Not ready to roll them out (as we are still working through some big challenges, but they are on our radar.)

With the year 10% over, how are you doing on your 2014 goals? Anything going well, or needing improvement? 


  1. Those last few pounds are a pain. You're doing everything right, but they just won't come off! And then . . . one day your body resets and they fall right off. I know in your case that needs to be sooner rather than later, but you are definitely doing everything right so hopefully you can hang in there - they will come off!

  2. Wow, time really flies...But you are doing awesome on all of your goals!

  3. It is so hard to keep motivated to lose weight. I find I can't concentrate on two goals at a time - weight loss/savings. If I do one really well, the other suffers. Sigh. Hang in there, it sounds like you are on track, especially if you are keeping up with My Fitness Pal.