Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Goal Wrap Up

This month absolutely flew by! Here's what I accomplished (or, didn't) for the month. Overall, out of 17 goals, I successfully completed 8 of them, mostly/somewhat completed 5 of them, and totally blew it on the remaining 4.

Here are my goals for November:

  1. Complete 500 minutes of cardio. Yes! I completed this & am currently at 505 minutes. I will still try to sneak in a workout today or tomorrow.
  2. Lose 5 lbs. Starting at 146. Major fail. Post Thanksgiving, my weight is up to 148.4, which means instead of losing weight, I gained 2.4 lbs. :-( 
  3. Sell 2 items (or more!) on Craig's List. Eh, we opted to keep our TV, so we didn't sell anything.
  4. Decorate house for Christmas. Mostly done. The inside is decorated, and tree is up, but it rained all day on Sunday - so we still need to do the lights.
  5. Finish Christmas shopping. 95% done, and plan to finish everything today (last day of the month)! :-)
  6. Clean pantry. Done.
  7. Clean both fridges. No, didn't get either cleaned (by that I mean I didn't scrub the shelves.)
  8. Complete 8 strength training workouts. I completed 5/8 workouts, so didn't make it.
  9. Complete guardianship/will/trust for kids. Failure. :-(
  10. Research life insurance. Failure.
  11. Create a list of all shared accounts (between myself & M) to store in safety deposit box. Well, we opened up a safe deposit box, but the list of accounts is incomplete. Semi-done.
  12. Plan ski week with my sister, nephews, and our kids. Mostly done - need to finalize the details.
  13. Decide on winter activities for boys. Done. Both will play soccer, swim & in January we'll move on to skiing. Cut out chess & music ideas, as we don't want the kids to be super busy.
  14. Track all spending. Done.
  15. Reduce monthly expenses by $200. We cut $800 off the amount we spent last month. Yeah!
  16. Get together with two friends. Done! Meeting the second friend for a birthday dinner tonight.
  17. Decide on/register for benefits at work. There are a bunch of changes to our health care plans, so I need to figure out which is best for us. - Done! I registered both of us, so this is all taken care of.

How is your December looking? What's on your list of goals for the month?

1 comment:

  1. You did pretty good overall I think! It is probably the hardest time of the year to lose weight! lol! You cut an amazing amount of $$ off of your spending! :)