Thursday, March 5, 2015

March goals!

March *has* to be a better month than February! I refuse to accept that February's lack of productivity was a sign of things to come. :-)

Here are the new & shiny goals for March:


  • Meet with financial planner (scheduled)
  • Figure out boys college accounts (potentially the Utah 529 plan - contingent upon our meeting with a financial planner).
  • Stick to our budget
  • Build plan for 2014 taxes (how to pay for them)
  • Build plan for withholdings, to minimize 2015 taxes
  • Figure out Nick's birthday parties, keep both parties at/under budget
  • Keep working with both boys on responsibility, friendship, & citizenship
  • Continue working with my oldest on school. He's very smart, but bored at school, which is reflected in his (less than positive) attitude. 
  • Get my youngest to try two new foods.
  • Figure out spring break child care
  • Book remaining summer camps
  • Book summer flights

  • Lose 4 pounds
  • Track my food/exercise
  • Run 30 miles
  • Complete 900 minutes of cardio
  • Complete 10 strength workouts & 8 stretching workouts

  • Continue to look for ways to streamline my work schedule
  • Make a concrete list of goals for work (already have them, but they are too fuzzy). Break them down into an actionable plan.
  • Work out 8 weekday mornings
  • Continue my "life plan" document, which I'm going to share with M. We've been talking a lot about it, but I need to finalize a few numbers & scenarios.

Giving back
  • Volunteer at school at least once, log my hours (my work will donate money in exchange)
  • Pick & donate all fruit we can't eat to nonprofit
  • Sort through my closet. Donate, sell, toss.
  • Sort through boys closets. Donate, sell, toss.
  • Plan/book date night with M
  • Do something social with a friend. Maybe a hike.
  • Read 4 books.
  • Try a new recipe (with a focus on something that my youngest will actually eat)

So, a lot of repeats from last month, but I CAN DO THIS!!! It's not that hard. I know I can.

What's on your list of goals for March? 


  1. Get the yard cleaned up and mowed, plant some cilantro once it is done frosting here, and get some exercise with the puppy. He has more stamina now so can go for longer walks. You cannot penalize yourself for being out of town on business!

  2. I think the general concensus around the web is that February sucked. lol! I hope March is a great month for you! :) Good luck with your goals!!

  3. I find your positive, upbeat attitude very encouraging! I agree with the above commenter that February seems like it has been less-than-stellar for many of us. Here's hoping March goes a little better for us all.