Tuesday, February 6, 2018

January Goals Progress

January is long gone, and now we're focused on our February goals. Here's how we did with our January Goals!


  • Finalize all 2018 budget trackers - done
  • Stick to 2018 budget - in progress
  • Model out savings plan for the year - done, but we are still working on the remodel plan for the house, which will have quite an impact on our savings
  • Come up with one way to reduce what we need/spend on an ongoing basis - yes! I found a handkerchief my grandmother made me, and used that throughout an illness. I've also located additional handkerchiefs that my grandmother made, and will be picking those up in March. They have a nice sentimental touch when I see them, but also drastically reduces our need for Kleenex. 
  • Assuming one car is back from the shop, sell our sedan - still waiting for our car to come back
  • If we sell the sedan, call around for new car insurance. - see above


  • Have one family evening together: cooking dinner, board games, etc - yes, we had family movie night
  • Have a date night with M, and potentially a date lunch! - we actually did two date nights. One unplanned, & one planned. 
  • My extended family has asked for tips & tricks on travel hacking, so send a family newsletter with helpful details. - Yes, sent. And, already saved someone quite a bit. Love it!

  • Complete a full round of 21 Day Fix - Done!
  • Eat 5 servings a day of fruit & veggies - Yes! This is usually a huge struggle on work trips, but I snuck in with a 5.03 servings/day average.
  • Lose 3 pounds - I lost 2 lbs. Given my international work trip, I'm feeling happy I maintained my 2 lb loss!
  • Run at least 6 times - The bronchitis slowed me down, but I ran 4x. 
  • Work from home 3 days -worked from home 3x
  • Continue working through my checklist on setting an end date - we're working through our remodeling plan, which may impact my end date


  • Try a yogurt recipe - Yes! I tried a new yogurt recipe, roasted my first chicken, & tried a new chicken curry recipe. The yogurt was fabulous! So thick & creamy. I followed this recipe, but used 2% milk
  • Spend time with a friend - yes, went for a hike
  • Volunteer at least 1x - nope. My regular volunteer opportunity was replaced by technology (which, is a good thing, I suppose). I've added myself to two different volunteer databases through the kids schools, and have three volunteer opportunities upcoming. 
  • Book a spa/birthday treat, using my gift card - yes, it's all booked
  • Complete a Dream Bio (stolen from Frugalwoods) - Yes! I need to write a post summary some of the things that came out of this. 

All in all, I'm feeling good about how January went. It wasn't a perfect month, but I accomplished a lot, and turned that beginning of the year motivation into real progress. Now to keep it up in February! What about you? How did you do with your January goals? 

1 comment:

  1. We did ok in January!

    We had to pay up the December bills, which were high, but we also managed to bring down our January bills to more acceptable levels so I'm proud of that.