Wednesday, December 1, 2021

November Goals Check In

November flew by, but the month is officially over! Here's how I did with the goals for the month:


  • Lock in accountant for 2021 taxes, & research work financial planning benefits. - We have an accountant, but I still need to research the work benefit. 
  • Review & revise categories for 2022 budget - nope
  • Make $300 in side hustle - I listed one item for the month, so unsurprisingly, didn't make much in side hustle. I closed the month with $67
  • Inventory freezer, use up 3 "hard to use" items - yes to both! I used up 2 bags of grilled tomatoes, pizza rolls, & pureed pumpkin.
  • Budget for Christmas & ski trip. Finish majority of purchases. - I'm pretty much done with Christmas, but we're still finalizing our ski trip plans. 
  • Determine 2022 travel plans & budget - mostly there 


  • Have two dates with M - we went to lunch, & to a winery 
  • Have a family adventure - we ran a 5k together, & then made a feast for Thanksgiving. We also decorated for the holidays. 
  • Fast until lunch 20 days - 13/20 days
  • Lose 2 lbs - I'm coming off of a few days of Thanksgiving indulgence, so I'm up 1/2 a lb. Not good!
  • 1300 minutes of cardio - However, I crushed the cardio, with 2,450 minutes
  • Run 20 miles - I ran just over 11 miles
  • 10 strength workouts - almost, 9/10
  • Meditate 12 times - I meditated 7 times
  • Get at least one massage for back pain - I got two massages, and it's helping my back so much to get back into regular help


  • Find 30 items to donate, give away, or toss - Yes! I gave away a bunch, cleaned out a paper drawer, & then tossed things that no one wanted. It was nice to make some progress, after a few slow months on the decluttering front. 
  • Try two new recipes - I tried a new dessert recipe, & a new muffin recipe. Neither were worth trying again, but were okay. 
  • Write for 30 minutes - I didn't write at all. I'm trying to get my groove back, with reading more & watching less shows. I go through spurts, where I won't watch a show for months, & then I binge for weeks. My library app has been really error prone lately, which has led to frustration & show watching. I'm trying to resolve that, and download a bunch of books when it's working, so I have plenty of content. 
  • Get together with friends 2x - I had dinner & drinks with coworkers (one who is a good friend) & met another friend for a hike

Plenty of room for improvement there, but setting goals monthly helps me stay on track & focus on my priorities. How did you do with your goals for the month? 


  1. November did fly by? You did really well with your goals.

  2. Good work on that list. You accomplished or came close to accomplishing most of it.

    God bless.