Thursday, February 2, 2023

January Goals Recap

 January was both slow & fast, at various times, but regardless, February is here! Let's see how I did with my goals for the month:


  • Stick to our budget - we ended up moving to a more expensive hotel on January 1st (due to a huge snowstorm). We've also had some other large expenses, but had some income wins as well that offset this. 
  • Use up 5 freezer items - we've definitely used up 5 freezer items, as I stocked the freezer again. I need to be more specific with my goals, and target individual "hard to use" items, for my next month's challenge.
  • Save $500 for college - we were able to save much more than expected, through my bonus & a settlement I received. Total saved in January was $13,000
  • Earn $200 in side hustle money - I made a mistake in a listing, & had to do a return, so my earnings in January were abysmal. All told, I made $26
  • Apply for status match on preferred airline - I've submitted the form, & am awaiting approval. 
  • Plan one fun activity with the kids - we had a mom/boys dinner last week
  • Plan out college visits - I've planned out a trip to Colorado in June
  • Help Nick with driving - lots & lots of driving, dealt with insurance, and booked his behind the wheel test
  • Have two dates with M - we went out for dinner one evening
  • Pictures for M's family - pictures sent
  • Finalize ski week plans - plans are booked & finalized
  • Lose 5 lbs - I lost 2 lbs (carryover holiday weight)
  • Track calories - I tracked almost every day, and was able to fill in the gaps for the rest of the month
  • Close rings 30 days - definitely not, thanks to my knee
  • Make the most of fitness options - not really, with my knee. I did well before that.
  • Make a doctor's appointment - done
  • Do something social with friends - met three friends for walks, went to lunch with another friend, & had a virtual happy hour with my sister/BFF
  • Invest time in my volunteer roles - it's been quiet in January, but I've continued
  • Practice French on Duolingo - slowly but surely!
What about you? Did you have any goals for January? How did you do?


  1. Some of my goals are being carried into this month, and I added a few simple/easy ones.

    You did very well on your goals.

    God bless.

  2. I can't even remember the last time I closed all my rings.