February was a tough month with the cold, an unexpected number of snow days and a reluctant swimmer. While I didn’t meet many of my February goals, let’s focus on the positive, the achievements, shall we? I know it would make me feel better.
- Continued bike riding but when my youngest son, aka Daredevil, started swim lessons, I had to get in the pool with him since he was having no part of it (really? came as a total shock to me!) Still I am counting my time in the pool as part of my exercise since I had to keep moving to stay warm.
- Flossing, yes.
- Photographed a few recipes into Evernote.
- Caught up on filing papers and filing incoming papers right away.
- Finished reading 2 books for me, The Handmaid’s Tale and First Darling of the Morning.
- Read books with my kids too, about 2 a day.
- Using my weekly planner to focus and accomplish my weekly goals, it’s really been helping me!
- 9 blog posts including a very popular Easy Rotiserrie-style Chicken in a Bundt Pan recipe and my Small Victories Sunday linky party which made a comeback and is doing well!
- Participated in the SITS Girls Comment Love event, a week visiting 75 bloggers.
- Gained about 70 new likes on my Facebook page (and we all know how hard it is to get Facebook interaction).
- I FINISHED OUR TAX RETURN! Seriously, that one gets me the most excited and feels great when it’s done.
So now we can say Goodbye February and …hello March! Many of my March goals were on my list for February but I am excited to hopefully have nicer weather so we can spend more time outside! I have enjoyed blogging about my goals so that I can keep up the accountability and motivation to achieve my overall 2014 goals…one small victory at a time!
1. Make exercise a priority, 4 times a week.
2. Floss, everyday…because Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) impacts my gums, I can’t afford to slack anymore!
3. Achieve my goal for ideal weight, the one my joints feel the best at. As of today, about
7 5 to lose – avoid sugar!
4. Track food, sleep, exercise and RA symptoms to better understand if there is a connection to foods I eat and RA. I know weather, hormones and stress impact my body already.
5. Drink more water, at least 64 ounces a day.
6. Tackling the kitchen first. This month I’d STILL like to get my recipes organized, both the gazillions I’ve clipped from magazines, cookbooks and online. I’m considering using Evernote or Evernote Food. What are your favorite recipe organizing tools?
7. Sell outgrown kids’ clothes.
8. I’ve joined Money Saving Mom’s 4 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge so I’m playing along trying to accomplish the daily assignments.
9. One field trip/fun outing a week with Daredevil.
10. Decide about preschool for Daredevil.
11. Start our container garden (classified as family fun for me and my boys but it meets health, financial and home goals too).
10. Accomplish 2 items from my 50 Bookish Things to do Before I Die list.
11. Read 2 books I own.
12. Read 25 books with my kids.
13. Write more often and consistently – 30 minutes everyday.
14. Share more recipes!
15. Increase monthly pageviews by 1,000.
16. Spend more time on Google Analytics.
17. Save $300 towards my $1000 annual goal in groceries.
18. Stay within our budget.
19. Stay debt-free (besides mortgage).
What are your March personal goals? Share with me the tools that help you get organized or save you money! Be sure to link up your goals posts or achievements in the linky below. Thanks Tammy at Creative K Kids for sharing this linky and inspiring us to reach our goals..one small victory at a time!