March 1, 2011

5 Goals for 2011: February Progress

I think I took some steps back with my 5 goals this month. I don't feel like I've made much progress at all.

1. Exercise on a regular basis 
This one has been terrible. I'm not sure what it will take to motivate me to exercise. Gaining 10 pounds? Developing health problems? The idea was to start exercising to prevent these things from happening. Maybe I just need a workout partner.

2. Wake up earlier.
I also did worse on this during February. I don't think I got up in time to eat breakfast at home on a weekday even once the entire month.
3. Keep our apartment clean.
I wouldn't say I've improved in this area, but I haven't slacked off either. Nathan has been helping a lot more, which is great. I think vacuuming once a week is starting to become a habit for him.

4. Continue to find ways to decrease our expenses and increase income.
I'm improving on my grocery spending. We actually raised our budget for these last four weeks since I had been having trouble staying within the limit I had set for myself, but then I ended up spending much less than that. I've also learned not to buy anything online before checking to see if I can earn cash back or other rewards first. We've earned $7.78 so far this year just buy going through Ebates to buy Nathan's textbooks.

5. Write at least 2 blog posts a week.
I had one calendar week with just one post, but I had written 4 posts the previous week. I'm trying to get better at scheduling posts to publish in the future to spread things out more.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't beat yourself up over it. It's not that big a deal. The progress you've made is pretty good, I think. I think you should focus on that, the positive. (And five goals is pretty ambitious anyway.)


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