Monday, March 3, 2014

February Goal Recap

Okay y'all today's post is hard to write. Nobody likes admitting that they failed a little bit, and that's what I did this month. After my super success with the January goals I was pumped to take that energy into February to continue completing my goals. But I fell short this month. In an effort to make sure it wasn't a "Full Failure February" I had "Frantic Finish February" which really isn't much better. I thought about not posting this and just skipping to my March goals without the February recap but then I realized how silly that would be. Not writing this post wouldn't magically change how I'd done with my goals. Here's how I did on my goals:

1. Try Red Wine - Completed! I tried a Pinot Noir from Decoy Winery (no, I did not go buy this bottle. Someone had given it to my dad as a gift a while back so it was sitting in the house) and it wasn't my favorite. I want to keep experimenting with this one and see if I can find a good go-to red wine I enjoy. I don't see myself giving up my white zinfandel anytime soon though.

2. Keep my room clean - Fail. But I actually don't feel that bad about this one. It's not that I didn't stick to this one because I didn't want to. When I was prioritizing tasks each day this one just didn't make it to the top of the list as often as I'd hoped. It's making a reappearance in March.

3. Write a letter - Half credit. I sent my friend a birthday card with a note written in it, but it wasn't long enough to be considered a letter.

4. Watch 2 movies - Completed! I watched Wedding Crashers and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Plus all of House of Cards Season 2. It was nice to have this time set aside to just relax and enjoy watching something.

5. 30 Day Squat challenge  - Major Failure. I did 4 days and stopped. After being at work on my feet for 8 hours the last thing I want to do when I get home (sometimes at 2:30 am) is 90 squats. I'm going to have to think of a better way to incorporate daily exercise, although most days when I leave work I feel like I've been to the gym.

So $25 gets added to my "me jar" for this month. Now onto my March Goals!

1. Keep my Room Clean

2. Update my "About Me" page - This has been on my to-do list for a while so I'm hoping that by moving it to my goal list I'll actually get around to doing it. Anyone have any suggestions for what they really like to see on these pages?

3. No spend week - For one week spend zero dollars. Not even on gas. I live with my parents so I don't have to worry about buying groceries or paying water bills so really this one should be easy. I've gotten in a bad habit though of stopping to pick up something to eat on my way home from work, especially when I get off late. Not only is this a cost that adds up, it's super not healthy.

4. Deposit change - I want to roll all my spare change and deposit it into my savings account. The last time I did this I ended up with a little over $100. I'd much rather this sitting in the bank than in the bottom of my purse.

5. No Lent slipups - This week starts Lent which means a challenge in itself so I think it's only fair to include it in my 5 monthly goals. I'm Catholic so won't be eating meat on Fridays which might prove difficult at work. We get a meal each shift which is great except you're limited to the one or two choices they've made that day. I may have to start bringing a PB&J to eat on Friday nights. I haven't decided the other thing that I'm going to give up/do extra for Lent this year. Last year I gave up all sweets and white breads/grains and the year before I gave up meat except for one meal a week. Sometimes I just do something instead though, like one year I prayed for Britney Spears. I'm still working out what I'm doing this year, any suggestions are appreciated!


  1. This year for Lent, I'm doing two things and giving up two things.

    I am going to begin the Whispers of Hope 10 week devotional by Beth Moore and workout for at least 30 minutes everyday, expressing my appreciation for a healthy body from God.

    I am giving up diet coke (all coke drinks, really) and sweets (chocolate, sweet-tarts, ice cream, etc.)



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