Looking back at January’s Goals!

March is nearly over, which means we’re a quarter of a way through 2017! I thought now would be a really good time to take a look back at this post where I outlined my goals for this year. It’s always important to evaluate and adjust your goals and how you plan to reach them!

300 Days of Fitness

Nope. Lots of nope. I haven’t even been keeping track but I can guarantee I am nowhere near on track. Even if I fit some kind of exercise into everyday from now until the end of the year, I still won’t reach 300. It’s disappointing, but January-April tend to be pretty difficult months for me. Winter starts to drag on and I feel like hibernating instead of working out. I’m certainly not going to beat myself up over it!

Run The Year 2017

I’m still involved in this year’s Run The Year challenge, our team is doing great! I gave up my gym membership though, and I hate the cold so I’ve tallied only 28 miles. I’ll definitely be picking up the pace once the weather warms up though. I’m really looking forward to running again!

Balancing My Diet

Meh. I have a few weeks of eating whatever the hell I want, followed by a few weeks of perfectly clean eating. I’m not stressing about it right now. I’m certain that my appetite will balance out when I pick up fitness again.

Goal Weight?

That’s still a far off dream. Not that far off, but it’s not something I’m focusing on. I haven’t consistently lost weight because I haven’t consistently done anything. You can’t see results without effort! Worrying about it won’t help, so until I’m ready to put in the time and effort necessary, nothing will change.

Make $1,000

I’m just under a quarter of the way to that goal! Woo!! In the first three months of 2017, I’ve earned $240.99 through various websites! I haven’t even been putting a lot of time into them so far this year, I’ve had so many other things on my plate! I’m convinced that I will reach that goal without a problem!

Three blog posts a week

Well, that’s clearly not happening. I made this a goal in my very first post! I didn’t realize at the time, just how difficult it would be to write! I had hopes of fitting into the mom-blog universe, but after a few posts, I realized that didn’t work for me. With that in mind, I thought a recipe, a craft, and a parenting post per week would be simple. And yet here I am, rambling about all kinds of weird things, and not at all consistently! I’m hoping to get into a good schedule once I have a central theme for what I’m writing!

Finishing Projects

So far so good…maybe. I haven’t started anything new, but I’m still working on my oldest son’s blanket! I have a running list in my head of future projects that I can’t wait to start, but I’m holding off until this is done!


I’m killing this one! I’ve read quite a few books already this year, and I have a couple in progress. I still have to remind myself that a book is a perfectly good alternative to scrolling through Facebook for the third time in ten minutes. I’m so accustomed to looking at my phone when I have some time to waste, it’s a difficult habit to break!

Be Present

This is a constant work in progress. I am getting better at focusing on the people around me instead of being distracted by whatever. I still turn down or avoid invitations all together. I would rather be at home than go out and do just about anything, I’m not sure that will really change.

How’s 2017 looking for you so far? Have you stuck with your resolutions? Now is the perfect time to adjust your goals and plans for the year!