Friday, March 17, 2017

2017 Goals: Update

At the beginning of the year instead of focusing on resolutions I wanted to focus on goals. I honestly believe when they are framed as goals they are much easier to accomplish and do not feel as stressful or daunting. 

I thought it would be fun to do an update of how my goals are going so far.

Finances: At the beginning of the year my goal was to have my car paid off by December. Well that goal is coming a long much better than I anticipated it to. When we received our tax return we decided to use that as a principle payment on the car loan and that made a huge impact. As of right now if we continue on the path of making the regular payment as well as additional principle payments each month we will have my car paid off in October. That is 2 1/2 years early!! We are thrilled. Once that is paid off we can shift focus to our credit card, it is the only one we have but it has 0% interest so that is why it is not a focus right now.

Health: My goal was to get better about eating breakfast and lunch. I run on a consistent basis and drink a ton of water but those two things alone are not enough to make a difference. I have actually done really well with this. For breakfast I make homemade oatmeal with either granola or a small amount of brown sugar. For lunch it's either a salad with shredded chicken or grilled chicken and brown rice. I am proud that I have been keeping this up. Something I want to add to this is actually prep my meals in advance, I need to start doing that.

Be More Present: My goal was to have at least 2 hours daily where there are no electronics. I have been good about it but it does not happen daily like I know it should. However, I have noticed that the easiest time of day to accomplish this is in the morning right after E gets up. That is when me, her, and Kyle will spend time together before Kyle goes to work. While it doesn't happen everyday and it may not be two hours we still make the most of time together.

Declutter: We have done a TON of decluttering so far and I know it will continue right until the movers come. One thing that I need to get done is shredding documents and going through old sheets/blankets. Also, I need to figure out what curtains (if any) that we are taking with us. 

I have to say that the goals I set are coming along nicely and I hope that I can continue on this path. Of course it's not going to be perfect all the time but we are moving in the right direction. This will likely continue even after we move.

Did you set goals or resolutions this year? If so, how are they going? 


I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm heading home day after tomorrow so I'm going to enjoy the rest of the time with my family.

16 comments:

  1. I made a goal board or a dream board. Same concept really. I have been trying my best to accomplish many of them without setting more. I made the board for the entire year of 2017 and it's a fairly decent size white board hanging in my office. I'll have to post about it one of these days. I think it's going pretty well even with my few set backs!

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  2. Ah the great curtain dilemma. We took all of ours and we use exactly one of them lol. The rest are all new. Our old ones just didn't fit/work....plus Lowes has some really nice curtains these days!

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  3. Our decluttering is in progress, and it's in the gets worse before it gets better stages. The house seriously looks like an episode of Hoarders, haha.

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  4. Yay!!! We never got around to buying curtains for our house and I guess that worked out haha! We have blinds though so we never really thought about it!

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  5. Great job on your goals! I need to do better about eating breakfast too.

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  6. Better than most, as 90 percent of people already gave up by march on the resolutions

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  7. How awesome is it you will have your car paid off so early! Get it lady! I also love to disconnect from time to time put it away!

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  8. Great goals! I can't wait to pay our car off! But we just bought it so it'll be a minute 😝

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  9. I love this post. You're doing great! I have gotten a lot better about eating breakfast and lunch too. Eating the same thing every day helps a lot because I don' have to think about it. I didn't make any new years resolutions, but the things that Nick and I are constantly working on are eating better, working out together, and watching our money. The only debt we have right now is a car loan and we haven't really tried to pay it off early. So, hearing that you are going to pay off your car 2.5 years early is so amazing to me! Great job.

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  10. You're doing so great with all of your goals, especially with how quickly you're paying off your car! Decluttering is a big thing that Chris and I try to work on, and so far we're still being clutter bugs. It's always a work in process, right?

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  11. You're doing so awesome!! Great work!!! Craig and I just decluttered his basement 2 weekends ago, its so not fun and I hate it, but I am glad we did it!

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  12. Big congrats to you on your goal progress. I had three huge goals. Two are done, one I hope will happen soon. :)

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  13. You are doing so well on your goals! I think putting your tax return on your car is a great idea, and it will feel so good to get it paid off early!

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  14. Sounds like you are doing awesome with your goals. I find the no electronics time some of my favorite time as well. Its not always easy to do, but I never regret doing it.

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  15. That's amazing that your on track with your goals! I have made some goals and am fairly on track with it, though lately its been slipping through the cracks. I defo need to get better at meal prepping!!

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  16. I think moving helps with the decluttering!

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