Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Goals


First, a recap of September's goals.

September Goals
Fitness and Health 
  • No chocolate for a month (beginning 9/1/14) FAIL!!
  • Do exercise program minimum 3 times a week SUCCESS
  • Track food in MyFitnessPal everyday (beginning 9/1/14) SEMI-SUCCESS (I began on 9/6)
Blog
  • Blog everyday in this blog FAIL
  • Schedule posts in advance, when possible. FAIL
  • Clean up blog sidebars. FAIL
  • Clean up Blog Labels. SEMI-SUCCESS (I got to the M's)
  • Go through saved list on Bloglovin. SEMI-SUCCESS (I knocked about 40 off of my list of 75)
  • Finish all "draft" posts. FAIL
Writing
  • Write a Golden Shovel poem FAIL
  • Add 10 poems to collection FAIL
  • Add 15 "prompt stories" FAIL
  • Blog once a week (not poems or prompts) on C.J. Delessio FAIL
  • Write 20,000+  words to one of my current WIP. FAIL
Personal
  • Stay on top of my schoolwork (this is very important! My Masters program requires me to maintain a 3.0 GPA or be kicked out) SUCCESS (I finished the first class with an A and my GPA is a 4.0)
  • Buy 4 nail polish (101/1001 item #86). SUCCESS
  • Read 10 of the books on the ARC list (that I am behind on).SEMI-SUCCESS (I read 4. Apparently 4 is my normal)
  • Complete items #16 & 55. FAIL
  • Add 5 movies to #23. FAIL (I only watched one: Frenemies)
  • Add 5 bands to #26. FAIL
  • Watch 1 movie for #22. FAIL
I don't understand why I am having such difficulty with these goals. They are relatively easy. I just need to organize my time better.

I also achieved a few goals that I had not listed here. First, October 6th will mark one month without any soda. That was also on my 101/1001 list. I had always been drinking diet anyway, but I have gone this whole month drinking either water or lemonade.

Second, my weight loss goal for my 101/1001 list was 25 lbs. When I began my new lifestyle thing this month, I set a goal of losing 30 lbs by December 31st (average of 2 lbs a week). I have lost 5 lbs so far.

And now for this month's goals:

October Goals
Fitness and Health 
  • No chocolate for a month (beginning 10/1/14)
  • Do exercise program minimum 3 times a week
  • Track food in MyFitnessPal everyday (beginning 10/1/14)
  • Lose 5 lbs. 
  • Complete the 30 Day Squat Challenge (should be 200 by month's end). 
  • Complete the 30 Day Fitness Challenge App.
  • Do 3 circuits a day of the Seven App. 
Blog
  • Blog everyday in this blog 
  • Schedule posts in advance, when possible.
  • Clean up blog sidebars. 
  • Clean up Blog Labels.
  • Go through saved list on Bloglovin. 
  • Finish all "draft" posts.
  • Comment on blogs as I read them, not saving them for later. 
Writing
  • Write a Golden Shovel poem
  • Add 10 poems to collection
  • Add 5 "prompt stories"
  • Blog once a week (not poems or prompts) on C.J. Delessio 
  • Write 20,000+  words to one of my current WIP.
  • Plan my NaNo Novel.
Personal
  • Stay on top of my schoolwork (this is very important! My Masters program requires me to maintain a 3.0 GPA or be kicked out) 
  • Read 5 of the books on the ARC list (that I am behind on).
  • Complete items #16 & 55.
  • Add 5 movies to #23. 
  • Add 5 bands to #26.
  • Watch 1 movie for #22.
  • Buy 4  nail polish (#86).
  • Catch up on #84 (currently 2 behind and need 1 for October; 3 pieces of jewelry total).


Monthly Goals

4 comments:

Domestically Seasoned said...

Great job on your personal goals for September. I set a few blogging goals this month and I hope to stick to them. It's been hard keeping up on blogging. ANy advice?

~ Crystal ~ said...

Domestically Seasoned: I wish I had some advice for you. :-/ My blog has been neglected so much lately. I am hoping to change that. Every time I get going on a good regular schedule, something comes up and I mess it up. I did recently cut some less important obligations out of my life (that is a blog post for next week) to free up some time. Good luck!

I'm hopping over to your blog now to check it out!

Miss Angie said...

You can pry chocolate from my cold dead hands... Wait, j/k. I'm not faulting you for that failure. lol You have a ton of goals, so the successes count for more I think! :D

This month is going to be your beeyotch, I can feel it! Thanks for joining us!

Beth W said...

No chocolate for a month....ouch! I'm kind of glad you failed that, as it makes me sad. ;)
You set a LOT of goals....holy moly, you're ambitious! They may be easy on paper, but that's a lot of time and memory and opportunity slated for each one. I think you did pretty well, considering!
Congrats on the month without soda! And on the weight loss. Losing even 2 pounds/month during this time of year, where your body just conspires to put on weight for the winter, is cause for celebration.