September goal checkup

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Another month down! Here's how I did on my September goals:

Personal Goals

1. Read 48 books - 100% complete

Completed this goal in August but continuing to make progress. Read 3 books in September.

2. Start a blog - 71% complete

Posted three times in September. Goal is one post per week.

3. Organize photos/backups - 8% complete

No progress.

Family Goals

1. Read to Finley nightly - 75% complete

Still consistently reading with Finley at night and sometimes in the morning while we're getting ready too.

2. Have a date night OUT every month - 92% complete


Casey's sister kept Finley for us and we went to Nashville for a US Men's National Team v. Mexico soccer game! It was crazy and the US surprised us all and won the game! :)

3. Have a date night IN every month - 75% complete

Lots of Parks and Rec nights this month. We've also been watching Magic for Humans on Netflix.

Fun Goals  

1. Experience Huntsville - 100% complete

2. Go to Disney World - 100% complete

3. Go to Washington, D.C. - 100% complete

Financial Goals

1. Track our spending with YNAB - 75% complete

Still using YNAB to track our expenses/budget.

2. Have two no-spend months - 50% complete

No progress.

3. Buy a new computer - 69% complete

Still steadily saving for my new Macbook!

Health Goals

1. Achieve my daily stand and move goals - 100% complete

My goal here is to achieve my daily stand and move goals at least three times per week (tracked using my Apple Watch).
  • Stand goal: Achieved 18 of 31 days
  • Move goal: Achieved 26 of 31 days
I am also still going to Orange Theory twice a week, so I've been hitting my exercise goal on those days as well!


2. Lose 10 pounds - 58% complete

No progress, and I've actually gained back a bit of weight after starting Orange Theory last month. I'm hoping I'll start losing again eventually, but in the meantime, I'm going to celebrate my progress at OT!

3. Develop a skincare routine - 100% complete

Household Goals

1. Re-do The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - 42% complete

No progress.

2. Hire a maid - 100% complete

3. Cook more - 63% complete



We are still doing Hello Fresh three times a week, and I almost always cook an additional meal during the week.

    Spiritual Goals

    1. Read 10 faith books - 70% complete

    No progress.

    2. Keep a prayer journal - 6% complete

    No progress.

    3. Do a small group at church - 100% complete

    Started my fall semester small group!

    Other Goals

    These are some other goals I included on my monthly Powersheets but are not tied to any of my yearly goals.

    1. Recreate - My friend Emily and I attended our church's annual women's conference in Birmingham. Loved hearing encouraging words from Lisa Bevere, DawnChere Wilkerson, and Darlene Zschech and surprise entertainment from Anjelah Johnson!

    2. Chattanooga - Got to tag along to a Rocket 5 wedding and then spend a day in Chattanooga with friends.


    3. Buy new tires - No progress

    4. Plan Fall Break trip - Decided to save some money and stay in town.

    5. Start planning Europe trip - Got an initial itinerary done but have tons more research to do!

    6. Plan Finley's baby clothes quilt - No progress

    7. Meal/lunch prep - Did pretty well prepping our meals and lunches at the beginning of the week.

    8. Finley dance/music classes - Well, we stuck it out with dance but gave up on music class (at least for now). Turns out Finley does much better when her classes aren't after a long day at school.


    9. Stick to grocery budget - Did much better on this but still have work to do.

    Other August highlights

    1. Finley's school dress-up days - Magical Monday, Troll Hair Tuesday, Wacky Sock Wednesday, Pajama Thursday (why did they abandon the alliteration?), Favorite Stuffed Animal Friday. Oh and Daddy had dress up days this week too! :)



    2. Taylor's 17th birthday celebration - Our niece turns 17 in October, and we celebrated her birthday at the end of September with family!



    And now for the final quarter of 2018! Looking forward to wrapping up some of my 2018 goals in the next few months.

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