Goals and Resolutions – One month later

I find that if you want a goal, or in this case, a New Year’s resolution to stick, the best thing you can do is to constantly re-evaluate your progress. Some of my New Year’s Resolutions are things I can check on a monthly basis. Here’s how I’m doing so far.

Oh Mindy!

I only wish this was one of my resolutions! Also, love her look here…

1. POSITIVE NET WORTH
Slow but steady. This one is going to be a challenge.

2. BABY’S FIRST RACE
Since I already DO 5k runs with my work running group and solo, there is no doubt that this will be completed. The real challenge will be my time. I’ve successfully timed myself under 40 minutes, I possibly did it in 36 minutes with work buddies but we weren’t tracking closely so I can’t be sure. I’d like to hit sub-35 minutes at Harry’s, which according to the results from last year, would put me firmly just a little under the mid-way point in results and right at the middle for my age category too. I’m cool with that. I recently ran 39 minutes after a terrible week so I’m confident that I can keep chipping away for a 35 and under time by April.

3. CONTRIBUTE AT LEAST $1500 TO MY RRSP
Despite January being a bit of a financial conundrum, I still contributed. 7% completed!

4. READ 60 BOOKS A YEAR
I ready 8 books already! I’m already 13% through this goal!

5. COMPLETE THE NEW RULES OF LIFTING FOR WOMEN PROGRAM
I’m midway through Stage 2, it’s been a rough month but I’m going to get back on track this week. I need the resolution crowd to die down because my poor community gym has been a mess.

6. BLOG AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK
I wrote six times this month, my goal was eight. This was a fail but a valiant effort. I see good things for February, especially since I’m contributing to a piece for The Grid which has to do with personal finance. It should be interesting.

7. PAY OFF 60% OF MY REMAINING STUDENT LOAN DEBT
Smaller contribution than I wanted to start with for January but yes, holiday expenses and all. I’m 8% through this goal.

8. COMPLETE MY 2013 BLIND SPOT SERIES
I wrote about Reality Bites and how much I disliked it! I’m a bit sad because I was expecting some Gen X miracle with this movie, it just goes to show that movies about early twentysomethings are just as annoying then as now. Next month calls for some Ingmar Bergman so hopefully I’ll have a hit.

9. GO ON VACATION
EVENTUALLY. :( Me and the boy’s joint vacation savings account at ING (go get an account and we both get a bonus!) keeps winking at me.

10. GO ON A WINE TOUR
SIGH.

How are your goals treating you?

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