Every month I plan to come here and talk about how my goals for 2020 are going. This year I am laser-focused on improving my health and my finances. I believe we need to audit our lives when we are serious about reaching new goals. We need to make sure we are not slipping into old habits. So, here is how I did for the month of January. Also, my thoughts on how our daily habits can create mind-blowing change and a freebie to help you audit your month.
If we don’t audit our goals, we can easily wake up in a few months and realize we have not accomplished any of the things we set out to do. I plan to do small things monthly in the hopes to make a major impact in my life over the next couple of months
So, how did I do in the month of January?
Goal: For the month of January I wanted to workout 21 times and lose 10 pounds
Actual: I completed 22 workouts and lost 4 pounds
What went well: I found some workouts that I enjoyed. I worked out as soon as I got home from work.
What didn’t go well: The 2nd week of January I fell back into old habits of snacking.
What I plan to do in February: Say no to snacks and processed food. I want to work out at least 20 times (a little less because the month is shorter). I hope to lose 2 pounds a week. I’ll be logging my meals on Lose It and trying to close my Activity Rings on my Apple Watch daily.
Goal: Reopen my Etsy shop. I also had a revenue goal that I am not ready to share yet.
What went well: I exceeded my revenue goal my $234.70
What didn’t go well: I didn’t add many new products.
What I plan to do in February: I need to create more products. I have a few products that I am planning to launch this month. You can check out my ETSY shop HERE.
I feel like it was a decent month. There were things that I could have definitely done better, but I am proud that I actually made money from my Etsy shop and worked out as much as I did. I know if I would have made smart food decisions I could have had a better weight loss outcome, but I am not going to disparage the 4 pounds I did manage to lose.
I’ve mentioned on my blog before how much I love the quote tiny hinges swing big doors. It’s a reminder that the little things we do daily can have a major impact on our lives. The choice to turn down the cookie, the decision to not purchase those shoes or turning off your favorite show to work on your passion project can all have a major impact on your life over time. Just imagine if you constantly turn down those foods that don’t match your goal of losing weight or living a healthy lifestyle (tiny hinge) it can have a major impact on your life (big door).
Our lives are often not changed instantly in one fell swoop, but it is often those tiny decisions or choices that we make that produce major results. It’s the tiny hinges like eating a healthy breakfast, writing that blog post, budgeting for the month that allows you to look up months later and say “I did it.” So as we move through the year, do not get discouraged if things aren’t changing quickly, keep on working at those tiny hinges.
Here’s a tool I’m using to keep me on track with my goals this month. This is an awesome way to set a goal and keep yourself accountable. If you are up for it, let me know below one goal you are working on for the month of February. Click the image below to gain access to my FREE Resource Library.
Remember, you got this, and God’s got you.