The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | February 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monthly Goals | February 2015

This year, instead of making resolutions for the year, I decided to make monthly goals instead.  I will be sharing five goals each month that I'd like to work on.   Each month I will also reflect on how I did with the previous month's goals.

February 2015 Goals

Continue doing my yoga DVD twice a week during Noah's nap
I really liked how it made me feel last month so I definitely want to keep this up!

Go through my closet and pair down my wardrobe
I've been following Caroline at Un-Fancy and really loving the idea of a Capsule Wardrobe.  I like the idea of eventually picking a certain number of pieces to work with each season.  But to start out, I want to at least pair down and have a more minimalist wardrobe.

Drink 64 oz of water a day
This is pretty self explanatory.  Water is good for the body, I should be drinking more of it!

Listen to the Serial Podcast
So I may be the last person on the planet to listen to this podcast.  I've heard great things and so far listened to a few of the episodes.  This month I want to finish the rest of the series.

Spend more quality time with Chris
Just because we don't have the "year of dates" planned like last year, doesn't mean I don't want to still "date" my husband.  Since we are trying to budget and live more economically this year, this might mean just snuggling up under a blanket and watching a movie together on the weekend.  This month in particular though, I want to focus on putting our phones and computers down and just spending time with each other, uninterrupted.

January 2015 Goals  

Go for a walk with Noah at least twice a week  
The weather this month has been horrible.  We really didn't have any mild days that I could go for a walk outside.  I was able to meet a friend to walk around the mall a few times, but then Noah got sick and we were housebound for more days than I'd have liked.  I'm bummed I couldn't make this one work like I had hoped.

Do my yoga DVD twice a week during Noah's nap
For the life of me, I couldn't find my favorite DVD!  So I had to order a new copy and started this goal a week later than I had planned.  The stomach flu made me skip a few planned sessions, but I got back on schedule and loved it!

Cut out caffeine
Done and it was super easy!  Even with some bad nights, I didn't need or want caffeine.  I was happy with just water and ginger ale :)

Be more cognizant of my spending
This month, we wrote down everything we spent and kept track of it all in an excel spreadsheet.  We stayed under budget for all predictable categories.  But as I suspected there are areas that we forget to consider each month.  As the year goes on I hope that we can start to do a better job at predicting and planning for the expenses that are only once to a few times a year.  

Organize our kitchen closets
I'm really happy with my progress in the kitchen this month.  Chris and I cleaned out and organized our pantry.  I organized our kitchen closet where we keep Noah's crafts and play-doh.  I also moved some things around in our cabinets so that there was more room and everything made more sense.  I plan to share the results later this week :)


  1. So jealous that you get to binge listen to Serial! I started the series when only a few episodes had been recorded, and it was painful to wait each week! Conor & I listened together in the evenings, and it so reminded me of the days before all our technology when everyone would gather around the radio together at night!

  2. Ok, so if you aren't the last one on the planet to listen to Serial, then I am. Because I still don't! What is it and what is all the hoopla about?? I think I might need to find time to listen!
    Also, HELP ME with a budget!!! How did you come up with your budget and spreadsheet and can you help me! That was one of my goals and I still haven't started... because I don't know where to start!


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