Can you believe it’s already February?! This year is flying by already! Since it’s been a whole month, I figured I would give you all an update on how our goals for this year I’m going.
So let’s just jump right in…
1. Lose 200lbs Collectively
We have made a lot of changes this past month, in terms of getting healthier. I am on Weight Watchers and am absolutely loving it. I have made sure to stay in my healthy eating range EVERY day this month! We have swapped out all of the bad food in our house for healthier foods. We have eaten at home the majority of the month, which is actually pretty rare for us. We are exercising more and even planning to do a 5K soon! I will say my wife is doing much better at that than me though! So I know that if we continue on this path we will definitely hit our goals!
Here are our current weights:
Mine: 330.2 so a loss of 10lbs!!
Wife’s: 227.0 so a loss of 2.6lbs!!
So we have lost 12.6 all together of the 200 that we want to lose. We are about 4lbs less of being on track to lose that 200 but we are losing and that’s the most important thing!
2. Buy a House
We have been pre-qualified!!!!! Now we are just waiting on our pre approval letter so we can get to shopping and put an offer in! I’m so excited for this next step!
3. Become More Organized
You guys! I have become obsessed with planners! I know I showed you my happy planner at the beginning of the year but now I have added a bullet journal to the mix and I am loving it! I think both planners have really helped me, I am forgetting less and just feel overall more focused!
You will have to excuse my awful handwriting and I would like to point out that most of these spreads are not my original idea. I just liked them so much I wanted to use them myself and make them my own! 🙂
4. Get Finances in Check
I set up a budget for last month and while we did exceed our budget, I would like to think we didn’t spend as much if I hadn’t established a budget. I think eating healthier has really helped this out too, since we aren’t eating out as much.
I had also mentioned that I wanted to work on paying down our debt. Well we haven’t made much progress in this regard, except paying the minimum payments. I did however, sit down and figure out how much in debt we are, which I think is a good start! Now I know we are about to add a major debt in buying a house but I do want to give you all a starting point in where we are at so at the end of the year we can hopefully make a big dent!
Credit Cards: $5116
That number seems really scary and of course we are about to add a huge number to it but I have faith that we can really start working on some of our smaller debts and get those out-of-the-way.
5. Post at Least Once a Week
I’ve already failed at this, I didn’t post 1 week. But hey, that doesn’t mean I give up! I mean, I am posting twice this week so I think that makes up for it!
6. Social Media/Subscribers
My goal this year was to reach 5000 followers/likes/subscribers in all of my social media accounts. While some are on their way to making that happen, some are really struggling!
Here are my current stats:
Pinterest: 519 Followers (increase of 181) = on track
Google+: 147 Followers (increase of 54) = needs work
Instagram: 1,259 Followers (increase of 212) = on track
Twitter: 2,174 Followers (increase of 653) = on track
Facebook Page: 653 Likes (increase of 36) = on track
Blog: 37 Subscribers (increase of 20) = needs work
This month I am going to really focus on Google + and getting more E-mail subscribers for this blog. I’m not too sure what I’m going to do for Google +, but I am going to do some research. I do have a couple of printables in the works that hopefully will help that number grow!
I have joined a few affiliate platforms but haven’t gotten any takers yet but I am working on it!
So that’s it! This is how our year has started and personally, I think it’s off to a great start!
How is yours going?