I’m a businesswoman, and in business we set goals and hold ourselves accountable with quarterly performance reviews. This blog helps me to do the same thing with the rest of my life. So, as we wrap up quarter 1, here is my performance review. (Now, where’s my raise?)
In January, I made one single lonely New Year’s Resolution. I committed to feeding my family wholesome, real, fresh food. Along the way, I added in some short-term goals. I’ve compiled them all here and given myself a grade for each.
Goal #1: Feed my family wholesome, real, fresh food.
There has been a LOT of improvement but there is still room for progress. I started out with tremendous energy and determination — weekly menus and no chicken nuggets. As the weeks rolled on, I found I was focusing more attention on my own food, and the chicken nuggets crept back onto my son’s plate. I still felt pretty confident about things because I am setting an example.
More fish and vegetarian meals.
Let’s not forget the green monsters!
The pumpkin bandwagon.
Boca burgers, nom.
Goal #2: Treat myself like I treat my kids.
I haven’t been getting to bed at 10:00. But I’m also not sure that’s practical. Moving forward I’m going to aim for 10:30. That gives me time to “do stuff” until 10, then get upstairs to bed. But aside from that, I’ve not been super great about restricting junk food or computer/TV time either. Definitely need to put more focus on this one.
Goal #3: Recover completely from strep throat.
Had my tonsils removed. What more could I do? 😀
Goal #4: Continue “couch to 5k” program on pace
I wasn’t able to do the program while I was sick and while I was recovering from surgery. I’m not going to fault myself for that. Now that I’m fully recovered, I’ve picked it back up, but I’m not quite on pace. I need to run at least one more time per week.
Goal #5: Go through “Project Home” photos
I went through all the photos and identified the work we need to do on the house.
Goal #6: Try some of the recipes on my recipes page.
I ticked off the following recipes from my list. (Note: These are the recipes I tried and really liked. I am not including ones I tried and don’t plan to make again.)
Green Monster (via Oh She Glows)
Mushroom Kale Quinoa Risotto (via Dairy Free Betty) – yes, I added a hot dog, don’t be a hater!
Simple Sesame Noodles (The Pioneer Woman)
Overall, I am pretty happy with how I did on my goals. I need to give some thought to April goals now!
What are your goals for this month? Inspire me!