Folks, guess what? It seems that writing down my goals on this little ol' blog actually encourages me to do them. Who knew ;)
First, let's look back at January's goals:
Read at least one book. Yep. I finished up Bread & Wine. So, so good. This week, I'm going to whip out the risotto recipe (it's been way too long since I've made it!).
Go through our closet and bring our unused clothes to Goodwill. I did this too. My closet feels a little lighter and fresher!
Have one sugar-free day per week. I actually really enjoyed this challenge. I dubbed each Saturday this month "Sugar-free Saturday." Doing this definitely made me more aware of my sugar intake!
Conquer the pantry clutter. Done and done. I'm pretty sure this is the only time that I've really cleaned the pantry since moving here, so there was definitely a lot of gunk and disarray going on. I can't say that it's the most organized pantry in the world, but now I have a better idea of what we actually have.
Now for February's goals:
Do the #28daysofpilates challenge with Robin Long. Hold me now, people. This goal will be a hard one for me (because, let's face it, I'm pretty horrible at keeping an exercise routine). But, I know that Robin will help motivate me, and it will be doable. I really want to include one health/body goal per month, so this is this month's goal. I really do like Pilates because it requires focus, stretching, and I feel so refreshed after a session. Want to join me? Check out Robin's blog for more details.
Clean my refrigerator. It's just gross (that I'm-pretty-sure-that-sticky-spot-has-been-there-for-a-year gross).
Submit my children's poem to a children's book publishing company. I have a poem that quite a few people have encouraged me to submit to a publisher, so I'm going to try. I know pretty much nothing about the world of children's literature, so I'm starting with a small, new company. I realize that the chances that it will ever get picked up and published are slim, but I figure it can't hurt to try!
Plan some sweet Valentine's Day activities. Honestly, Valentine's day isn't super important to me. I don't get hyped up about it or feel like Josh and I need to do something extra, extra special. However, marriage can always use fun, romance, and thoughtfulness. So, this year, I'm going to make a point to plan some special things for Josh (and maybe Luke too!) for V-day. I have some ideas, but you'll have find out in March what they were!
Some non-measureable goals this month that I'm also going to be working on is reading more before bed (instead of staring at a screen!), drinking tea instead of snacking after dinner (on most nights!), and setting aside some quiet time for the Word.
Do you have any goals for February? I'd love to hear them!