It’s now February, so I thought I’d give an update on how my New Year’s goals have been working out so far. It’s nice to review your goals once a month to make sure you stay on track (and don’t forget about them altogether). So if you haven’t reviewed the progress on your New Year’s goals, go ahead and take a look at them.
- Sell old house.
Our renters are in our old house until May. Sometime this month, I’ll start working with a realtor to put it up on the market. So far, nothing to report, as expected.
- Reduce non-house debt by 47.57%.
Reduced by 4.68% so far, so we are actually a little ahead of pace. Selling our old house is a big part of the plan, but we’re already ahead of the pace (3.96%). I also started a new business, so I will need to recover some of our emergency fund as well, so this could slow things down a bit.
- Be able to jog 5 miles without walking.
I actually thought my goal was 3 miles on this one, so this is a good reason to check in on your goals monthly. After the first month, I thought I was on a good pace to hit 3 miles by the end of the year. I’ll have to step this up a notch. I have run/walked 3 miles on three occassions, though. The first time it took me 30.5 minutes, the second took me 29 minutes, and the third 26.5 minutes. The third time was actually today, and I ran two miles straight through for a time of 16:40.
- Do 100 push-ups in 3 minutes.
I feel that I’m on pace for this task, but it is starting to get much more difficult as I climb up in repititions. I’m following the One Hundred Push Ups I mentioned in an earlier post.
- Do 200 sit-ups in 3 minutes.
I feel that I’m on a good pace to hit this number. I’m following the Two Hundred Situps page I mentioned earlier.
In general, I think I’m on pace to hit my goals. I did get sick one week out of the month, so that slowed down my progress on my workout goals a little. I’m also having a hard time fitting 3 workouts in every week (psychologically, not time-wise), so I feel that I could be doing better in that area.
Writing about my goals helps keep me motivated too. If you’re having trouble sticking with yours so far, maybe you need to find out how to motivate yourself. How are you doing so far with your New Year’s goals?