New Year’s Goals – Progress Update – Three Months

Well, it’s April. Here’s an update on my New Year’s Goals for this year:

  1. Reduce house debt by 44.11%.
    Target: 11.03%, Actual: 23.3%.  We are still over 1 month ahead of schedule.  Our tax return came in, and we applied almost all of it to our debt.  We will do well in this category until the middle of the year, and then tail off toward the end (just like last year).  Here’s a graph of our progress so far:
  2. Run a 5k.
    Not yet, but it’s still early.
  3. Work out at least 2 times per week.
    I worked out 5 times this month, but two of them were leisurely bike rides with Brooke and Megan, so I can only count them as a half workout.  So I’m averaging once per week, which isn’t hitting my goal yet.  I’ve been spending more time outdoors, but not running/biking.  I need to start doing that more.
  4. Add at least 2 products to
    I added three products this month, but only one is live.  I’m still working on all the custom products, and I’ve been busy working on some advertising and design stuff instead.  The one I got live (subwoofer cable) has multiple lengths, so that sort of makes up for it, right?
  5. Make our home  more energy efficient.
    Nothing this month.  But I’ve made some real progress in this area so far this year.  Just about the only thing left on my list is stuff in the basement, which isn’t as high of a priority.
  6. Participate in at least one bike race.
    The race I plan to do is the Tour de Donut.  It’s not for a while, but I do need to get out on the bike more than I have.

Other than the workouts, I’m doing really well.  I have most of the stuff done to make the home more energy efficient already, and have added quite a few products to my store (even though it slowed down this month).  Now that the weather’s warmer, I gotta find some time to get some more exercise. I’ve been busy spending some time doing yard work, and there’s only a couple hours every day where I can hang out with Brooke.  It’s hard to balance everything in those precious few hours of daylight.