Wednesday, February 4, 2015

january recap

In the last post, I shared that we had family visiting from Texas. I took over a week off from blogging because we were busy spending time with my mother-in-law and father-in-law. My family and I enjoyed our time with them very much.

Every month at the end of the month or at the beginning of the new month, I recap my monthly activities and goals and link to various personal blog posts. See this year's monthly recaps here. See 2014's monthly recaps here.
(Printable calendar from Chantel Petty, daily tracker from Elise Cripe, 2015 planner from Sugar Paper LA for Target)

January is one of my favorite months of the year because it's a good time to start new projects, set resolutions, and evaluate goals. In January, I discussed my approach to goal-setting in 4 parts. In part 1 I discussed overarching goals/projects/resolutions. In part 2 I discussed getting specific by setting monthly goals. In part 3 I discussed getting even more specific by setting weekly and daily goals. In part 4 I discussed rewarding yourself.

Taking my own advice, I made several goals for this year and made January goals with my yearly goals in mind. This is how I did in January:
 january goals
(Printable calendar from Jillian McClenahan)

  • Eat healthy desserts
I started a new project this month: Greek yogurt 52 ways to help me eat healthy desserts this year. I made strawberry shortcake:
greek yogurt 52 ways: no. 1 strawberry shortcake
greek yogurt 52 ways: no. 2 piña colada

I started my "Greek yogurt 52 ways" project after having completed my 52 sandwiches project.
52 sandwiches
I blogged about it here.
I shared my girls' daily routine list and chore chart here.
  • Read at least 15 minutes every day
I wasn't perfect at this, but I read Divergent (love!) and am in the middle of Insurgent. (I have major heart eyes for Four). Reading daily is a long-term/yearly goal for me this year. I'm using Elise's daily tracker to track my reading.
  • Document some of our family's favorite recipes
I am in the middle of putting a book together. I'm looking forward to sharing it here soon.
  • Do interval training a few times (I'm looking at you, Jillian)
I did- not as much as I would've liked, but it was something.

In January I also completed my summer 2014 book.
my summer 2014 book (complete)
See the first half here and the second half here.

I'm seriously behind with my memory keeping though. :/
workspace wednesday
I'm all over the place with my projects. I have to compete my December Daily book first (because I'm almost done with it) and then August - November in my regular book for the year.

Oh, and I plan to continue with my memory keeping in 2015. When? I don't know. Soon hopefully. ;)
memory keeping: 2015
I discussed my plans here. I'm not beating myself up too much about being behind. It's supposed to be a fun hobby, after all! There's no room for guilt here.

Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my goals for February. :)
See ya then!