February Goals

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January just sped by, didn’t it? Though I didn’t accomplish all the goals I set this month, I’m so glad I narrowed my list down. It helped me focus on the areas of my life that needed some extra attention. Here’s how I did for January.

Goal #1 My Health – SLEEP. As in I need way more of it. Going to bed at a reasonable hour and waking up before my kiddos is where I’m headed with this goal.

So this was my big  goal for the month and I’ll talk about it a little further in the post.

Goal #2 My Marriage–  Having more quality time with the Hubs.

Between sick kids and lucking out on babysitters, it was hard to go out on a date, which was what I wanted to do with The Hubs. I just wanted us to get out of the house-ALONE. It wasn’t happening so, we took matters into our own hands and had a “Date Night In”. We ordered in from one our favorite restaurants,  hit up Red Box and had our date after the kids went to bed. Mission Accomplished.

Goal #3 My Family’s Health– Getting us all up and moving more was the goal.

Like it is with little kids this time of year, we’ve been sick! And it has been raining a ton. So my ideas of family walks and riding bikes did not happen very often. The family walk didn’t happen at all. Lily and I did start a special walking workout. I signed Lily  up for a homeschool running  group called Kids on the Run. We are starting with walking and working our way up to running.

February Goals:

Marriage- I’m still not giving up on that date night OUT!! Also, The Hubs and I have been wanting to start a couple’s devotional book together. We’ve picked one and our goal is to read it together once a week.

Family/Health- I am determined to get us up and moving! I have three goals this month. One, is to go on family walks (weather permitting). Two, is for me to take Boomer for a walk at least 3 times a week. Three, is for Lily and I to start training for Kids on the Run. The program starts in March with the end goal being the kids running a 5K. So, we are starting our training now.

To Read- This month I have two books I want to read, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and The Fringe Hours. I want to finish Money Making Mom.

Home- The Hubs and I started to declutter our house right before Christmas.  We are chipping away at the clutter a little every week. We’ve decluttered our clothes and most of our books. This month we are hitting the garage. This is a big task. It’s scary in there! I’m determined (with The Hubs help) to clear it out.

Jen- Last month I strived to get more sleep. I really struggled with getting to bed on time. I’ve developed a really bad habit of staying up to the wee hours. So, this month I’m DETERMINED to get to bed early and get at least 7 hours of sleep. Here’s the kicker, though. I need to get up early, earlier than my kids. I know this will make mornings run smoother. Better mornings, more sleep! Win-win, right? Yet, this is an area I really struggle with.

I’m excited to start forming some new habits and meeting my goals. Good thing February has an extra day this month!

 

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