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November Goals – Update 2

I’m a little late posting my November goals update, but here it is.

  • No Excuses November Work Out – 30 minutes exercise per day – So far, so good. I’ve made it every day. Batting 100%
  • November 2015 Walking Challenge – My goal was 60 miles for the month, making an average of 2.0 miles a day. I’m doing better than 100% on this one. After my walk today (the 22nd), I am only 8 short miles from my goal!
  • Weight Loss – Static. Haven’t lost any more, but haven’t gained either.
  • Quicken – Improvement. Since I remembered to use the tracking program Toggl.com, I been more successful. Out of the 8 weekdays since my Update 1, I have worked on Quicken 3 days. Not optimum, but a definitely improvement.
  • Website work – Goal was 1 hour every week day. Since Update 1, I’ve worked 5 our of 8 weekdays. That’s a few less than in the first third of the month.

Overall, I’m pleased with my progress. Now to figure out a way to keep all of these things going, AND keep up with the housework!

November Goals – Update 1

November is one-third gone! Can you believe it?

Here’s a quick update how my November Challenges are coming along.

  • No Excuses November Work Out – 30 minutes exercise per day – So far, so good. I’ve made it every day. Batting 100%
  • November 2015 Walking Challenge – My goal was 60 miles for the month, making an average of 2.0 miles a day. I’m doing better than 100% on this one. After my walk yesterday (the 10th), I had walked 25.42 miles!
  • Weight Loss – static. Haven’t lost any more, but haven’t gained either.
  • Quicken – Failure. I did open the program to create two invoices, but otherwise, nada. I am current on my bill paying and up-to-date on my checkbook spreadsheet, but logging stuff into Quicken hasn’t happened.
  • Website work – Goal was 1 hour every week day. So far I’ve only missed one day, and most days I’ve logged in a bit more than an hour. So I’m good there.

As usual, Quicken is my weak spot. The bane of my existence. And yet I always feel so accomplished when it is up to date. Obviously, feeling accomplished isn’t enough. I need to have a bigger reward. Of course, the biggest reward will be in January when I can simply import data and do taxes without having to spend hours/days/weeks inputting the previous year’s receipts! And I am only behind two months right now, so…

SOMEONE KICK MY BUTT INTO GEAR!

November Goals

November seems to be a month for goal setting and official Challenges, which seems a little crazy, considering the Thanksgiving holiday creating havoc at the end of the month. One of the popular Challenges that I have joined in past years is NaNo, National Novel Writing Month. While I enjoyed participating, I hadn’t even given it any thought this year and only just last night remembered it. I don’t have any pressing fiction ideas and even less time for writing, so NaNo for me this year.

What I have joined is a couple of exercise challenges on Facebook. One is a 30 day walking challenge, where you set a monthly goal and log your daily progress. I’ve joined a couple of these already this fall and have found them to be fun. The other challenge is to complete 30 minutes of exercising every day in November. I figured the two of those would complement each other. My walking goal is 60 miles over the course of the month and, in order to complete that, I’ll need to walk 2 miles a day, which at my present rate of walking, would be about 36 minutes of exercise.

I’m hopeful that these exercise challenges will keep me on track with my weight loss goals. I did very well losing weight in August/September, when I walked daily. In October, my walking was hit or miss and I didn’t lose any weight. I didn’t gain, but I didn’t lose either. So I’m stepping it up!

My other two goals in November is get 1) get my Quicken accounts caught back up again (I’m behind by 2 months, I believe) and 2) work 1 hour per week day on my website. I’m hopeful that this will be the first year ever that I don’t have to input a whole year’s worth of receipts into Quicken in order to do taxes. And I absolutely have to do some major work on my website or it’s in danger of becoming sadly unhelpful, uninformative, and unproductive.

Are you setting any goals for November?

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