This post contains affiliate links. It feels so nice to start over and have fresh goals to reflect where I am in my life at this moment.  I loved having a clean slate this week to work on my goals.

My Goals for the Remainder of 2023:

Health Goals

Woman on the beach doing yoga as the sun begins to rise
Photo by kike vega on Unsplash

Take 750,000 Steps: 8% Accomplished

I walked 60,579 steps this week.I used my treadmill desk, this week, but I find it difficult to use it while working.  Instead, I used it to watch YouTube videos while walking and to practice my Japanese.

Have 22 Weight Lifting Sessions: 0% Accomplished

I did not do this.  I need to find my weights.  I think my daughters have them somewhere.

Have 22 Yoga Sessions: 0% Accomplished

I did not do yoga this week.

Follow a Low Fodmap Diet to Treat SIBO for the next 4 to 6 weeks: 0% Accomplished

I felt that the Low Fodmap Diet did nothing for me the last time I tried to treat SIBO.  Now I’m looking into going AIP again.  (I tried to follow low fodmap and low lectin, but that was way too restrictive for me.)

Make an Appointment with a Heart Doctor: 0% Accomplished

I had my last heart doctor appointment in Arizona 18 months ago.  I’m supposed to go in for yearly monitoring, so I need to find a heart doctor here in New York, especially since most specialists here have long wait times.

Work Goals

A table with a mug of coffee and a computer opened to a Zoom meeting
Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

Create a Work Routine

Making progress, but I still don’t have a work routine I love.  Working from home is a blessing that I’m thankful for.  However, my current way of working is to do maybe 30 minutes of work, then do something else, work 15 minutes, then do something else, which leads me to feel like I’m working all day long without accomplishing much.  My goal is to set defined work times so I know exactly when work time is and when off time is.

Get Two Weeks Ahead in My Posts for Work: 0% Accomplished

This did not happen this week, BUT, I am finally all caught up on my work (that hasn’t happened since we left for Japan), so if I use my time wisely, I can start to get ahead this week.  I want to create a buffer in case I get sick or am unable to work for whatever reason.

Get 4 posts Ahead in My Blog: 0% Accomplished

I tend to write posts on the fly and post them, which is fine for short or repetive posts (like my meal planning posts), but not so much for more in-depth posts I’d like to write.


Woman holding open a book reading with sun beams coming through the window
Photo by Blaz Photo on Unsplash

Read 2 Books

You can laugh with me here.  I read exactly 4 pages in the book Outlive this week.  Definitely won’t be finishing any books this year at that pace.

Study Japanese for 1,500 Minutes: 1% Accomplished

I studied Japanese for 18 minutes this week.

Final Thoughts

I made good progress on my total steps goal, but everything else needs some work!

Have you ever set goals and then found life circumstances changed so much that you were unable to keep those goals?

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