This post contains affiliate links. This week was an off-week.  Cuddlebug was recovering from a quick moving cold; than PB & J Girl got it.  We had to watch some movies for her history, so Wednesday, for the first time in a long time, I did nothing but have a movie day with my sick daughter.  It was fun, but my goals suffered.  I don’t feel that bad about it though; I’d rather enjoy a movie day with my kid.  😉

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: 34% Accomplished

I walked 64,020 steps this week for a total of 256,011 steps for the last three weeks. I love using my treadmill desk to watch YouTube videos and practice my Japanese while walking.

Have 22 Weight Lifting Sessions: 4.5% Accomplished

I had one weight lifting session this week.

Have 22 Yoga Sessions: 4.5% Accomplished

I did not do this.  So far, I’ve had one yoga session.

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

Honestly, I’m confused about what diet to follow because everyone says something different.  Instead, I’m using my FoodMarble to monitor which foods cause fermentation and avoid those foods.  So far, a major culprit is apple, which is my favorite fruit.  Actually, at this point, almost all fruit gives me trouble, except blueberries and bananas.

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.  My goal is to set defined work times so I know exactly when work time is and when off time is.  I’m working toward trying to get most of my work done in the morning hours, but this is still a work in progress.

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

Maybe this would have happened if not for movie day, but there’s always next week.

Get 4 posts Ahead in My Blog: 25% Accomplished

I wrote one post ahead.  Progress!

Personal

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

Read 2 Books: 55% Accomplished

I finally came off the hold list for Stephen King’s new book, Holly, so that will be the next one I try to finish.  I already finished Jill Duggar’s Counting the Cost.

Study Japanese for 1,500 Minutes: 6.6% Accomplished

I studied Japanese for  22 minutes this week, for a grand total of 100 minutes over the last four weeks.  I need to really amp this up if I’m going to meet this goal.

Final Thoughts

So far, breaking my goals into quarterly goals seems to be work.  I feel inspired rather than defeated as I did when I saw all of my yearly goals that I didn’t/couldn’t accomplish.

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