February Faves & March Plans

Hello March! I’m soooo glad you’re finally here!  I am ready for that extra hour of sunlight in the evenings and to watch the thermostat start to climb out of the arctic range we’ve been stuck in this past month. As I get ready for March, I like to take a quick look back at February in order to better chart my forward course.

I can’t believe it’s the first of another month again! Not that I’m complaining. During these cold winter months, I’m happy to have them pass by a little more quickly than normal.  It’s the summer months that I wish would slow down just a hair! 

Today I’m checking in on how I did with my goals from last month (spoiler alert: pretty good!) and I outline my new goals for March! This not only helps me stay accountable for what I set as my goals, but I also hope it serves as a bit of inspiration for you to set some goals of your own!

What You were Loving

It’s always fun to look back and see which posts people liked best.  These were the four top posts that I published last month, so if you missed one, be sure to check them out!

How’d I do on my February Goals?

Health & Fitness | Gettin’ Fit – kick it up a notch!  {FAIL}
Ugh…I did not do well with this objective.  In case you didn’t hear, New England got walloped with snow storm after snow storm in February, which pretty much kept me housebound and out of the gym.  A few big deadlines didn’t help with giving me time to get there when it wasn’t snowing. Despite Mother Nature’s best effort, I still made it to the gym, just not as often as I needed in order to ‘kick it up a notch’.  But, that happens, and the important thing is not to let this completely derail me.  Hopefully, March will be much better weather-wise!

Blogging Goals | Give the blog a fresh coat of paint! {SUCCESS}
While I still have a lot of plans, my main objective in February was to get the first stage of the new blog look out the door and I hit my target date and got it out!  It was a lot of work and I didn’t get much sleep in the week leading up to it, but I’m thrilled that it turned out exactly as I had envisioned it and planned.  

Just for Fun | Plan to have 2 nights this month where I will UNPLUG…no computer, no phone, no social media, nothing!!! {SUCCESS}
I was successful this month with this goal!  I had a few evenings where I just closed the laptop, curled up in a cozy blanket on the couch, and indulged in some TV/movie watching.  I will definitely continue this practice because it really helped clear my head and I hit the ground running the next day more refreshed and eager to get some work done!

Fitness Goals  |  Gettin’ Fit - Re-establish a Routine
I’m ready to get back into things now that my big deadlines have passed and hopefully, the weather will calm down a bit (although, more snow is coming in this week, sigh…).  My plan, for the weeks without snow, is to hit the gym 3-4 times per week, and add either another workout at home or squeeze in a spin class.  As for food, time to refocus on eating clean and planning my meals ahead of time (I wasn’t too bad with my eating in February, it was the workouts where I fell more off the wagon!).

Just for Fun Goals  |  Make Some Travel Plans
My feet are starting to itch to hit the road and go explore!  I have a couple of trips back home soon, but I’m ready to get some travel on the books for fun trips! I’m not sure where I want to go yet, but I definitely want to get the early stages of a solo trip planned.  I’ll keep you posted on what I come up with!

Financial Goals  |  File my Taxes
I’m really bad at waiting until April to do my taxes.  I put it off because I hate doing them!  Fortunately, I don’t have anything complicated, so I can easily do them myself with Turbo Tax, it’s just making the time to do it.  My goal is to get this done in March and not wait until the last minute!

Blogging Goals |  Add more cool stuff
‘Add more cool stuff’…how’s that for a description?!  While my list of things to improve and add is quite long, my focus for this month is to work on making gallery pages for the category links in the sidebar.  That’ll make finding things really easy!  When you click on the button, it’ll take you to a page with thumbnail images for each blog post in that category.  I’m going to organize them a bit more so you can find the most popular posts, the ‘must haves’, and anything that would make a great gift idea!  I don’t anticipate finishing all of the categories this month, but I should be able to get several of them done! 

I also have a couple of new pages I’d like to make available…one will be a Printables library where you an access all of the Printables I’ve previously released on the blog. Another page I hope to work on will be one where you can shop my favorite things!

Your turn, friends?  What's on YOUR list of goals & objectives for March?