Friday, March 4, 2016

State of My Goals Address: February

As promised in previous posts, I am sharing updates on my goals in the state of my goals address. You can take a look at my 2016 goals and my thoughts on goals and resolutions. Sharing these goals is a way to keep me accountable and help me to improve, grow, and learn. People who share their goals tend to be more successful. So, I'm sharing the goals here to encourage you and to keep me accountable. You're welcome to comment with your goals and share your progress as well. Feel free to tag your goals with #RDTODgoals or #healthyRD on social media.

2016 Goals
Try 30 new recipes.
In February, I tried a few new recipes including:
  • Goat cheese salad
  • Ina Garten's Pork Tenderloin - mine came out a little dry, so I'll try it again in the slow cooker
For those keeping track, this makes my new recipe count 8 out of 30.

Build endurance and strength.
I'm still going to my favorite strength-training class. I continue to update my workout playlist to encourage me to do continue adding cardio. Good music super helpful motivation for working out.

I also recently found a podcast I love. I've been listening to it on my commute, when cooking, cleaning, and I listened to it on x1.5 speed while working out. It is fun! Check it out! It's the Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast. It is a show hosted by a woman who interviews her friends. It is a fun, encouraging show. I've really enjoyed it.

My husband and I had the opportunity to travel. I had a work-related trip that took me to Chicago, IL. We went up a day early and stayed a day late, so we could have a little vacation together. It was fun! We went to Chicago last August for another work-related trip. I'll share my thoughts on the windy city in the future.

My friend and I took a road trip to Waco, TX to explore the city. It was so much fun! Look for a fun travel post about Waco soon.

Read more.
Since I went on vacation, I had some time to read. I read in the airport and on the plane until I got motion sickness. I started and finished For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. It was a funny book that kind of resembled a printed blog. Each chapter covered a different topic, but all the book was about giving grace and mercy to combat the impossible standards we place on ourselves and on others. She is a hilarious writer. I've heard her speak twice, and her writing style is very much her voice. 

These are my broad goals for 2016. What goals are you working on in 2016?
Comment below.

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