Goal Update April 2023

Here are the results or lack thereof from April 2023.

Goal Update April 2023
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Hello friends.

Here are the results or lack thereof from April 2023.

Wellness / Happiness

Here's a rundown of my home workout space. It's evolved quite nicely.

Complete at least 720 minutes of exercise or more each month.

  • I completed 916 minutes of activity this month. I went on 11 runs, 6 walks, 5 bike rides, 3 elliptical sessions, and only 3 weight-lifting sessions.
  • This is not too bad considering that as I write this it's snowing outside. I'm ready for the weather to officially turn Spring-like.
  • The running has been an unexpected highlight. It's actually more like run-walking, but it feels great when I'm finished.

Weigh in under 200 pounds and stay there.

  • This is slow going. I've been as low as 203.

Complete at least 30 journal entries monthly using a paper journal and Day One App.

  • Done - 33 entries in my digital journal. I've also managed to use the paper journal sporadically.

Embrace a Mediterranean / Dash Diet.

  • This has been pretty steady. My cholesterol dropping about 30 points since my last check up. It's been a bit of a bummer dealing with the fact that I can't eat the same type of food I enjoy as much as I used to.

Education / Teaching Career

Read at least two education/teaching books this year and write a book summary blog post on each.

  • I finished "Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning" by Doug Buehl and completed the book summary. Here it is.

Share at least four education resources per month.

Here are the resources I put together last month. Although I do share resources in each weekly newsletter I missed my monthly goal by one.

Add at least 12 new resources to my subscriber database.

  • Nine added - Three more to go.

Personal Development

Read two personal development books annually and write a book summary blog post on each.

  • I completed the book Strength to Strength and need to complete the book summary.
  • I completed "Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity" by Peter Attia M.D. and need to complete the book summary.

Complete at least three "thirty-day challenges" in 2023.

Write in a paper journal at least three days per week.

  • Not so good here. My average is closer to once per week.

Dreams, Retirement, and Money Stuff

Publish at least two newsletters per month.

  • The streak is alive. I didn't miss a Friday in April.

Create at least two YouTube videos per month - step out of your comfort zone.

  • I've starte adding a video version of some of my podcasts which was fun to figure. I also put out a YouTube Short most Fridays to share the weekly newsletter.

Share at least two personal finance resources per month and apply what I learn.

  • I'm retiring this goal; I'm just not feeling it.

Share something useful on Twitter at least 25 times per month.

  • Done.

Reflect Monthly

Reflect on these goals and share each month.

  • Done