Goal Update August 2023

Here are the results or lack thereof from August 2023.

Goal Update August 2023
Photo by Viktor Bystrov / Unsplash

Hello friends.

Here are the results or lack thereof from August 2023. To many teachers, August can feel like one big Sunday. School is starting up and a more solid routine is on the way.

Wellness / Happiness

Here's a rundown of my home workout space.

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

  • I logged a total of 1,479 exercise minutes in August. I'm getting ready to ride the Door County Ride next weekend and have ramped up my cycling.
  • I went cycling 12 times, walked 5 times, and completed 5 other workouts.

Here's a training log export from Strava.

Weigh in under 200 pounds and stay there.

  • Some say ignorance is bliss. I say it's scary. I haven't stepped on the scale in some time and am a little afraid to. I know I've gone in the wrong direction because my school pants are a little tight. I'm ready to right the ship.

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

  • One short this month with 29 journal entries.

Embrace a Mediterranean / Dash Diet.

  • My eating habits are trending in the right direction. I'm going to start tracking my intake with My Fitness Pal again which will be helpful.

Education / Teaching Career

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

  • I just started reading the Eduprotocols Field Guide which will be my second education/teaching book of the school year.

Share at least four education resources per month.

Here are the resources I put together last month. I missed my goal by one.

Add at least 12 new resources to my subscriber database.

  • Done

Personal Development

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

  • I just started reading The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin.

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

  • I still have one challenge left.

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

  • I've retired this goal, but starting a commonplace diary may revive my paper efforts.

Dreams, Retirement, and Money Stuff

Publish at least two newsletters per month.

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

  • Done. I created three Shorts this past month.

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

  • This goal has been retired.

Share something useful on Twitter (I'll have to change this to X) at least 25 times per month.

  • Done. Here's one of the more popular posts from last month.

Reflect Monthly

Reflect on these goals and share each month.

  • Done