Here are the results or lack thereof from March 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.
- In March I logged 951 minutes of exercise activity, which is an average of 30 minutes per day.
- I completed 14 cycling sessions, 3 walks, 4 weight training sessions, 1 snowshoe, 1 elliptical session, one slow slog on the treadmill, and 1 mixed cardio session.
- The two sessions that stick out the most are the snowshoe with my oldest daughter Molly and my first attempt at running in a long while. We just received 15 inches of snow so long bike rides are going to have to wait.
Weigh in under 200 pounds and stay there.
- I managed to track my calories for the entire month using My Fitness Pal, currently at 206.
Complete at least 30 journal entries monthly using a paper journal and Day One App.
- Done - 37 entries in my digital journal and five entries in my paper journal. I've been struggling with the paper journal but have enjoyed each session. The paper journaling is slow going.
Embrace a Mediterranean / Dash Diet.
- I've settled into a nice routine. Keeping track in a food log has been helpful.
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 started work on the book summary.
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.
- The Many Benefits of STEM Education
- Use These Engaging Resources and Activities to Celebrate Pi Day
- Three Benefits of Using Notion for Teachers and Five Things To Try
- Unlocking Boys' Potential: Strategies for Educators and Parents
- How the Thirty-Day Challenge Teacher Commuter Playlist Relieved My Stress and Made Me Smile
Add at least 12 new resources to my subscriber database.
- Halfway there.
Read two personal development books annually and write a book summary blog post on each.
- I completed the book Strength to Strength and will start work on the book summary.
- I'm in the middle of "Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity" by Peter Attia M.D.
Complete at least three "thirty-day challenges" in 2023.
- I've completed two challenges and I am about to start the third. I'm also really excited that I finished my first digital product to help others on their 30-Day Challenge Adventures. Here it is - Thirty Day Challenges for the Mind, Body, Spirit, and School.
Write in a paper journal at least three days per week.
- Very little progress on this front.
Dreams, Retirement, and Money Stuff
Publish at least two newsletters per month.
- The streak is alive. I didn't miss a Friday in March.
Create at least two YouTube videos per month - step out of your comfort zone.
- Done. I've been recording short podcasts which I've been posting to YouTube.
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. A company called Eduporium saw some of my Tweets and asked to interview me. I enjoyed the experience.
Reflect on these goals and share each month.
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