Goal Update May 2023

Here are the results or lack thereof from May 2023.

Goal Update May 2023
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters / Unsplash

Hello friends.

Here are the results or lack thereof from May 2023. It was a busy and stressful last month of school for me. I really enjoyed the personality of this group of 8th graders even though they required some extra love and attention.

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 complete 27 workouts for a total of 1,055 minutes. That averages out to about 34 minutes per day. Here's the breakdown - 10 walks, 8 runs, 7 bike rides, 1 elliptical session, and one lifting session.
  • I know I need to incorporate more strength training into my routine, but as you can see I am struggling to do so.
  • I reconnected with Strava so I can start tracking my Fitness Score again. Here's my Strava profile if you'd like to connect.
  • I bought a new mountain bike for my youngest daughter. As soon as my older daughter started high school she became so busy I had to recruit a new riding partner.

Weigh in under 200 pounds and stay there.

  • Big roadblock at the end of the school year. The floodgates were unleashed as stress increased and willpower diminished. June is a new month.

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

  • Done - 31 entries in my digital journal. Some paper dabbling, but I'm coming to realize that I prefer the digital journal.

Embrace a Mediterranean / Dash Diet.

  • As I said, it was a rough end to the month. One positive has been incorporating cleaner sources of protein. I've even started adding some scoops of whey protein most days and have noticed a difference.

Education / Teaching Career

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

  • No progress on this for the last month. I have one more summary to write.

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.

  • Done

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.

  • I have two under my belt. I'm brainstorming ideas for number three.
  • Here's my progress so far.

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

  • This may be the second goal I retire this year. I have an upcoming fishing trip with my dad and brother and look forward to using it then.

Dreams, Retirement, and Money Stuff

Publish at least two newsletters per month.

  • The streak is alive. I didn't miss a Friday in May. The end of the school year is super busy and I'm happy that I was able to manage my time to keep my Friday routine intact. Use the button below to join me on my journey.

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

  • I logged 5 attempts in May. Most of them were Shorts inviting people to check out my newsletter. I also made a video to document my recent Thirty-Day Challenge (see below)

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.

Reflect Monthly

Reflect on these goals and share each month.

  • Done