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February Goals Update + Monthly Pictures & Quotes

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February is over and it’s time to check in to see how everyone’s goals are progressing. I’d love to read in the comments how you’re doing with your goals. I was mostly successful this month… Mostly. But there’s always going to be room for improvement.

The Official February Goals Update

Continue exercising 5-6 days a week – Success!

I exercised 26 out of 29 days for February! I’m really excited that I stuck with my exercise routine, but there is definitely room for improvement. I felt like I didn’t push myself very hard this month in my workouts, and while I did get moving almost everyday, I want to put some more effort into it. I’m so ready for some warm weather to be able to go for longer walks and maybe ride my bike to work on occasion. If you’re looking to get moving yourself, here are some post’s I’ve written that might give you some inspiration:

Tips For Creating An Exercise Routine That Works For You

How To Use Calendars To Achieve Your Fitness Goals

February Goals Update: Quote Inspiration To Reach Your Goals!

Start making an income from home – Still a work in progress.

Well, this little blog here has been making a few cents per day off of the couple of ads posted, so that’s exciting. I don’t get to see those pennies until they build up to a larger amount, but it’s a start. I’ve also been researching other opportunities for making money from home, but this goal is just going to take some time. After work and chores to get done at home, I just don’t have a ton of energy or concentration to work on this. It’s hopefully one of those “slow and steady wins the race” kind of situations, right?

Save $1000 for retirement – 20% accomplished!

We were able to put another $100 in our IRA for February. If we can keep doing that much per month, we’ll easily go past this goal. We’ve got some potentially big life changes coming up near the end of the year though, so I’ll definitely be happy just to reach our goal of $1000 for the year. It’s certainly not as much as most financial advisers would say we should be saving, but it’s better than nothing!

February Goals Update: Spring is Coming!

Save $1000 towards a trip to Europe – 37% accomplished!

That’s right! I basically took all of our extra money after our budgeted expenses for the month and put it in this savings fund. I was able to add $270 dollars, some of which was from selling some extra stuff from around the house. Woohoo!

Stick to our monthly budget – Fail

About every three months we make a big trip to the nearest bigger city to stock up on food, prescriptions, and other things we need from stores not in our tiny town. I tried to save up some extra money for this trip, but it still kind of blew up our budget. I’m not too worried about it because we got a ton of things that we need, so it’s not like anything will be wasted or was unnecessary. I just need to get better at saving much more money for this trip. I’ve actually added a saving fund for this trip to our irregular expenses savings funds so that we can be ready next time. Read about how we save for irregular expenses here:

How To Save For Irregular Bills & Expenses

We also had a hard time sticking to our eating out budget like I mentioned last month, so I am going to increase that line in our budget. Budgets should always be realistic, and the number we have been trying to stick to just isn’t realistic for us so it’s time to adjust!

And now, for some fun pictures from February!

Follow me on Instagram (click here) for more photo fun: aka food I make, things I order from Amazon, inspiring quotes and pictures of Mozzie.

February started out crazy-busy and now has relaxed a bit. Thank goodness! We saw our first 45 degree day of the year, which is quite warm for February in Michigan. Spring is coming! We celebrated Valentine’s Day a few days early with a trip to our favorite restaurant. Mozzie was my valentine for February 14 since my fella had to work and do homework all day. Plus, we made some delicious food in February; my mouth is watering a bit looking at that sub and the fish dinner.

⇒How did you do on your goals for February? Did anything exciting happen for you during the month?

February Goals Update + Quotes To Inspire You To Achieve Your Goals!!!

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Dia @ All The Things I Do

Friday 4th of March 2016

I had such a crazy busy month myself but I did knock out a lot of goals. It looks like you are doing great. I also write my goals out like this and it really helps me stay in check on them. I may not make them all but I do feel like it helps me hit the ones I do.

Retire by 40

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Great job with your saving. It's tough now, but should get a lot easier once your income increase. Have you thought about using Digit to save for your trip? It's pretty cool and if you like it, you can endorse it on the blog. You can get a small referral fee credit to your account when someone sign up.


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks for commenting Joe! I'll have to check in to Digit. Thanks for the recommendation!!

Laura Kathleen

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Great job, 26/29 is awesome! I am just getting on track with working out this month and it's been great to get moving again. Good luck with the savings and budget goals, those can be hard to stick to but are also so important!

Laura | Laura Aime Vous


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks Laura! It feels so good to get moving! Especially now that the weather is starting to warm up.

Erin @ A Welder's Wife

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I didn't necessarily set goals, but I did have some month specific things to do. I was able to plant part of my garden on Valentine's Day! I also became more consistent with growing my blog as far as for sharing and finding people within my niche to connect with! So I feel it was a successful month! And WOW exercising 26 out of 29 days! That is incredible! I just started walking daily with a friend, but we are only commuting to a few days a week.


Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Sounds like you were super successful last month! I can't wait to plant my garden, but around here you can't do it until around Memorial Day.

Katie @ Adulting Daily

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Congrats on accomplishing most of your goals! Saving money is definitely rewarding! I made a list of goals for 2016 that included doing yoga twice a month, a trail run once a month, and volunteering quarterly--happy to say I accomplished them all in February!


Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Thanks Katie! I'm so glad you accomplished your goals too! It's exciting to do things that are important to you on purpose and look back and know you did it.