Year End Goals Review

It’s the end of the year, and it’s normally a good time to review the goals that you set for yourself at different points in the year and see how you progressed.  I’ve got a post that details my financial progress throughout the year and how I fared against the financial goals that I put up on my goals page in June, so this will just be a quick review of the other goals that I had listed on the page (sparse, I know).  If you’d like to read my 9 month review, head here.

Health Goals:

I don’t know if I’d call this an epic failure, but I failed at this.  I was able to join the gym, and after 3 months, It wasn’t looking good.  I got onto this big project at work and ended up not going to the gym for almost a month.  After that, I got back on track though, and have been making it at least 2 times a week, although most weeks it’s more.  It’s not the 4/5 times that I had hoped for, but it will work for now.

Environment Goals:

These seem to have fared slightly better.  My first goal was to walk to do more things around town.  During my 9 month review, I was skeptical of the progress I’d be able to make for this because of the winter snow.  I’m happy to report that there has been hardly any snow (thus far) this year.  I havent been walking as much as I was, but I’ve been riding my bike to meet friends and whatnot, so I’ll consider this one a success.  I’d like to keep this up for next year, as well.

The next goal was my compost heap.  There was very little progress made on this goal at all, and while I can say I now know you can toss almost anything in there, I still dont know how to make it work faster/better.

How did you do on your goals from last year?  Where would you like to improve for next year?

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Jeff is the founder of sustainable life blog and has been interested in sustainability for most of his life. After realizing in 2007 that his finances were a total wreck, he started reading financial blogs and quickly realized that what is best for your wallet is typically better for the earth, and is usually healthier. On sustainable life blog Jeff shares his journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. For updates, subscribe by email or like us on facebook.

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  1. Jeff – we posted a compost article on our site:
    http://sustainablepersonalfinance.com/compost-premium-soil-for-free/
    2 things to try:
    - stir up that compost OFTEN. increased oxygen is key.
    - add brown stuff (leaves) to the pile. you need the right balance.

  2. It’s HARD to stick to an exercise regimen, no? I started working out a month and a half ago, and had to take one week off because I sprained my ankle. If you are finding it difficult to go to the gym, I’d encourage you to consider an exercise boot camp if that fits your budget. Or, you can get a gym buddy so you can both keep each other accountable.

    • It is very difficult to keep a routine, but Im getting there. Ive got a gym buddy, and that’s helped quite a bit – I’m not all that big into classes, not sure why.

  3. Good job on your goals. It looks like you made positive progress, which is the important part. :) Try picking up a copy of Clean Eating magazine. Then, on days you don’t feel like going to the gym, stick to those recipes reverently. Bonus: any unused portion of the ingredients will be great additions to your compost pile. :)

  4. I was about to post about a gym buddy, looks like you are doing that! Having a gym buddy helps, a lot! Can keep each other motivated. Worked great for me!

    Good luck on your goals this year and a very happy new year Jeff!

  5. The fact that you fell off the gym wagon and got back on is quite a success. Congratulations!

    I don’t make it a goal, but we try to make some change every year to be more green. This year I switched to using reusable baggies. Who knows what I will find in 2011!

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