March 2014 Goal Update 2

I thought I would post one more update on my goal progress for the month. The next goal update after this will be a post in early April reviewing how I did on my March goals.

My goal of exercising twice a week is still being met. If I had set a goal of exercising three times a week I’d be failing this goal. My exercise hasn’t exactly been intense either. I am meeting the goal I made though. Now that I know I can meet this exercise goal I can set a more difficult exercise goal in future months.

I’m also meeting my goal of posting a post on Bank Bonuses every day. These posts are done in batches and then scheduled ahead of time which makes it fairly easy to meet this goal. The posts are about deals so I don’t have to put much original thought into them. I just write about whatever the deal is that I’m posting about that day.

My goal of selling, donating, or trashing 31 items is not going well. So far I’ve trashed a couple of items and sold a couple of items. I managed to lose money on the items I sold since I underestimated how much shipping would cost. I probably should have donated those items instead. I’ve put a couple different lots of comic books on Craiglist and have gotten very little response. I don’t have much else to sell other than comic books so it doesn’t look like I’m going to meet this goal. I did have one person tell me they would buy the comics on the first if I still had them. If that happens and I count the comics individually rather than as a lot I’d meet the goal. That isn’t what I intended when I made the goal though so I think I’ll count the comics as a lot. I’ll have to figure a better way of selling them after this month.

As you can probably tell by the lack of posting here I am not meeting my goal of writing 300 words a day. I’m way behind on this goal and I don’t think there is any chance of me catching up on it. I do have a three day vacation next week, but I want to spend it recreating rather than writing. And I doubt my girlfriend would appreciate me spending all of our vacation on the computer so the vacation won’t be a time to catch up. I’m going to set a writing goal again later this year. Once I’m not working I won’t have any excuse for not meeting an easy writing goal.

It looks like I’m going to get half of my goals accomplished this month. That is better than getting nothing accomplished, but I know I can do better. We will see if I can improve by the end of the month.

6 thoughts on “March 2014 Goal Update 2”

  1. That’s great that you’re meeting your exercising goals. I am trying to get in the habit of regular exercise now while the weather is nice; otherwise it will be too easy to come up with excuses this summer.

    What kind of exercise are you doing? I bike the Pinellas Trail, which is a paved path near my house.

    • I’m only walking right now so the exercise isn’t going to make much of a difference. It is a start at least. I still plan on going on my hike next month. That will entail double digit miles with lots of elevation change and a 30 pound backpack on my back which will definitely be a bump up in my exercise. I’d like to get at least a little bit of a base of conditioning before I start that.

  2. Great job on staying on track with exercising and posting to Bank Bonuses. Keep it up.

    For the others, maybe you need to find a really great motivator that will help you stay on track. For example, one of my motivators is not wanting to have to tell people I failed. I post my monthly goals on my blog as well, which has really helped to keep me motivated. I really hate having to tell everyone that I wasn’t successful on a goal. Since you’re posting your goals each month, maybe you need to find something else.

    • Thanks. I’ve failed on a lot of goals I’ve posted about here so posting obviously isn’t enough motivation to get me to meet my goals. I do like to post about some of my goals though just to have a record of them and to remind myself of what I want to accomplish. I will have to think of some more ways to meet my goals.


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