Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monthly Review of Goals from May

Goals May has involved a lot of traveling. We left the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg at the middle of April to head north until the first week of May. We spent time in the Shenandoah National Park, Washington DC, and Dolly Sods in WV. The best part of May was going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the beginning of May! In the middle of May we went camping for a week at Oconee State Park. All of my goals can be found here.

Yearly goals:
  1. Try at least 12 new recipes (one per month).
    1. January – Quinoa Meatballs
    2. February – Mushroom Lasagna
    3. March – Chicken Quesadilla
    4. April – Grilled Asian Chicken
    5. May – Simple Green Smoothie
  2. Reach my target weight by the end of the year. – My weight stayed the same this month
  3. Knit a Fair Isle vest. (not started yet)
  4. Learn to chain ply some handspun yarn. (not started yet)
  5. Dye yarn and fiber. (not started yet)
  6. Spin my camel, yak, and cashmere fiber. Amended to add: or try different techniques
    1. January - spun camel/merino/silk blend fiber in
    2. March – tried drafting back when spinning instead of my usual short forward draft. This made my yarn turn out much loftier.
    3. April – Spun my yak/merino fiber
Daily/Weekly/Monthly goals:
  1. Daily - Read the bible and keep a log so I can tell how I am doing. – I’ve read it every day in January, February, March, April, and May.
  2. Daily - Do strength exercises for 30 minutes each day. – I have done this every day.
  3. Weekly - Walk at least 10,000 steps for 4 days every week. (4.3 miles per day for 4 days/120.4 miles per month)
    1. a. January – 159.01 miles (avg. 5.1 miles per day)
    2. February – 130.27 miles (avg. 4.7 miles per day)
    3. March – 161.13 miles (avg.5.2 miles per day)
    4. April – 166.86 (avg. 5.5 miles per day)
    5. May -144.34 miles (avg. 4.7 miles per day)
  4. Weekly - Keep a journal and write down 5 things that I’m thankful for. – Every Sunday I take time to jot down the 5 things. – I missed a few weeks in May. I need to do better.
  5. Monthly - Read one non-fiction book every month.
    1. January - Life in Stitches by Rachel Herron.
    2. February – The Spinners Book of Yarn Design by Sarah Anderson
    3. March – To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
    4. April – David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
    5. May – The Biography of Shirley Jones
I think I had a pretty good month considering all of the traveling I did. It was really hard to get my exercise in when we were traveling but I did pretty well with my eating.

Image: 'Goals'
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