Should you set monthly goals? That is entirely up to you! But we have set monthly goals, for the past few years, and whether it’s helped us accomplish more or not, we’re always looking forward to setting goals for the next month. We aim to do so on the first of the month, but sometimes time can get away from us. We never like to on the last of the month before because there’s always time to complete a goal and you can never give up on yourself.
For the longest time, we set goals just for ourselves. I think we started with four a month. Eventually we added goals for Hungry & Fit, and then even for our home. Home goals can be repairs, renovations or even servicing your car. We decided to finally try to bring some balance to our overachieving selves by adding a “FUN” column to the list and ending up where we are today by making five goals for each of the five categories. Twenty-five goals a month. It makes a small impact on the dynamic around here, but it holds us accountable more than anything else.
On August 14th, 2012, we arrived in Boulder, Colorado with nothing but a 1998 Ford Taurus filled with everything we owned. We didn’t have jobs, a place to live, or money… but we had each other and decided that would be enough to make it. After loading up our credit cards and with student loans of over $50,000 we decided that the best place to go was the Boulder Public Library. Fortunately, we found jobs relatively fast, even though we both were hired as part-time hourly staff.
We finally found an apartment, but we couldn’t furnish it, so we pulled a futon from the dumpster and slept on that for months. Eventually, when we felt comfortable enough, we adopted Nymeria and Misty, and everything else is history! Over four and a half years later, you’ve followed our journey through 1000 posts on this blog! What started as a “personal blog” turned into a “food and fitness blog” that sat under Hungry & Fit LLC.