Hey guys! I can’t believe that January is over and February is here already. I’m pretty excited, we have a little over three months until our big move! January was an okay month. Overall, I was pretty productive and got a lot done, but there was also a lot of room for improvement. So, I’m going to go over the goals I set and see where I did good and where I fell short. Then, I’m going to share my goals for February!
-lose 10 pounds
-walk 30 miles
-do a “fit test”
My total weight lost for January was about 6 lbs. I went from 204.5 to 198.1. Not quite 10 pounds, but still pretty darn good! I did not walk… at all. It has been too cold for my son and I to get out there, but I did log 13 workouts. Almost half of the month. That number needs to be WAY higher. That’s probably why I only lost half the weight. 😉
I completely and totally forgot the fit test, and I’m not sure if that’s something I’m worried about at this time. I think I need to build up my strength before I even go there.
Starting Weight Loss Stats (from 12/26/13)
Weight: 204.5 lbs
End of January: 198.1
Waist: 38 inches
End of Jan: 38 inches.. haha
Hips: 47.5 inches
End of Jan: 45 inches WOOHOO!
Thighs: 26 inches
End of Jan: 25.5 inches
Upper Arm: 14.5 inches
End of Jan: 14.25 inches
-Increase revenue by 10%
Yes, yes, yes!! Actually increased it by well over 50%! (300% since Nov.. WHAAAAT!!!!?)
I had a HUGE boost at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014. Like, my numbers were WAY out there. I feel like things have calmed now and I’ve settled into a rhythm which is thankfully more than I was seeing at the end of 2013 before the big rush, so I’m excited to see what happens in February!
*Use revenue for*
7% Etsy bill
6% business savings
I have literally been putting 100% of my income into my savings account for the 2nd half of the month, so I plan to divvy it up and put it to use in different areas this week.
-Finish planner re-do’s
Nope. Still have to do the budget, student, teacher, & home business planners!
-Re-do branding to match Facebook
-Get 10 blogger reviews
Not doing these until the re-do’s are done. 🙂
-Get 10,000 pageviews
38, 956 pageviews in the last 30 days. 🙂 Check!
-Earn $200 through blogging
Adsense: $342+ this month. I had a HUGE traffic boost from my New Years Resolutions printable that accounted for the majority of this boost (I only made about $80 in Nov. and $100 in Dec.) So, again I’m excited to see how February does! I didn’t have anything else really worth reporting. 🙂
-Make a media kit
No, I am working on some things to include such as sample posts, testimonials from sponsors and things like that so I’m working on it and will hopefully have it done by March.
-Set up Passionfruit to take advertising
Yep!! (Check out my Sponsor/PR page!)
-Reach 2,800 Facebook fans
-Reach 1,500 Twitter fans
-Reach 450 Instagram followers
410. Almost! Didn’t really work on this at all.
-Reach 150 Feedburner subscribers
-Reach 350 newsletter subscribers
330. Almost. Not sad about this, I love Feedburner subscribers more because that means you guys like reading my posts!
Okay, so overall… January was a really good month on the blog/business front. Now if I can just get my health & fitness up there on par.
Here are my goals for February.
-Finish reading one book.
-Do one special activity with Liam each week.
-Get outside with Liam for at least 45 minutes each day that the temps allow.
-Organize our closets!
-Go on one REAL date night with the hubby
-Lose 8 lbs (190.1 or below)
-Log 20+ workouts
-No eating out (except date night… keep that healthy)
-Re-do budget, home business planners.
-Divvy up income properly each week.
-Re-do shop branding
-Do advertising case studies for media kit
-Organize Pinterest Boards
-3,200 Facebook fans
-2,000 Twitter fans
-500 IG followers
-300 Feedburner subscribers
-400 Newsletter subscribers
-2,000 Pinterest followers
-4 Posts a week
-Stay consistent on Facebook & Twitter posting
-Send out a newsletter! I haven’t done this in FOR-EV-ER!
-Film 3 Youtube Videos!!
Okay, so I think those are some solid goals for the month. I am excited about February! Do you have any goals for February? Share them in the comments!
In case you’re interested, here’s my Youtube video of my goals!