The other day, on my “habitiversary,” I wrote about all the cool outcomes that happened this year as a result of tracking habits (instead of body weight or clothing size). Since today is the last day of 2015, this post is all about the numbers. How’d I do with my habit goals?
Here is a list of habits I worked on in 2015, and how I did.
- Eat a green vegetable every day (RESULT: 364 days. Next year this goal needs to allow for sick days)
- Strength training workouts: (goal: 150 times in 2015. RESULT: 172 times!)
- In bed by 10pm (habit added on Feb 18; goal: 200 times between Feb 18 and Dec 31. RESULT: 216 times!)
- Name something I feel grateful for every day (Goal added 7/31, and attained!)
- Take a walk (habit added on July 6; goal: 75 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 92 times!)
- Date with my husband (habit added April 18; goal: 8 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 7 times)
- Get rid of items from our home (habit added April 18; goal: 500 items by Dec 31. RESULT: 1186 items!)
- Deposit at least $10 into our emergency fund (habit added September 13; goal: 15 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 18 times!)
- Doing or saying something nice for my husband (habit added September 15; goal: 80 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 77 times)
- After 9pm, no TV shows started (habit added October 25; goal: 50 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 50 times!)
- Make a pot of rice and beans (habit added November 10; goal: 6 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 5 times)
- Finish my food for the day by 8pm (habit added November 12; goal: 25 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 35 times!)
- Do some household chores as an alternative to a walk (habit added November 12; goal: 8 times by Dec 31. RESULT: 9 times!)
- Take my Vitamin D every day (my blood work shows a deficiency and I’m not good at remembering it so I’m adding it to the list). (goal added 11/17. RESULT: 39 times)
So, I reached or surpassed my goals in 8 of these habits. In the rest of them, I am happy with how close I came to the goals I set. Even though I did not make it 100 percent of the way there, establishing the habits have helped a lot in my life. I am proud of my progress, and looking forward to 2016.
Happy New Year, everyone!