B- for goal tracking

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

At the start of the year, I wrote a post about my goals for the year.  Every other week I review them, and ensure I am on track.

In most areas I am tracking well or at least have activities underway to get on track.  I have marked myself a B- overall, with A’s in some areas, and a D in one…

The area that has lapsed is my fitness and health goals.  I won’t be hitting anywhere near my goal k’s for my bike riding this year, and I had been grazing a little too long in the back paddock, and have undone some of my good work last year.

Nothing like the scales to shock you, and an acquaintance to comment after my recipe discussion with him, “So that’s why you are putting on weight” whilst patting my belly, to get me moving again.

So it’s back to logging everything in MyFitnessPal and at the gym whenever I can.  I am now 3rd week in, and starting to trend back to where I need to be.

Day 316 - iPhone 4

Fitness Apps in high rotation on the iPhone again

I am off to the snow next week, and I am hoping for a net neutral week with lots of food and drink to be offset with high energy skiing.

Today’s song of the day is one from my playlist of “up” songs to get me moving at the gym – Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio

2012 – Bring it

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

As I have written before, I am very much a goal and list orientated kinda guy, so the start of each year, well leading up to it if I am honest about it, and start pulling together the list of things that didn’t get the tick last year, and look for what are the goals next year.

Before I get to anal about the level of detail I go to, the ultimate goal for 2012: is Happiness and Health.  Everything else is derived from these.

Now  besides being some would say, over analytical about this process, I am also a geek and like geek things.  So we use google apps for our email at the Kelly Gang household, and it comes with “Sites”.  I have created one for my goals, which is visible to the Bride she can hold me accountable if things aren’t progressing or even starting…

Screenshot of the site

I tend to break down my goals into categories, and whilst it may seem overkill, it serves me well to make sure I have balanced the goals for the year.  The categories are:

  • Family
  • Business / Work
  • Fitness and Health
  • Finance
  • House
  • Photography
  • Technical Skills
  • Personal Development / Fun

I have then grouped all of the activities for each (if there are any) by month.

I know when I sneak a lot at the stats of this site, there isn’t anyone else that will read this post but me, but dear google could crawl and make some info available quite easily.  For that reason I won’t divulge much of the detail, but for some examples:

Photography:  Commence 52 week project, Build a Home Studio, Produce a quality portfolio, Earn some income (small and in 2nd Half)

Personal Dev / Fun: Surfing at least once a month, Playing Guitar more regularly and the kids to start playing this year (seems they’re ready), more live music

Fitness and Health: Join Team Sport for weekly play, GC Half Marathon, BNE to GC 100k ride, 4,000 km on the bike for year, Goal weight / shape, More AFD’s per week (been in holiday mode too long), Gym to continue at current frequency

Today’s Song of the day seems apt, and I just requested it on @RequestFest  tunnster.com where the tunes are rocking my world at present: Regurgitator – Everyday Formula