Five Small Goals [February]

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Back in January, Bri introduced that she was going to focus on five small goals each month. I thought, ‘What a great idea!’ and then never did anything else.

Well, that changes today! Bri posted her update on January and her five February goals this week and I’m not going to procrastinate any more! Here are my five small goals for February.


  1. Do our taxes –Β Normally we’d have these done by now but we’re still waiting on a few things. Jason had three jobs in 2015 so that is going to make it interesting. Yay for TurboTax!
  2. Buy my personal training certification study materials – We got our bonus and raise information at work this week and I know where some of that is going! I’ve decided to go with NSCA because that’s what my current gym trainer has and I love him. He’s also already said he’d be a resource for me if I need help with anything.
  3. Read at least one book – I’m flying to Florida in two weeks and I love to read on the plane. I just need to find a good book. Any recommendations?
  4. Try a new restaurant – Is it cheating to put this on the list when we already have reservations at RPM Steak for Jason’s birthday on Friday?
  5. Schedule at least one happy hour with friends – I’m really bad about reaching out and scheduling things with people so if I put this as a goal hopefully I will hold myself accountable.

One other slightly more obvious goal for February? Run the Gasparilla Half MarathonΒ (the reason I’m flying to Florida).

There are so many things I want to accomplish this year but I’m pretty bad at goal setting. Hopefully having a little list each month will help!

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14 replies on “Five Small Goals [February]

  1. Valerie

    Love this! Yeah taxes are on my list too- but probably not for a few more weeks. It’s gonna be extra hard because we are “employers” for the nanny. Poor T has been having countless calls with the government because their forms and processes make absolutely no sense. Ugh! Hope TurboTax can handle us πŸ™‚

  2. Anne

    I’m so excited for you to start your training certification!!!! And that’s awesome that your trainer has offered to help! I hope this one small goal leads to great things for you πŸ™‚

  3. Erica @ Erica Finds

    I loved the Nightingale and one of my readers wrote a great guest post on the best 15 books of 15 on my blog if you want other recommendations. She has varied interests. I would be up for a drink πŸ™‚

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Oh my gosh! How did I miss that post? I just went and added a bunch of those recommendations to my list. Now I just have to see if I can get them from the library before my trip.

  4. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I had every intention of doing my taxes this weekend, until I got to my 1095-A (a form that everyone who purchases their insurance through the Marketplace gets) and realized they only put in my premium payments for January and February, even though I most DEFINITELY made a lot more premium payments than that! So now I have to call the Marketplace and yell at them, which is always a joy, and generally completely ineffective. At least it doesn’t really matter for me anyway, because, despite what the ads would like you to believe, everyone most certainly does NOT get tax credits on their insurance, and instead gets to pay the entire $300+ monthly premium out of their take home pay. Yay America. : |

    I just finished reading Far North (highly recommend if you’re into dystopias – it’s not a young adult dystopia, more of a grown-up dystopia) and I Married You for Happiness, both of which I really enjoyed. I’m currently reading The Promised World by Lisa Tucker, and the more I get into it, the more I struggle to put it down. I never want lunch to end these days because I just want to keep reading my book!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      We got those health insurance forms, too. But for some reason we didn’t get one of Jason’s W2s. Then yesterday we got a letter from them saying that the W2s were screwed up so they were sending out corrected ones. I suppose it’s a good thing we never got the first one! Here’s hoping we actually get the second one.

      I’m not a huge dystopia fan but every so often I’ll get into one. For example, I enjoyed “The Girl With All The Gifts” which is kind of dystopian-esque.

  5. Bri Marie

    First of all, yay for small goals!!! Second of all – I LOVE that you put a happy hour with friends on there. I’m definitely putting that on my March list, if I remember πŸ™‚ So hard to find time with all of my weird travel schedules, so putting it on the calendar is a must. AND yay for the personal training study materials!! SO awesome for you πŸ™‚ GOOD LUCK! and so glad you’ve joined this little habit with me!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Start writing your draft post now for March! And, amusingly, that’s the one I’ve already crossed off the list as completing. Happy hour scheduled for next week πŸ™‚

  6. Gina

    LOVE these goals. So realistic and attainable, but exactly the type of thing that are easy to put off. I find blogging about goals (and I have a post full tomorrow, LOL) to be pretty motivating in actually making them happen. You will be a natural at personal training! And I was going to say that The Nightingale is next on my list to read. I’ve heard so many good things about it and see that someone else mentioned it above. ^^ Liane Moriarty books are always fun, easy travel/vacation reads for me. The only one of hers I didn’t like so far was the Last Anniversary. The rest were entertaining.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      For some reason “What Alice Forgot” sounds familiar but I can’t remember why! I don’t think I’ve read it but it might get added to the list. Thanks for the author recommendation.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thanks! My trainer seems to think I have a good handle on a lot of things already. I think the stuff that’s going to be the most difficult for me is learning about periodization and actually creating training programs.

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