2017 Goals Monthly Check-In

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Thank you so much for everyone’s kind words from Friday’s post (if you have no idea what I’m talking about then read this). I received numerous texts, direct messages and comments and they all made me smile (and probably cry a little). I’m definitely a bundle of emotions lately, as that tends to happen when I’m stressed/big things are happening. But, for the next 3 weeks, I’m going to enjoy the gorgeous weather, focus on the things I love (fitness + the blog + a surprise), take one more Cali road trip and attempt to purge, clean and pack the apartment.

Now, onto goal progress!

By posting updates on my goals I hope to hold myself accountable and inspire you to keep working toward yours.  I shared my goals here – not all my goals are measurable monthly, so I will touch on the ones that are.

I think posting these monthly updates is definitely holding me more accountable to my goals, so to whoever reads this, THANK YOU. I’m being a better person because of you (in a roundabout way).

If you missed my other updates then check out the January update HERE and the February update HERE.

Fitness + Health Goals:

the good:

  • still training 5 days a week with Annie (virtually – more about that here). Getting all my March workouts in was difficult because the stomach flu kicked my butt for a week and we had a handful of visitors, so I worked hard but did miss a few. I start my new month today and I’m quite excited about it.
  • I just took my progress photos this morning so I’m still on track there (this is the longest I have ever consistently taken progress pics)
  • Again, with the stomach flu + visitors, I didn’t do the best with nutrition this month, but I finished strong and am feeling very in control (which I need).
  • I survived the first quarter of the year with no office candy or bagels! (whoop whoop). Giving up cookies this month (because I have been doing WAY too much baking) and going to try to keep up the no bagels and candy.

what I need to work on:

  • consistently hitting my macros
  • I did go to yoga…once….and I hated it. Seriously the most stressful yoga ever. I’m going to give the studio another chance or two before we move to get my 2-3 classes in April.
  • I’m going to try for 5-6 consecutive pull ups this week so we will see how that goes.


Life Goals:

the good:

  • I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and am working my way through both You Are A Badass and The Curated Closet. You NEED to read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. I’m not kidding, go get it today.
  • I’m on track with 52 weeks of savings (again, the furthest I’ve ever gotten)
  • I’m one step closer to finding a job I’m passionate about, as I had my last day at the dungeon on Friday (read more here).
  • March’s charitable donation was to the National Parks Foundation 🙂

what I need to work on:

  • I shopped more than I wanted to in March but purchased items I know I will use this year + for years to come. I’m going to avoid shopping until we finish moving because I don’t need to add anything else to the pile of items to move 2,200+ miles.
  • struggled with self-love and body image a lot this month (not sure why). But I’m working through it


Travel Goals:

the good:

  • Corinne and I made our trip to Joshua Tree + Palm Springs and had a blast!

what I need to work on:

  • we didn’t make it to Mammoth or Sequoia, but we are taking a 6 day road trip this month and visiting Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey and Santa Cruz (all cities we’ve never been to before – if you have recommendations PLEASE let me know!)
  • planning our cross country trek for the move back and I’m set on spending some time in Zion (yay!)

Thanks for stopping by today friends. I really appreciate you.
I would love to hear about your goal progress – share in the comments below or shoot me an email!

xo, Maddy

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  • Reply Kate

    That outfit is ADORABLE…and thanks again for your help today!
    My blog looks better because of you! <3

    April 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Jessie @ Just Jessie

    Nice job on your goals! We definitely are so similar – read pretty much the same books! 🙂 I like your travel goals. I feel like traveling is always one of those “someday” goals for me and I really just need to start going!

    April 3, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I know what you mean, but just make it happen…even if you don’t quite have enough money saved, or its not the *best* weekend. Now that you’re living in Chicago you have great airport hubs to fly out of!

      April 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Oh no! I hate that you hated yoga!! What kind of yoga were you doing? That is really important. I teach / practice vinyasa, which is a flowy yoga. You would probably like heated, “power” vinyasa classes – they are more intense, you sweat a lot, definitely a challenge. I play fun, upbeat music, which really makes a difference too. See if there is a CorePower yoga near you. I’ve never been, but my yoga mentor did her training through them and they are supposed to be great. (I think they are pretty much everywhere but in the South). The type of class, the teacher, the atmosphere – it makes all the difference in the world.

    Even though you had the nasty stomach flu, it seems like you still had a pretty good month! And April is going to be so much better for both of us. I can feel it!


    April 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I’m actually a big fan of hot yoga, and really yoga in general, but this studio I went to by my house was MISERABLE. they packed 45 of us in a room and we had no space between our mat and our neighbors, the instructor spoke very fast and it was the furthest thing from soothing, and it was the hottest hot yoga I’ve ever been to…I left more stressed out and with a headache.
      I’m sure it was just the studio style that I didn’t like because I spoke with some of my SPIN students and they didn’t have good experiences there either. I’ll be going back to my normal hot yoga place in grand rapids this summer 🙂

      April 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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