Challenges

Quarterly Goals Check-In

Hello bookworms!!

We are over a quarter of the way through the year now so I thought it was time for me to do a quarterly check-in on my goals and challenges for the year. In this post I am going to be sharing how I am doing with my goals for the year so far.

1.) Complete all of my reading challenges

So obviously since we are only 3 months into the year I haven’t completed any of my challenges but I am on track to be able to complete all of them.

2.) Cut back on Dr Pepper /lose weight

This is an ongoing process. I feel like I have cut back a lot on drinking Dr Pepper. I do still sometimes have one or now they have Dr Pepper Zero so I will get that sometimes as well but for the most part I drink Gatoraid Zero now. As for losing weight. I am working on it. The last time I weighed myself I had lost 4 pounds. At the beginning of the month my husband and I both started on a diet and I am planning to start exercising but I’ve been having issues with my shoulder so that’s been put on hold. Hopefully after Monday I will be good to go with exercising.

3.) Put back $5 for every book I read

I have been doing this. As of the end of March I have saved $140 dollars. It would have been more had I not bought any books but I had to subtract $5 for every book I bought. I have also already spent some of this money and will be spending more of it to get my hair done next week.

4.) Cut back on buying physical books

Between January and March I bought 7 books. While I didn’t completely stop buying books I think only buying 7 books in 3 months is pretty good.

5.) Read more from my owned books

As of the end of 2020 I had 162 unread books on my shelf. As of right now I have 153 which includes the 7 that I bought this year. Without those books added it would be 146. I have to say I have been pretty successful at this one. I still would like to get it lower but so far so good.

6.) Read everyday

My goal is to read a majority of the days in 2021. I am doing really well with this one as well. Between January and March there have only been 9 days where I didn’t read anything.

7.) Continue with/complete 5 series

At the end of 2020 I had 65 ongoing series. I have of course added onto that number this year but I have managed to complete 2 series so far this year. So I am well on my way to surpassing this goal so that’s a plus.

8.) Cut back on ARCs/review copies

I have been doing more promo posts this year instead of reviews but there have been a few reviews thrown in as well.

9.) Build up savings

While I am technically building up my savings by adding money for every book I read that money doesn’t count toward this goal. We have saved some money but not as much as I would like.


That’s all I have for y’all today. I will be sharing my challenge check-in post hopefully tomorrow. Did you set any goals for the year? How are you doing on them so far?

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16 thoughts on “Quarterly Goals Check-In

  1. Great goals, Misty! I’ve never been a fan of Dr. Pepper, but don’t try taking my Diet Coke away. I don’t drink tea or coffee, so it’s my only source of caffeine and I figure one per day can’t be all that bad.

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    1. Thank you!! Dr Pepper is the only soda I drink. Diet Coke is ok but it’s not my favorite. Dr Pepper zero taste just like regular Dr Pepper. I don’t drink coffee or tea either. I was drinking more than one a day most days so I was bad. I have to have something with flavor I can’t stand to drink water all the time.

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  2. I think you’ve made a lot of progress! That’s awesome! I set a whole bunch of goals for 2020, but after covid threw most of them out the window…well, I just didn’t even bother for 2021. LOL!

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  3. You are doing well with your goals. Congrats on changing up and having a healthier lifefstyle. I like your idea to save by adding $5.00 for every book you read. I think I will try that and use the money for Christmas, but I have a lot to catch up on.

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