2 months ago I wrote My 2015 Personal Goals on my blog to make myself accountable for what I wanted to acheive this year. I figured now might be a good time to review those goals and see how I am doing to acheive them.

1. Lose 60 Pounds

Like I said when I set this goal this was going to be hard. I've had good early success losing as much as 8 lbs. But I've slipped on my eating and have gone back to drinking soda's and not eating the best. Been going to crossfit in January but haven't gone in a couple of weeks with Hope being in Florida.

The Winter months are really hard for trying to lose weight in my opinion. You really can't go outside and exercise and going to Crossfit is more of an ordeal then it was in the summer.

Verdict: Needs more work and attention

2. Create an Emergency fund of at least $10,000

I am probably most proud of the progress in this goal. As of this writing I am at 14% to reaching my $10,000 goal for the year. This is the most I've set aside ever for emergencies and the peace of mind of just having $1000 set aside is amazing.

Verdict: On pace

3. Create better work/life balance

Hmm...this one will always be hard for me. I asked my wife last night what she thought about how I've done on this goal and I was given an honest no bullshit answer of I haven't done enough to create better work/life balance.

Fair enough. Through talking with her though she equates me being on the computer to working and I'm not working all the time. So more effort needs to be put in here on my part.

Verdict: Needs work

4. Plan a family trip

I am so excited. Through our better money management that we are accomplishing with the emergency fund and working with my wife on budgeting and proper money management we were able to in just two months reserve a rental house with half the payment for the week.

Both Hope and I are really excited to have rented out this house in Hilton Head, SC at the end of August. Here's some pictures of the place:

I mean the place is just gorgeous. Our final payment isn't due till July and we should be able to have that by May.


5. Figure out what's causing my allergies

No progress has been made here although I do have a doctors appointment next month. Unfortunately it falls on a day I'll be in San Francisco, so I'll need to reschedule.

Verdict: No progress

All in all I'm pretty happy with the progress. I do pull up my goals at least once every two weeks just to reread what I set out for myself and plan how to move forward.