Earlier this week I shared my goals for September. These are goals I will probably be working on for a long time because after having three kids in four years I have a good amount of weight to lose and other bad habits to break.
Unfortunately, I tend to get easily discouraged when I don’t get some form of immediate gratification. For example, I feel like if I torture myself with exercise and eating right for 24 hours (twenty-four HOURS!) I deserve to lose like 15 pounds immediately. Since that never happens, and because the scale moves so slowly, I usually need a visual representation of my success in order to remain motivated so I created my Monthly Goal Tracker!
My hope is that this will help me be successful and, if I achieve my goals, I can reward myself at the end of every week or month with a little something.
Are you working on any goals right now?
This is the best idea! I have the same problem when I make goals and I’m also a very visual person so I feel like this is kind of the ultimate tool for accomplishing goals. I love it! I actually feel like you would like my mom and my site. I know everyone probably says that but I feel like we think really similarly and our content is in the same kind of group! Hope you check us out! Thanks again for sharing this idea! http://saltlicklessons.com/
Thanks, Brittan! I’d love to check out your site. On my way there now. Thanks for the invitation 🙂
Looks fabulous pinned it to my Print Away Printables Board – Amee
Thanks, Amee! I hope you have a great weekend 🙂
This goal tracker is great – so simple yet so useful! Will be great for tracking water and exercise as part of my weight loss journey.
Thanks for sharing – I am a new follower. Found you via ‘Link Party Palooza!’
Thanks, Emma. I hope it helps you stay on track. I love the name of your blog. On my way to check it out now 🙂
This is brilliant! I just printed mine off. I feel like this is exactly what I need for some of my goals! Thanks! Glad I stopped by – via Link Party Palooza.
Thanks, Ginny. I always do better when I can see my progress somewhere. I hope it helps, and I’d love to hear how it works for you if you want to come back with an update 🙂
Emily @ Em-provising
I love this idea! I am a MAJOR list-maker. I love to write things down and cross or check them off. I have even been known to write something down that I just did so I can cross it off!!
Me too!! Sometimes I have more “completed” things on a new list than things to do! haha
This is great! I’m very visual so seeing my progress helps me . Also, we share the same bedtime goal 😉 Am I right in assuming you’re a fellow night owl??
Absolutely! I’ve always been a night owl. I haven’t been able to sleep in for 5 years since I became a mom, but some people still call around 11 or noon and ask, “Did I wake you?” I wish! 🙂
Hi, thanks for the free printable. I am stopping over from the blog hop. I am one of your newest followers and I hopping over to like your facebook page , too.
would love for you to stop by for a visit
Have a great day Kim ~ This Ole Mom
Thanks, Kim. On my way to your blog now 🙂
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
I think tracking your monthly goals is so important. I love that you created an adorable monthly printable to do just that. I can only imagine how much it helps to be able to write down your goals and check them off. Thanks for sharing & thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.
Hi Ruth, having a checklist does help me a lot. Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting!
I wish you much success. I start and stop trying to get healthier all the time. Maybe I will try your idea to hold myself more accountable! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Can’t wait to see what you share this week.
The (mis)Adventures of a “BornAgain” Farm Girl
Hi Mindie, holding myself accountable has been successful so far (it’s only been about a week and a half, but that’s a good streak for me) 🙂
Hi Emily- Thanks for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrows party.
Have a lovely evening!
Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
Yay! Thanks so much for the feature 🙂
Thank you so much for making this printable available to us. I used it last month and it really helped me in achieving some goals.
You’re very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that. That’s great news. Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂
thanks! this is just what I needed 🙂
Great, Becky! I’m glad to hear it. I hope it helps.
This is awesome! Thank you so much, I’ve given you credit for it on my latest blog post:D
Thanks for including me, Kim! 🙂
I absolutely ADORE this!! I’m totally using this for my New Year’s resolutions this year!
I wrote all about how I’m using them on my blog: http://inloveandwords.com/2015/01/welcome-to-2015-new-years-resolutions/
Thanks for this!
Thanks again, Bri, and thanks especially for inspiring a new printable! 🙂
Hi, I don’t know where to download it can you please tell me?
Hi Paula, You’ll receive a link to all of my free printables after subscribing to my newsletter. I hope that helps!
Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
Oooh this is great! Thanks for sharing! Found you via Dream, Create, Inspire. 🙂
Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
This is such a great post, and a great printable! I would love to have you come link-up at FREE and FUN Friday over at my blog today!
Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit
This is a really great idea! This list is perfect for us more visual types. Thank you for sharing on #HomeMattersParty!
I like that I can customize your sheet to fit my goals, yet I do not have to come up with the original idea. Thanks!
You’re welcome! Good luck with your goals 🙂
I was skeptical when I clicked on it but in love the minute I saw it. o simple and effective and realistic. Forcing one to outline solid goals, and also forcing them to acknowledge and track progress in each individual goal. Really made for someone like me. Usually delude myself into thinking im gliding by fine unless I have regular reality checks.
Really really happy to have found this. Thanks!
Thanks, Jay! I’m glad to have won you over 😉 Good luck with those goals!
I just found your IG page! sooooooo loved it!!! I cannot get to print the Goal tracker. I already sent my email confirmation but it says that this printable link doesn´t exist! HELP!!
Thank you! I’m so sorry to hear that. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send it to you directly. 🙂
Where is the link to print this free printable. I have clicked on the picture but I only get the option to pin it. I can see this was from awhile back so I’m curious if it is still available.
Hi Shelby, Great news! It’s still available 🙂 It’s in the free printable library for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe in any of the newsletter sign up boxes on my site, and you’ll get the login link and password. Good luck with your goals!
I’ve attempted to sign up for your newsletter to obtain this document but cannot seem to navigate it! Please help!
Hi Ashley, It looks like the welcome email was sent. Were you able to find it? -Emily
I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your website.
It appears like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
This may be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen before.
Oh no! I haven’t heard anything from anyone else so I hope it’s not a problem with the site. Are you viewing in on mobile or desktop? Maybe you’re zoomed in too much? I’m not sure, but thank you for alerting my to the problem. I’ll have some others check and see if anyone else has an issue.