2011 Nine Months Goals Update

by Krantcents · 22 comments

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This is my 2011 Nine Months goals update, since I made my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions.  I changed my schedule for reporting  my progress to quarterly on or about every three months.

My 2011 New Year’s Resolutions revealed rather ambitious goals.  These goals motivate me to be more determined to achieve these goals.  I know it won’t be easy and I expect there will be difficulties, but I am determined to succeed.  At the end of each quarter, I will share my progress so you can see how I am doing.

Top 100 Personal Finance BlogsI want to be part of the WISEBREAD Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs.  I am using Open Site Explorer (OSE), which is a link popularity checker and backlink analysis tool.  The OSE figures only changes monthly.  In addition, I am using Alexa Ranking to check my progress.

Although I made significant progress, I need to make more to achieve my goal by the end of the year.

Below are my figures compared to the WISEBREAD Top 100 Personal Financial Blogs (#100 OSE results) and krantcents figures as of Jan 1, 2011[..]:

OSE Analysis – As of 10/1, krantcents [1/1/2011] and (#100 Wisebread)

Page Authority – [25] 49 (43)

Domain Authority – [10] 41 (49)

Total Links – [6] 7,221 (11.483)

External Followed Links – [0]  3,602 (5,337)

Linking Root Domains – [5] 220 (175)

Alexa Ranking

Traffic Rank – [610,773] 82,424 (65,382)

Traffic Rank – US    [48,128] 17,256 (14,595)

Sites Linking – [2] 203 (242)

Increase workouts – Increase workouts from two (2) times a week to three (3) times a week.

This summer, I stepped up my aerobic and anaerobic training schedule to six (6) times a week    I rode my bicycle for ninety (90) minutes each day and weight training each day as well.  When I started my new teaching assignment in September, I changed my activities.  Five hours a day, I do not sit down!  Either I am constantly moving in class or walking all over campus.  I am losing inches without additional effort.  I continue my weight training and stretching to maintain muscle and flexibility.  5 hours of movement seems to trump nearly two hours of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.  Go figure!  Cycling 90 minutes burns approximately 700-750 calories.

Be more patient – In the past, I used my impatience to drive myself to reach goals faster and better.

This was just supposed to be self improvement, instead this is a necessary skill for teaching in middle school.  I am glad I accomplished this goal before I started my new teaching assignment.  I am tested every day because I must repeat my instructions numerous times.  My own children were far more responsible.  This is still a work in progress, however I am much more patient than before.

New Year’s Resolutions are goals!  My plan is to monitor my progress toward achieving my goals and adjusting my efforts to reach objectives that keep me on track to accomplish my goals.  My 2011 Nine Months Goals are either on track or I need to step up my effort!  I am used to accomplishing my goals, so you will probably see more of me in the last quarter!  I came a long way to accomplish my 2011 nine months goals, but there is more to go!  There you have it, my 2011 nine months goals update!


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Miss T October 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Congrats on your new fitness progress. This is great. We too switched up our routine a while ago and have been much better at being consistent three times a week. This has helped us keep in better shape. I have been trying to be more active at work too. I hate having to sit all day. 

krantcents October 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Waling around the classroom all day is a little more than I would normally do. It s probably as low an activity I can perform, but it is certainly for a long time (5 hours). Much to my surprise it is more effective than a high energy activity. You may want to try a stand up desk! 🙂

My University Money October 3, 2011 at 3:07 am

I have found more success from my workouts since I have started going with shorter/more intense sessions.  I get my heart rate up super high for 30-40 min, incorporating wind sprints, boxing, basic bodyweight resistance exercises, and a few small weights.  The whole idea is boosting your resting metabolism.  Different strokes I guess!

Congrats on the PF blog goals!

krantcents October 3, 2011 at 3:39 am

When I do my 90 minute rides , I sprint in sections to increase my heart rate. I also see if I can beat my time, but it seems that sustained activity beats a 120 minute (aerobic & anaerobic) workout.

Untemplater October 3, 2011 at 4:12 am

Nice progress on your goals!  Wow, not sitting down for 5 hours a day is awesome KC!  I’m ashamed to say I’m not even close to that.  I need to get more active and step away from the computer more! -Sydney

krantcents October 3, 2011 at 4:14 am

It is not by choice! It is one of the consequences of teaching middle school. The good news is it replace aerobic activity. I think it is the long duration of low activity that works.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving October 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Great progress on your goals. 🙂 Do you monitor your heart rate when you do cardio? Just curious whether it makes much of a difference.

krantcents October 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm

No, I don’t. My wife periodically checks my blood pressure though.

Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com October 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm

High fives on the Alexa Rank and the exercise! I really need to get to the gym this week!  Ah!

krantcents October 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm

 Thanks, I still have a way to go and only 3 months left.  I feel the pressure, but I focus on my daily, weekly and monthly tasks. 

Evan@MyJourneytoMillions October 4, 2011 at 2:04 am

That is some great blog growth! I haven’t kept up with exercise at all…sucks! 

krantcents October 4, 2011 at 4:27 am

For me exercise is a stress reducer! I also like the way I fee and look. I made a big push with my blog this summer and I am stating to see the results.

Aaron Hung @aaronhung.com October 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I need to do more aerobics, I usually hit the weights at the gym so once I get on the Treadmill every once in a while, gets tired really fast. Great job on your progress Krants 😀

krantcents October 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Thanks, I feel I still have along way to go, but the momentum is building. Now, I must keep it going!

Kellen @ Accountant by Day October 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Ahh patience, I have a long way to go before I could be patient with a classroom full of middle schoolers, so I’d say you’re doing very well if you’re succeeding at all ;). The benefits of weight training (to people not interested in look like a bodybuilder) are underrated. It is a key part of any exercise plan.
Look at those amazing stats!

krantcents October 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

For the record, it is still a work in progress regarding my patience. I am a lot better, however I am still working on it. My weight training is just to maintain tone because as yo get old(er), you lose tone. Thanks about the stats, but I I have a lot to do and very little time left.

Barbara Friedberg October 9, 2011 at 4:12 am

I always like reading your goals. You are relentless. I don’t know how you juggle everything you are doing.

krantcents October 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I only sleep 7 hours! 🙂 When I set a goal, I do everything to achieve it. If I miss, I don’t want it to be because insufficient effort..

Bank Aim October 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I only get 7 hours of sleep also! Sometimes less! You have a nice Alexa rank. When I first read your blog you were much higher than 82k, its impressive how fast it can drop.

krantcents October 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

It was and is a lot of effort, but hopefully worth it. It seems it is harder now to drop further.

Kris @ Everyday Tips October 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm

You have done such a great job. It is especially noticeable when you look at your stats from nine months ago compared to today.

I have found that weight stays off me much easier if I lead a more active lifestyle than if I focus on a particular exercise program. It was easy to be active all the time when the kids were little but not so easy now. I blame my blog for any weight gain I have. 🙂

Seriously, congratulations on doing so well on all your goals this year. You are a great example to those kiddos you teach.

krantcents October 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Thanks. I constantly look at my goal and I feel the pressure of less than 3 months left.

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