One thing I really want to start doing more consistently this year is set monthly goals. I set some for January but haven't gotten around to posting them yet (surprise, surprise) so here they are:
- Lose 5 pounds. I had already lost 6.2 as of last Friday but I gained a little back this last week, with all the football parties (the Seahawks are headed back to the Superbowl!) and what-not. As of right now I'm at the 5 pound mark (well, 4.8), so I just have to not gain any more back before the 1st.
- Exercise 3 times per week. I have not done this. I get up at 6:00, get myself ready, get the girls ready for school, go to work, get home at 6:30, eat dinner, clean up dinner, read with the girls (they have to read/be read to 20 minutes every night), get them ready for bed and put them to bed and by then it's 8:30. I really don't want to work out that late and then have to go immediately to bed after. But I need to either start using the gym at work even just 1 or 2 nights a week and not get home until 8:00, or start going to the Y a few nights a week after dinner, but then I won't be home to help with the 20 minutes of reading. But it would just be like 2 nights a week and then I can do something on the weekends.
- Read 2 books. Done. I'm on #3. I'm not one of those people who can read 20 books in a month. Or go on vacation for a week and whiz though 4 or 5 books. I'm just hoping to read at least 16 books this year.
- Track all of our grocery spending. I do this every once in awhile but haven't done it in a long time. We recently got a freezer for our garage so we can stock up on stuff and make things ahead and what-not now that I'm working full time so I'm curious to see if our spending for this month will be a lot less than normal.