Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Goals

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.
  • Create a budget.
    We've never really done this.  We done it kind of half-ass now and then but I really want to sit down and write it all out or make a spreadsheet and track every dollar and create an actual budget.

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