- Get rid of Muffy, my muffin top: That means I have to stop eating so much junk food, right? (sigh). I did make it to the gym on Weds, Thurs and Fri. And given that it was an average temperature at 6am those mornings was 10 degrees, I give myself huge points. I am sore, but that’s what it’s all about. I was also the only one in a yoga class I went to. That’s always fun (not so much).
- Run several races: I had it all planned to run a 5k on New Years day. But the temperature dropped really low here for a few days. My workout friends all bailed, and I was still going to persist. However, it was 8 degrees that morning. EIGHT degrees??? I just couldn’t do it. With the wind-chill it was like ZERO. I live in Tennessee, not Minnesota. So that was no bueno. Oh well. I’ll keep my eyes out for another race soon.
- Sell something: I’m still formulating plans.
- Buy a HOUSE: Nothing yet, but we did look at a few. I think we are going to push this more to the spring while keeping our eyes open for a great deal in the winter.
- Get rid of 200 things: Did I clean anything out this week? I don’t think so. I was buried under a pile of blankets. Our kids don’t go back until next week so I hibernated with them.
- Laugh a LOT: I think I kind of failed at this this week. Mainly because we didn’t go anywhere or do anything. Sure you can have laughter at home, but when you are all huddled under blankets it’s a little difficult. The funniest moment goes to my daughter when she ripped her pants just sitting still in a chair.
I made these pajama bottoms about 5 years ago. They used to be really long on her but since she’s grown up and not out, they still fit but are more like capri’s. I guess after 5 years of continual wear it was time for them to go.
- Re-read all my Nancy Drew books: I didn’t even start this yet! I will start one tonight!
- Go to the temple each month (or at least 12 times): Not yet. This will be easier once the kids are in school.
- Keep grocery bill as low as possible:
Kroger clicklist is pretty much my favorite thing ever. It’s also great for keeping on budget as you can see you total price as you add items. I gave myself a $125 budget a week for groceries and $50 a week for other random household stuff. (This is $500 a month for food and $200 a week for ‘other household stuff’ for a family of 5).
I spent $87.28 at Kroger and $23 on delivery pizza. It was cold and I was too weak to say no. haha!
January grocery spending: $110.28
- Save any free, non-perishable item: A friend gave me a few items that she didn’t want. I decided to add them to a pile to get this goal started. Knowing you have a growing box of free items you are going to give away is kinda fun!
- Do a different 30 day challenge each month
January: clear off kitchen counters each night. I decided for January I’d start with something easy, but yet, is it? I’m not a slob by any stretch of the imagination, but our kitchen counters seem to be our “catch-all.” I’m hoping to remedy this in the next 30 days by clearing it off each night. Waking up to a clean kitchen is always a nice feeling!
I didn’t start the challenge until the 2nd but thus far I’m 3 for 3! A clean counter is really great.
How about you? How did you do on goal setting? Also, regarding Kroger clicklist- am I supposed to tip the person that brings groceries out to your car???? I pay the $5 service fee (totally worth it in my book) but am I also supposed to tip?? What are your thoughts on that?? Because I may have been doing that wrong. (I have not been tipping…)