I did a post at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2011. You can find it here if you want to see it!
Here’s how I’m doing so far-
11 days into the this year (oh, wow, is it 1/11/11 today? Woot!), we’re staying on track with our budget. It’s a little harder in January. We get paid monthly, but Nathan gets his check early in December. That means we go more than a month between paychecks. It should all work out in the end because we get the same amount of money in a two month time frame. I also made sure to keep this in mind last month when our salary came in 10 days before we usually get it. I kept a watch on our expenses to not tap into that until our normal pay day last month. Having a specific plan has already saved us money. Nathan is making less trips to the bookstore at work to buy things because he knows that it will count against his “play” money which he would rather use for electronics! We’ve also decided against going out to eat a couple of times because we want to save our “dining out” money for another time. And I am determined that McDonalds will be getting much less money from us this year. Last year’s amount was ridiculous.
2. Date night.
We had our Jan. date night last night. It was a planning meeting with some couples from church, but I’m counting it as our date night since we got a babysitter and had a fancy dinner and adult conversation at a lovely home.
3. Cut out eating after 7:00pm
I have done fabulously with this one! Last night was the only exception and that was out of my control because dinner didn’t start until 7:00. I’m positive that I’ve saved myself a ton of calories by sticking with this. I actually lost weight last week! (er…. RE-lost weight… sigh)
I only did 1 mile last week. It’s been too cold to be outside and our treadmill is awful. I’m not giving up on my goal for 600 miles for the year though. I did the 30 Day Shred today for my cardio.
I did 2 verses last week.
6.Write a family mission statement.
Not done yet.