November 1, 2011

5 Goals for 2011: 2 Months to Go!

1. Exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week. 
We were going about this one all wrong. Nathan and I were trying to get up before 6:00 so we could exercise before work. Now we're working out as soon as we get home from work (working opposite shifts didn't last long after all). We started Couch to 5K this month and I'm loving it. After completing the the first day of week 3, I feel like there's actually a chance I could turn into a runner.

2. Go to bed at 10:00 each night and wake up at 6:00 each morning.
Now that I'm exercising after work instead of before, this isn't as important. I'm still aiming for at least getting ready for bed at 10:00 though.

3. Complete my daily chores and leave no dishes in the sink at the end of the day. 
I've actually done away with my daily chore schedule in favor of a new method I might blog about later. It's working so far. I've also done well with the dishes, thanks to a lot of help from Nathan.

4. Spend less than $200 a budget period on food (groceries and eating out). 
That didn't happen. I knew it was a lofty goal when I set it; the point was to spend much less than the $300 we had been spending, which we have done.

5. Write at least 2 blog posts a week.
I almost made it, but other activities took priority last week and I only published one post.  I'm hoping to up this slightly over the next two months so I can make 100 posts for the year (this is #79). 

I'm actually starting to feel like I have some balance in my life! Who thinks I should have a baby now to throw off everything? :-)


  1. have a baby!!!! dooooo it. LOL.

    I'm probably not the best influence.

  2. @Jen Ha. I forgot I'd thrown the baby thing in there until I saw this comment. Thanks for your vote. :-)

  3. We used to spend $300 on groceries alone. And an additional $100 on eating out. Now it's more like $225-250 on groceries and $50 eating out. I am sticking with that ; )

  4. @Newlyweds on a Budget Wow, that's an impressive cutback, especially cutting eating out in half. And that's a really low figure too since cost of living is probably much higher where you live!

  5. I need to make a daily chore list, too!

    I can always trim my food budget as well. I'm going to work on it and see what I can do this month!


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