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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Goals Update: March Update

Here we are again and I'm a bit discouraged about my progress this month. However, hope springs eternal and I believe I'll do better in April.
Personal Goals: include, but are not limited to:
~Losing 20-25 pounds this year with portion control, walking/elliptical/cardio 3x per week, WATER every day and more veggies. (Great on water and moving around more but not real exercise)
~Writing a letter a week. At least (I'm doing great on this one. WOOT!)

~Read a book a week. A book for me, not a read aloud with the kids, or an educational book, or a book I feel like I *should* read. A book that I want to read, for personal pleasure or a how-to book on a topic I am interested in reading. (I'm doing pretty well here, just a book or two and I'll be back on track)

~At least once a month, do something just for myself. Take a trip to Starbucks to blog, get a massage, say no to an 'obligation' so I can goof off, go to the movies by myself, take a walk, browse the bookstore without the grabby monkeys with me, etc. Things that keep me centered, and able to co-parent the Man Crew and live this crazy life I love. (I'm doing well here too. A massage, some alone time and the extra reading time is feeding my spirit)
Spiritual Goals:
~Read through the Bible in a year (nope)
~Be active in our BREAD group on Facebook (with being screen free for March, I didn't participate at all, but for good reason. You decide if that's good or bad. )

~Be more proactive/mindful in my prayer life (yes!)
~Get more comfortable saying, "How's your walk with Jesus this week?" And, "How can I pray for you today?"
Couple Goals:
~Read a book about marriage 3 times a year (Yes!)
~Go on an actual date with Dan every 8 weeks (Yes!)

~Re-read The 5 Love Languages and become fluent in Dan's language.
Financial Goals:
~Stay on top of the bills (yes)
~Create an emergency fund of $1000 (Nope, gymnastics season rages on)

~Complete the 52 week money challenge (I did NOT do well on this one this month)
~Keep our grocery budget at $150 or lower each week, which will be a trick with our current household size of 7.
(I met my goal this month, woohoo!)
Schooling Goals:
~Finish the year on time...don't get bogged down by every little distraction (We are moving right along)
~Find ways to keep DT's interest instead of just slogging through the work each day (YES)

~Help D figure out what he's doing this school year (Not talking about it until after gymnastics)
~Encourage P to continue to be self motivated to get school done. He's managing his own schooling this year. I'm really pleased!
(I'm encouraging and he's thriving)
Family goals:
~Reinstate FAMILY game night, not just 'everyone' game night. I'm missing homemade pizza and just my family around the game table. (Still haven't managed this one, but I'm getting closer)
~Watch less TV and do more activities together outside. (yes)

~Spend some one on one time with each child every week. (YES)

So, all in all, I'm doing a little better than I thought, but there is STILL plenty of room for improvement. Plenty. But I've got 8 months left to work on them. I can do this!
  Blessings, ~K~

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