Back at the end of December I wrote about my January Goals.
Here is how things have been going with that.
- Eat out less
This one was truly hard at the beginning of January. I kid you not on January 2nd. I made Ham and Scalloped potatoes for dinner. Somewhere, something went terribly wrong. The dinner was a disaster. I said fine and we went and picked something up. I could have cried that day.
My husband and I did go out on one date out to eat also.
And one other time I just did not have my act together with dinner, so we ended up eating out then too.
This may seem like a lot. I mean 3 times a month, and I am ashamed to admit that it is a huge cutback for us. I have seen my grocery bill increase substantially!! However, we are spending less than we were when we were going out to eat more often. I also feel like we are all eating healthier and enjoying dinner time.
As far as laundry goes, I have not done the one batch a day like I was supposed to. However my laundry has stayed pretty well caught up. I have been doing about 4 loads on Tuesdays, and 4 more on Wednesdays. Then we do a family fold clothes sometime on Wednesday. Tommy has been doing his and Tyler’s laundry once a week, 2 batches and that has helped out immensely.
So while it may not seem like I met my goals, I feel really
good GREAT about them.
Time for new goals.
Feb goals will be:
Have a planned grocery day each week. I am hoping for Wednesdays. I am also planning on having that day be the errand day. Any other errands that need to be ran that day, dry cleaner, library, gift shop, etc.
To workout 5 days a week. I have already started doing that. I am on my second week actually now of Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack. I have been getting up earlier than the kids and working out. It keeps me from sleeping in and I feel really great about it.