Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Update

I just heard a fact this morning that 50% of people have already given up on their new year's resolutions. Let's see how I am doing at working towards my goals for the year. I am only going to update y'all on the goals I have been doing something with. Check out my 13 in '13 tab to see what all my goals are for the year.

#1: Save $: This was on my goal list last year and I succeeded. 10% of each paycheck will be put into savings every month. Plus at least half of whatever is left in my checking at the end of the month.
  • Just did it! With online banking there really is no reason not to do this.

#2 Park in the garage: 
  • I have been working on this one for Resolutions in Motion. We are half way through the challenge, and while I have made a dent, I still have plenty to do.

#4 Read: My goal is 25 books for the year.
  • I finished Notorious Nineteen. I just downloaded Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris. I'll let you know how it is. 

#5 Exercise 12 hours a month.
  • Nailed it. In January I worked out 15 hours (by the end of the day today!)

#6 Run
  • My friend and I started the Couch to 5K. I did this a few years ago, and it really does work. I have also picked out a 5K in April that a couple people from work are going to do.

#7 Sew More
  • I signed up for the Craftsy Block of the Month class to learn how to quilt. I haven't started it yet though.

#9 Reconnect with my girlfriends
  • Running gives you time to chat :) I have been having so much fun seeing Kimberly and jogging with her again. I also have gotten to hang out with my best friend from high school a few times as well this month. Yay!

#10 Purge
  • Besides for the things I have gotten rid of from the garage, I have also gone through our DVD and book collections and got rid of a box of each. I also am trying the hanger trick I have seen on Pinterest. (turn the hangers backwards, and 6 months later, get rid of the stuff you haven't worn.) We will see how that works out. I also purged my underwear drawer. I took pictures of that, but I realized that would be a weird thing to post on the internet. 

In one month I made progress on 8 of my 13 goals. None of them are complete yet, but two of them are ongoing. 

How are you doing with your resolutions for the year?


Erika said...

What?! No underwear drawer pictures? I'm kind of hurt by your unwillingness to share EVERYTHING with the blogosphere. :) But seriously- way to go on the resolutions!!

Angi said...

Wow, you're doing awesome on your resolutions!!!

I think purging my underwear drawer is one of my favorite things to do. Although I hate spending money on new I guess it's more of a love-hate thing.

Jen said...

You are a rock star with your resolutions!! Especially the working out part. :)

Becky Dougherty said...

Wow. That's awesome progress! I'm very impressed! :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You're doing great!