Last month I set some specific goals, based on my New Year's Resolutions from January. I've been trying to keep on track with those goals, and setting more specific goals has really helped me to be accountable to myself.
Old Goal #1: Save MoneyMy first goal was to save money. I did really well with this goal through some hard work and a few chance occurrences. We kept the fast food to the bare minimum. I think the only two times we stopped were the travel days for Thanksgiving. The week before Thanksgiving, we only bought the bare essentials because we weren't planning on being home Wednesday through Saturday anyway. In looking back at my bank statement from the month, we only spent $212.38 out of pocket for groceries for the whole month! Part of that is thanks to the sponsored post I ran for Food Lion last week because I was compensated in gift cards, so it's not really a long term possibility, but every penny helps and we saved a good amount of money in November!
Old Goal #2: Get in Shape and Lose WeightI also pledged to get in shape and lose weight. Exercise is still my nemesis because I just don't know where to realistically pull those hours from. I have been wearing my pedometer and using this website to force myself to get up and move around during the day. Except for the time I was out of town for the holiday, I did really well with tracking my food on MyFitnessPal too. I've been staying under my calorie goal, which the app actually yells at me for, but I'm not going very far under. My lowest recoded weight for the month was 128.4, and I really excited about that!
Old Goal #3: CleaningCleaning...oh cleaning! I've done some good work in getting things out of the house. I scrubbed the stove top until it was whiter than when we moved in! But my cleaning calendar was a bust again last month.
In looking back on those goals, I think I made pretty good progress. There are still a few things I could tweak, so I'll do that in setting three new goals for December.