Oh hey there! Happy (belated) 2015! I hope you're enjoying the new year so far. I've been in quite the rut the past few months, but I have decided that it's time to get out of it! I decided 2015 would be the year for me to just get to a better place overall. My only real goals for the year are to exercise more, eat a more balanced diet, and really make a dent in my debt. Here are a few highlights on how I plan to meet these goals.
My big goal for the year is to get back into half marathon shape, but that is a long term goal and I want to focus on short term goals which will hopefully help me meet my long term goal.
- Work out a minimum of four days a week, no less than 45 minutes each workout
more strength training. This has always been a goal of mine, and I really hope I can stick with it this year to make it a habit and not just a goal.
- Move more in general. Santa brought me a fitbit this past Christmas, and I've been trying really hard to get in my steps. I've made a huge effort to make sure I wake up on time to walk to the train station, which helps meet both this goal as well as saves me money by not paying for parking. Two goals achieved in one!
This is probably the easiest of my goals since I generally eat a healthy diet, but I've been really lax in portion control. I want to make a bigger effort in meal planning as well as weekly prep. I also need to cut out mindless eating!
- Meal plan on Friday or Saturday; prep Sunday
- Include more veggies
- Have healthier snacks on hand for the nights I'm craving a little something extra
- Limit alcohol intake to weekends only
I haven't quite made a plan for this yet, but I did spend the morning pouring over my credit report. Unfortunately, my bank account was recently hacked, so this caused me to look at my report and realize that I really need to focus on paying off my debt and really stick to a budget. I've recently paid off my car, so that will really help toward this goal.
- Create a budget and stick to it
- Use cash only
- Wait to make large purchases - really think about whether or not I need the item vs just wanting it
- Save more. I already save a specified amount each pay period, but I'd like to increase that amount, even if it's only an extra $20 a month. Every penny helps!
So, now that I have this posted, I suppose I have to stick with it! :) I plan to check in every few weeks or so just to keep me honest. What's everyone's goals for the year?
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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