Since it's a new year, let's start with resolutions.
- Spend $50 per week on groceries. We have been doing this for a few weeks now (Christmas dinner for the family at our house included!) with much success. This could potentially save us well over $500 a month! Unfortunately, our stash is dwindling down quickly!! To aid in this process, I am trying to incorporate the following: 2 OAMC (once a month cooking) recipes per month, 1 meatless meal a week (I'm not a huge meat fan anyways!), use what we have on hand. My first OAMC recipe was a disaster. I ended up saving it by using what we had in the cupboard, and we do have two meals of leftovers, but the recipe itself was not good. Note to self: If it is called "Poverty Meal", while the reviews may be good, proceed with caution. I turned it into a Tex-Mex type of soup. When frugal goes wrong...
- Set restaurant ($85/month) and entertainment ($125/month) budgets. So far, so good. It has only been a week,however, and our restaurant budget is almost shot!! LOL! Dinners at home, anyone?! We could comfortably make these more, but what's the point in that? This is supposed to be at least a bit of a challenge, right?! Disclaimer: These budgets do not include large trips.
- Get back on the healthy eats bandwagon. EPIC FAIL! I have a lot of fitness goals, and one of my short-term goals is get back to eating clean the majority of the week, then have only 1-2 cheat meals. I'm great during the day, but I'm not doing so hot when I get home in the evenings. I need to keep this goal in the front of my mind. I tend to conveniently forget until some Combos or cookies are in my mouth! LOL!
- Learn some fitness mandatories. FAIL, again!! I have always been amazed by fitness! I, however, have no intentions whatsoever in competing in fitness. Performing on stage, alone, ACK! no desire! I would fall on my face. I do want to be able to do the fitness "tricks"! This month, I will be working on my one arm pushups and all three splits!! So far I haven't done jack. I know the splits are achievable within a month. Those usually come fairly easily for me if I put in the stretching. That's just it, I have to do the work. As for the one arm pushup... I'm fairly certain that the strength is there, coordination and balance is not! I have a YouTube progression video that my friend Tasha linked me to back in the day. I will start incorporating that!
So, there you have it! My top goals for now! These may not be permanent. One thing about goals or resolutions is that you have to be flexible! If they obviously are not working, you must be willing to adapt or change the rules. I do think my goals are attainable, so let's see what happens!
Hmmmm... it appears that this blog entry did have a focus after all! Go me!! :D