1. Walk at least 500 miles this year. (82 miles down, 418 to go)
I walked 10 miles this week, mostly outdoors. **I realized that I am going to have to walk at least 10 miles a week (if not more) to hit 500 by the end of the year, so hopefully this walking trend continues
2. Eat less than 30 net carbs a day
I did this for 6 out of 7 days….it was my birthday this week so there may have been a large brownie and ice cream (topped with chocolate sauce and Oreos) for dessert one night…..Yes, a stomachache followed!! But it was worth it:)
3. Read at least two nonfiction books a month
This past week I read The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. (I randomly picked this book up at the library on a whim) I liked it ok. It has a really simple personality-type test inside that takes just a few minutes to complete. The author basically thinks that everyone’s personality fits into four tendencies: The Questioner, The Obliger, The Rebel, and The Upholder. She goes further and shows a diagram as to how each tendency overlaps with another one, which allows you to understand a little more as to which type of tendency you have. My problem with the test/book, is that my top two tendencies, The Rebel and The Upholder, are total opposites. So they technically should not belong together at all, but they were almost equal in my results…..so I guess I have a split personality!
It overall was a really fun book, especially if you like to take personality quizzes in magazines. **I was not surprised at all to see that I am a Rebel, I really hate to be told what to do…even by myself. It was nice to know that other people rebel against themselves…
4. Have at least two date nights a month
5. Have at least two family game nights a month
6. Have one no spend week a month
Not yet, I am still recovering from Frugal February, so I will probably have a no spend week later in the month.
7. Buy nothing new this year
I decided to edit the rules for my buy nothing new challenge. I am allowing myself a free pass to use at the Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar aisle because realistically, I cannot get it cheaper anywhere else. **It is next to impossible to find stocking stuffers or Easter basket items at the thrift store!!
8. Add twelve new products to my Teachers Pay Teachers store
I finally finished my Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets study guide and added it to my store on Saturday…..thank goodness that is done!
9. $5 weekly challenge
Kroger had a great sale on peanut butter this week so I got five jars to donate to the food bank. I was still under budget so I found a large can of ravioli that was on sale to round out my donation for the week.