Goal Update for Weeks 14-15

***I skipped last week, so this update is for Weeks 14 & 15

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (152 down and 348 to go)

I have been doing a lot of Body Fit by Amy YouTube videos for the past two weeks mixed in with a little swimming, and of course taking our favorite Zumba class at the gym. **I highly recommend the Body Fit videos. She has a wide variety of workouts for all fitness levels and they are really well done too (which is rare when it comes to YouTube) I stream them on my Roku or my Blu-ray player so it is really convenient for me to fit in my workout anytime and anywhere.

2. Read two nonfiction or classic books each month Accomplished

A Study in Scarlet (Wisehouse Classics Edition - with original illustrations by George Hutchinson)The Hound of the Baskervilles

This month I have been on a Sherlock Holmes kick so I picked out A Study in Scarlet and The Hound of the Baskervilles from the library to read. I really enjoyed them both. I loved watching both Sherlock and Elementary on tv so it was fun to see what elements they borrowed from the novels to add into their series (both are really great shows if you are needing to binge watch something)

3. Try to buy nothing new this year

Nothing new was bought during the last two weeks.

4. Take each child on an outing by themselves each month

Not yet

5. Have two family game nights each month Accomplished

This month we have played Old Maid, Rat a Tat Cat, and many rounds of Apples to Apples. ***Apples to Apples is probably our favorite family game so far

6. Complete two home improvements each month

I have not done anything yet! I still hope to switch out our upstairs porch door, clean the siding, and add gravel to our driveway, so I need to get hopping.

7. Edit and publish my NaNoWriMo novel this year

I have edited Chapters 5 and 6 over the past few weeks and just handed it off to my first round of editors (my daughter and my husband) so hopefully they will have some good ideas on improving those pages for me to work with soon.

8. Try out two new low carb recipes each month Accomplished

I cut back the ice cream on the second serving (See I have restraint)

I actually did some improvising and created two new low carb recipes that we really loved. I made a shredded Mexican roast in the crockpot that was delicious and a blackberry crumble that I am embarrassed to say that I ate half of for lunch one day…okay it was more like 3/4th of the entire container but who is counting…I plan on sharing both recipes over the next few weeks so stay tuned.

9. Learn to knit and crochet

Not yet….

10. Keep my grocery spending to under $500 per month

Over the past two weeks I have spent $280 at the grocery stores. I am well-stocked up from last month food wise but those Easter food specials are tempting me this month…so who knows!


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