Goal Update for Week 43

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (421 miles down and 79 to go)

I get so excited when I see that I am below 100 miles left for the year!! I completed ten miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos (I did the Soup Can workout, Dumbbell Tabata, and Kettlebell Bootcamp) on YouTube and walked outside for 4 miles.

2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables daily (+ drink 96 oz. of water)

I did this for four days last week. My newest passion is for canned peaches. If you get the light syrup kind, top it with vanilla Triple Zero Yogurt, chia seeds, cinnamon, and homemade granola……mmm….mmmm….good…

3. Read more nonfiction and classics

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

I have been reading My Side of the Mountain with Ben for our read aloud bedtime story. If you have a squirmy child (especially a boy) try this book out. The chapters are short, but packed full of useful survival skills and wonderful storytelling. We hate to stop at just one chapter…it’s that good.

4. Take a family outing each month

-We used Emma’s Cracker Barrel employee discount and had a nice dinner out at a fraction of the cost.

-We went walking at a local school and practiced our basketball skills. Ben made his first basket, so he was so happy.

5. Have more family game nights

We played Apples to Apples and Pass the Pigs.

*If you need ideas as to what games are fun for families here is a list of our current favorites.

6. Buy more used items and keep track of the savings

-Sweater for Emma: $4

-Storage Cube for Ben: $8

-Shirt for Ben: $3

-Duffel bag: $3

Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $570

**I am doing a rough estimate based on how much I could find the items on sale or on clearance at a store for minus what I paid for the items…so its not a perfect guess, but close.

7. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel (~35,000 words) and publish it before January 1st, 2021.

I am up to 17,692 words! Over half way there:)

If you want to check out my novel from last year, it is Murder at Kelsey Hall and is free right now with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.

8. $5 Weekly Charity Challenge

My youth group is holding a baby shower event during the month of October for our local Sav-a-life organization. So this week I bought diapers to add to the pile.

9. Make a spiritual checklist to do with my kids each month

For October:

-Learn one hymn a week

-Read one saint story a week

-Read the daily mass readings at least once each week 

-Pray a decade of the rosary together once a week

10. Home Improvement projects I hope to complete by the end of the year

  • Install a metal carport
  • Have a tree cut down in our yard
  • Add gravel to our driveway 
  • Build a cat tree for our kittens (Almost done!)
  • Take a load to the dump Our yard is mostly debris free!!
  • Finish the trim on the kitchen cabinets

God Bless!

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