1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (471 miles down and 29 to go)
Less than 30 miles to go! I completed ten miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos (I did the Dumbbell Sweat & Sculpt, Kettlebell Bootcamp, & Pilates) Then we took a couple of walks outside in the amazing weather we have been having. **It is looking to be cold and miserable next week, so I see a lot of indoor workouts in my future….
2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables daily (+ drink 96 oz. of water)
I did this for four days last week.
3. Read more nonfiction and classics
I have read this one countless times, but I needed a comfort read:)
4. Take a family outing each month
-We went and visited the Indian Mound Museum, ate out at Cracker Barrel, and watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure together on Ben’s birthday.
-We hiked at the Madison County Nature Trail and had a wonderful time. The leaves were so pretty and the weather was cool enough that we didn’t get bothered by bugs too much.
5. Have more family game nights
We didn’t play any games this week, but I have been eyeing a few potential new games to add to our collection this Christmas.
*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
We visited a local used bookstore and found several nice books for great prices. We got The Art of War, And Then There Were None, and Duck For President: $8
Emma found a really nice formal dress for $7.
I found Ben some plaid pajama pants for $4.
Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $650 **I estimated the formal to be worth about $50 if it were sold on FB marketplace
**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 19,000 words.
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
Our church is collecting food for the CCC’s food pantry this November. We picked up a pack of ravioli and a can of chicken to donate.
9. Make a spiritual checklist to do with my kids each month
-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
- Order a metal carport
- Install a new window blind in my bedroom
- Build a cat tree for our kittens (Almost done, just needs carpet)
- Finish the trim on the kitchen cabinets
**This is a great time to be planning ahead to see which goals you want to work on in 2021. I am so ready for this year to be over with!