1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (100 miles down and 400 to go)
This week I walked outside and then did kettlebell, Pilates, and dumbbell workouts thanks to Bodyfit by Amy on YouTube. **Its free and fabulous! I really enjoyed the Superset Six workout this week.
2. Read more nonfiction and classic books
Oh I loved this book so much! I have not read many comedy books, but I think I may start because I thoroughly enjoyed Bossypants. I love Tina Fey’s brand of humor so this book was a delight. It follows her life from a little girl all the way up to 30 Rock. I love that she doesn’t take herself too seriously and that the book is filled with delightful tidbits of her interactions with other celebrities (good and bad)….
3. Keep a gratitude journal
This week I was thankful for:
- I am so thankful that my kids are healthy right now. I have been hearing so many stories about kids that are not as lucky and I need to remember to be more thankful for that simple blessing.
- Sunshine!!! The sun is shining, the daffodils are popping up, and our grass is filled with clover and wildflowers, so spring must be here!
- I scheduled a Covid vaccine appointment for my daughter and myself for later this month. I was looking over the guidelines and noticed that educators/support staff and clergy/ministers were on the list. So being a youth minister that teaches groups of teens every week may have made me eligible….and it did! My daughter is eligible too because she works at a restaurant. Then after I signed us up, I called my mom to get my dad signed up because he was on another waitlist that is slower for some reason and he got an appointment as well. I am so happy to have that completed. Maybe this summer won’t be as dreadful as last year…..
4. Try one new recipe each week
5. Do more things as a family
-We played Dungeon and Dragons: The Adventure Begins together. This is currently our favorite game to play together. Ben comes up with the best battle strategies and Emma gives amusing death recaps.
-We grabbed dinner at Zaxby’s and then took a quick hike together as a family. We were blessed to see a Great Blue Heron fishing and a pair of mallard ducks catching a nap.
6. Buy more used items
We actually stayed out of the thrift store this week, so no used or new items were bought.
Estimated savings for the year: $45
7. Take my children on monthly outings by themselves
8. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel
Doing some edits on my past few chapters before moving on.
**If you would like to check out my last novel, Murder at Kelsey Hall, its available to purchase on Amazon as an eBook (or if you have Kindle Unlimited, it is currently free to read with your subscription)
9. Work on my bullet journaling skills
I have been attempting to keep a bullet journal this year and have really enjoyed it. My favorite things to draw are flowers and I get all of my ideas from Pinterest…..of course theirs are always amazing…and mine are just adequate:)
10. Eat five fruits and veggies + drink 96 ounces of water each day
I did this for five days this week.
How is your week going??