1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (170 miles down and 330 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 6” workout this week.
2. Read more nonfiction and classic books
I have been reading so much fiction lately that I was happy to find this nonfiction book to break up my routine. Mortuary Confidential is a collection of 50 essays written by morticians around the US who share some of their more surprising (and sometimes touching) stories with all of us who think the mortuary world seems a bit dull (its not!) **Nothing is too grotesque, but it does revolve around dead bodies and bodily functions, so if you are squeamish this book is not for you.
3. Keep a gratitude journal
This week I am thankful for:
- All of my hostas that came back up. I was afraid that they might have gotten killed by a late frost, but they are sprouting up nicely now.
- The beautiful weather we have been having has been amazing. We have stayed in the 70s and below for the entire month of April with low humidity. That is unheard of for Alabama.
- My dad for sharing so much of his farm produce with us. This week he gave us eggs, sweet peas, kale, squash, and baby potatoes. He retired this last year and built himself a greenhouse to keep busy. We have enjoyed helping him eat his bounty!
4. Try one new recipe each week
Ok I am doing awful with this goal. I did not try out any new recipes this week, but I did try out a new food. I was bored driving around in town waiting to pick up my daughter one day and decided to try out Milo’s because I have never eaten there before. I am happy to say that the Mexi-fries are awesome! It might sound weird, but a big heap of fries topped with queso, bacon, and jalapenos is simply delicious.
5. Do more things as a family
We went out to eat Mexican food once and we also have taken multiple family walks in the evenings over the past few weeks.
6. Buy more used items
I picked up a few used books and my daughter two tank tops at the thrift store this week.
Estimated savings for the year: $75
7. Take my children on monthly outings by themselves
Emma has been working a lot, so I still owe her an outing this month.
Ben and I went to the thrift store (our favorite place to go) and grabbed Sonic last week.
8. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel
**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. I loved this April themed one, so that’s what I went with.
10. Eat five fruits and veggies + drink 96 ounces of water each day
I did this for five days this week.
Have a great week!